[all variants] Gazelle lag

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello all, I'm new to the forum but I've been using linux for a few years now. I have encountered some obscure lag with my Gazelle pro, when I'm running applications it will run for a few seconds then stop and repeat that cycle. I thought it was an issue with ubuntu so I did a fresh install and that didn't work. Now I'm dual booting with windows 7 and mint 14 and having the same problem on both partitions. Is this a hardware issue that can be fixed, or do I need a new laptop? Thank you in advance --Tyler (Hardware)