Windows 10: Mysterious performance lag from time to time


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 version 1607 build 14986.1000
       17 Dec 2016 #1

    Mysterious performance lag from time to time


    Hi all
    I have been experiencing this weird performance lag from time to time.

    Please see the screencast: https://lambda.sx/H6r.mp4

    At the beginning, you will see my attempt to drag the Task Manager to the recording area but laptop is too busy doing something so Task Manager drag did not respond.

    You will also see lag when clicking each tab in Task Manager.

    CPU usage seems fine.
    Memory usage seems fine.

    I just can't figure out what the problem is.

    What could it be?

    Thanks
    Michael
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  2.    17 Dec 2016 #2

    @mcored , welcome to tenforums.com! :)
    I don't know how much RAM you have or how dedicated it is, but, looking at your system tray, you've got a lot going on there, not to mention, your screen recording app, a huge resource hog, which makes your screencast vid a little biased!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       18 Dec 2016 #3

    @Edwin his machine has more than enough RAM, and in the video, the potential recourses are not even being touched, it must be something else.
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    @mcored welcome to Ten Forums,
    the video shows your user account, so unless that is only an alias(throw away) account, you might want to consider taking it down and redoing it or at least pixelating the account(under the users tab).

    My question: are you using a hard disk or an SSD?
    AHCI or IDE set in BIOS?

    I ask because like I said above your RAM & CPU resources are hardly even being touched, so too much going on can't be the reason:
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    Have you tried another mouse?
    Have you checked it's sensitivity settings?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 version 1607 build 14986.1000
    Thread Starter
       25 Feb 2017 #4

    Hi Cliff S, thank you! That's indeed just a temporary account.

    I used to have 2 x SSD (Samsung Evo 950). I think the problem was the existing version of NVIDIA video card drivers.
    For others, if you have a similar issue, I would ask to consider updating the video card drivers. Problem appears to have disappeared (for now).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 21,264
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       25 Feb 2017 #5

    mcored said: View Post
    Hi Cliff S, thank you! That's indeed just a temporary account.

    I used to have 2 x SSD (Samsung Evo 950). I think the problem was the existing version of NVIDIA video card drivers.
    For others, if you have a similar issue, I would ask to consider updating the video card drivers. Problem appears to have disappeared (for now).
    Glad to hear it was solved(hopefully permanently):)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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