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Old 12-12-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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My system seems to be really gummy/slow. Running Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor TK-55 (1.80GHz), Installed memory (RAM) of 4.00GB (3.00GB usable) and Windows 10.



Is the 1.80 GHz processor too small for it to run swiftly?
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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32 bit operating system, too, just in case it helps you help me figure this thing out. I have another (or two) of the same exact laptop that I think might have a faster processor I could take apart and maybe install in this one (that is in better condition)?? If it would make it run properly?


Or is it the Windows 10 that is giving the system the slow feel?
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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It should be running very smoothly with those specifications, even with a 32 bit OS.

Can you bring up your Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) then do a screenshot of it with tasks ranked according to CPU usage?
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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I don't know. An Athlon X2 is pretty old. Can you reset and reload windows.
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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It should be running very smoothly with those specifications, even with a 32 bit OS.

Can you bring up your Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) then do a screenshot of it with tasks ranked according to CPU usage?
Yea. Give me a second...
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I don't know. An Athlon X2 is pretty old. Can you reset and reload windows.
It's pretty much a new install (I believe).
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:08 PM
 
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Do A test install of Linux (Ubuntu). . . if it's still slow, it's the hardware, not the OS.
Put it on a thumbdrive and boot from it. If you like it, then install it on your hard drive.
https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

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Old 12-13-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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It should be running very smoothly with those specifications, even with a 32 bit OS.

Can you bring up your Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) then do a screenshot of it with tasks ranked according to CPU usage?
The Passmark on that CPU is 955, equivalent to a 9 year old Intel laptop CPU or a netbook Atom that’s 5+ years old. It’s also dual core, 2 threads. I agree with testing with Linux before messing around with the laptop. Even a CPU transplant would yield minimal improvement.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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The Passmark on that CPU is 955, equivalent to a 9 year old Intel laptop CPU or a netbook Atom that’s 5+ years old. It’s also dual core, 2 threads. I agree with testing with Linux before messing around with the laptop. Even a CPU transplant would yield minimal improvement.
I've had Windows 10 run smoothly on dual core CPUs with similar benchmarks.

Granted, I've been told that qualitative differences can sometimes make a noticeable difference.

The point of bringing up the task manager is to rule out errant processes and so on. The next step would be to rule out problems with device drivers, followed by installed applications. Messing about with the components would be much further down the line.

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Old 12-13-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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I've had Windows 10 run smoothly on dual core CPUs with similar benchmarks.

Granted, I've been told that qualitative differences can sometimes make a noticeable difference.

The point of bringing up the task manager is to rule out errant processes and so on. The next step would be to rule out problems with device drivers, followed by installed applications. Messing about with the components would be much further down the line.
Like this?

Laptop running 1.80GHz, 4.00GB RAM, Windows 10..slow?-screenshot-task-manager.png
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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From that pic.. go to status.. see if your RAM is maxing out.. 3gig.. from the first few lines on that pic, i see a gig already being used up.
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