Windows 10 is running slow!


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Education
       #1

    Windows 10 is running slow!


    My specs:

    Dell E6400
    Bios version A30
    Dual DDR2 SDRAM 2048MB 800MHZ
    Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 Ghz
    Nvidia Quadro Nvs 160M 256Mb
    320GB Hitachi HTS545032B9A300
    Windows 10 Education

    My windows is running sort of slow. I was wondering is it because of my hardware? I just did a clean install and its still slow. Can someone help me?
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,379
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    shineca said:
    My specs:

    Dell E6400
    Bios version A30
    Dual DDR2 SDRAM 2048MB 800MHZ
    Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 Ghz
    Nvidia Quadro Nvs 160M 256Mb
    320GB Hitachi HTS545032B9A300
    Windows 10 Education

    My windows is running sort of slow. I was wondering is it because of my hardware? I just did a clean install and its still slow. Can someone help me?
    You only have 2GB RAM and a slow hard drive. Increasing the memory and installing a SSD would speed up your PC.

    Try running sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt to check your system files and run chkdsk to check for disk errors. Check the maximum processor state in your power plan is 100%. Also use Autoruns and disable any unnecessary third party startup items / services / tasks.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Education
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Steve C said:
    You only have 2GB RAM and a slow hard drive. Increasing the memory and installing a SSD would speed up your PC.

    Try running sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt to check your system files and run chkdsk to check for disk errors. Check the maximum processor state in your power plan is 100%. Also use Autoruns and disable any unnecessary third party startup items / services / tasks.
    Steve I have 4gb not 2gb of ram. If you read my post carefully you'll see that in there it's stated that I have dual 2gb sticks.
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  4. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
    Posts : 2,468
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #4

    Your microprocessor is still somewhat weak and your 5400rpm 2.5" harddisk is probably the biggest bottleneck.
    Check Task Manager for hard disk usage and try to keep it as lowest as possible. You can get some performance boost by using an SD card (always inserted) as ReadyBoost medium. But your best bet is to replace the mechanical HD for an SSD. (I have done this for my girlfriend's ancient laptop and it's a big boost in performance).
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  5. Posts : 1,977
    Windows 10
       #5

    An increase in RAM to 8 GB is worthwhile, so is increasing your HDD size to 1 TB.
    The size of your HDD and processor means it is around 9 years old. So not far off end of life.

    So as a minimum the HDD should scanned as it is likely to be on the verge of dying. BIOS settings battery replaced. Fans if any replaced.

    So it needs some servicing, and modestly priced upgrading, or put the money to buying a new one.
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  6. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,379
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    Helmut said:
    An increase in RAM to 8 GB is worthwhile, so is increasing your HDD size to 1 TB.
    The size of your HDD and processor means it is around 9 years old. So not far off end of life.

    So as a minimum the HDD should scanned as it is likely to be on the verge of dying. BIOS settings battery replaced. Fans if any replaced.

    So it needs some servicing, and modestly priced upgrading, or put the money to buying a new one.
    His PC is not end of life if he installs a SSD which should make a drastic speed improvement.
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