Windows 10: bad perfromance on HDD/Windows 10

  1.    19 Aug 2017 #1

    bad perfromance on HDD/Windows 10


    soo..recently i reinstalled windows 10 to run away from bad performance..here i am
    things what i have done so far. disabled defender and search/cortana
    and i still end up with dips of performance with hdd usage and ram usage..omg
    right now i am using 49% ram and without anything open i use 40% of ram, that is 1,5 GB..that is too much for a fresh install.
    my specs
    i5 6200U
    Nvidia Gforce 940M
    4Gb DDR3 ram
    1tb WD hard drive
    but performance is amazing when i play cpu and ram dependent games. far cry 4 60fps on low/medium. need for speed most wanted 2012 60fps medium and Leauge of legends 80Fps everything high without Anti-aliasing.(I know this is not gaming laptop, but still..impressive numbers)

    How can i push more out of my laptop? i want to decrease ram usage and decrease number of apps and programs using hdd all the time. please help me
    mind one thing..this is fresh install, i want to get rid of windows cr^pware too
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  2.    19 Aug 2017 #2

    SSD would be your next step.
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       19 Aug 2017 #3

    aivislv said: View Post
    right now i am using 49% ram and without anything open i use 40% of ram, that is 1,5 GB..that is too much for a fresh install.
    ...but performance is amazing when i play cpu and ram dependent games.
    Windows preloads stuff into unused memory, it is not an issue, if you have got amazing performance.


    aivislv said: View Post
    and i still end up with dips of performance with hdd usage and ram usage..omg
    If you get stuttering playing games, try to disable game mode.

    Turn On or Off Game Mode in Windows 10 Windows 10 Gaming Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 863
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       19 Aug 2017 #4

    Simple, get more RAM, 4 GB is just not enough. 8 GB minimum these days.

    My simple reasoning goes like this, 1.7 GB Windows 10(at idle) and up to 1.7 GB for the iGPU that leaves very little for Applications in a worse case scenario, barely 500 MB.

    Thus you can see that getting up to 8 GB gives you 0.5 GB < 4.5 GB for applications.

    This stops most swops to HDD/SSD due to lack of RAM.

    4 years ago when buying this Laptop I specified 8 GB of RAM, minimum.

    Large SSDs are expensive relative to a 1 TB HDD. That will change over time of course as SSDs come down in price. However it still does not negate the basic lack of RAM.
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  5.    19 Aug 2017 #5

    SSD and RAM upgrade to 16GB if M.2 NVMe is supported, don't hesitate to get one over SATA
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