[SOLVED] Windows Lags/Stutters After Day of Use, Speeds Up After Restarting Explorer.exe in Task Manager

jddg5wa

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So basically my PC runs like butter on startup. After using my pc for a while(about a day or so) it will lag/stutter but if I restart Explorer.exe in Task Manger it goes back to running like butter. I'm not sure what is causing this issue. I reinstalled Windows and it happened on a fresh install even. I don't have any viruses or such and all my hardware test fine.

Any idea what else might be causing this?

My computer is about 4 or 5 years old so could that contribute? Although like I said all my parts test fine and run at the speeds I would expect them too.

Specs
• MOBO: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI
• CPU: i7-4790K
• GPU: GTX980 ti
• RAM: 16gb
• MAIN Drive: SSD 860 Evo
 

MCMunroe

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I would suggest not running your backgound apps one by one to try and track down the culprit. Has to be a program with a memory leak or IO waits or something. Try killing windows indexer or something.
 

jddg5wa

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I tried a reinstall already and it did seem to help, it isn't as bad as it used to be, but the same things happen. It's very weird. I think I checked for a memory leak before but not sure. I'll check again. Thanks for the suggestion.


I usually do now but it slows down as the day goes on and often if I put a heavy load on the computer sometimes it won't speed up once things are closed. I'm wondering if it's a memory leak like mentioned, thought I had checked that but I'm gonna try again.
 

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I would suggest not running your backgound apps one by one to try and track down the culprit. Has to be a program with a memory leak or IO waits or something. Try killing windows indexer or something.
 

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Oh! I forgot about windows indexer. I remember trying it in the past, cause I have terrabytes of data over like 6 hard drives so did think that could be slowing it down, but I don't think I entirely turned it off.

Anyways thanks for the suggestion. I have it entirely off now, disabled the service. I'll give that a test before checking the background apps manually.
 

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