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Doubled processor and RAM and PC still slow?

Apr 3, 2018 7:15AM PDT

I have the HP Compaq 6305-SFF desktop..
I just upgraded my processor from an a4 2.0ghz to the a10-5700 at about 3.5ghz. I doubled my ram from 8 to 16 and put in a 2TB refurbished harddrive.
64 bit OS windows 10 professional..

Why does my pc seem slower now than before?!?!

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Re: slower
Apr 3, 2018 8:57AM PDT

Depends on what's causing the slowness. Did you analyze the bottlenecks before upgrading?

For example, more RAM only makes it faster when a lot of processes are running and there's a lot of context switching between those processes. If that's not applcable, you won't see any difference. A larger disk doesn't make any difference at all. A faster CPU should show a difference in benchmark for CPU intensive tasks.

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Apr 3, 2018 9:18AM PDT

I honestly dont know what bottlenecks are..

But since i upgrade my processor to a 3.5ghz quad core, shouldnt i see a huge difference on start up time at least? Theres literally nothing installed yet its a fresh install of windows..

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Apr 3, 2018 10:21AM PDT

Now you get to finish the install with the proper mobo drivers and then the apu driver.

Then you get to look at what's loading at startup.

If there is unneeded stuff stop it from loading.

Sometimes there is a bunch of stuff that can be stopped if you don't need it active all the time.

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Apr 3, 2018 9:19AM PDT

And what else can i do to speed up my system?

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No to start up times. Why?
Apr 3, 2018 9:22AM PDT

You are still on a HDD and delays should be about the same. Try the SSD next time.

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Faster options: SSD or SSHD.
Apr 5, 2018 7:15AM PDT

Hi brodynotyourhomie, if you want to increase just the speedness of your desktop you should consider moving on to a SSD or a SSHD. SSD's are very fast, reliable, and they come in a wide range of storage capacities as you need it. Seagate has the Nytro SSD that can be exactly what you are looking for.

Then if you are searching for a drive that provides you with more storage, you should take into consideration the FireCuda SSHD, which is the perfect combination of high storage capacity and the speedness of a SSD.

Seagate Technology | Official Forums Team

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Disk drive is the slowest thing in the system.
Apr 6, 2018 7:23PM PDT

Likely you replaced the old hard drive with a slower one. Basically the disk drive is the slowest thing in the system, and everything else waits until it feeds data into memory. Try an SSD, you will be amazed at the difference.

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