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Laptop runs very slow even after reformat

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-Bit

    Laptop runs very slow even after reformat


    Hi! New to the forums, just want to consult something regarding my laptop's problem. You see, my laptop (Asus A45V) is only 7 months old, this was originally from my father but since he isn't using it anymore he gave it to me. The problem goes like this, after he gave the laptop to me, i reformatted the laptop (reset to factory settings) then i noticed even after the reformat the laptop is slow. I tried to update every drivers and BIOS but the problem still persists. Sometimes it even hangs up and i can't do anything but to wait. And also i downloaded a game (which i truly believe the laptop can handle it since the requirements isn't that high end, the game's Heroes of Newerth) I can't even play it normally even on low settings the game runs very slow. The question is, what could be the problem? i posted my laptop's specs below:

    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. K45VD
    BIOS: 231
    Total Memory: 2.00GB Usable: 1.88GB
    HDD: WDC WD7500BPVT-80HXZT3
    Sound Card: (1) Intel(R) Display Audio (2) Bluetooth Audio Device (3) Realtek High Definition Audio (4) NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
    Graphics Card: (1) NVIDIA GeForce 610M (2) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit 9200 Multiprocessor Free

    Any help will be appreciated, Cheers!

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You did a factory reset which means a lot of bloat ware that you don't need, get rid of what is not necessary. Is there an AV program installed? You might consider getting rid of that also using whatever removal tool that is available for it and use built in Windows Defender.
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    What he said.
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    In addition to the above, 2GB of RAM is a minimum for 64bit Version. You should consider upgrade your RAM too.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-Bit


    Yes, there's a AV installed (which i am not familiar with the brand name) and a lot of ASUS applications. Never knew that i could be able to upgrade my laptop's RAM, maybe i'll give it a shot
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  6. #6


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-Bit


    Question: How can i determine what RAM i should be buying that is compatible to my laptop?
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  7. #7


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    The more RAM the merrier. If I understand correctly, your unit is upgradable to 8GB but you should confirm this with the computer manufacturer. The very minimum you should be looking at is 4GB.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Zanmato View Post
    Question: How can i determine what RAM i should be buying that is compatible to my laptop?
    Google it

    From here:Asus K45VD Laptop Memory Ram Upgrade :: Asus K45VD Ram Upgrade :: Offtek.co.uk, the Memory Superstore but you should check crutial.com etc depending where in the world you are...

    FAQ - asus K45VD
    Q : What type of memory do I have installed ?
    A : 204 Pin 1.5v DDR3 PC3-12800 SoDimm
    Q : What is the maximum memory I can install?
    A : 8GB
    Q : How many memory slots do I have and are there any free ones?
    A : 2 Slots (2 Banks of 1)
    Q : Does more than one module need to be installed at a time?
    A : No
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  9. #9


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Zanmato View Post
    Question: How can i determine what RAM i should be buying that is compatible to my laptop?
    Google it

    From here:Asus K45VD Laptop Memory Ram Upgrade :: Asus K45VD Ram Upgrade :: Offtek.co.uk, the Memory Superstore but you should check crutial.com etc depending where in the world you are...

    FAQ - asus K45VD
    Q : What type of memory do I have installed ?
    A : 204 Pin 1.5v DDR3 PC3-12800 SoDimm
    Q : What is the maximum memory I can install?
    A : 8GB
    Q : How many memory slots do I have and are there any free ones?
    A : 2 Slots (2 Banks of 1)
    Q : Does more than one module need to be installed at a time?
    A : No
    Hi, thanks for the reply. Do i need specifically an ASUS K45VD RAM so that it would be compatible?
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  10. #10


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    No. But be aware that if you have only two RAM slots and have 2GB installed now then you would have to install two 4GB RAM sticks and remove the 2GB stick totally to get 8GB.

    This is s very handy tool to analyze your RAM: Crucial.com - Crucial System Scanner
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