i7 Q720 @ 1.60GHz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series (this is what device manager lists it at but it should be 5830 to be exact) 6 GB of RAM
It's an HP Envy 15-1000se CTO, other specs can be reviewed based on that model.
Eliminated all processes I knew were unnecessary and still had lag issues. Processes running:
The computer used to run fine before the last wipe and load I did, but now it lags when using firefox or gaming. Here are the differences:
- Removed Linux partition - Many additional applications and games installed
Removed my Linux partition to extend the C drive. Extending the C drive corrupted Windows so I had to reinstall to boot up properly again. Could this cause any issues? If so, is there any way to investigate?
I have many more games installed than before the reinstall. (Couldn't help myself with the Steam holiday sales) How much does it affect system performance to have more applications installed? Again, processes running at the time of lag was only ~70, none of which were the games I had installed.
Finally, the laptop is nearing two years old. I know age of electronics can affect performance but how much of an issue is this usually? How can I gauge whether this is a hardware or software issue?
Any help is greatly appreciated.