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    What is the %CPU when the machine is idle?

    Was the machine always slow, or has it gradually become slow over the years?
    If the latter, in my experience, slow performance is generally caused by crapware filling up the auto-loading parts of windows, leading to the machine running all sorts of code in the background when doing things.

    To fix this, run Avast - Performance - cleanup
    (although I don't think it is free).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Got an SSD. Problem is, there's fa disk space - 128GB & it fills up very quickly. Just checked - I had 70MB left. No wonder I could hear it thrashing away. Deleted a load of stuff & performance is a bit better.

    Still can't stand all that render on scroll tulipe though.
    Not sure you can hear an ssd!

    Also delete /disable all the pre installed crap you get it just uses resources.

    As Sue said maybe just get a new one but ram is cheap so try adding more before you do.

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    Those specs are more those of a modern phone.

    May as well bung the laptop in the bin and use the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    What is the %CPU when the machine is idle?

    Was the machine always slow, or has it gradually become slow over the years?
    If the latter, in my experience, slow performance is generally caused by crapware filling up the auto-loading parts of windows, leading to the machine running all sorts of code in the background when doing things.

    To fix this, run Avast - Performance - cleanup
    (although I don't think it is free).
    4%. I know what you mean about crapware - get to the same point after a couple of years with every machine I've had. May think about ditching Windows altogether & using linux as I hear that's not so susceptible to all the bloat.

    Running AVG PS Tune Up since I have the paid version...

    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Not sure you can hear an ssd!
    Oh yeah, good point. Must be the fan....

    Don't know about you but one of the things I can't bear about Windows 8+ is this concept of there being the normal desktop applications as well as the metro apps & they both live in separate layers and none of the parallel apps are synchronised in terms of settings etc - e.g. I use the desktop version of IE sometimes but when I inadvertently launch IE Edge (as I do all the time), none of my bookmarks, settings etc from the destop version are there so I close it, switch back to the desktop & launch the other IE app. Drives me mad....

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    Also switch browser to Chrome

    A lot of stuff now seems to be built using aws which just seems to run better on Chrome

    Cannot think why.

    Also I have noticed noticed with the increase in use of agile methodology which seems to lend itself to poor programming methodology then code is not optimised to run quickly.

    Works fine if you're environment autoscales to cope with load but to save money many restrict the scaling so.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Also switch browser to Chrome
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Also switch browser to Chrome

    A lot of stuff now seems to be built using aws which just seems to run better on Chrome

    Cannot think why.

    Also I have noticed noticed with the increase in use of agile methodology which seems to lend itself to poor programming methodology then code is not optimised to run quickly.

    Works fine if you're environment autoscales to cope with load but to save money many restrict the scaling so.....
    If you using one of the newer languages then in theory you don't need to optimise your code as you aren't fecking around with memory allocation.

    However commonsense suggests profiling to see that you haven't written convoluted tulip it is a good idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    I notice QDOS have now updated their site to use this abomination & it's taken 20 minutes just to click through all the screens to renew my PL insurance.

    Anyone else experiencing this sort of thing or is it time for a new machine?



    I have a new laptop. It won't help you at all.

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