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Keyboard seems to slow

by edwardnav / April 17, 2014 8:09 AM PDT

Is there a way to speed it up. I'm no speed demon, but I am constantly having to type slower otherwise typing gets messed up. Tried going to control panel/keyboard but didn't see anything obvious to adjust.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions

Eddie

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Clarification Request
Make, model? Details?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2014 12:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Keyboard seems to slow

At the office we had this netbook that was just slow. Nothing was broke or wrong, it was just slow.
Bob

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Sorry Bob, haven't needed to be on this forum in a while
by edwardnav / April 17, 2014 3:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Make, model? Details?

I bought a new desktop pc, HP Pavilion Slimline 400 series, came with a separate keyboard and mouse. I don't like this new mouse because it doesn't have the side buttons that I had gotten used to and my old mouse won't work because of a different plug. Same applies to my old/new keyboard, different plug. I'm having a lot of issues but I'm trying to work through them one at a time. Since I'm the only user, and it's at home, just learned how to by pass start up log in and go straight to the desktop, just like my old computer.

Thanks for any help you can provide,

Eddie

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Folk are reviewing that as a slow PC
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2014 12:27 AM PDT
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So, do you think more memory would help
by edwardnav / April 18, 2014 2:03 AM PDT

Has two dimm slots and one is empty. Came with 4G installed, seems as thought it can handle a total of 16, so maybe another 4 or 8? Is there a minimum memory that a win 8.1 needs. Processor = 1.40 gigahertz AMD E1-2500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 128 kilobyte primary memory cache, 1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache, 64 bit, dual core, 1498.72 Gigabytes usable hard drive capacity, 799.60 gigabytes hard drive free space, 3518 Megabytes usable installed memory = all these spec's from running the "Belarc Advisor" program.

Thanks Bob

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Ouch.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2014 2:08 AM PDT

At the office we had a laptop with the AMD E1 and it was so bad we gave it to a college student.

No, adding RAM will not speed it up. We tried it with 16GB RAM and well, it is what it is.
Bob

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whats the make & model of your keyboard..?
by pjunaid / April 17, 2014 3:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Keyboard seems to slow

i had the same issue recently but sometime it is only matter of time to get used to new gadgets, but let me know the make and model of it so i can search for you any kind of said issue or solution in other case.
PJ

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HP keyboard model KB 71211
by edwardnav / April 17, 2014 11:52 PM PDT

Came with computer. If it comes to it I suppose I could buy a different keyboard and mouse, but who wants to spend more money when you just bought a brand new computer.

Thanks for replying and providing any assistance,

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Problem solved - thanks everyone
by edwardnav / April 18, 2014 12:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Keyboard seems to slow

I went to control panel / ease of access center / change how your keyboard works. Then clicked on 'set up filter keys / set up repeat keys and slow keys - avoid accidental keystrokes = how long do you want to hold down a key before your computer accepts the keystroke - it was set at 1.0 seconds / changed to 0.3 seconds. Problem solved

Thanks again - Maybe I'll keep this computer if I can resolve a few more issues.

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