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ftfk00

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Hello,

 

I have bought a dell inspiron 1710 vostro laptop.

 

First thing i did was upgraded the ram to max capacity 4gb and fresh installed windows 7 64bit professional.

 

Now the laptop not even 1 week after doing this is very slow.

 

The memory i bought was the correct type for the laptop as i took the old ram out first to check.

 

It's a fresh install and there is 230gb hd with nothing else running on the system.

 

Why would it be so slow.

 

Thanks for any advice.

 

 


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Hello ftfk00

 

Download then run Speccy and post the resultant url for us please, details here


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Hello Phill,

 

Thanks for your reply and i apologise for my late reply.

I just got back and the vostro laptop will not turn on.I think the charger is faulty and the battery is dead.

 

But i hope you might have a look at the link below it's for my daughters asus x58c laptop.

I did the same thing with this laptop,installed 2gb ram and reinstalled windows and it's doing the same as vostro laptop

it's very slow,and physical ram is down to 900mb from 2gb in 1 week.

 

http://speccy.pirifo...qIVmhhc1QzQydoy

 

Thanks again.


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Hello ftfk00,

 

RE the Vostro;

Have you tried using battery power only and vice versa removing the battery and using only the AC adapter, if so what was the outcome in both instances please.

 

I would start by getting rid of anything related to AVG as it is a known hog on system resources which consequently dramatically slows down a computer, you must use the correct uninstall procedure/tool or you will have conflict problems, AVG removal tools here

Next download and install Avast free direct from Avast (please avoid ever downloading anything from CNet) Avast home page and download here

Finally, install all Windows important updates (start with SP 1)

 

Post back with an update.

 

 

 i hope you might have a look at the link below it's for my daughters asus x58c laptop.

 

 

Environment Variables
USERPROFILE: C:\Users\Tommy
 
You have a daughter called Tommy  :unsure:

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Hello Phill,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Yes it is my daughters laptop given to her by her brother Tommy,she still uses his profile.

So no mix ups.

 

Wow i always use AVG.i never knew it was so hard on resources.


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Hello ftfk00,

 

Yes it is my daughters laptop given to her by her brother Tommy,she still uses his profile.

So no mix ups.

 

 

:thumbsup:

 

AVG and Norton at one time were often seen as the be all of end all AVs but times have changed and neither are as user or system friendly as others such as Avast or MSE

 

You are welcome btw  :)


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Hello Phill,

 

When i go to Avast download link.

 

The download is through CNet.(download.cnet.com).

 

Is this ok.


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Gday.

I think they changed some links.

Go to this page, second up from the bottom >> http://www.avast.com/en-gb/store


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Try the following: Scroll to the bottom of the page, Under Home click on All Products and Special Offer > Scroll down to avast! Free Antivirus and then click on the download tab to the bottom right. http://www.avast.com/en-gb/store

 

Thanks iammykyl  :thumbsup:


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