System Slows To Almost Halt Sometimes

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System Slows To Almost Halt Sometimes

Postby setanta on Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:31 pm

Hi there, I have mint 13 Cinnamon installed on one of my machines, I really like it but since I updated from Mint 11 I have the following problem on occasions.
All of a sudden the responsiveness of the system slows very considerably, for instance if you click on the menu it takes ages to scrool through to find the log out option. Logging out and back in usually solves the issue so when you start up again all is well, the machine is responsive. I have an Nvidia card and the have the driver recommended by mint installed, can't think of any other issue. Swap and Ram functioning normal.

I think it is an issue specific to Linux as the macine is dual boot and there are no problems on Win 7. My preference is for Linux so I would prefer to solve the issue.

The machine is new, quad core desktop with 8GB Ram.

Many thanks
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Re: System Slows To Almost Halt Sometimes

Postby nunol on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:15 pm

When that happens open the terminal and use "top" to find out what process is using the CPU/RAM.
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Re: System Slows To Almost Halt Sometimes

Postby setanta on Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:11 pm

Ok I then what to I do...many thanks
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Re: System Slows To Almost Halt Sometimes

Postby zerozero on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:34 pm

setanta, please don't double-post the same issue in different parts of the forum, see the forum rules section [7]
i'm deleting the other topic; if you have relevant information to add please do it here.
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Re: System Slows To Almost Halt Sometimes

Postby nunol on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:56 am

When you find the program that is slowing down the computer we try to fix it. How? it depends on the program that is misbehaving.

So, when you use top or the system monitor what program uses more CPU/RAM?
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Re: System Slows To Almost Halt Sometimes

Postby setanta on Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:36 pm

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