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Computer Running Slowly, Games Barely Play

  1. #1


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8

    Computer Running Slowly, Games Barely Play


    I honestly have no clue if I posted this in the right area, but I recently (today) found out that if I start any game on my laptop it lags on the main menu and really bad in-game. I even noticed my computer is running slower in general. I don't think it should be because I uninstalled my Display driver yesterday because I can't even change the brightness (which I also couldn't solve). I'm honestly at a loss, looking up fixes on forums, and this is my last resort to find help directly. I haven't done anything that should harm my computer, and have restarted my laptop. I can't give you my specs because I really don't know how, but I wish could give enough information to get some sort of help, sorry if I couldn't.

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  2. #2


    Without any system and computer description it's very difficult to even guess. Here, download and try this: https://pcferret.com/ to help you find out a lot of things about your machine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    Sorry, I have an HP (I can't find the model) with Windows 8.1(x64).
    This is what detailed things I could find with the app you supplied.

    Processor (CPU) (?)
    Manufacturer: Genuine Intel
    Model: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2830 @ 2.16GHz
    Number of Cores: 2
    Number of Logical Processors: 2
    Current Clock Speed (MHz): 2159
    Maximum Clock Speed (MHz): 2159
    External Clock Speed (MHz): 83
    Address Width (Bits): 64
    Data Width (Bits): 64
    Memory (RAM) (?)
    Bank: BANK 0
    Tag: Physical Memory 0
    Capacity: 4 Gigabytes
    Speed (Nanoseconds): 1333
    Data Width: 64
    Total Width: 64
    TOTAL MEMORY: 4 Gigabytes
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  4. #4


    Well, it's not a speed demon, for sure. What did you replace that video driver with ? Without proper GPU driver, things are bound to sloooow down.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I never replaced it. :P I uninstalled and it reinstalled itself on restart.
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  6. #6


    hmm. I know it seems like the more stuff you put on the computer expecilly if its not very fast to begin with the slower it will become and also if you don't have a lot of space on the computer it will be slower.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I have a third of my memory left, my computer literally just shit out in less than 24 hours. I was playing Gmod and went to sleep, got on the next day and it wouldn't run very fast.
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  8. #8


    Better replace drivers, get them from MFG's site. Those MS drivers are just very basic ones and will not provide full performance.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    From here? MFG Drivers - MFG Drivers Download & Update, MFG Drivers for Mac, Win 8, Win 7/Vista/XP
    What do you suggest for Windows 8.1?

    (edit)I can't download any for Windows 8 off of that website, they all say the download fails.
    Last edited by poopscoot; 03 Apr 2015 at 19:49.
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  10. #10


    Better try here first but will have to provide exact model first: HP Drivers and Downloads for Printers, Scanners and More | HP® Support
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