Solved Computer slow down since installing Dota 2

February 9, 2017 at 10:38:50
Specs: Windows 64
My computer is fairly new inspiron 15 3000 series I know very little about computers so sorry if that is not enough information and this is the wrong category. Anyway I recently downloaded Dota 2 which was a little too much for it to handle it slowed it down but I thought by just uninstalling it. This seems to have made it worse. I also considered that maybe the problem was my internet but I have a typical connection according to internet speed tests. I checked for viruses and for malware and have found nothing. A few other problems I am having are that watching videos has been extremely slow and audio has been making beeping sounds (presumably because of the lag of the video itself). The audio only does this on chrome but I prefer to use chrome and either way it is still slow and choppy on other browsers. I don't know what the problem could be should I just give it a break because of how hard it was working to run Dota 2 or is that not how this works.

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#1
February 9, 2017 at 12:38:55
The easiest way to fix that would be to roll back to a point prior to the installation of the game. See the link below for some help with that.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/li...

BTW, your version of Windows is more than just 64. I also found it amusing that you said you don't know much about computers but you chose the handle you are using here.

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February 9, 2017 at 13:23:36
I unfortunately don't have any restore points any other suggestions. Also it has gotten slightly better since I left it off for a while but its still slow.

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February 9, 2017 at 13:47:27
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Perhaps run ccleaner - which does a few useful things; clears out redundant entries in the registry; clears out junk /temp folders/files etc...

Malware cleaners/pest removers/anti-virus don't necessarily do the same as each other; each utility has its own agenda...

http://filehippo.com/download_cclea...

install it using the manual/custom option. Do NOT use the default/proffered automatic. Watch for and uncheck any pre-checked boxes - other than the one for the utility itself. That way you avoid installing all manner of junkware, changes and the like which you neither ned nor want; and much of it is real PIA to eradicate.

"Never" install anything off the web other than by a manual/custom option - with the checks as above too.

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#4
February 9, 2017 at 14:16:39
Stating the series but not the model number isn't very helpful. There are at least a 1/2 dozen models in the Inspiron 15 3000 series, each with a slightly different configuration. As OtheHill pointed out, there is no "Windows 64". Is it the 64-bit version of Windows 7, 8, or 10?

DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients) is going on 4 years old & the system requirements are fairly low. It should play reasonably well, even if your laptop uses the integrated graphics in a low end Core i3. But being that it's an online game, you need to have a decent internet connection without a bunch of bloatware or crapware running in the background.


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