Solved How can I improve my old laptops performance

October 17, 2017 at 17:34:14
Specs: Windows 10
I have a TOSHIBA SATELLITE S875D-002 and it is running slow how can I improve performance i use the laptop plugged in I don't care about how much power it needs or if fans ruining at full throttle.

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October 19, 2017 at 16:33:13
Laptops aren't meant to run at max speed at all times. What would be the point? Do you need 100% CPU power when writing a post? When reading emails? When watching a video? Just let the system handle the CPU speed based on load.

If you want overall fast performance, replace the HDD with a SSD, a clean/fresh install of Windows with all the latest drivers, & at least 8GB RAM.



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October 17, 2017 at 18:05:22
Start by running these three small freebies from MalwareBytes which often find what anti-virus programs miss. Run them in the order given:

AdwCleaner:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcle...
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
https://www.malwarebytes.com/junkwa...
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

If any of them find something please copy/paste the associated logs on here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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October 17, 2017 at 21:17:40
After that run Disk Clean Up to clear out a build up of other junk windows saves long beyond usefulness. Check off everything except passwords/log ins that you may want saved.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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October 18, 2017 at 02:24:35
Hi Noobram, some suggestions:-

check you have the maximum amount of memory allowed installed.
If not, memory can be obtained cheaply on ebay.

download for free ccleaner and run to remove unwanted files.

again using ccleaner, check programs on startup list and remove any not required at startup.

remove any applications and/or data that are not required.

check how much cache space is being used by your browser
% settings can use much space unnecessarily with large hdd's.

defrag the hdd

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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October 18, 2017 at 16:52:23
clean out dust TOSHIBA SATELLITE S875D-002
http://bit.ly/2ywKG4H

Another way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74a...


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October 19, 2017 at 16:33:13
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Laptops aren't meant to run at max speed at all times. What would be the point? Do you need 100% CPU power when writing a post? When reading emails? When watching a video? Just let the system handle the CPU speed based on load.

If you want overall fast performance, replace the HDD with a SSD, a clean/fresh install of Windows with all the latest drivers, & at least 8GB RAM.


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