Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-26-2006, 09:10 AM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7
Default Slow Notebook - Why?

hey everyone, i have a question with regards to the new notebook i recently bought. i bought a new notebook around 2 months ago, and it is just so slow. here are afew specs:
-40 gb HD ( to which i have used maybe 4-5 gb )
-2.73 ghz processor
-256mb ram

it also takes an extremly long time to start up, i timed it the otherday and it took approx 5 minutes for it to load windows, and before i could start using the computer.

if i wanted to open, say ms word, it would take approx 45-60 secs to open, my question is why? i do not understand why such a new computer can be so terribly slow, what can i do to fix this problem? should i put more hardware in? i.e more ram? would more ram make the computer run faster, and speed up the time it takes to open ms word etc.

thank you, any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
__________________

deejayem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 10:43 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
joxley1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,846
Send a message via AIM to joxley1990 Send a message via MSN to joxley1990
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

You could do with more RAM, 256 is prettttty low. Check what is in your startup, and see which running processes you have.
__________________

joxley1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 10:48 AM   #3
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

so ram would improve the overall speed?
deejayem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
joxley1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,846
Send a message via AIM to joxley1990 Send a message via MSN to joxley1990
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

Yeah, 1GB would be nice.
joxley1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 10:51 AM   #5
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

would more ram improve the start-up speed aswell? or just improve the speed it takes to open programs? or both?
deejayem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 10:52 AM   #6
Golden Master
 
joxley1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,846
Send a message via AIM to joxley1990 Send a message via MSN to joxley1990
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

It will speed up everything..
joxley1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 11:29 AM   #7
BSOD
 
King of Kings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,072
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

Dude my laptop is 1.5 ghz with 512 ram and its fast as hell.Id say its faster than my 2.21ghz 512 ram pc,but its pretty new.What kind of processor are you running,Pentium D?
King of Kings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 11:48 AM   #8
Golden Master
 
joxley1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,846
Send a message via AIM to joxley1990 Send a message via MSN to joxley1990
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

Yeah but if he has alot of programs, and alot of startup items, with 256MB RAM, it isant going to last long.
joxley1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 12:08 PM   #9
In Runtime
 
AMD RULES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 258
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

if possible, get a gig, or even 2gb if your notebook supports it.
I went with a gig for my desktop and them decided to pay the extra money for 2gigs, and what a difference. Boot times are quicker and it helps the cpu run apps also. Memory is just as important as the cpu. You won't get the performance out of your cpu without good or enough ram for it to use.
AMD RULES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 07:28 PM   #10
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7
Default Re: Slow Notebook - Why?

the computer is 'AMD mobile Sempron'.
yeah the notebook supports 2gb ram, i will certainly consider upgrading to 2gb, but will definatly upgrade to 1gb.
__________________

deejayem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0