Laptop Slowing Down after A Few Minutes
Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:41 AM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:44 AM
By increasing the ram memory the virtual memory will be increased. You can also manually increase the virtual memory also which is a temporary fix for the issue.
Go to Start then to Control Panel
Click on System then click on Advanced tab.
In the Performance Field click on Settings
Now on the Advanced Tab click on Change
Now take a screenshot and include it in your next reply.
To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop
Attach it to your next reply
Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:16 AM
One thing that I would suggest is that you check the CPU temperature when the computer slows down. Many computers have a feature in their BIOS that drops CPU speed to half if it overheats, to protect it from heat damage. To see the temperature open Everest again and click Computer > Sensor. Wait few seconds for the parameters to show up and report CPU and other temperatures.
Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:27 AM
Pentium III-850/700 CPU, 128MB of SDRAM, 256KB L2 cache, Windows 2000 Professional, 15-inch active-matrix screen, Trident CyberBlade-XP graphics chip with 16MB of SDRAM, 20GB hard drive, 4X/4X/24XCD-RW/6XDVD-ROM combo drive, built-in network adapter, V.90 modem, eraserhead pointing device, 8.4-pound weight (with AC adapter and phone cord)
I have to agree with The Skeptic on his synopsis of the issue. It looks that Win2000 was the original OS and going to XP is probably stretching the system resources to it's limits.
Though increasing the ram may help I don't think the system will perform in a normal manner due to the limitations of the system itself.
The GPU itself is only 16 megs which is not made to play anything more then flash games at best.
A 20 gig hd in itself is small by today's standards and not even sold brand new from any retailer that I know now.
We can maybe make it better but I just don't think you are going to ever truly resolve the issue simply because of the age and limitations of the system itself.
Posted 15 January 2011 - 10:27 AM
Anyway thanks for your help and I'll try what you both said and say the results
Posted 15 January 2011 - 10:29 AM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 10:49 AM
Not to say it may have been one of the last ones of that model made and XP was put on it but realistically it is highly unlikely given the default specs on the system.
If you really like the mobility of the laptop you may consider buying a newer one as the prices are down where you could buy one for less then 400USD anymore which is about the same it would cost for a barebones system not counting a monitor, kb, mouse or OS.
Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:52 AM
Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:04 AM
If you really want to keep XP increasing your memory will help but it won't fix the issue.
Running Crucial's online scan will give you the type, configuration and maximum amount of memory your system can handle. Then we can check the price for the upgrade in memory.
As I said this in turn will increase your virtual memory and page file thus the slowing down should decrease then.
Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:34 AM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:38 AM
If the piece is the actual connector then you may have another problem as they are soldered to the mobo.
If the issue is the plastic housing surrounding the connection that may be able to be replaced..
Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:20 AM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:47 AM
If the pins themselves have been damaged then a new mobo would be needed.
Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:20 PM
Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:48 AM
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