posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 09:27 AM
This is a bit of a mystery here folks. I throw out a lifeline for help to anyone who may have ideas for what could be doing this....
The problem is very simply this. I will often find myself getting bogged down on this machine, as I have previous machines, to where clicks or page
loads in the browser come to a crawl or even typing in real time can see a delay. Now on past machines, I wouldn't call a 'Stop the damn presses!!'
moment. They've been average..at best usually..and not a whole lot to crow about. What I've been eating Top Ramen for a semester to have
afforded...IS NOT that class of machine, but the same thing is happening.
What I'm running is an AMD FX 8350 4ghz (Not O/C) 8 Core processor (4 actual, 4 shadowed) with 16gb of RAM on an SSD for primary drive and an SSD for
the windows swap file and cache drive. I.E... I've hurt badly and gone broke for months so I wouldn't have to deal with this. Yet... Here we are.
I run MS Essentials, scan once a month or so with Trend Micro as a secondary and scan a couple times a week with Malware Bytes (Quick scan generally
with a full system-wide at least once a month). Nothing is picked up but the usual spyware crap everyone picks up by just surfing the net. No biggy
for that and not capable of doing this.
Symptom ...or, said another way... WTF?!?!
Now as I mentioned, despite the power of this box, I *STILL* find myself with moments where even my typing buffer is lagged to the point of lagging
individual keys by maybe 1/4 second. Enough to see a processing or other bottleneck being choked solid.
When I went to task manager a short time ago, CPU was at 60% and, as I've seen before when I've caught this and pulled it up to see what was using
my system instead of ME...it fell from that 60% range down to a NORMAL 3-5% processor level. From experience, I know it'll stay there too...for as
long as I have Task Manager or Process Explorer open to view it. It's NEVER once bogged my machine while either has been open to view and catch the
bugger in the act ....but it will bog down again. I have no doubt.
What, for the love of sanity, is doing this??? My full 3-D games blowing full tilt on max everything don't generate that level of processor use.
Nothing close to it. After Effects and 3-D rendering sure does ...but that's about the only single-task effort I've honestly seen tax this processor
*FTR I am using Windows 8.1. This has happened previously (as noted on other boxes) on Vista and Windows 7 as well. Also, I have...at times..played
with Distributed computing applications like the Genome project and SETI ..but nothing like that has ever touched this box....that I chose, anyway.