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Poor Performance from old HP G6000 Laptop
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:43:40 PM »
I've been working on this old laptop for a while now trying to restore it a little. This is a just a fun little project, I don't really need or want this laptop for anything.

Anyway I have resolved the failing HDD and replaced the old dried up thermal paste but the laptop is still not performing as well as it once did. That is to say programs which it could run in the past no longer run well.

It may just be the case that more RAM is now used by the operating system and page file usage has increased. There is currently only 2GB RAM installed, I plan on increasing this.

Operating system is Win7 x86 SP1 fresh install.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else I may want to tackle?
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Re: Poor Performance from old HP G6000 Laptop
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 09:27:12 PM »
Questions.
When you did a re-install of Windows 7, did you use the same exact version that goes with that laptop?
And did you install drivers from the HP web site?
In the device manager, are there is yellow question marks?




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Re: Poor Performance from old HP G6000 Laptop
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 08:24:58 PM »
Windows installed a few months ago (Laptops not been used a lot). Originally the laptop came with Vista but that was removed after about 5 minutes.

Relevant drivers have been installed from HP. Although Windows downloads most automatically. I replaced the graphics drivers with the original drivers but this made the system unstable.

Yes one, in the USB section. I believe this to be the webcam.
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Re: Poor Performance from old HP G6000 Laptop
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 04:01:09 PM »
Bit of an update on this:

I have disabled the anti virus and all is well. I noticed before that the anti virus software was utilizing a lot of hard disk time (lots of read requests despite not performing a scan). And near constant run time spent on updating.

The anti virus in question was Bit defender.
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Re: Poor Performance from old HP G6000 Laptop
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 09:32:14 PM »
Anyone have any ideas on why this may have happened? I use this anti virus on all my machines and never had an issue before.
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