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Computer gets really slow after a while

by velosofy / January 18, 2013 4:16 AM PST

I'm having some troubles with my computer.
I have a fairly new computer.
I can start it up fast like normal but after a while(like 10 mins) it gets really slow to open programs. When the program is opened it runs like normal but opening something as small as notepad takes 5 minutes.

I hope someone can help me with this, i tried loads of things i found on the internet but none of them worked.


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So it's defective.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2013 5:50 AM PST

Time to take it back and get it fixed or go for the full refund. A new machine is like a new car. You don't repair it. They do.

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solution for Computer that gets really slow after a while
by Alicecarterit / January 18, 2013 7:39 PM PST


Computer getting slow is a common issue so i found a youtube tutorial which gives tutorial on how to speed up the computer and also about maintenance.

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link of the youtube channel which gives tips is
by Alicecarterit / January 18, 2013 7:41 PM PST
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Cut down on the background progams
by griplock / January 19, 2013 8:05 AM PST

Most new PCs have a lot of crapware promotional software running on them. You should just go into your startup configuration and remove all the programs that are non essential to the start up process. You can add them back to see which one is hogging your resources.

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by velosofy / January 19, 2013 8:09 PM PST

i did that already but it works fine for the first 10 minutes, but after it gets slow.

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Check the processes in the task manager
by griplock / January 20, 2013 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: did

Can you pinpoint the process or program that is eating up your resources after the ten minute slowdown period. You can just go into the task manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE and check out the processes that are using the most memory. Just click the process tab and look at the 4th column. Then you can figure out what is going on.

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Task manager Processes
by velosofy / January 20, 2013 4:28 AM PST

i took a screenshot

i don't think its anything in there.
When i open notepad i can see it in the processes getting slowly more memory.
but this shouldnt be any problem, i got 16gb ram.

This all started when i got an error a couple of weeks ago when i rebooted my comp. It was an error about HPTouchSmartSyncCalReminderApp.exe
i then deleted some of those HP programs and now i don't get the error anymore.

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by griplock / January 21, 2013 12:56 AM PST
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That is a ridiculous amount of memory that chrome is eating up. You need to find out why. Press Shift+ESC to see which Chrome apps are eating up your memory. Chrome loads gmail which is easily 100MB. You should try another browser to see if it doesn't solve your problem.

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by griplock / January 21, 2013 1:07 AM PST
In reply to: CHROME!!!

100K not 100MB

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by velosofy / January 21, 2013 4:41 AM PST
In reply to: CHROME!!!

I don't think that's it because it still laggs when chrome isnt open. And on my other comp chrome is running with 200+kb and it doesn't give any problems

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Still not working
by velosofy / January 25, 2013 10:36 PM PST
In reply to: CHROME!!!

I used firefox for a couple of days, and i didn't have any problems in 2 days, but now its lagging again and im using firefox so its not chrome :/

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