Windows 10: Brand new laptop slower than old one

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  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1803 (build 17134.165)
    Thread Starter
       11 Nov 2017 #11

    Helmut said: 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.

    Helmut said: 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.

    Helmut said: 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.

    Helmut said: 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.


    Helmut said: 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.


    Helmut said: 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.


    Helmut said: 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; 11 Nov 2017 at 07:49.
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  2. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1803 (build 17134.165)
    Thread Starter
       11 Nov 2017 #12

    margrave55 said: 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).



    margrave55 said: 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. Gordon7's Avatar
    Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       11 Nov 2017 #13

    @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.    11 Nov 2017 #14

    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. Posts : 616
    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       11 Nov 2017 #15

    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. Gordon7's Avatar
    Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       12 Nov 2017 #16

    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. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1803 (build 17134.165)
    Thread Starter
       13 Nov 2017 #17

    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. MrHudson's Avatar
    Posts : 403
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       15 Nov 2017 #18

    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. FerchogtX's Avatar
    Posts : 284
    Windows 10 x64 Home 1803
       17 Nov 2017 #19

    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. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1803 (build 17134.165)
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2017 #20

    FerchogtX said: 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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