Brand new laptop not performing as it should.

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  1. Posts : 11,232
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Hi folks
    Many many times I see really high spec'd computers giving disappointing performance -- and usually it's due to really poor / old / sluggish HDD's.

    If your new gaming laptop doesn't have a decent SSD in it for the OS it will run like thick molasses - even with an i7.

    These days even the basic bog standard on board graphics while not good enough for gaming won't cause poor PC performance nor usually will lack of RAM -- any self respecting laptop has a MINIMUM of 8GB RAM these days.

    I'd look at the I/O subsystem -- if not using SSD's you need spinners with the LARGEST POSSIBLE CACHE SIZE AND FASTEST POSSIBLE RPM (5400 one's are much too slow- 7200 RPM should be the minimum and there are a few laptop spinners around at 10,000 RPM but expensive - SSD will be cheaper but less capacity though).

    It's amazing in all the topics I see on computer performance one very rarely hears of poor Disk I/O being responsible - but it's probably the biggest cause of disappointment and the easiest to fix.

    Loads of people unnecessarily upgrade processors / RAM when a simple HDD upgrade would probably work better.

    If you DO have an SSD in the computer try and download some sort of diagnostic tool and post the results on this forum. The rest of the PC sounds fine.

    (When SSD's first came out -- a lot better now) people were amazed at how even old laptops with slow CPU's could perform so much better with an SSD to the old IDE HDD's in them !!).

      My Computer

  2. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Just found out a possible expensive fix.
    If i connect a extra monitor it looks like it work as it should.
    I tried to connect the TV with a HDMI cable, and then run CS, i got a stable fps ( tho it was capped at 60 cuse the TV can run higher) and it ran smoothly with no fluctuations in the fps, or the slow mouse cursor you get with vsync enabled.
    So i gota see if i can borrow a monitor that can run more than 60fps, and see how that works.
    And if it works, i guess i gota get a monitor to hook up to my laptop

    Thanks again for all the replys!
      My Computers


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