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What does it say near the bottom after This Process?

 

Should tell you what cpu


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Next to "This Processor" it says "AMD A4-5000 with Radeon HD Graphics"


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Your rating is actually better than the other AMD A4-5000 on their reference site.  It only got 203.

 

Let's try the WEI tool

 

 

https://winaero.com/...oad.php?view.79

 

Then look toward the bottom of the page where it says:

 

Download Winaero WEI Tool

 

Click on that and download it.  You will get WEI.zip.  Save it then right click and Extract All, Extract.  Double click on WEI folder.  Right click on wei.exe and Run As Admin.

 

Click on Run (or Re-run) the Assessment.

 

When it finishes what is the lowest rated item? 


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Lowest rated item is Processor 4.9 -- also Desktop Graphics 4.9


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Probably about as good as we can expect.

 

I'm not seeing anything that shows it's slow.  Sometimes Windows updates over time will mean the system needs more memory.  We usually recommend 8 GB for a 64 bit system.  You only have 4.  You will usually only notice that it takes a lot longer to boot.

 

We can run MBAR to rule out a hidden rootkit that I can't see:

 

https://www.malwareb...om/antirootkit/

 

Hit the Download button and follow instructions.  See if it finds anything.


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No malware found


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Do you still feel it's slow?


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Not particularly. I think you named the real problem, not enough RAM. It is GOOD TO KNOW that I don't have any viruses or malware.


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One more possibility.  CPUs will slow down if they get hot in order to protect themselves.  Speccy said yours ran at 52 which is a bit high for a desktop but Speccy tends to read high. 

 

Get speedfan:

http://www.filehippo...nload_speedfan/

Download, save and Install it (Win 7+ or Vista right click and Run As Admin.) then run it (Win 7+ or Vista right click and Run As Admin.).

It will tell you your temps in real time tho the default is to show the hard drive temp in the systray.  You can change it:  Hit Configure then click on the highest temp and check Show in tray.  With no other programs running what is the highest temp you see?  Run an anti-virus scan, play one of your games or watch a video for at least 5 minutes.  What is the highest temp now?
 

We don't really want it to go over about 65 under load.  If it does it usually means either the fan is defective (speedfan should tell you your fan speed so you can see if it is running) or (most likely) the interface between the fan and the heatsink is clogged with dust. The best fix for a clogged heatsink is to remove the fan (not the heatsink or heatpipe or you will need to replace the thermal paste) and vacuum out the heatsink. 
 


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Highest temp with no other programs running is 51.

After watching a video for 5 minutes, highest temp is 57.

I think my best move is to upgrade RAM.


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Desktops normally run below 50 - usually closer to 45 - so you probably do have some dust build up.  Won't hurt to clean it as long as you do not dislodge the heatsink.

 

Number Of SPD Modules    2
                Slot #1
                    Type    DDR3
                    Size    4096 MBytes
                    Manufacturer    Unknown (Ramos Technology)
                    Max Bandwidth    PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
                    Part Number    EWB4GB681CA3-16IC
...
                Slot #2
                    Type    DDR3
                    Size    2048 MBytes
                    Manufacturer    Hyundai Electronics
                    Max Bandwidth    PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
                    Part Number    HMT325U6CFR8C-PB
                   
 

You currently have only 2 slots available and both filled.  Turns out you have 6 GB total both PC3-12800 (800 MHz).  Most new PC3-12800 is 1600 MHz.  If you just get one new one it should go in slot #1 then move the one in slot #1 over to slot #2.  We have a e-cycle place here in town that sells used RAM much cheaper than new but not everyone has such a store tho e-bay probably has some pulls.   DDR4 RAM is what is used for new PCs.  It won't fit in your slots.

 

If you just want to replace the 2 with a 4 then Amazon has

Patriot Signature 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600MHz) CL11 DIMM Memory Module PSD34G160081
4GB 1600MHz Single Module
$17.99

 

To replace both with two 8s for a total of 16

 

Patriot PV316G160C0K 16GB(2x8GB) Viper III DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) CL10 Desktop Memory With Black Mamba Heatsink
Personal Computers
$59.99

 

(or get two of the following)

 

To replace the 2 with an 8 for a total of 12:

 

Timetec Hynix IC 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz PC3L-12800 Non ECC Unbuffered 1.35V/1.5V CL11 2Rx8 Dual Rank 240 Pin UDIMM Desktop PC Computer Memory Ram Module Upgrade (8GB)
Personal Computers
$27.99

 

When working with RAM, do not touch the gold pins.  Handle them by edges and always ground yourself before touching them.  Make sure PC is off and not asleep.  Make sure RAM is fully seated.


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