Selection Rectangle Mouse Lag... Darn

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Coola, Feb 27, 2007.

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    Coola Guest

    So hmmm... I am experiencing a weird lag in my translucent selection
    rectangle when I go to click and drag my mouse on my desktop. I've done a
    bit of research and tried the 'untick - retick' solution but it doesn't work
    for me. To get a better 'picture' of my pain... my curse... here is the
    image of what it looks like:

    It's some pretty deep lag. And when I turn off translucent rectangle, the
    old school selection rectangle flickers when I click and drag on my desktop.
    Anyone ever heard of this?

    PC Specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz
    nVidia 7800GT
    2GB Ram

    Coola, Feb 27, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Are you using the latest drivers for that Nvidia card? If not, get them

    Malke, Feb 27, 2007
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    Coola Guest


    Yes I've updated my drivers as frequent as they release new ones. I fear
    that I may have updated it too much and my drivers are now cluttered somehow.
    Coola, Feb 27, 2007
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    konimotsinui Guest

    I have always gotten the same thing. I think it's a problem with Vista
    I think it happens on most PCs
    konimotsinui, Aug 11, 2009
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    alexdagr8est Guest

    Nothing else is lagging I take it, if you think your drivers ar
    cluttering your system, delete or rollback all your drivers and the
    reinstall, see if this helps. seems like a minor issue but I know ho
    when I want my PC in perfect pristine condition I must have it.
    were you always having this issue, did you recently make any changes t
    your hardware/ install new softwar
    alexdagr8est, Aug 11, 2009
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    SC Tom Guest

    Not on mine
    SC Tom, Aug 11, 2009
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    Bill Daggett Guest

    If so, why aren't there more than the one poster who started that
    FEBRUARY 2007 thread, doofus?
    Bill Daggett, Aug 11, 2009
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    konimotsinui Guest

    I believe lag could be mitigated by upgrading CPU and GPU to an extreme
    but the point is to have adequately optimized performance, and this i
    not the case for me. Some of my specs

    • Intel Core 2 Duo overclocked near 3 GHz but still healthy, 5
    °C max - actually it might only be at 2.4 GHz right now, anyway I don'
    think CPU is the proble
    • Nvidia GTX 280 which I will note is factory overclocked, 74 °C
    yes it runs hot, has given me memory and shader clock problems in game
    (artifacting, loss of image) the end it's completely adjustable s
    I can tune it down if need be, but the point is it's a consumer-grad
    GPU that can handle most games and graphics applications and I don'
    think it should be having this sort of driver-OS-interrelated proble
    since it performs well for everything else, at extremely hig
    temperatures, mind you
    • 2x 1 TB HDD, 49 and 51 °C, respectively (and I don't see wha
    storage has to do with this
    • 8 GB RAM, 800 MHz, pretty hot...not sure, but works well, n
    leaks, in fact this was a problem with the first set of RAM I put i
    this mobo. I had to buy new RAM, but this issue is definitely solve
    now. I have not had a memory-leak induced bluescreen since. This RA
    performs well at hot temperatures, albeit a somewhat slow clock
    • Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 - note that this has happened sinc

    No crashing whatsoever after having used Vista for 2-3 years
    I believe I have installed Vista only once, maybe twice
    I have cloned and replaced a HDD with Vista on it once

    In short, I know what I'm doing as far as Windows goes, I was jus
    concerned as to what everyone else has heard about this issue, and i
    anyone else has experienced it. I believe part of this problem could b
    that the desktop itself is not GPU-accelerated in any way other tha
    possibly for DreamScene content, but I would hope that a GPU would no
    be necessary for such a simple transparency effect. I do take int
    consideration, though, that I have 44" of screen real-estate here, and
    can very clearly identify that the lag is cumulative, i.e., the bigge
    *the rectangle, the more lag*. Imagine you had -several- feet of scree
    real-estate. This could then be quite a problem for the end-user. On
    you'd think wouldn't still exist

    MY PC IS A CUSTOM BUILD (from scratch). Newegg rules my world
    konimotsinui, Oct 12, 2009
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