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Windows 7: In your experience, what is the best refurbished computer company?

21 Sep 2016   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Chrome you sacrifice resources for speed
Problem is it's not any faster than firefox/ palemoon/.. or ie11 if browser add-ons are managed right

Chrome has way more add-ons built in than really needed java even flash player when most websites are going html5 for video playing...

Best thing you can do with Chrome is never install it
It corrupts the default search provider in win-10 and still does it I believe in win-7 once uninstalled.


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21 Sep 2016   #42
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Chrome you sacrifice resources for speed
Problem is it's not any faster than firefox/ palemoon/.. or ie11 if browser add-ons are managed right

Chrome has way more add-ons built in than really needed java even flash player when most websites are going html5 for video playing...

Best thing you can do with Chrome is never install it
It corrupts the default search provider in win-10 and still does it I believe in win-7 once uninstalled.


I'm a bit lost...

So I just pulled up a video on internet explorer and my cpu usage went up to 90-100% again and the video couldn't even play smoothly, but I think this has to do with the website itself.

So.. I just went on YouTube on Chrome and I looked up videos. The cpu usage went up higher but not to 100% (30-60%)

I went on Internet Explorer and I did the same and the percentage was around the same but a bit less compared to chrome.

So should I uninstall chrome?

Yes I do agree my computer is aging but I'd think that it should still be fine for windows 7 considering it had Vista, you know?
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21 Sep 2016   #43
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
First basic things to do with Chrome settings is to uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available,
Also Uncheck allow extensions to run while chrome is closed.

Review all extensions chrome shows and either disable them or delete them.

Just that might help other browsers.
In ie11 it has the same basic setting except they are by using the Gear symbol on the top right and select Internet options
Go to the Advanced section and check the top box Use software rendering instead of hardware rendering/ apply and okay.
Then go to Manage addons from the gear symbol and Toolbars and extensions section on the left column
On the bottom switch to Show all add-ons.

There if you see Java Oracle listed disable all of them.
Flash object you can disable unless a website insists on using flash player but usually all you would need to do is F5 to refresh the page to get a video to play on youtube.

Disable Silverlight.
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21 Sep 2016   #44
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
First basic things to do with Chrome settings is to uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available,
Also Uncheck allow extensions to run while chrome is closed.


How do I do this?
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21 Sep 2016   #45
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi it's not going to help chrome using too much resources though nothing does but might help a tad.
The other setting will help out if chrome is indeed closed and another browser is being used.
Best policy is to Not have a lot of tabs open in any browser especially chrome.
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21 Sep 2016   #46
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Hi, thank you very much I never knew that chrome had such a feature.

I have disabled hardware acceleration and background apps.

I will get back in a bit to let you know how my temps are.
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21 Sep 2016   #47
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Bad news...

My computer is honestly worse than it was last week. For some odd reason, it's getting to be very, very hot.

It goes from 67 to 80 degrees Celsius in a matter of seconds and sometimes it stays at 80 even when I'm away, sometimes it doesn't.

My only other solution is to use my cooling pad I have, and as a last resort would be changing the CPU usage in my power options..

I'm stuck at this point.

All browsers aside, the computer runs hot regardless. I'm getting a bit nervous now...

Anything else you think I should do before I try and use the cooling pad?
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21 Sep 2016   #48
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Uninstall Chrome.
Reset ie11,
Internet Explorer - Reset

Have you used malwarebytes to scan with ?
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
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22 Sep 2016   #49
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I hope this helps you ThrashZone. After just a quick search I see that this is a known problem with these computers. I did this search because I like Chrome LOL, and did not think it was the problem. So here is one of many many articles I seen about this pc. When I have more time will read up a little more, for now will leave it in other hands that know more than I. There is a good video on this page also #3.

Dell D630 Cooling Mods

Here are some that just took it apart and cleaned it:
I Solved My Heat Problems on My Dell Latitude D620 - Overclocking

Many good idea's here too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2olwOJNkYjE

Here is yours in 2014:
Dell Latitude D630 Overheating - General Hardware - Laptop - Dell Community
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22 Sep 2016   #50
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The one that had the Nvidia Graphics was also an issue, I don't think you have that though?
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