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Windows 7: cpu light stays on alot and slows the computer

13 Dec 2014   #1
puntaprima10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
cpu light stays on alot and slows the computer

Hi i am new to this and need some help with my laptop ... The cpu light stays on a lot and often flickers .... when it flickers it seems to work faster but when the light stays on it really slows down the computer

please help

Thank you

Lee


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13 Dec 2014   #2
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Looking at your system specs, my first suggestion is to see how much free space is left on your HDD. Chances are that you've run out of room for virtual memory, and your system is compensating by constantly reading and writing to the disk. Considering the amount of RAM your system has, I'd also suggest increasing that, as well. 4G is a good spot to be at for this system.

Something else to check is Startup Programs (Hit Win-R and type "msconfig", then look at the Startup tab) for programs that you don't need to startup every time you boot your computer. Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager , Java Platform SE Auto Updater, etc..., are some examples. Disable them by unchecking the box, then reboot.
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13 Dec 2014   #3
puntaprima10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi , Thank you so much it has helped it start up much faster now without the cpu light always staying on , it is just flashing now .... how would I go about upgrading my memory? sorry to sound stupid but I have no idea lol

I really appreciate your help and thank you again


Lee
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13 Dec 2014   #4
puntaprima10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

so sorry I meant add the 4gb RAM
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13 Dec 2014   #5
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Did you try the msconfig suggestion?

As for the RAM, you might start by checking YouTube for some tutorial vids specific to the make and model of your machine. Also, check with the original manufacturer for manuals and instructions, if they provide that kind of thing.
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