I didn't quite know where to topic this, but I'm really hoping to find some help. I'll try to prevent the wall-o-text, but it's difficult to explain!
In December I replaced my hard drive to a 250gb SSD 2.5" SATA blah blah blah. I had a fresh format, fresh install so I didn't bring any crap over I didn't want to. I have next to nothing on my computer except for my anti-virus/spyware. Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Chrome, and my Steam account with several games. After that, nothing else of extreme importance. I have weekly maintenance for my computer for scans, monthly defrags, etc.
My problem is this: Everything I do on my computer, EVERYTHING, suffers from random 15-30 seconds of freezing or loading time before it gets going. It could be loading gmail or random webpage, to starting a video on vlc player, to starting up Skyrim or other game. It doesn't happen every time, but when it does, my computer will just sit there. I can click on things, move my mouse, look at other windows, but I cannot open folders or interact with anything. Then after the period of time mentioned above , it will all load and get going. Once any of the above actually start, I have no further problems for the remainder of my time browsing, watching, playing. It's just weird, and frustrating at times when I'm trying to quickly get the weather or write a quick e-mail before walking out the door, ya know?
Anyhow, I'm no super techie, but I've run RAM tests, those seem to check out fine, I have no viruses or malware according to scans, and I don't have anything that really eats up my memory. I've noticed my last few times I've tried to watch a movie my VLC uses a pretty big chuck of RAM, but outside of that, I'm really out of ideas as to what's wrong, defective SSD maybe? Thanks for your help everyone, looking forward to a fix!
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1003, 2/11/2011
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 12.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 8.95 GB
Total Virtual Memory 24.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 20.3 GB