My laptop is very slow, used to be fast

Hello,
the issue came when i was talking on skype, the connection was lost and the whole pc became very slow and unresponsive, i thought that the problem was on skype so i uninstalled it, but the issue appeared again when i opened 3D games [Too damn slow!!] I made everything possible to solve the issue but nothing happened :(
i also checked that my rams were installed correctly, the pc says that i have 4GB of rams and the available physical memory is 2GB of rams..what is the meaning of that??
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  1. Hi :)

    Checked for Viruses ???

    Common on Skype...

    And recheck your ram....

    All the best Brett :)
  2. checked for viruses and nothing found :(
    i think it is not related to skype because i completely uninstalled it :S
    could it be a ram problem?!! how do i check that all my rams are working properly?
    the issue strongly appear when i open any game
  3. Specs?
  4. temps?

    I have see alot of laptops that overheat
  5. karim_takla said:
    checked for viruses and nothing found :(
    i think it is not related to skype because i completely uninstalled it :S
    could it be a ram problem?!! how do i check that all my rams are working properly?
    the issue strongly appear when i open any game



    Hi :)

    If you got a Virus from Skype.... then uninstalling skype will NOT get rid of the virus lol...

    All the best Brett :)
  6. http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/anti-virus-alert-beware-of-skype-viruses.html
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Specs?

    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB

    windows 7 64bit

    Nvidia G103m 512mb
  8. karim_takla said:
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB

    windows 7 64bit

    Nvidia G103m 512mb


    Run the Taskmgr to check your system status, like CPU usage, Remaining RAM, and identify which process is the largest system resource consumer.

    Also, observer the HDD indicator,and take heed of what's running when the HDD indicator flash most frequently.

    Hopes this will helpful to you.
  9. kissingman said:
    Run the Taskmgr to check your system status, like CPU usage, Remaining RAM, and identify which process is the largest system resource consumer.

    Also, observer the HDD indicator,and take heed of what's running when the HDD indicator flash most frequently.

    Hopes this will helpful to you.



    rams working properly?? :S

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/30943827.png/


    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/72101441.png/
  10. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/anti-virus-alert-beware-of-skype-viruses.html


    rams working properly?? :S

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/30943827.png/


    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/72101441.png/
  11. karim_takla said:


    Judging from your maps, seem your problem was caused by the over high CPU usage. The most probable reasons is excess temperatures, because the curve is so smooth even nearly like a line. If you are running something, the curve shouldn't like this.

    Just try to making further test by downloading a 'Everest' and check the temperatures of your system components.
  12. kissingman said:
    Judging from your maps, seem your problem was caused by the over high CPU usage. The most probable reasons is excess temperatures, because the curve is so smooth even nearly like a line. If you are running something, the curve shouldn't like this.

    Just try to making further test by downloading a 'Everest' and check the temperatures of your system components.

    http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2995/72408410.png
  13. 0.93 volt for CPU. That is low voltage. Should be somewhere in the 1.00 to 1.25 volt range. Did you accidentally change the power profile to power saving?
  14. Pyree said:
    0.93 volt for CPU. That is low voltage. Should be somewhere in the 1.00 to 1.25 volt range. Did you accidentally change the power profile to power saving?

    yea my laptop is always on power saver, i did that
  15. Say no to power saver.
  16. karim_takla said:

    Sorry, I just found I misread your pictures. The curve is complete normal. Pyree is right, seems the problem due the "power save mode" because the CPU frequency will be limited in a range. Try to disable it and switch to "High Performance Mode". Perhaps your trouble will be solved immediately.
  17. When is the last time you cleaned up the system? ie: temp files, cache, etc? And defragged?

    Quote:
    the pc says that i have 4GB of rams and the available physical memory is 2GB of rams..what is the meaning of that??


    means 4GB RAM is installed and 2GB are available. Between Windows and programs that sounds right. FYI, Virtual memory is installed RAM + pagefile.
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