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Solved Computer Running Slowly, Games Barely Play


poopscoot

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#1
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768

CountMike

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#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

poopscoot

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#3
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.

[TD="bgcolor: #85c340"]

[/TD]

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


[TD="bgcolor: #85c340"]

[/TD]

Bank: BANK 0
Tag: Physical Memory 0
Capacity: 4 Gigabytes
Speed (Nanoseconds): 1333
Data Width: 64
Total Width: 64
TOTAL MEMORY: 4 Gigabytes

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768

CountMike

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#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

poopscoot

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#5
I never replaced it. :p I uninstalled and it reinstalled itself on restart.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 700-414
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4570 3.20ghz
    Memory
    12 gigabyte
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD 4600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 22bw
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1080
    Hard Drives
    2TB
    PSU
    460w
    Keyboard
    Hp Wireless cichlet style
    Mouse
    Logitech m 100
    Internet Speed
    Charter Cable Wireless
    Browser
    INTERNET EXPLORER 11
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360

poopscoot

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#7
I have a third of my memory left, my computer literally just rubbish 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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768

CountMike

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#8
Better replace drivers, get them from MFG's site. Those MS drivers are just very basic ones and will not provide full performance.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

CountMike

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#10

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

poopscoot

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#11

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768

CountMike

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#12
If that's your computer, you need this driver:

[TD="class: col-lg-8"]Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver[/TD]
[TD="class: col-lg-4 version"]10.18.10.3408[/TD]
[TD="class: col-lg-3 size"]143.9 MB[/TD]
[TD="class: col-lg-4 date"]Feb 7, 2015[/TD]


It's under: Driver-Graphics (2).
'Microsoft Basic Display Adapter' is just as basic driver you can get, barely enough to give some picture.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

poopscoot

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#13
I already installed that, but, under display adapters it doesn't show up, should I restart my computer for it to show up? I really hope this works, it's been a week since I've been able to do much. :/
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768

CountMike

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#14
I already installed that, but, under display adapters it doesn't show up, should I restart my computer for it to show up? I really hope this works, it's been a week since I've been able to do much. :/
Always reboot after driver installation if it didn't remind you or demand reboot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

poopscoot

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#15
I have rebooted, and nothing changed, I looked at my devices and even started up Terraria, it continues to lag.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768

poopscoot

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#16
I have now even defragged my computer and it still has made absolutely no difference. I really don't want to have to buy a new part (I'm sure I don't even have to) or seek professional help with a mere driver/performance problem. I really don't know what the problem is, should we think outside of drivers and not keep thinking about getting better drivers?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768

JHough

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#17
My preference is to run task manager and resource monitor to determine which process is slowing the computer down.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

poopscoot

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#18
I have already tried that. It isn't a process, I mean, that's a little obvious, anyway. I can restart my computer and it still lags any game I try to play. I can only play flash games now, it really is annoying. I can't figure what could possibly do this. I have done everything told to me, and nothing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
#19
Have you tried running Microsoft Update to see if your missing any other drivers?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware 13
    CPU
    Core i5 4210U 1.7Ghz
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB DDR5
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Seagate Hybrid Drive
    Antivirus
    Avast! Free 2015
    Other Info
    MacBook Pro 13" 2.5Ghz Core i5;8GB DDR3;500GB;Mac OSX 10.10
    Droid Turbo 2.7Ghz Snapdragon Quad Core;32GB Android 4.4.4

JHough

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#20
Poopscoot, Did you make a recovery disk?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

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