My computer runs like a speed demon for the most part. My only issue is when it comes out of sleep mode in certain cases.
Case #1: I put computer into sleep mode and let it sit for a few seconds, then turn it back on. Everything seems to work great!
Case #2: I put computer into sleep mode for several hours and then turn it back on. In this case the computer will stall for a fraction of a second every 15-20 seconds or so. It drives me bonkers when my mouse or PS brush hangs for even a split second.
I removed my video card and switched over to the integrated Intel graphics and driver. That made the hangups occur to a lesser degree, but they still persist.
I tried shutting down all programs before sleep and it doesn't make a difference, and no processes are doing anything unusual in task manager.
Could this be a hardware problem? I'm thinking maybe the memory has a hard time coming out of sleep mode after being suspended for a longer period of time? I can't imagine any software problem would change due to the amount of time in sleep mode.
Before I try some new memory sticks, any ideas on what is causing this?
I'm using a Dell XPS 8500 with Win 7, 8 gigs ram. I know Dell is notorious for using faulty memory sticks in their hardware, but this computer was given to me for free, so I can't complain too much. On a fresh boot-up this computer is fast and smooth as hell!
Thanks for any suggestions!