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Dell M2010 so very slow!

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June 20, 2009 11:13:35 AM

Hi all, I recently bought a used dell off ebay... but one of the main things I find is that it is INCREDIBLY sluggish... The processor is a T7200 and I have placed 4GB or RAM into the machine... I also upgraded to the 500GB HDD myself

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/mobile-hdd-notebook,revie...

The HDD I've got is a 5400RPM version but that wouldn't make it this slow... I have a Sony SZ1XP too and that can play youtube HD videos no problem... The Dell seems to jerk a lot and doesn't even play the HD videos properly... I can't even play 3 SD videos off youtube at any one time or it starts to jerk... This machine feels a lot slower than the VAIO SZ which I find quite unbeliveable. I mean it has the X1800 so should have half decent graphics.... Is there anything in the bios that I should check to see if anything is wrong with the machine?

Cheers!

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June 20, 2009 5:24:56 PM

1. what OS are you using?
2. Did you do a fresh install on the new HDD?
3. Do you use a registry cleaner like "ccleaner"?
4. Does it do this both on battery and AC?
June 20, 2009 5:50:41 PM

ChuckB_38 said:
1. what OS are you using?
2. Did you do a fresh install on the new HDD?
3. Do you use a registry cleaner like "ccleaner"?
4. Does it do this both on battery and AC?


Thanks for your reply. I'm using XP, I DID a fresh install. I don't use registry cleaner because I only installed XP about 3 days ago! And yes, it is pretty slow on both AC and battery :heink: 
August 30, 2009 1:58:19 AM

I just purchased one aswell from ebay. i have not recieved it yet but reading this is disappointing. I also had a sony vaio SZ and thought that the m2010 having similar specs should perform nicely. What are the temps like? that can severyly degrade performance.

Let me know if you get to the bottom of it!
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