Hi, I found this site by stumbling across someone else's post about a similar problem. In that post, "RKinner" was nice enough to walk a user through pinpointing sources in apps or settings that were resulting in his system not functioning right by having him download various softwares and post logs, etc. The post is here:http://www.geekstogo...eally-sure-why/
I was hoping somebody could do a similar thing for me to help me identify reasons I can't get graphics to render properly on screen.
Dell Inspiron 5555
Processor AMD A6-7310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics, 2000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) (from sysinfo)
AMD K16 Carrizo-L 28nm Technology (from Speccy)
RAM 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-12-28)
Motherboard Dell Inc. 0FXF2C (P0)
256gb SSD, 1TB HDD, no optical drive
Win 10 Home 18362
Not sure what info you need, but that's my best guess.
My system is generally ok for most everyday stuff like web browsing, office, simple photo editing, etc, but when I try to do my school work, things fall apart. I am studying architecture and the main program I use is Revit, which is a CAD program that is very graphics-heavy. The program runs sooo slowly that I can literally hit save, go make a drink, pat the cat, come back and it's still not done. The bigger the file gets, of course, the bigger the problem gets.
I know I probably need to upgrade/update my laptop, but that will be a separate post, for now I'd need to get every last kb of usefulness out of what I have.
Graphics don't render properly on the screen, which makes producing rendered final images a lot of guesswork. There's a lot of patchiness, sketchiness, missing elements, black items and of course, it takes forever just to jump from one tab to the next within the program because it has to wake up the mouse that runs the wheel that renders the images on screen. And the mouse is sleepy. And fat. When it's running this program in particular, but whenever I ask it to do something a little daring like, I don't know, close an app, the CPU and disk % skyrocket and I develop 3rd degree burns from the heat it puts out.
Ordinarily I have the ability to perform a lot of this work on the computers at school that have fit, healthy mice that have been doing cocaine for days running in the wheels, but at the moment, that's not possible because of lockdown.
Could someone please guide me through some fine tuning or something that will allow me to make the best of a bad situation?
Edited by RiffRaffMama, 03 April 2020 - 02:29 AM.