During the past two weeks I have experienced very strange and sudden computer lag and freezing. No blue screens, no error messages, just lag and freezing. I can be just watching a youtube video or browsing the internet or running a virus scan and BOOM, lag and freezing.
I did the usual. Booted up in safe mode (which seemed rather slow too), ran virus checks with malwarebytes and MSE. I scanned for rootkits with Kaspersky's TDSSKiller. I tried system restoring. I even reinstalled Windows 7. Reinstalling Windows seemed to do the trick for about 2 days. After I started fresh I tried passmark's Burn in test to stress my system to see if it was hardware related but everything passed. Then tonight, I have the same issue. Complete system lag and freezing after less than 48 hours of a fresh install.
This really has me stumped. I'm usually pretty good at figuring things like this out but this one has me stumped.
I recently made a RAM and PSU upgrade. I thought maybe I had a issue with bad memory. So I tested it with memtest and Windows memory utility and it passed. I had some extra memory laying around and swapped it anyway with no new results. In fact, it seemed to be worse. lol
Current setup is:
Asus P8H67-m pro
Corsair vengeance 2x4GB 1600
No Video card at the moment, running on integrated graphics. (Waiting on RMA return.)
This thing has me so upset I'm tempted to just sell it and build a new one. Any advice or suggestions would be immensely appreciated! If you need any other info to help me troubleshoot this problem please just ask and I'll see what I can do!
even i faced a similar problem just a few months before my previous hdd died.
My HDD is about 1 1/2 years old. I thought this may be an issue but if it is, this HDD is sneaky! No noises or anything out of the ordinary besides my problem. If I start buying parts, this will be the first one I try. Thanks for the reply.