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Windows 7: Laptop a bit slow

03 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 
Laptop a bit slow

Anything that i can do to make my laptop faster? i got a x64 Windows 7 Premium 160 HDD and 4RAM AMD Its pretty slow and need some more performance.


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03 Aug 2011   #2
whs
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03 Aug 2011   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do you really think that ima buy a 200$ program? That suppose-ably will help.
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03 Aug 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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This is not a program. It is a solid state disk to replace your HDD which is most likely the bottleneck. I bet it is a slow 5400RPM HDD.

I can guarantee that this will really make a significant difference. I replaced the HDDs in 5 of my systems with SSDs. Would never go back to HDDs.

There are, of course, little system tweaks you can do here and there. But that will give you only marginal benefits. You would have to tell us more details about the slowness so that we can make suggestions.
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03 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

I cant be wasting money right now i just need some way to speed my PC up abit.
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03 Aug 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kray Z View Post
I cant be wasting money right now i just need some way to speed my PC up abit.
Understand. But you have to give us more details of which parts you consider too slow - boot time, time to call programs, Internet operations, etc.

PS: if you ever get funds, an SSD is the best investment for performance you can make. No other combination of components for the same money will yield equal improvements.
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03 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Well the problem is that when i have a couple things open and i open something else or when i open the internet it starts goin a bit slow im not sure why but my best guess is that i have AMD and im like 25GB left of space left.
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03 Aug 2011   #8
whs
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What AMD processor is that. And 25GB on the HDD is OK. The minimum free space you should have is 16GB (in decimal) What is all this stuff you have on the disk. The system and programs should not take more than 20GBs.

It would help if you posted the specs of your system - CPU, RAM (4GB ??), HDD, graphics, DSL specs.
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03 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

AMD V120 2.2 GHz, 1 Core 4GB RAM, Graphics AMD M880G With ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250.
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04 Aug 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, at least you will not get a lot of paging activity with the 4GB of RAM. But in multitasking you are limited because your CPU has only 1 core and 2.2 GHz is relatively slow - even a Pentium4 is faster - and that is an old CPU from 6 years ago.

The graphics is normal for that type of low end laptop. It will do the normal jobs - useless for gaming though.

For your internet sluggishness I suggest you take this line test: Speed Test : upload and download | DSLReports.com, ISP Information (pick the node that is closest to you). Then post the results of upload/download speeds and we'll see.

Bottom line: I don't think there is anything wrong with your PC. It is not a barnstormer by design. Some of the usual recommendations like reducing the number of startup programs will not even help. You have plenty of RAM to accomodate those startups.

Who sold you that laptop. I am just wondering because it is an unusual configuration compared to what is common these days.
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