Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

8.1 running very slow

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    8.1 running very slow


    I just bought my girlfriend a new laptop, it's a toshiba C50, I've installed all the windows updates so it's now running on 8.1 but it's running ridiculously slow the spec is as follows

    AMD E series E1-1200 dual core processor
    1.4GHz processor speed
    2GB Ram
    500GB hard drive

    Graphics spec is as follows
    AMD Radeon HD8210 Graphics Card.
    I could really do with some help on getting it running smoothly as she likes to play Facebook games and it's taking a good few minutes for th to load up and it's lagging pretty bad

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


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


    Hi carlnw1975 and welcome to the forum! From what I see there are at least 5 different models of the C50 so would help to know which one you have. Also 2GB of RAM isn't much these days. Sometimes it also takes the system awhile to catch up after upgrading. If you go to Task Manager is there a lot of CPU and memory usage?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    I've had a look at the task manager and it was showing flash player running high as well as mutiple other processes which wasn't using much. I'm tempted to see if I can exchange it for something with a better RAM.thanks for the reply popeye
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


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


    Yea, between the dual-core processor and 2GB Ram I don't think it will ever be the speediest machine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Those internet based games depend on internet speed too, specially if Ping is high.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


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


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Those internet based games depend on internet speed too, specially if Ping is high.
    Oh wow, I missed that little fact at the end of his post. Very well could be his internet connection more than his system specs.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    It's not my internet connection, it all works fine on my laptop and xbox live. I've got a spare 2GB ram stick from a knackered laptop so I'll pop that in and see if bumping it up to 4GB helps improve the prof ordnance when I get in from work.
    Just as a question what would u guys go for as regards for a ram upgrade? Just wondering if going larger than 4GB would be worth a shout
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


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


    Not a good idea to install a mismatched ram stick. Probably would not work anyway.

    As far as ram upgrade, it all depends on what the computer is upgradable to. Check your specs.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    It should be at least of same frequency, voltage and latencies as old one. Because of poor BIOS options in laptops, it's more difficult to make too different memories work together.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

8.1 running very slow
Related Threads
Computer running slow in Performance & Maintenance
Alright so my system specs are. Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer OS Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz Motherboard Acer Predator G3620 Memory 32GB DDR3 SDRAM Graphics Card ATI HD...
Hi All, I have recently purchased a new HP Pavillion laptop that has Windows 8 on it. Ever since I have been using it, I have noticed that all the games I play on Facebook run extremely slow. I mainly use Google Chrome, but have tried to see if other internet browsers have the same problem and...
Solved Win8 running slow in Performance & Maintenance
Yesterday I was having issues trying to get my headset to work so I decided just to restart my laptop and try again. When trying to turn it back on I was confronted with a black screen, I let it set for about 1 hour before doing a hard restart. Again the same black screen. I restarted again this...
On my windows 7 computer, even with over 9000+ viruses ( it really had 9000+ viruses its been in the shop for almost a month... ) it worked perfectly. I'm on windows 8 now and its going slower and lagging a lot. I play a room away from my internet router/modem so i shouldn't get that bad a lag. My...
General slow running on laptop in General Support
My wife has had a Windows 8 laptop (basic spec for internet and other light use) for just over a year. Recently it appears a little sluggish and not as "sharp" as it was when it was new. I have done some basic maintenance (used CCleaner, clear temp files & dedrag'd he disk) but it still seems...
Hi all im hoping that someone will be able to help, I have windows 8.1 it was working fine for a good while but now web pages can be slow loading or dont load at all, if i hit F5 some pages will then load. I have googled this problem & tried many different possible solutions but none have worked,...
Okay i have windows 8 pro, my pc is very fast 4 gb ram dual core with very good graphics card, its a gaming pc. I installed windows 8 and i mainly dj on it, so i run some programs (traktor pro) and even after closing them windows starts being so slow and sticky, windows explorer stops...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook