Computer Nerds, I need your opinion!

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    My laptop is in for warranty repair so I am stuck on my desktop. It isn't that old either but it is driving me crazy. There is a terrible lag time between the time I type and the time it shows up on the screen. It is literally driving me crazy. It does this on all applications. I'm on FF right now and it is doing it and it did it in MS Word 2007 just a minute ago.

    To give you an idea of how slow it is, I typed "Hello, is it me you're looking for," before anything showed up on the screen. I'm a fairly fast typer but that is still terrible. Rebooting does not help.

    My question. What would be my best bet for trying a fix? Here are my machine specs:

    Core 2 quad Q6600, 2.4 GHz. 8M Cache
    3G PC2-5300 Memory
    Vista 32 bit
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS with 256M DDR on board

    I realize that this is a couple generations behind. I don't use it that much but I ought to be able to type on it.

    My Windows Experience scores 2.0 on the graphics and 3.0 on gaming graphics

    I've already shut off all of the graphics intense bells and whistles on Vista which had no effect

    I'm thinking that more memory could help. That would require me updating to Win 7 64 bit first and I kinda don't want to do that since Win 8 is coming out so soon.
    I'm also thinking that a graphics card with more on board memory could help. I'm not a gamer so I could still live with a pretty humble card.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I would really be happy if I could just type on it. If you can't think of anything else, which of the two above are most likely, in your opinion, to help?

    I just had another thought. I'm going to mess around with my existing memory to see if I have a bad DDR module too.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated and, no, I'm not going to get a MAC. I should be able to type on any decent PC.:)
     
  2. JJR

    JJR New Member

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    Didn't read. Get a Mac.
     
  3. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    I just farted
     
  4. Super Mario

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    okay just checked your windows experience based on the info you gave me and ts telling me your a fag.
     
  5. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I bet you use your teeth when you're going down on someone.
     
  6. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    No lag time when you typed all that shit...
     
  7. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Overwhelmed with text. Fell asleep.
     
  8. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    So far, lots of Nerds have answered but no Computer Nerds.

    RM, yes, it lagged like hell when I typed that. FUcking driving me crazy.
     
  9. Spoons

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    Check and make sure filter keys is not enabled in the ease of access center.
     
  10. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    Is it everywhere or just here? I sporadically have the same issue
     
  11. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    All applications. It also affects things like scrolling up and down the screen.
     
  12. Spoons

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    When you scroll does it look choppy?
     
  13. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Great suggestion. It isn't enabled thought. :sad:
     
  14. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    No. The actual graphics are not affected, if that is what you mean. It just scrolls real slow.
     
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    Boot into safe mode and see if everything remains the same.
     
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    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    When was the last time you defragged your desktop?
     
  17. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Check your task manager for a process hogging all your CPU cycles. Possibly flash or java. If so, kill the process.
     
  18. face palm

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    fix it yet?
     
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    Maybe you have a key logger virus and they are going to hi-jack your account here...
     
  20. JJR

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    Lolz.