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Windows 7: Really slow toshiba laptop


02 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Really slow toshiba laptop

Hello everyone,

I own a Toshiba Satellite C660D-10D laptop (2010 model) for 2 years (bought it brand new) with the specifications :

OS : Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
CPU : AMD V140
RAM : 2,00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 513MHz
Motherboard : TOSHIBA PWWAE (Socket M2/S1G1)
Graphics Card : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series @2.3GHz
Sound Card : Realtek High Definition Audio

Few weeks ago I restored it to its factory settings via the Recovery partition (it was running really slow before that, couldn't even run chrome properly). At fisrt laptop was running extremely good, just as the first time I bought it, but after 2 or 3 days it started to slow down again. I ran defragment again, Iobit's Advanced System Care 6 (which is very useful program), Ccleaner etc., BUT still it is responding really slow, especially when it comes to browsers (I primarily use Chrome) and games (I am now playing games to 05-15 fps). Forgot to mention that I am often monitoring laptop's CPU (and RAM) usage through Windows' Task Manager. CPU's amount of power is extremely high (86-100%) when system is idle (only the basic programs and/or processes running), which is strange to me (or am I wrong?). Really strange too is the fact that basic opened processes are over 70 (checked multiple times few minutes after startup). Is slow performance a problem caused of the processes and/or other programs, or I have to buy and install new CPU and/or increase RAM capacity??

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02 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I think it's a combination of the small ram (2GB) and programs you have starting at boot time.

How does it run if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking?
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02 Feb 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Had a few Toshys larmer of my own and fixes and like Z said you need at least another 2GB RAM and run some other apps too - by the way I don't ever use those reg come fix it all apps mate they cause more problems than they fix in my mind.

Try some really basic scans like

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ < only from bleeping computer though

As you know there is always a ton of bloat with Toshiba and mine are all fitted with SSD's and more RAM plus an OEM - so no bloat if you don't want to do that just delete stuff that you are not going to use.

My bible is this Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance use it and see what I mean.

One other thing is run this and see what the temps are in the CPU motherboard etc

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download < only from piriform and if you can some screen shots would be good - snip is the easiest way.
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02 Feb 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For a test disable all your startup programs (in msconfig) and see whether that improves it. And yes, get more RAM. Your CPU is a slowpoke, so give it at least some memory.
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02 Feb 2013   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
For a test disable all your startup programs (in msconfig) and see whether that improves it. And yes, get more RAM. Your CPU is a slowpoke, so give it at least some memory.
Yep Wolfgang thats why I suggested the optimise as there is a ton of stuff like that to sort out and like you say the AMD is perhaps the bottleneck eh? But I would suggest that the OP keeps the OS and security in start up programs though I always do. The bloat I find id easy to remove in regedit as opposed to the Control Panel method but that is a personal choice.
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02 Feb 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As I said, it's for a test. The AV program ultimately has to stay in the startups. But many AV programs do not even show up in the startups. But all the rest can stay disabled. They only hog RAM without a reason.
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02 Feb 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As I said, it's for a test. The AV program ultimately has to stay in the startups. But many AV programs do not even show up in the startups. But all the rest can stay disabled. They only hog RAM without a reason.
Ok I am with you on that just me being super careful I suppose larmer could also do something in services as well and the number of cores
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02 Feb 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Forget Services and the number of cores. He would only get himself into trouble with that.
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02 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't share your opinion on Advanced System Care at all. In fact my recommendation is to remove it completely. Theres no telling what kind of things were deleted with ANY "optimizer". Before I would do any of the fine steps offered to you so far I would also run sfc /scannow to see if it can fix any of the things I'm sure ASC screwed up.
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02 Feb 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
I don't share your opinion on Advanced System Care at all. In fact my recommendation is to remove it completely. Theres no telling what kind of things were deleted with ANY "optimizer". Before I would do any of the fine steps offered to you so far I would also run sfc /scannow to see if it can fix any of the things I'm sure ASC screwed up.
You are absolutely right. Those programs are more harm than help.
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