well i KNOW its not internet bc mine 26mbps and it laggs on offline tasks occasionaly also.
i would consider the CPU usage but......it also lagges when using like 30% or less.
i know its not memory because i got 8 gigs and barely use 3gb.
@hugo what is a hard drive light? the hard drive is internal so what do you mean by that?
and i think i might go for the fresh install because this would be the 3rd one on this HDD and it usualy fixes any issues i cause . but first thing is backup time itll take a while to back up 600gb.....btw how can i just back up the programs? or is this possible?
The HDD light or HDD LED is the little blinking light on the case that tells you the hard drive is being used(read/write). If that goes nuts when it lags you may have a task taking eating hard drive bandwidth or worse a hard drive issue it self.
I have actually seen a SATA port that needed a firmware update(damn you VIA) do this, but this does not just start happening, it would be like that from the start.