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A lot of skipping/short freezing while doing things in firefox. I'll be typing--even now--and letters wont' show up till a second after I type them at times. Scrolling a page, same thing--stopping for a sec, then scrolling.

Sometimes I'll get it on my computer searching or picking images, going through menus, seems more prevalent in firefox though.

I recently updated my memory from 4gb to 16. I would think I'd have no lagging issues whatsoever. I haven't even noticed much change from 4gb. And actually things were running ok on 4, but I mainly upgraded for use of my graphics software.

I've disabled flash, so every site it now asks me if I want to keep blocking it--very annoying but I thought flash might be the issue. Apparently not since I'm still getting the problem.

And my fans respond to load I believe and sometimes they'll be spinning high and nothings really going on. Not sure what's taxing the system so much that they're spinning so high.

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windows 7 Home Premium, SP1
Firefox 45.0.1

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my fans respond to load I believe and sometimes they'll be spinning high and nothings really going on
Your computer is overheating. You didn't say, but I'll assume this is a desktop computer?
Clean out all dust from inside the case and blow out all fans with a can of Compressed Air. Restart the computer and make sure all fans are spinning freely, not trapped by wires etc. You may need to re-apply thermal paste between the Heat Sync and the processor. Boot into Setup (Bios) and go to PC Health, look at the temperatures.
If the fans are spinning normally but your computer is hesitating, then try a Clean Boot.
 

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I had just cleaned it about 2 weeks ago. Using speccy, the only temp thats high is the video card, at about 64C. Plus everything, i believe, has been replaced since i got it back in 2009. So everything is relatively new, except the hard drives.
I did have an overheating issue about a year ago, so I got a new many-fan case after doing research, got a friend that works in fixing computers to transfer everything to the new case. Since then I've had no overheating problems. At that time, I couldn't figure out what was causing it either. Neither could the box-store shops (best buy).

So should I try the clean boot?
 

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It's not constant. I just can't tell what's prompting it. If my vid card is running hot as it is, maybe it needs to be replaced. That's an older part as well.
 
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