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New Acer laptop unresponsive at times

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November 24, 2017 4:12:20 PM

I got this laptop from Amazon by Acer early September for general school and light gaming.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=psdc_138966150...

As of recent, Chrome started to be unresponsive fairly often and it takes a while for anything on the screen to do anything. Is this a ram issue? Or is it because the processor is a little weak than it's i5 counterpart? I got it because it had a lot of more than average reviews and not many complaints about it being sluggish. I can't return it and get the i5 version of it anymore, so I'm hoping it's a ram problem since that's an easy upgrade to 8 gb.

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November 24, 2017 4:34:34 PM

only got 4 gb ram. possible run out of ram and using the slow hdd for more virtual memory.
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December 7, 2017 5:57:33 AM

Like rgd said; the more tabs open the more your pc will have to keep changing assets. Though it might be a dumb question : when was the last time you defragmented your storage, since it's an old school hdd ?
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December 7, 2017 10:19:08 PM

Death Valley said:
Like rgd said; the more tabs open the more your pc will have to keep changing assets. Though it might be a dumb question : when was the last time you defragmented your storage, since it's an old school hdd ?


I just recently got this laptop a few months ago and I only really use it when I'm on campus so I felt there was no need to defragment so far. But to answer your question I never defragmented the storage since I got it around September.
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December 7, 2017 11:28:06 PM

Indeed I see, still I would say it's worth doing: my drives are defragmented on a daily basis every time I boot the os. I'm using o&o though am not paying a license past the trial since it's not required if you opt for a boot-time defrag, which is what I use on all my pcs. It can take a little while especially after three or four months, but if you reboot it once a day or even week, it's just a matter of seconds, though you can still skip it.
Could you give it a shot, to get that out of the way ?
Here's their website : https://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oodefrag
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