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#1 LiDoNg

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

Hello, I hope I am in the right place to ask for help, if not soz!
Ok lets crack this on, I am experiencing lag on my screen (entire machine I may say) consecutively for a short period of time. Thats every time I used my GPU. I experienced this most while playing games like Dota, Starcraft and even Windows Media Player when I am watching movies and I dont know why, those are applications/games are are not that heavy I guess. I watched my performance spikes and it seems normal.
If anyone already experieced this too please speak out and help me. 

Thank you in advance.

My machine infos:
GPU:GeForce GT 640M
CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-610qm cpu @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 4GB (3.90 GB usable)
Current resolution: 1366 x 768, (60Hz)
Driver version: 320.49
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit



#2 Phenom II

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:15 AM

Check event logs

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools

 

Check reliability monitor

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\Reliability Monitor



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:24 AM

The Reliability Monitor in Action Center is really useful. My PC had been freezing a lot lately. I launched the Reliability Monitor for the first time ever in my life, clicked on "check for solution" and it told me that I needed to update my motherboard's chipset drivers which I forgot to install when I installed Windows 8.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:10 AM

Thank you for your response, its much appreciated. After looking at Reliability Monitor I found that I got critical events and thats PowerBiosServer has stopped working. I tried to click check for solution but no solution found.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:23 AM

Thank you for your response, its much appreciated. After looking at Reliability Monitor I found that I got critical events and thats PowerBiosServer has stopped working. I tried to click check for solution but no solution found.

 

All I can find about that process is this:

 

C:\Program Files\hotkey\powerbiosserver.exe

 

http://www.shouldibl...637be7bb94.aspx

 

 

Try updating your hotkey drivers?

 

I guess you could try uninstalling it too and see if that cures it, but you'll likely lose your hotkey functions, generally the ones on the F keys

 

Wouldn't hurt to update all your drivers anyway, and give a scan with Malwarebytes to rule malware out too



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

The Reliability Monitor and Action Center are good, but Windows has one more powerful tool, which is the Event Viewer.

 

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools\Advanced Tools (you can copy and paste this into the address bar in Control Panel), and you should see a list of performance issues listed there, if Windows detected them.

 

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These issues are logged in the Event Viewer, which you can get to by typing "event viewer" in start menu search. Open it, and then go to Applications and Services logs > Microsoft > Windows > Diagnostics-Performance > Operational

 

You will get to see all of the performance issues that Windows has detected, including the nasty drivers that have been causing the issues:

 

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Good luck!



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

Check event logs

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools

 

Check reliability monitor

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\Reliability Monitor

 

 

The Reliability Monitor and Action Center are good, but Windows has one more powerful tool, which is the Event Viewer.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:55 PM

^ I know. Dude. I can read. It's just that there are so many *other* logs in the event viewer so I decided to just post it anyway.



#9 LiDoNg

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:34 AM

All I can find about that process is this:

 

C:\Program Files\hotkey\powerbiosserver.exe

 

http://www.shouldibl...637be7bb94.aspx

 

 

Try updating your hotkey drivers?

 

I guess you could try uninstalling it too and see if that cures it, but you'll likely lose your hotkey functions, generally the ones on the F keys

 

Wouldn't hurt to update all your drivers anyway, and give a scan with Malwarebytes to rule malware out too

First test I made, I disabled all startup programs on my machine and restart, just making sure no other 3rd party programs cased the froze. Then I run the application which I experienced frozen mostly, it still freeze always. So I uninstall the hotkey, it hurts my ass I cannot use my function keys LOL. Oh well its just another test but It still didnt fix the issue. Unfortunately. :( I check the reliability monitor and there were no critical event listed.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:02 AM

Here's what I found in the Event  Viewer and I have no idea what to do with that.

 

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:11 PM

looks like your hardware is fine, or windows has not been able to detect your problem. Have you seen what happens in your Resource Monitor when it lags?



#12 LiDoNg

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 09:13 PM

Here is my Resource Monitor screen at the moment I am using my machine

 

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:58 PM

Have you run a disk check on the C:\ ?

 

Looks like a lot of spikes on the HDD monitor screen on the right of the screenshot

 

Also click on the Disk tab at the top, then choose Read and then Write to see what is using the HDD the most



#14 LiDoNg

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hello, Sorry if my reply was a bit late, anyway I have run a disk check on both my drive C and D.

Please see attached photos for my Disk Monitor together with my Hardware Monitor.

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

Check disk health with this program

http://www.hdsentinel.com/



#16 LiDoNg

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

I am thinking my disk is sick.. :(

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Yes you need to replace HDD ASAP. My HDD died without any warning and I lost most of my data.



#18 LiDoNg

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

Yes you need to replace HDD ASAP. My HDD died without any warning and I lost most of my data.

Wait, what? Can anyone explains me why my HDD health is low? I mean what causes this? 



#19 Phenom II

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

Wait, what? Can anyone explains me why my HDD health is low? I mean what causes this? 

 

HDDs die, they have moving parts, moving parts always break eventually

 

Backup or prepare to lose your data, and buy a new HDD

 

The HDD temperature is pretty high too, maybe you need some extra case fans to keep your hardware cool

 

My C:\ is 34c



#20 LiDoNg

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:53 PM

Why did it  dies so fast? I've been using my computer for about 13months now. 



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