Laptop performance issue

mmzf

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Hello, my issue is that i have tried many os, linux mint, ubuntu, ubuntu dde, peppermint, and many xfce versions. aside from linux i have tried windows 10 pro and windows 7 ultimate, all of the above mentioned os gave me such a big headache, i mean they are all running too slow, i mean take an example of a right click on desktop, the options of refresh and other options takes almost 5-6 seconds to appear. i mean just a right click can't be slow.... any suggestion what should i do now? i mean should i change to anyother os or what? im currently using linux mint cinnamon, please must take a look at HDD, is that the issue or what? here are my specs

System: Kernel: 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.6
wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine: Type: Portable System: Dell product: Precision M6400 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis:
type: 8 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 0D138P serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A13 date: 06/05/2013
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo P8400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn rev: A
L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 9041
Speed: 1226 MHz max: 1600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1225 2: 1237
Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA G94GLM [Quadro FX 2700M] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 340.108
bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:063a
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia resolution: 1440x900~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Quadro FX 2700M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.108 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:293e
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-40-generic
Network: Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
vendor: Dell driver: tg3 v: 3.137 port: df00 bus ID: 09:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:1680
IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN vendor: Dell
driver: wl v: kernel port: df00 bus ID: 0c:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:432b
IF: wlp12s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 36.81 GiB (15.8%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MK2555GSX size: 232.89 GiB speed: 1.5 Gb/s
serial: <filter>
Partition: ID-1: / size: 66.85 GiB used: 36.81 GiB (55.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: N/A sodimm: 51.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 59 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3006
Info: Processes: 189 Uptime: 2h 21m Memory: 7.76 GiB used: 1.75 GiB (22.5%) Init: systemd
v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Client: Unknown python3.8 client
inxi: 3.0.38
 
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That was pretty beefy workstation back in the day. 12 years old yeah? First thing I would be doing is replacing the old HDD with a SSD. And a good clean out internally.
 

mmzf

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Jun 17, 2018
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That was pretty beefy workstation back in the day. 12 years old yeah? First thing I would be doing is replacing the old HDD with a SSD. And a good clean out internally.
is the processor ok to run windows? or any os? p8400
 

hang-the-9

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You may want to just replace it with a newer faster system, a used laptop with a Intel i3 or i5 can be found for about $100 and will be much faster than this one. Considering an SSD and RAM upgrade to make yours run faster can be near that cost you may as well put the money towards a newer system.
 

mmzf

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Jun 17, 2018
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Any answer without replacing or new suggestions.. please? i tried linux on this machine and linux mint cinnamon works pretty well, but sometimes it also lags or freezes a bit, i migrated to Windows just because of poor video performance of linux i mean linux doesn't beat 20 fps on test while windows gives almost 59-60fps
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
Any answer without replacing or new suggestions.. please? i tried linux on this machine and linux mint cinnamon works pretty well, but sometimes it also lags or freezes a bit, i migrated to Windows just because of poor video performance of linux i mean linux doesn't beat 20 fps on test while windows gives almost 59-60fps
You have a slow system, you can either buy an ssd and more RAM for it, or spend that same money on a new system. Or live with how it runs. To me spending $40 or 50 on upgrades vs 100-120 on a faster system is a no-brainier, new system every time.
 

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