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  1.    1 Week Ago #11
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1709 (build 16299.19)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    I would suspect you have not gone thru Windows 10 settings, a lot needs changing otherwise a load of useless stuff runs in the background does downloads that you never use.
    I would suspect you suspect too easily.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    Also stop Live Tiles on the Start screen you don't want, you have to do each individually by right clicking.
    Did that very early on, as I always do with a new Win10 machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    I would get rid of 2 Web Browsers, 5 is far too many.
    I'm... not running 5 browsers?
    Of the ones I do have I don't usually run more than one at a time. And none of them are loaded with lots of extensions or other extra baggage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    I would also check for Malware.
    It's a brand new machine, and I haven't been bitten by such stuff since the one time I let one in back in 2002. Seriously, I never get infected with anything at all; that's how well I protect my tech.


    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    Check you have not installed any so-called 'cleaner application' that deletes Prefetch data.
    No need to check because I know I didn't do so.


    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    Go to the Power options, minimise the power saving features, go for performance.
    Another thing I do very early on after setting up a new machine.


    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    It is not a dud, just that you have apparently not done any configuration of Windows and Applications.
    Apparently I've done quite a bit (and more than what's been mentioned in this post). In any case, I've never had a new machine act like this right out of the box, so something's more amiss than "any" configuration I may not have yet done.
    Last edited by cbiweb; 6 Days Ago at 07:49.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1709 (build 16299.19)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by margrave55 View Post
    What CPU is in this new laptop? And the old laptop?
    It's all there in my specs ("My Computers" in the lower left of this post).



    Quote Originally Posted by margrave55 View Post
    Also, side note ...
    Cheap is slow. Cheap is unreliable. So don't buy cheap.
    Easy to say when you're not eating peanut butter two meals a day....
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  3.    6 Days Ago #13
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 155
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1794

    @chiweb - and if clam1952 had actually read your PC spec's he would have noticed that your new laptop have 6 GB Ram not 8 -
    so there is nothing wrong in that apartment.

    But still your RAM usage is to high for some reason. I see that the 6 GB is using both of your 2 RAM slots, that must
    be a 4 GB in one, and 2 GB in the other!? (Sad they did not use two 4 GB sticks).

    You have only 10 days to roll back to your previous system, from the day you get 1709 (FCU).
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  4.    6 Days Ago #14
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Staffordshire
    Posts : 358
    Windows 10 Pro

    Read the thread properly in particular post 7 where I stated that looks like the 6GB, remember the OP thought he should have had 8GB.
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  5.    6 Days Ago #15
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 412
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Settings will show the total installed memory on your system then show how much is only used.

    My 2014 AMD laptop is fine, even with 4GB (thanks to superfetch)
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  6.    5 Days Ago #16
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 155
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1794

    Sorry clam1952 I misread that peace. I see now that Lenovo state it should have 4 GB soldered + 4GB DIM DDR4 RAM:

    link to Lenovo: http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/Lenov...7?M=80XM00F0US
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  7.    4 Days Ago #17
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1709 (build 16299.19)
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I just checked on the RAM situation. 17" models (like mine) come with only 6GB, while 15's come with 8. .......
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  8.    2 Days Ago #18
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Texas
    Posts : 101
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition

    After doing clean install, mine seems a bit faster now, but Its using 56% of 3.9GB available of ram, will upgrade it soon to 8GB. CPU needs to be faster, 1.6 GHz with a 2.16 GHz max not cutting it.
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  9.    1 Day Ago #19
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    México
    Posts : 212
    Windows 10 x64 Home 1703

    For me, your AMD A10 is way better than that i3... A system that could run better that your current A10 would be an A12 or an AMD FX at least, or, if you want an intel, and i5 would be faster than your A10...

    Also, I would avoid those intel HD integrated graphics, those GPUs are horrible.

    In my case, AMD does it's job, I can multitask, do my design work and turn hardware aceleration on for many stuff, it even doesn0t heat that much (like older AMD's used to do)

    Ah, I would go for something beyond 6 GB RAM... also, check your startup items, I-m asuming you have a lot of stuff sitting there using a lot of RAM...
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  10.    14 Hours Ago #20
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1709 (build 16299.19)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
    For me, your AMD A10 is way better than that i3... A system that could run better that your current A10 would be an A12 or an AMD FX at least, or, if you want an intel, and i5 would be faster than your A10...

    Also, I would avoid those intel HD integrated graphics, those GPUs are horrible.

    In my case, AMD does it's job, I can multitask, do my design work and turn hardware aceleration on for many stuff, it even doesn0t heat that much (like older AMD's used to do)

    Ah, I would go for something beyond 6 GB RAM... also, check your startup items, I-m asuming you have a lot of stuff sitting there using a lot of RAM...
    If you're talking to me, you might read through the thread before telling me what to stay away from and what to get. But if you did read through the thread, then you must be talking to someone else (hard to know without quoting whoever you're replying to), but not sure who?
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