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FredTheSandwich

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Hello Geek Forum! 

 

I can't seem too keep any system up to speed no matter what I try. I used to use a system optimiser but asked on another forum about my computer slowing down and was told I should stop using an optimiser unless I wan't my PC to break basically. I was told to use CCleaner and a basic anti virus and run them regularly. As long as I don't download any suspicious software my computer would run speedy as ever. 

 

I tried this for the past month and have started slowly seeing a change in my laptops performance as usual. It has been getting slower and slower with next to nothing downloaded on the hard drive and not many programs installed. 

 

A week ago I installed The Sims 3 for my girlfriend to play and at first it ran fine, but now runs at snail pace. I do not see what I am doing wrong.

 

I currently have a HP Pavilion Laptop -

 

Operating System - Windows 8.1 64-bit
 
CPU - AMD A4/A6/A8/A10 Trinity 32nm Technology
 
RAM - 7.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 672MHz (9-9-10-24)
 
Motherboard - Hewlett-Packard 216B (Socket FT1)
 
Graphics - Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected]) 768MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7600G (HP)
 
Storage - 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10JPVX-60JC3T0 SATA Disk Device (SATA)
 
Optical Drives -hp DVD-RAM UJ8DB SATA CdRom Device
 
Audio - Realtek High Definition Audio

 

 

 
I used speccy to pull these details. Aside from my girlfriend occasionally playing 1 game, it is only used for internet browsing.
 
Any help would be appreciated.

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Ztruker

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See what Speedtest.net tells you abut network speed. See if you are getting what you are paying for.

 

For instance, I pay for 30MBS up and 3MBS down and this is what I just got:

 

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Johan1

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Hello

 

You really should not use those kind of programs to speed up your system, registry cleaners and system doctors are known to cause a lot of system issues. You should just use the built-in applications and make sure that you do some maintenance from time to time. See the information here What kind of maintenance does Windows 8 need?

 

Hope it helps you :)


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