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Good suggestions in this thread. However, a fairly recent machine
w/ 8 GB of RAM should be more than sufficient to do the job.
Changing out to an SSD is the single thing with the most impact
that you can do. But that is a brute-force method to fix what
might be the true culprit, see next.
Second, cleaning off cruft that has built up over the years.
Ctrl-Shift-Esc, click the Startup Tab, and disable any services
that you don't need. Look at the Services tab and see if there are
any there that you don't need, and turn them off. Turn off the
search indexing service if you don't need it. Go to Control Panel
| Programs and Features and remove any programs that you don't
need or know that you did not put on. Uninstall unnecessary virus
scanners (some people have two running simultaneously...not good).
These two steps, though time consuming, fix most laptops that I
have worked on, without the need to reinstall Windows.
One odd thing that I recently experienced on a laptop was that
the power adapter AND the battery were both shot. I replaced the
battery; then I had to replace the power adapter because it was
not putting out enough power. The symptom before these fixes?
Ctrl-Shift-Esc, click Performance Tab. CPU Speed was nowhere near
the "Base speed" listed on the right. Instead, it was like
0.48MHz. This is because it was throttling down so as to not use
more power than the machine sensed was available. New adapter and
battery and it was magic--back up to 1.9 GHz or whatever it was
supposed to be.
On 6/30/2021 3:43 PM, Bob Frostholm
You can significantly speed up your windows system by defraging
your hard drive.... then do it regularly.... once per month to
keep it efficient
On 6/30/2021 12:36 PM, Alan via
biggest boost to my laptop was to convert from a Spinning Hard
Disk Drive (HDD) to a Solid-State Disk (SSD). It was not that
expensive for a 1TB SSD, either. Most of the SSD companies have
software or there is free software to clone the existing HDD to
the SSD without having to manually reload Windows, either. I do
have a minimum of an Intel i5 Processor in all of my PC’s.
I bought an Argon One case and SSD Expansion case for my
Raspberry Pi 4B 8GB. The issue with the Argon Expansion Case
is that it requires a M.2 SATA SSD that is NOT NVME and most
of the manufacturers have moved to the NVME drives. Kingston
still makes one, but the largest you can get is 490GB. Even
though the new processor is a
Broadcom BCM2711, quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC
@ 1.5GHz, most apps do not multi-thread and you are still
limited to a 1.5GHz processor. But it is the closest thing to
a good desktop in the Raspberry Pi lineup.
But I do agree with Ed, the more memory the better. It
really cuts down the swapping from memory to disk, which
further slows down the PC.
On Jun 30, 2021, at 2:21 PM, Ed
W2LCQ via groups.io <w2lcq@...>
Sounds like you don’t have enough
memory. Try increasing your memory to 16 MB. My
applications slowing down was cured when I did this.
73, de Ed Jones W2LCQ
On Jun 30, 2021, at 12:53
PM, Randy Cook <crcooklb@...>
Not a WinTel user now. But
remember that HP use to load down their PCs with
garbageware. trial software apps, off the wall Virus
stuff, etc.. I spend hours trying to clean up a new
HP PC. Not sure if that is your problem, maybe a
WinTel expert here can tell you. I also remember that
the factory loaded obsolete driver package, and it
took a while for the semi-English speaking HP support
to figure it out.
I have a MacBook now with
the lowest end processor, an Intel i3, and minimum
memory capabilities. I have no problem with decodes
running a browser, MLDX logger, and other apps as well
I would guess your issue
isn't processor speed.