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Is the Windows speed (performance) normal for this laptop

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Is the Windows speed (performance) normal for this laptop


    Hello. I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, with Update 1. I want to ask you, where can be problem.

    CPU --> Intel(R) Core i5 3230M 2,6 - 3,2 ghz
    GPU --> Intel HD 4000 and nVidia GeForce GT740M 2GB (it switches how it needs)
    RAM --> 4 GB DDR3 and 1 600 MHz (1,6 GHz)
    HDD --> 750 gb with 5400 rpm --> (ST750LM022_HN-M750MBB)

    I have installed windows like 2 days ago.

    Now my questions:

    1. Is it normal, when I just boot Windows, right after iccons apear, when I click to open some application, for example internet browser (using chrome) it takes long time? Like 6 seconds? But if I after windows boot wait 10 sec, then its working normally?

    2. When I was playing some new games, actually BF4 and I minimized game, the Windows was responding horibly? Opening "My Computer" takes like 8 secs, opening browser takes even more.. Simply system responding very horrible :/

    Thanks for answers

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  2. #2


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


    1. Is it normal, when I just boot Windows, right after iccons apear, when I click to open some application, for example internet browser (using chrome) it takes long time? Like 6 seconds? But if I after windows boot wait 10 sec, then its working normally?
    1. You probable have a few applications set to run at startup. Try to disable uneccessary programs for startup
    2. Your HD is slow (5400RPM) and might be fragmented. Defrag your HD might help and if you upgrade to SDD, it will improve overall system performance.
    3. Use this link to improve the start up: Startup Delay Time - Reduce in Windows 8

    2. When I was playing some new games, actually BF4 and I minimized game, the Windows was responding horibly? Opening "My Computer" takes like 8 secs, opening browser takes even more.. Simply system responding very horrible :/
    Upgrade your RAM to 8 GB will help with your games.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 08 Aug 2014 at 15:52.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Thanks for your reply, abour these SSD disks, they cost more than hdd and capacity is lower, when i buy ssd 120gb, can I use curent hdd too? for example windows will be installed on the ssd and second disc will be some data etc
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  4. #4


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Riwerry View Post
    Thanks for your reply, abour these SSD disks, they cost more than hdd and capacity is lower, when i buy ssd 120gb, can I use curent hdd too? for example windows will be installed on the ssd and second disc will be some data etc
    Yes, definitely. You can use the current HD for data storage, use SSD for Windows OS only and 120 GB is perfect.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Okay, thanks for responses.
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  6. #6


    Even after icons on desktop appear, windows loads other things and that can take some time to finish, ad to that slow HDD and slower responding programs and you can get quite a delay. An AV can also take it's own sweet time to check everything, disk defragmenter left on auto too. Than there's matter of connecting to internet and checking for updates. Icon cache rebuilding and many more things are going on at the same time and HDD has to supply all of it.
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