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My lenovo z580 slowing down.

Since I updated this laptop to windows 10 it has slowed down quite alot. It's a 2nd gen i3 with 4 gigs of ram and a GT 630m 1gb. All the drivers are up to date but still the laptop runs pretty slow and heats quite alot even while surfing on the web. Any tips? Apart from throwing it out.. All I want is a very basic college usage
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  1. was it windows 7 before you upgraded? it because newer OS are not optimized to run on older hardware. so my recommendation is to downgrade the OS back to whatever it was before to prevent lagging
  2. Yes it was on windows 7, and if I downgrade I'd lose all the driver updates.
  3. ruchir_ezio said:
    Yes it was on windows 7, and if I downgrade I'd lose all the driver updates.


    so you dont want to lose drivers... at this point id say mess around with windows settings and optimize it manually to make it runable on your computer like msconfig or windows aero. make the OS 'lighter" and in theory this should make windows more smooth and optimized for your laptop
  4. I had my laptop (i3 1st gen on windows 7 lagged allot i did a fresh install of windows 8.1 then upgraded to windows 10)
    srsly the i series is not old hardware runs fine even on old core 2 duos
  5. My laptop takes 3 -5 MINS for the startup
  6. ruchir_ezio said:
    My laptop takes 3 -5 MINS for the startup


    perhaps you can clone your drive and then get a ssd and youll see wonders for boot times sinces you said it has slow boot time.
  7. Ssd would be out of my budget, would another 4 gigs of ram help it?
  8. how much is the cpu load ?
  9. ruchir_ezio said:
    Ssd would be out of my budget, would another 4 gigs of ram help it?


    can you go into task manager and tell me how much ram % and cpu % you use at idle and on load? load as in when your using the computer.
  10. Ur computer should be fine no need for any upgrade i3 2nd gen is a very capable processor still 4 gigs of ram is enuf for all tasks except video rendering or gaming. Its a software side issue most likely or your processor is thermal throttling check if anything is running in the background that might slow things down check the processes tab in task manager and try to cool ur laptop keep a fan near by make sure air is not blocked
  11. CPU 7%-15% and memory 69%
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    ruchir_ezio said:
    CPU 7%-15% and memory 69%


    in that case i think a memory upgrade to 6 or 8GB or would do you fine since that high memory useage on load

    though 8GB or RAM would be nice as it would cut your RAM load down by half from 69% to around 35%
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