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Whitebeard1

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    Is My Laptop Meant To Be This Slow/Laggy?
    « on: July 14, 2015, 02:55:16 AM »
    Hey. I bought this Dell Inspiron11 laptop a year ago. I don't use it much, but I notice that it's quite slow/laggy at times.
    For example, when starting online flash games, the window can go unresponsive/freeze for a while or even crash.
    Or when it's under slightly heavier tasking it can freeze for a few moments too...
    People have told me this is normal, but is it really?
    Thanks.


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    Re: Is My Laptop Meant To Be This Slow/Laggy?
    « Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 02:46:54 PM »
    It's a little underpowered for 64-bit OS, but it does meet minimum requirements.  Does it have a hard disk drive or a solid state drive?  If HDD, consider a SSD replacement.  It may be an eSATA drive or eMMC drive.  The former is replaceable, the latter is not.

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      Re: Is My Laptop Meant To Be This Slow/Laggy?
      « Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 07:32:12 PM »
      Hey, sorry for the late reply.
      I'm not sure if my laptop have a HDD or a SSD...
      Is there any way I can tell?
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        Re: Is My Laptop Meant To Be This Slow/Laggy?
        « Reply #3 on: July 17, 2015, 07:46:41 PM »
        Ah, nevermind. I found that it has a HDD.

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        Re: Is My Laptop Meant To Be This Slow/Laggy?
        « Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 09:06:46 AM »
        Windows doesn't know the difference between HDD or SSD.
        HWInfo will tell you everything about your hardware.
        http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

        Dell Inspiron11 came in many configurations.  Need to know exactly what it is.

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          Re: Is My Laptop Meant To Be This Slow/Laggy?
          « Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 02:07:20 AM »
          Downloaded HWInfo and took a look at the info. I didn't really understand much so took a screenshot of the system summary it provided.
          Thanks.

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          Re: Is My Laptop Meant To Be This Slow/Laggy?
          « Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 07:45:02 AM »
          I see your laptop has 2GB of RAM.  Adding more RAM should yield noticeable improvement.  Visit crucial.com and search on your model. 

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            Re: Is My Laptop Meant To Be This Slow/Laggy?
            « Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 04:06:16 PM »
            I see your laptop has 2GB of RAM.  Adding more RAM should yield noticeable improvement.  Visit crucial.com and search on your model. 
            Ok, thanks. Will have a try.
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