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    (Original post by TSR Mustafa)
    What's ur laptop specs
    what does that mean?
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    You have a lot of background processes/apps running that are taking up a lot of your ram. Maybe end them, also check your startup tab on the same screen (ctrl-alt-delete) and disable any startup apps you don't need.
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    Yea, you're laptops processor is very old. If you're talking about watching videos on YouTube, try reducing the quality.

    You could try using a tool called CCleaner (
    https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download), clears up files you dont need.

    Another option is backing up all your personal files and factory reset the laptop. This will delete everything and make it as if you just pulled it out of the box, so backing up data is essential. This will definetely increase speed.
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    (Original post by quasa)
    if it is running windows (8.x or 10), it can be remedies using disk cleanup. I did it on my 4 and a bit year old laptop, my surface rt and my desktop and it worked a treat (especially the surface rt which I managed to clear up over 15 gb...from a 64gb model).

    disk cleanup on windows 10 is quite easy, just type it into the cortana search bar, wait for it to retrieve files and then select temporary internet files, temporary files, thumbnails, recycle bin for all users (there are other options but deleting them can be problematic for regular use. system dump files can be useful if your laptop breaks down / u need tech support to access it (but if you backup u can delete it and save gigabytes).

    windows 8.x products are slightly different: open the charm bar (the bar which appears if you move mouse / swipe right), select the search icon, select settings and type cleanup. multiple options turn up but select the one which is for unwanted files. afterwards it is the same as windows 10.

    if it is a mac, id say contact apple care / go to a "genius" bar as unix based systems (macOS, Linux in this context) generally tend to cleanup themselves. just in case, do a manual cleanup.

    overall, id say try the cleanup option, in addition to deleting all unecessary files (empty recycling bin, get rid of downloads which have been uploaded - do this before cleanup), make sure all drivers are up to date and if everything has been done, it is component related. but cleanup is generally the likely solution from personal experience with the surface rt, laptop and desktop
    wait i need to process this..............
    So i should clean up my disk? that means my pics, vids, music and documents
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    (Original post by emerald7770)
    Yeah so that laptop can do the same nahhhh
    Buy MacBook I'm sure it won't do the same
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    1. You can either do a factory reset, which will put it back to the date you bought it in software terms.
    It will delete everything so be sure to have made copies of stuff you wnat to keep as backups.

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/la...ablet-3462995/

    If you google the name and model of your laptop plus factory reset that should get you to the correct information.

    2. Alternatively do a virus check to make sure it isngt being slowed down for that reason plus you can use cc cleaner.
    Its free
    https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    #1 is more effective but substantial. It shouuld be done every 12-24 months anyway as a kind of maintenance service for your pc.
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    (Original post by Al-farhan)
    You have a lot of background processes/apps running that are taking up a lot of your ram. Maybe end them, also check your startup tab on the same screen (ctrl-alt-delete) and disable any startup apps you don't need.
    bruh it made me nearly log out
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      Maybe your laptop is corrupted inside? this happens to me sometimes
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      Can i just say i love everyone who replied to me, you guys are amazing!!! All of you individually have helped me. Thanks guys!!!! DDDDD
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      I'm not sure why people were suggesting CCleaner, running MBAM/AdwCleaner and uninstalling unwanted programs would be more sensible.

      (Original post by Blackstarr)
      Maybe your laptop is corrupted inside? this happens to me sometimes
      What?
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      (Original post by Blackstarr)
      Maybe your laptop is corrupted inside? this happens to me sometimes
      Lmao what does this actually mean?
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      (Original post by emerald7770)
      How do i download more ram and what is DLC? How do i use it?
      http://www.downloadmoreram.com/download.html
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      Could you post a snapshot with Speccy? Follow this guide https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...-using-speccy/

      First of all, you cannot download more RAM. RAM is a physical component that's slotted into your motherboard. Your processor is OK really but does your Laptop heat up a lot? The CPU may slow down (Throttling is the technical term) when the computer gets to a certain temperature as it tries to keep it cool. Laptops have the tendency to heat up a lot.

      Corruption would be when you turn off the laptop if it's going through a windows update. If you did that then it wouldn't slow down, it would just get a lot of error messages.
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      (Original post by emerald7770)
      wait i need to process this..............
      So i should clean up my disk? that means my pics, vids, music and documents
      not exactly... disk cleanup it deletes temporary files on your computer as they accumulate over time and slow it down. if you use a windows device, you have to do it manually (like how I described previously), whereas macs doe it automatically.

      believe it or not, you can easily acquire over 150mb of temporary files just by browsing the web on privacy mode or just watching a few hours of netflix.

      the reason I mentioned other documents and stuff is that sometimes if you have something you dont like, getting rid of it helps.

      but yh, disk cleanup should help with slow computers that have no issues with hardware (ie physical stuff).

      . I will say however that older amd processors that arent fx / watercooled can be a bit unreliable vs dell (heat throttling, performance degradation, less power efficient) so it would probably help running your computer in a lower power mode / run less intensive programmes. only consider this if disk cleanup doesnt work.
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      (Original post by _gcx)
      I'm not sure why people were suggesting CCleaner, running MBAM/AdwCleaner and uninstalling unwanted programs would be more sensible.



      What?
      Honestly after 3 years i would do a factory reset.
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      The other thing OP can do is Defragment their hard drive.
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      (Original post by emerald7770)
      What can i do? Sometimes i'd be watching a video and the video freezes but you can hear the sound and so i can hear everything but can't see it for like 2 minutes then it works and i'd have to go back to the beggining of the video cause i heard it when it wasnt moving
      Download Some More RAM.


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