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Sluggish pc

Discussion in 'General PC Chat' started by Tosha43, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Tosha43

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    Hi guys does anyone know of programmes I can use to find out why it is so slow,it has a i5 processor 8 gb of ram and a 1tb hard drive ,my Commodore 64 was quicker ool,also I noticed the other day on pc properties that the ram said 8gb but only 3.9 useable what does that mean?thanks for any advice

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  2. southsimon

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    can you provide a bit more info? what OS you using? Win 7 or 10 ? 32bit or 64bit?
     
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  3. Tosha43

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    Sorry,it's windows 10 and 32 bit

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  4. jclappi

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    If you only have 3.9gb of ram usuable you are running a 32bit version of your operating system rather than a 64bit. However that shouldn't make too much difference in general speed. It is likely that a program / service is hogging all of the memory. Run task manager and have a look if anything jumps out. It's often the case that it's pretty difficult to tie it down to something though unless you know what you;re looking for and formatting the hard drive is the quickest and easiest thing to do as long as you can back everything up. It could be hardware related but unlikely
     
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  5. southsimon

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    so have you done any upgrades? you see I was under the impression that 32bit had limitations of 4gb of memory ?
     
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  6. Tosha43

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    Sorry I'm not that good with them to realise anything was there that wasn't suppose to be,

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  7. edmoses

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    Go to Task Manager. Check the status of Processor, CPU and Disk. You'll most likely see a something in there that is flat lining around the 90%-100%. That will give you an indication of whats causing the performance issue.

    Common culprits are Anti Virus software or Windows Diagnostic related services.
     
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  8. Tosha43

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    No I got it of my son plus to be fair i wouldn't know what I was doing lol

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  9. Tosha43

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    Just looked and nothing so took this pic[​IMG]

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  10. cactikid

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    my old xps also got slow on xp and thinking it was dieing also ran antivirus and malwarebytes thinking it was infected and found a few nasties so i would ask what protection is on it? i was lucky with cleaning out my downloads and other files and now life and speed has returned
     
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  11. southsimon

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    its always best to copy off any docs, files etc you need to a separate drive. If things don't improve, I would be inclined to wipe the hard disk with a fresh Win 10 64bit build. Depending on make and model of pc / laptop worth getting a copy / backup of all the drivers to use for a restore. some manufactures have factory restore disks you can use just for this sort of thing.
     
  12. gray1313

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    put win 64bit on your computer 32 bit can only use up to 4gb of your memory so your missing 4gbit and that will make a lot od difference
     
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  13. Jak3y

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    You have at least 10 tabs of chrome open it eats up RAM and as already suggested back-up everything onto another drive and reinstalling windows should help or if there is nothing needed/wanted just a fresh install
     
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  14. Tosha43

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    Thanks guys just doing a fresh install thanks for the help.

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  15. southsimon

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    Once the new build is done, windows should auto update to the newest version. check with the manufactures website for any outdated drivers. Bios update is always a good place to start?
     
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  16. gray1313

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    id put something like tune up utilities on you r computer when done it cleans all the old files out and redundant files in browser and so on every week so your computer doesn't get clogged up that's what causes most computers to slow down
     
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