Question Performance Issues

Jul 8, 2021
14
0
10
0
hello all
i am jack from florida

I own a dell vostro 3500 running windows 10 21h1
it has a intel i5 m480 2.66ghz
and a 500 gig hdd with 4 gigs of ram.
i have a lot of lag and sluggish behavior
as i have lot of work i need it to be fast/light
(it sometimes overheats)
any help is appreciated !
 
Jun 27, 2021
55
6
35
0
Have you tried opening the laptop up and blowing some dust out? That's going to be the cause of the overheating, which will result in sluggish behavior due to clock speeds being throttled back.
 
Jun 27, 2021
55
6
35
0
Sluggish performance can sometimes relate to a old hard drive, and particularly, hard drives that are close to end of life.
 

kanewolf

Titan
Moderator
Anything else Sire Anything to get it quicker/snappier/lighter/faster ??
What about software tweaks :\
You have the equivalent of a 1968 VW microbus with an air-cooled 40HP engine and wonder if changing the seats will make it faster.
You need to add hardware to speed it up. Moving to an SSD would help a lot. Upgrading to 8GB RAM would also help. There is nothing simple that is free that will help your situation.
How much could you spend if you had to ?
 

kanewolf

Titan
Moderator
Jul 8, 2021
14
0
10
0
Uhmmm Sorry I got stuck in some work !
The Ram thing I will probably Purchase 1 4Gig stick And Yea thanks for all your help..
Last question does this laptop support UEFI Bios ?
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS