why is my laptop so slow!

March 24, 2011 at 13:18:11
Specs: Windows 7, i7 CPU, 4GB ram
why is my gaming laptop being really slow recently? it has a i7 CPU , 4GB of RAM, 64 bit OS, and a 640GB hard drive and a 1GB graphics card, my laptop is called a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, any ideas on why it is so slow

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#1
March 24, 2011 at 14:11:37
If it's slow, it's either overheating & throttling, or you added a bunch of garbage software that's slowing it dwon. Another possibility is infection.

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#2
March 24, 2011 at 15:48:11
What graphics card does it have?

That would explain slow gaming, its not a gaming laptop. Its a budget consumer laptop, and my guess is if it does have discrete graphics they might be overheating. Do you game in well ventilated space or on top of a notebook cooler? If you game on your lap or a pillow, you are killing your machine.


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#3
March 24, 2011 at 18:44:48
The bottleneck in you system is deffinetly the GPU.

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#4
March 27, 2011 at 00:22:45
there are a lot of dv6 laptops
but the only one with a core i7 is the
HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC
and its got an ATi Radeon HD 6490M 1 GB DDR5 Graphics card so the graphics card might be the problem.try to run a system optimization tool and download the newest drivers for the graphics card.and buy a cooling pad.hp laptops aren't exactly the cool running ones.

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#5
March 27, 2011 at 16:46:09
well my dv6 laptop has a Nvidea GEforce 230m 1GB graphics card, i do have the cooling pad under my laptop which is always on when i game, since its a gaming laptop i do have alot of games on it, WoW with all expansions, cod black ops, COHO, borderlands, world of tanks, and i could go on, my laptop does get hot alot, but even starting up it takes like 5 mins sometimes just to load up, and i always put it in hibernate mode, and then restart my computer once every few days, and my laptop is a dv6 model, the sticker on my laptop says intel core i7 inside, i just did a virus scan and a malware bites scan and still the machine is clean, "i dont look at dirty pictures / movies" and well, thats pretty much all i can say,

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#6
March 28, 2011 at 10:05:08
Just because you put alot of games on it doesn't make it a 'gaming' laptop.

The GT 230m is a lower-mid range card. It should still be able to play most games on low-medium settings.

Are your drivers up to date? Did it use to be faster, but only recently got slower? If so, what has changed (any new programs, hardware, windows updates, etc.?).

5 minutes to load up for a laptop isn't uncommon. If your drive is a 5400 RPM hard drive and you have alot of programs to start up, especially.

Again, has it always been this slow? If so, then it sounds like your computer is just not as fast as you would like, not that there is something wrong with it. You could upgrade to a SSD to get faster load up times for your machine and programs, but with a laptop thats about it. You could do a fresh install of Windows and you will probably notice faster load up times as well.


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#7
March 28, 2011 at 22:10:49
Have you tried thinning out your Start-Up menu?
Also check which processes/Apps are running that don't need to be.

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#8
March 29, 2011 at 23:10:02
in that case your laptop is the HP Pavilion dv6-2190us.HP Pavilion dv6-2190us specs are as Intel Core i7-720QM (1.6GHz), 4GB DDR3 memory, HDD 500GB 7200RPM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M 1GB VRAM discrete graphics, 15.6″ LED backlight & Bright View display, DVD Burner, 6-cell lithium ion battery and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS.
good laptop man.
now it might be too much programs too.open start and type in the box under all programs msconfig and press enter and a window called system configuration will and in it press "startup" tab.and in it there should be a lot of things ticked and un-ticked post what is ticked and un-ticked here and then i can help you.

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