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Windows 8 lagging and slow response but CPU never above 33% RRS feed

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  • Hello, I have an up-to-date windows 8.1 running on a dell inspiron 1520 laptop with a T7100 cpu with 4gb memory and an ssd hard drive. My computer frequently lags even with just browsing with IE11 - I can even out type it sometimes - however when I look at the task manager during these periods the cpu utilization never exceeds 33% and the memory utilization never exceeds 66%. Disk and network utilization are always low. I suspect the bottleneck is the cpu and I wonder why the utilization seems to max at 33% ?
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:13 PM