I got a new acer laptop a week ago and I just want to throw it in a bin. It's a core i5 480m with HD6550 gfx card and 2GB ram. The thing is it will just randomly freeze, like if I right click on the desktop it might take 20 seconds to see the pop up appear, if I click on the clock it can take 1 minute to see it appear. It feels exactly like when a computer is swapping to the hard disk drive and has run out of ram. You know that awefully slow experience that is impossible to use? Also had some sudden blue screens and random restarts.
I don't know why its stuttering like this... I restarted it and at one point for no reason the ram was 98% used up even though NO programs were running and the laptop isn't even hot. Even when task manager shows idle cpu and only 31% ram used, it still acts slow.
The thing is I do not know if it is my fault, because as soon as I got the laptop I reinstalled my own copy of windows 7 on it (i bought it in china and it was in chinese, besides who knows what might be pre-installed on a chinese bought laptop). Then I downloaded all the drivers from acer and installed.
I probably can't return it as I guess I already voided the warranty by installing windows on it. Any ideas? Thanks.