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Very poor connectivity and poor performance on high end specs

I recently got a new laptop which has very good specs, it's basically a direct upgrade from my previous laptop - a GTX860M, quad core i7 2.5GHz and 16 GB ram. My old laptop ran Minecraft at 60+ FPS ...
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1answer
20 views

Asus N56VB-S4016H disk response time

We recently bought 3 Asus N56VB-S4016H laptops, and although the specs are great for the price it costs, we are experiencing similar issues on all 3 of the devices. After startup, a cold boot or from ...
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1answer
38 views

How to identify hardware performance bottleneck in laptop?

Is there any tool that helps to determine the weakest link of my current laptop hardware specification? Any online guide to help me choose nice balanced configuration for the new laptop? I need to ...
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0answers
41 views

USB mouse incredibly slow on brand new laptop

Just purchased a Dell Latitude E6540 with a ~16" screen (Windows 7). The mouse is terribly slow, even after adjusting it in Mouse Properties (Pointer Options -> Motion -> Fastest). To move the mouse ...
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0answers
69 views

Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
0
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1answer
45 views

Benchmark performance 30% speedup in mains over battery operation?

This observation arose as I was evaluating the running time efficiency of various implementations of a prime sieve algorithm. The surprise was finding that differences between the best algorithms was ...
2
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1answer
94 views

Does running constant load help degrade life of a computer? (Ignoring heat generation)

I run Folding@Home on my laptop (2013 MacBook Pro, no GPU). I tried to convince a friend of mine to join me but he claims that running the program will degrade the life of the computer - making it ...
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0answers
17 views

which processor has better performance [duplicate]

I am trying to decide between 2 laptops: The first is Acer, the second is Toshiba. Acer has Pentium Quad core N3520 processor and Toshiba has Core i3 2370M. Intel's comparison chart shows that Quad ...
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1answer
47 views

Dell Inspiron mini 10v hand while playing hd video

I have the problem of Dell Inspiron mini 10v while playing hd video. So recently i have upgraded the RAM to 2 GB DDR2 but still there is no improvement while playing HD video, both sound n video ...
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9answers
3k views

What's faster for office work - SSD + slow CPU or HDD + fast CPU [closed]

I am going to buy "new" (it can be used) notebook for my work - mostly heavy surfing (I need more browsers with many tabs opened), programming and other office work. I have no experience with this: ...
1
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1answer
41 views

How can I know if HD is flawed?

My secondary laptop is so slow and unpredictable that it is unusable. It's an Acer Aspire S3 with i5, 4GB RAM and 320GB HDD. I have always suspected the HD, so I ran HDTune today. Here are the ...
3
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0answers
620 views

Why to choose a “proper” workstation over good ultrabook? [closed]

I'm considering buying new laptop and the performance is very important to me (I'm a programmer and I'm processing 2D and 3D graphics, simulations, etc). I travel sometimes, so the weight, screen ...
1
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1answer
106 views

Should I add 4gb RAM to my laptop? [closed]

I just bought a new laptop a month ago and while it already meets my requirements, there's always space for an upgrade! The laptop is HP ProBook 450 and these are hardware specs: Intel i5-3230M ...
1
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5answers
224 views

Laptop Performance vs. Desktop Performance [closed]

Assuming I choose the "same" processor (let's say an i7) and the same SSD, can the performance of a laptop machine equal that of a desktop machine? I say "same" (quotes) processor because I guess ...
3
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1answer
77 views

Why some notebooks with superior specs are cheaper than notebooks with lower specs? [closed]

I noticed a pattern. There is a class of notebooks (business notebooks I think), like Dell Latitude or Toshiba Tecra, that have inferior performance compared to notebooks that are cheaper- like Dell ...
0
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1answer
275 views

Why my lenovo i5 laptop perform poor as compared to my i3 desktop [closed]

I have lenovo laptop and desktop which has following configurations: LENOVO LAPTOP: i5 3250 3rd gen cpu @ 2.60GHz 2.60GHz 64 bit architecture window 7 32 bit 4 GB Ram Desktop: core(TM) i3 540 @ ...
0
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1answer
127 views

Removing 'bundled' software to make a slow laptop faster?

My brother-in-law has a cheap HP laptop used by his kids for schoolwork. It had got into a bit of a state and was running slowly with some dubious software. I removed a bunch of stuff that had been ...
0
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2answers
89 views

going back and forth between a laptop and a desktop seamlessly on windows 8/7

I want to be able to use a desktop and a laptop and share applications and files. What I was thinking of was an external enclosure (usb 3.0) with a SSD drive on which i install the operating system ...
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1answer
1k views

Intel Ultrabook’s low powered processors are slow?

I am planning to buy a new laptop these days and for that I am searching for online user reviews etc. these days. Laptops that I have shortlisted includes HP Envy 6 which is an ultra-book and have an ...
0
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0answers
1k views

Acer One D270 10.1" Laptop very slow after Win 7 Ultimate upgrade

My laptop Acer One D270 is getting very slow (slow processing) after I upgrade from Win Starter to Win 7 Ultimate via Bios (as the win stater crash). I installed all the drivers Graphic driver is ...
0
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0answers
48 views

What is my laptop SSD actually doing, and how to make the most of it? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 laptop which comes with a 24GB SSD. It is running Windows 8. I understand that the SSD is there to improve system performance, as it operates a lot faster than a ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Processor Speeds?

I was looking around for laptops one day on BJs, and found one I really liked - the HP Envy 17-j020us. But the processor was a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 ...
0
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1answer
98 views

Switch from battery to powerpack causes strange messages and slowdown of computer

A problem that has flabbergasted me now for a while. On a Dell Latitude E6410, everything works swimmingly when the computer runs on battery. the moment that one inserts a powerpack (e.g. connects the ...
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1answer
3k views

How to optimize Linux Mint performance

I'm running Linux Mint 14 on notebook. This notebook is rather old and really weak. Linux Mint shows better performance than Win7, but newertheless it's far from perfect. What can I do to speed up my ...
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3answers
5k views

What can I do to improve my laptop's performance? [closed]

Core i5 2.67 GHz Processor 2GB RAM 250GB Hard Drive(the C: Drive has a total of 116GB out of which 17.24GB is free) 32bit Windows 7 Professional I have a lot of themes installed plus I also have ...
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0answers
2k views

Windows 7 laptop suddenly very slow; cannot determine cause

I am working on a friend's laptop that became suddenly slow - to the point of not being usable. Boot time is fine, but Windows 7 takes forever to load and run. It is an HP Pavilion dv6. Here is the ...
0
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4answers
31k views

Why is laptop with Windows 8 slow? [closed]

I've got HP Pavilion dv6-6167cl Entertainment Notebook PC which is very slow under Windows 8. I previously had Windows 7, and currently I have "clear" Windows 8 with 5 installed apps. There is 2-5 ...
0
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1answer
121 views

Very slow old notebook laptop- wiping and reinstalling does not help - suggestions? [closed]

So I have an old very small Sharp notebook laptop which is unusably slow. I thought wiping everything and reinstalling windows xp which was originally on it would help but it did not. Only DOS runs ...
0
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1answer
158 views

What hardware factors influence program speed? [closed]

I want a faster laptop for coding (mostly C++ and Python programs) but don't know what factors influence program runtime. Is it mostly CPU speed and RAM? Hyperthreading? Solid state drives? For ...
0
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1answer
782 views

Windows 8, brand new computer, slow internet

If I close the lid on my new Windows 8 laptop, the internet is sporadic, sometimes it loads fully, most of the time it acts like it looses the wireless connection and wont load anything. I have tried ...
9
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5answers
23k views

How to speed up Windows 8 on Samsung laptop?

I just bought a Samsung Series 5 notebook, with Windows 8, but I found it unreasonably slow to reboot and install updates. Last night I waited for 1h30 for it to install 1 update and reboot, when I ...
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1answer
269 views

graphics performance better on battery?

Anyone have any idea why my laptop would perform (considerably) better while on battery than while plugged in? It's a Dell Latitude E6420 with Windows 8 Pro. I tried mirroring all the settings in ...
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1answer
1k views

Frequent WiFi disconnects on laptop when not charged

I have a weird wireless connection problem. The whole thing started today, when I installed my new router a D-Link DIR635 model after my previous router became very unreliable and faulty. I use this ...
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3answers
34k views

How mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache improves performance?

I am looking forward to buy a laptop and while configuring online from HP's site for model dv6tqe ...
2
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3answers
2k views

How do I know that my laptop need more memory?

I sometimes feel that my laptop works slowly because of lack of memory (when I have LOTS of browser windows open or when I am running graphics applications or computer games) but I am not sure if the ...
2
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2answers
4k views

Computer suddently slow after a blue screen

My computer was fine until I had a Blue Screen 0x0000007A. Right after that happen, I did a full recovery backup with the Acer tool that they give with the laptop cause I wanted to reformat for a ...
5
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2answers
2k views

Is it worth to buy an external USB SSD drive for my laptop to increase performance?

I'm a programmer, and I use Eclipse for Java development. Recently I've installed an internal (SATA) SSD drive on my home machine, transferred Eclipse installation and project to it and noticed a ...
2
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1answer
455 views

Computer lags an unreasonable amount after recent wipe and load; specs and details inside

Laptop specs: i7 Q720 @ 1.60GHz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series (this is what device manager lists it at but it should be 5830 to be exact) 6 GB of RAM It's an HP Envy 15-1000se CTO, other specs ...
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1answer
315 views

2 x RAM memories for notebook with different speeds [closed]

I have an old notebook which I use from time to time and would like to upgrade its RAM since it's really slow... It has two slots and only one is used, so I want to buy another RAM to put into the ...
0
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3answers
1k views

Which laptop specs to target for Visual Studio 2010 [closed]

I have three days to get a new laptop that can run Visual Studio 2010. Normally I have two instances open, an instance of SQL Management studio, IIS and a few web browsers. What are the specs I ...
2
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2answers
975 views

Laptop slowing due to heat: how to know, how to solve?

My laptop sometimes slows down unexpectedly on long uses. I suspect that the laptop temperature is going to high, then the CPU (or the chipset) is slowing down to avoid damaging the hardware. I can ...
3
votes
4answers
6k views

My new Lenovo T410 has slowed to a crawl. How do I fix it?

I've been using Windows for over 18 years now and consider myself a power user. This laptop is about 6 months old) specs: 4 GB RAM and running Windows 7 enterprise with a 120 GB solid state drive. ...
2
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2answers
620 views

WLAN very slow at campus (many other laptops connected to same wifi), how to improve speed?

I have an Acer 1810TZ (Win 7 Pro 64bit) with a Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN. When I'm connected to access points, where only 2 or 3 other devices are connected at the same time, the speed of my wlan is ...
1
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0answers
340 views

Windows has deteced my computer performance is slow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vista 64-bit systray notification “Windows has detected your performance is slow” Have new laptop, specs are: core i5 480m, HD 6550 gfx, 6GB DDR3 ram, ...
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1answer
505 views

Think Pad T410 vs W510 for development [closed]

I am looking to get a new laptop for work. I will be mostly programming in Visual Studio 2010 and have 2 options: ThinkPad W510 with i7-720QM processor ThinkPad T410 i7-620M (2.66GHz, 4MB L3, ...
3
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8answers
12k views

Very long boot up process?

Very strange boot up process that took literally 5~6 minutes. Other than the boot up, the PC works perfectly fine. Things I have tried: CHKDSK (No errors) Reset BIOS (HDD 1st) Defrag Link to ...
0
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1answer
865 views

BIOS of my laptop loading too slow

I have Dell Vostro 1710 17" and its BIOS for unknown problems takes more then 1minutes to load when my OS loads in less then 15seconds. Any suggestions to resolve the problem would be appreciated. ...
0
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1answer
183 views

Netbook vs. second hand laptop, which do you recommend me to buy? [closed]

I need to a computer to work when I go on a business trip. What do you recommend me to buy, a netbook or second hand laptop?
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4answers
8k views

Desktop graphics card has lower Windows Experience Index than laptop?

I've just built a new desktop - Core 2 Quad with a GeForce 210 graphics card, the Windows 7 Experience Index is: Graphics 3.8, Gaming Graphics 5.3. However on my 2009 13" MacBook Pro, with GeForce ...
0
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5answers
933 views

randomly slow computer

How do I diagnose & fix a randomly slow laptop. I have a Compaq laptop that's already 2 years old. I have recently replaced its hard drive because I thought that it was dying and that's why its ...