Computer REALLY laggy but CPU/RAM is low?

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I'm running an i5 2400 2.4Ghz Quad Core (Did an Intel CPU benchmark test, its running perfectly) with 128gb SSD (checked entire disk for damage/bad sectors, 100% fine, great read/write speeds) 22GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 10, Running just the Intel Integrated HD 2000 1.6GB GPU. The computer has low temps, great

I'm running an i5 2400 2.4Ghz Quad Core (Did an Intel CPU benchmark test, its running perfectly) with 128gb SSD (checked entire disk for damage/bad sectors, 100% fine, great read/write speeds) 22GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 10, Running just the Intel Integrated HD 2000 1.6GB GPU. The computer has low temps, great cooling, internet speeds at 15-20mbps. I cannot find anything wrong with it. But installing programs, opening things, navigating Chrome, is PAINFULLY laggy for no apparent reason. Please help

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Caleb: Assuming you have already checked for malware and have turned off any junk programs running in the background, I would suspect the memory. Some motherboards ( you have not identified yours for us) have trouble with odd memory configurations (what are you running 2×8, a 4, and a 2?) especially if you are running dual channel. If you are running dual channel, try disabling it in bios.

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Caleb:
It's lagging so bad I can hardly edit my post. Here's the full explanation.

I'm running an i5 2400 2.4Ghz Quad Core (Did an Intel CPU benchmark test, its running perfectly) with 128gb SSD (checked entire disk for damage/bad sectors, 100% fine, great read/write speeds) 22GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 10, Running just the Intel Integrated HD 2000 1.6GB GPU. The computer has low temps, great cooling, internet speeds at 15-20mbps. I cannot find anything wrong with it. But installing programs, opening things, navigating Chrome, is PAINFULLY laggy for no apparent reason. I cannot for the life of me figure out what could be wrong… sometimes it's running great, other things it's so slow I want to break something. Please help.

Terry D:
You didn't say how much free space you have on that SSD. If it's low, that could be your problem. When you have lots of running processes all fighting for storage allocation and not much headroom, things can slow down no matter how much RAM you're packing. Check free space with everything running (Windows cache can be pretty big). How many browsers do you have open? For example, if you have Firefox with lots of add-ons/extensions, it can hog a lot of resources.
YKhan:
Type "resmon" at the Cortana prompt, and look for programs running that are taking up too much memory or CPU or disk resources. Resmon is otherwise known as the Resource Monitor.
Umair:
Go to All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup and clean all the temporary files on the PC. This should improve the performance.
Kannaj:
1 Go to temporary files or %temp% in search then delete everything.
2 install official antivirus
Abdur:
You can use ccleaner for deleting temp or browsing unnecessary file,remove addon from browser it may speed up
AcReppinStp:
you definitely need to upgrade your cpu to an intel pentium 2 500 mhz processor.
Yashira:
pleease check your system how much is your ram being occupied, before making a conclusion…
SailorDumb:
Its why I stay away from Celeron. That low L1 L2 bus really gets on my nerves.

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