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jorlanm
05-02-2011, 03:18 PM
OK I noticed recently that once in a while, if im just working on the Desktop or Web Browsing...whenever click on something or something accesses the HDD my cursor would freeze and wont move for a second then back to normal...Samething with the keyboard it delays the key stroke when this happens...

Its more like a stutter...Anybodyexperienced this?

I know some G73SW models dont come with a Momentus XT HDD...which is usualy only on 3DE model and ROG...

Is it because of the HDD? Or something else?

xeromist
05-02-2011, 03:56 PM
The first thing I would do is bring up the processes tab of the task manager (ctrl+alt+del) and just watch it to see if anything spikes on CPU usage when you get your lag. It isn't always that easy but it only takes a minute to try.

jorlanm
05-02-2011, 11:44 PM
this is wierd...Im not getting it as often now...What could it be...I realy dont want to reformat my HDD again (Did this as soon as I got my Laptop last month to go Win7 Ultimate and get rid of crap ware...not to mention that crazy HDD Partition ASUS ad it set up too)

xeromist
05-02-2011, 11:46 PM
You could try turning off the indexing service on your drive. File searches won't be as fast but that's one background service that touches several different parts of your system.

jorlanm
05-02-2011, 11:52 PM
Im leaning more to the HDD as the culprit...but I dont know if it also affects freezing the cursor for a second...

I ave seen something ike ths before...But older slower computers who try to keep up running modern programs specialy multitasking...But since computer actualy just released about 2 months ago and I just actualy got this a month ago...I doubt its having problems running current software...

My 2nd culprit is that Im not getting enough juice...But since im using stock everything I should be good...Even though Everytime I play games my watt metter always read 150W...which is the Power Bricks Max Rating...I bet you this laptop will run even better with a 200W power Brick...

jorlanm
05-03-2011, 04:36 PM
I jus thought of something...

What was the actual fix for the cougar point issue for the Sandy Bridge chipset?

Was it hardware or firmware?

I do have the "New Revision" Sticker, plus the G73SW-3DE was never released before the whole Cougar point bug...So I dont think it has anything to do with cougar point ATM but it just adds my curiosity on my HDD

xeromist
05-03-2011, 05:57 PM
Not sure. Maybe Chastity knows?

pedera
02-12-2012, 01:46 PM
My pointer freezes on the screen with regularity when I use the track pad. It won't move, producing a grey fixed circle at the end of the pointer.

If I give it several seconds, it will eventually move, only to freeze again without warning.

any and all thoughts appreciated. I just got the computer two weeks ago, and only now am having some time to explore.

also disappointed with ~600 GB HD, vs. 750 advertised...

Best,

Pete

Boosted_R
02-12-2012, 06:34 PM
I used to get something like that on my G74, it would lag/freeze for a second..... changed my wireless card to Intel 6230 and it runs smooth as silk....... that might be your problem if you have the atheros card. Good Luck

tkd_ron
02-12-2012, 07:27 PM
I used to get micro stutters on my g74sx, I started using a little program called quiet hd, no more stutters or lag after that , been using it for about 6 months no problems.

BrodyBoy
02-12-2012, 08:01 PM
My pointer freezes on the screen with regularity when I use the track pad. It won't move, producing a grey fixed circle at the end of the pointer.

If I give it several seconds, it will eventually move, only to freeze again without warning.

any and all thoughts appreciated. I just got the computer two weeks ago, and only now am having some time to explore.

also disappointed with ~600 GB HD, vs. 750 advertised...

Best,

Pete
The freezing pointer is most likely the result of either the touchpad driver getting flaky, or another driver causing seriouslty latency. As Boosted_R suggested, the Atheros WLAN card is well-known to cause these types of issues. If you have an Atheros, be sure to update the driver.

Also, you might want to re-install or repair-install your TP driver.

You got a 600Gb hard drive? If you were shipped the wrong configuration, you should return it and get the right one?

dstrakele
02-13-2012, 05:14 AM
Use DPC Latency Checker to help you eliminate as much latency in the drivers (by updating them) on your system as possible.

Launch MSCONFIG.EXE and uncheck any unessential programs in the "Startup" tab (you'll find a lot of the ASUS Bloatware apps load at startup.