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Windows 7: Why is new Core i3 4000 Haswell hanging? 4gb RAM?

10 Dec 2013   #1
Microsoft MVP

Why is new Core i3 4000 Haswell hanging? 4gb RAM?

Fresh Win7 install on HP Pavilion 17-e019dx with nothing running at Startup except AV. Today I am copying a large file, open UltraISO to write Win7 ISO to flash stick. The whole time this is going on (slowly) there is the annoying blue circle going whenever mouse crosses the open Ultra ISO window.

Is this most likely running up against the stock 4gb DD3 RAM, indicating only that it needs another stick? I didn't happen to check Task Manager RAM usage at the time, but now doing a simple copy operation uses 33% which seems high.

The reason I ask is that I am hesitant to put out another $50 for RAM on this Best Buy Black Friday $400 laptop unless I am sure it's a keeper. So far there are some other minor annoyances like only 1 USB2 port, but 2 USB3 ports that don't even fit a USB plug so why call it backwards compatible? Also the keyboard is soft enough it feels almost cheap...or else it's like butter which might be a good thing.

I have until Jan 15 to decide with Best Buy's holiday return policy, but might end up keeping it even if I sell it since I got 3000 AA bonus miles on the purchase.

What say you?

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10 Dec 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Greg I really can't help much because it's so new and my knowledge of its motherboard is nil.
Why the USB 3.O connectors ports are different I really don't know.

SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1) from the USB-IF

The SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1) Specification adds a 10 Gbps speed mode that uses a more efficient data encoding and will deliver more than twice the effective data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables. The specification extends the existing SuperSpeed mechanical, electrical, protocol and hub definition while maintaining compatibility with existing USB 3.0 software stacks and device class protocols as well as with existing 5 Gbps hubs and devices and USB 2.0 products.
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HP Pavilion 17-e019dx Notebook PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion 17-e019dx Notebook PC | HP® Support

Wish I could be more helpful.
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