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New Dell Laptop Losing Memory/System Cache on Shutdown

  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Give this a try. Right click the Start Orb and select System. Then go to advanced system settings. Click the Advanced tab and then Settings under Performance. Now select Adjust for best performance, apply and OK, and see if it helps any. If it doesn't you can always go back in and set it to Let Windows decide.

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  2. #12


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by snerkler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snerkler View Post

    Thanks. I think you've misunderstood, Windows 7 was on my old machine. Windows 8 is on my father in law's new machine.
    Those systems came with Vista pre-installed. They never were intended to be power horse's. Personally I would place 7 on it and forget about running 8. The unit will never be as fast as a i5 with Windows 8 or 7 on it.

    It was built as a budget machine with very minimal spec's. You are never going to see it fly out of the gate, no matter how much you attempt to tweak the OS.
    I'm confused why you say it came with vista? It's a new machine shipped brand new from Dell with Windows 8.???

    Once the system is up and running it's plenty fast, just that initial launch of programs. Granted I don't know what it would be like with programs like Photoshop or a Final Cut equivalent, but my father in law only uses it for internet and syncing iphone/iPad.

    Not that I'm thinking of doing it but I assume adding a SSD would help speed up program start up?
    Regardless if Dell loaded it with 8. That machine series came out when Vista was released. The platform is not intended to run Windows 8. It would perform better with Windows 7.

    Windows will automatically adjust for best performance. You could add an SSD in place of the hard drive. But it is not going to change the fact that the CPU cannot handle the load that Windows 8 places on it.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snerkler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Those systems came with Vista pre-installed. They never were intended to be power horse's. Personally I would place 7 on it and forget about running 8. The unit will never be as fast as a i5 with Windows 8 or 7 on it.

    It was built as a budget machine with very minimal spec's. You are never going to see it fly out of the gate, no matter how much you attempt to tweak the OS.
    I'm confused why you say it came with vista? It's a new machine shipped brand new from Dell with Windows 8.???

    Once the system is up and running it's plenty fast, just that initial launch of programs. Granted I don't know what it would be like with programs like Photoshop or a Final Cut equivalent, but my father in law only uses it for internet and syncing iphone/iPad.

    Not that I'm thinking of doing it but I assume adding a SSD would help speed up program start up?
    Regardless if Dell loaded it with 8. That machine series came out when Vista was released. The platform is not intended to run Windows 8. It would perform better with Windows 7.

    Windows will automatically adjust for best performance. You could add an SSD in place of the hard drive. But it is not going to change the fact that the CPU cannot handle the load that Windows 8 places on it.
    i3 cpu were not around when Vista was released ,when first released they would have had win7 on then.

    and my opinion your grandfathers laptop is performing just as it should when first turned on ,you my be just so use to the speed of your mac
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  4. #14


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    I am not stating that the i3 was around when Vista was out. The laptop series that the OP is inquiring about. Has been around since Vista came out. It was never intended to be a powerhouse laptop. Always was to be nothing more then a budget line for those who did not want a Netbook, but still wanted a laptop.

    They either are going to have to load Windows 7 to see significant speeds out of it. Or like you stated Caperjack. Realize that it is not the same hardware as their Mac.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    I am not stating that the i3 was around when Vista was out. The laptop series that the OP is inquiring about. Has been around since Vista came out. It was never intended to be a powerhouse laptop. Always was to be nothing more then a budget line for those who did not want a Netbook, but still wanted a laptop.

    They either are going to have to load Windows 7 to see significant speeds out of it. Or like you stated Caperjack. Realize that it is not the same hardware as their Mac.
    sorry ,I miss under stood,i get it now "the series of laptop ",yes budget laptops you get what you pay for ,a web browser toot,
    ,iam and away from home right now using a acer one netbook[atom cpu,and win7 starter] at the moment,and iam not even sure i got what I paid for ,lol
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