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Laptop Performance Issue Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Laptop Performance Issue Windows 8.1


    Hi,

    I have a HP Pavillion G6-2295sa, I have installed Windows 8.1 and around after a week it gets all sluggish.

    Specs:

    Microprocessor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-3110M
    Chipset Intel HM76 Express
    Microprocessor Cache 3 MB L3 cache
    Memory 8 GB DDR3
    Memory Max Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3 (2 DIMM)
    Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 (up to 1.65 GB)
    Hard Drive 1 TB SATA (5400 rpm)
    Up to 24 GB partition for system recovery

    After about a week it gets really slow, I do regular maintenance, I play a few games. Could anyone tell me what could possibly make it so slow after such a short period of time. It does not get hot.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Not really from those stats. What programs are you using when it starts feeling like the OS is getting "sluggish"? Are you using a faster machine at work or school?
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  3. #3


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Should run a chkdsk after installing OS. What came on this laptop ? Say maintenance mean defrag too?

    elevated command prompt, type chkdsk c: /f /r

    Open task manager and check to see what is starting up when the PC boots and is still running afterwards.
    Primary cause of slow PC too many running applications, look in notification area, try to stop startups and some running processes that are not required to run at startup.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Should run a chkdsk after installing OS. What came on this laptop ? Say maintenance mean defrag too?

    elevated command prompt, type chkdsk c: /f /r

    Open task manager and check to see what is starting up when the PC boots and is still running afterwards.
    Primary cause of slow PC too many running applications, look in notification area, try to stop startups and some running processes that are not required to run at startup.
    Yes I mean defrag too, I do only run anti-virus, dropbox and a few others at startup nothing heavy but Applications seems to open slow I get little laggs. Im still thinking off of those specs it shouldnt be that slow.

    @Broe23 I do use a faster desktop but it doesn't matter because I know that my laptop should run and open apps up alot faster than it does.
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  5. #5


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    True your specs should be able to handle Windows 8.1, try running chkdsk .

    Check how much memory being used in task manager when nothing else is running on desktop.
    You say ones you have running are not using a lot of memory ? Your sure. Some processes are running in services.msc too.
    1TB drive is good, although only 5400RPM. How full is it ? Scan for viruses lately ?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Yes I've scanned for viruses. I mean I guess I could stop unused services and such free up some memory
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  7. #7


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    Yes I've scanned for viruses. I mean I guess I could stop unused services and such free up some memory
    Be careful which ones you either disable or set to manual, research it first, in most cases it can be done within the software itself.
    I was primarily concerned with start up process.
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  8. #8


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    here is a decent article, everything here except do not mess with the registry

    My computer is running slow what steps can I do to fix it?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Ok I've just installed a fresh copy of Windows 8. Currently in task manager its using these resources with nothing installed and IE running:

    CPU: 20% - 25%
    Ram: 25% = 2GB out of 8GB
    Disk: 40% - 50%

    And that's with only IE running So Imagine if I had things running my disk would be going crazy on me. Is that bad or average?

    Also is IE worth staying with or should I change to firefox or Chrome?
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  10. #10


    Some anti-virus programs can really rob system resources and slow your computer down. Windows Defender takes less system resources than most anti-virus programs.
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