reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I sometimes experience this issue when making a reply on here. Usually, it's one of a couple things:
1. Flash/Adobe. If I have a lot of tabs open at once, and am running youtube or a thread with a lot of content (hey, I like my conspiracy talk shows
playing while I'm responding to threads), then sometimes I get a lag that requires me to type my response into notepad, and paste it into here.
What you can try to fix this is temporarily stopping flash on the page - I use the taskkill command (be careful to not use it on the browser, as it
won't ask for confirmation to close it out).
2. Browser is a resource hog - Granted, I'm running the latest beta for Firefox, but I've noticed it happening with Chrome as well. Sometimes,
firefox eats up a lot of memory - Best way to solve this is to close the browser out and restart it.
3. Disk needs a defrag - By defrag, I don't mean leave everything running, and clicking on the defrag in system tools. I mean: Close everything down,
and then run the defrag as an admin in the following location:
Start Menu => Accessories => System Tools => Defrag
NOTE: If you have an SSD drive, you may not need the defrag.
4. Cache of the website(s) is being built. In addition to your browsers cache, Windows builds several different caches - so just because you cleared
out everything for the browser, doesn't mean that you cleared everything out. If one of these caches contains a link to a script or something that
slowed your machine down once, then there's a chance that it's causing the high CPU usage.
Try closing the browser, open a command prompt, and type "ipconfig /flushdns" (without quotes). You can also follow this with "ipconfig /renew",
which should at least clear some of the content up.
5. Add-ons. My old computer had a problem loading multiple websites, because I had add-ons that required additional memory to run and function. For
example, you might have search plugins like Google toolbar, Yahoo toolbar, Games, etc. Disabling them may allow for better speed.
6. This is just a personal one: Increase the ram in your computer. For example, when I downgraded my current PC from Windows 8 to 7, I noticed that
the machine was lagging severally. Right now, there's about 12gb (4gb was installed at the time, and I added an 8gb chip). Now, no lag whatsoever -
the amount of installed ram in store-bought PC's doesn't always reflect what the computer should be running.
In terms of software, I used to use CCleaner, but have since switched over to Advance System Care and Defrag 2 (IOBit designed both).
Hope some of this helps. I'm inclined to blame Windows 8 overall, but I don't think that's the case.