|Hello I recently bought a used hp compaq 6710b offline. The gentleman I bought it from installed Windows 7 on it with 1gb of ram. I see the laptop has Windows Vista Basic on it and that appears to be the original os that came with the laptop. He told me W7 runs good on it, well regular browsing yes, but I use firefox, and i often have 8 to 14 tabs open. I've noticed, on this laptop when i have 4 or 5 tabs open it starts acting buggy, it will stop responding when i click on anything, it'll take 2 or 3 minutes before i can make my next move. >:(|
even if i have 4 or 5 browsers open and i try to open a picture or something it freezes up. i've ran my virus software and everything, i'm assuming this problem is could be the fact that i have windows 7 on a laptop with 1gb of ram, btw i have about 60gb free out of 80gb. Windows 7 has some nice features, but that's not a must for me, i just want a smooth running laptop, this is my first laptop. I want this laptop to be able to have 10 to 14 tabs open in firefox, i want to be able to watch a youtube video when i already have multiple tabs open, i'd like to do multiple things without it freezing up. I understand this Compaq 6710b is older, but 1gb of ram and dual core processor seems pretty good for a laptop.
My question is what will fix my problem, downgrading to xp or adding more ram? I have an xp cd from my desktop. Could i downgrade and be able to have multiple browsers without all the "not responding" and freezes? Or if i downgraded to xp would i still have this issue? I wont downgrade if it wont fix my problem. Thanks