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can i improve my laptop speed

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I am no expert so the last 2 laptops i have had over the years i have got by seing a deal go Hot on HUKDeals! now my wife has gone and bought me this one and its so.... slow.... its an Acer Aspire E15…
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3w, 1d agoPosted 3 weeks, 1 day ago
I am no expert so the last 2 laptops i have had over the years i have got by seing a deal go Hot on HUKDeals! now my wife has gone and bought me this one and its so.... slow.... its an Acer Aspire E15 start Celeron N2840, HD graphics, 4gb DDR3, 500gb HDrive
I updated to windows 10, i only use to brows and a bit of downloading, it just seems so slow, it takes around 5 mins to boot up, i have ran stuff like AVG anti virus/ repair tools and spybot but no improvement, is it just a rubbish laptop?
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3w, 1d agoPosted 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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#1
5 minutes is way to long even for a laptop. Take it back

The CPU is very low end, but you could change hard drive to an SSD which will make it quicker. Also do a clean instal so you don't have all the "bloatware
" which usually comes with Acer laptops
#2
You've probably got too many programs running. Try uninstalling them. Also you can set up Readyboost from a flash drive which will help with speed
#3
The cpu is poor, I wouldn't touch s PC with less than 2000 passmark (and I'm a modest user).
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+N2840+%40+2.16GHz

If you can't take it back, sell it on gumtree. If you know how to change the cpu (I've done this before), I guess you could upgrade it, but it's not worth the hassle and expense.
Don't buy an SSD and expect this to turn into an i3.
I've wasted time in the past and threw good money after bad, don't bother is my advice.

Hope this helps.

Edited By: kencol on Feb 05, 2017 19:18: :)
#4
Yeah either a new SSD or sell it and buy new laptop. That being said an SSD will help those load speeds for definite, but if the laptop doesn't support sata 6 it won't make as big a difference.
#5
If "5 mins to boot up" is literal then there is likely some software issue(s) unrelated to laptop spec.
You can consider using decrapifier tools such as at http://www.decrap.org/ (no requirement to enter an email address to progress to free download).
Or as pitmancom has noted: there are probably too many programs running, or possibly more accurately: too many unnecessary processes running at start up. If you enter the text below into Cortana it should take you to what is loading as you laptop boots:
see which processes start up
You may then be able to consider if you can disable some. Web search (or some helpful HUKD members) may assist in deciding which to disable.
And your browsing experience will probably be improved by using an adblocker such as AdblockPlus.
#6
Quick tip- go to start then run and type in MSCONFIG go to startup and disable programs that start with windows that don't need to this should help somewhat.
#7
Thanks for all your help i will look into some of the suggestions
#8
I'm going to call you out on "5 mins to boot" because that just doesn't happen. User perception is thee single worst form of "I have problems". You more than likely don't, you're just working with what you paid for. I'm sorry to say it but tough luck. If you require speed don't cheap out

Edited By: corrazy on Feb 05, 2017 19:29: Spelling
banned#9
Yes it is just rubbish next go for a i3/ i5 and 8gb ram
#10
SSD and more ram disable items that load during boot.
#11
corrazy
I'm going to call you out on "5 mins to boot" because that just doesn't happen. User perception is thee single worst form of "I have problems". You more than likely don't, you're just working with what you paid for. I'm sorry to say it but tough luck. If you require speed don't cheap out


really ? you shouldn't say ' just doesn't happen'. it can and sometimes does. I have helped people that have had this type of load time.

op, ssd would improve load time a lot. so would the suggestion of msconfig. good luck.
#12
Your best backup your personal files and reinstalling windows. Definitely sounds like software issues. If it's still running slow it maybe some hardware or bios may need updating.
#13
Change HD to SSD (about £30 - £40) and use 500Gb HD in an enclosure for external storage
also look at startups (open task manager - click startup (for win 10)) - especially the likes of Acer - you only really need graphics and audio and maybe antivirus on startup
But as some have said the processor is poor but for browsing it should be "acceptable"

If you can't afford SSD download and install Wise Disk Cleaner - use common cleaner then use slimming system (only keep help and wallpaper if you use them) then disk defrag (not to be used on SSD drives)
HTH
#14
jonnithomas
corrazy
I'm going to call you out on "5 mins to boot" because that just doesn't happen. User perception is thee single worst form of "I have problems". You more than likely don't, you're just working with what you paid for. I'm sorry to say it but tough luck. If you require speed don't cheap out


really ? you shouldn't say ' just doesn't happen'. it can and sometimes does. I have helped people that have had this type of load time.

op, ssd would improve load time a lot. so would the suggestion of msconfig. good luck.


Fair enough I was drunk last night but still stand by my user perception comment. If I'm cheap out and the moan about speed, you have only yourself to blame. At this point in time, it'll likely take longer to figure out why the laptops slow than simply backup and format
#15
corrazy
jonnithomas
corrazy
I'm going to call you out on "5 mins to boot" because that just doesn't happen. User perception is thee single worst form of "I have problems". You more than likely don't, you're just working with what you paid for. I'm sorry to say it but tough luck. If you require speed don't cheap out
really ? you shouldn't say ' just doesn't happen'. it can and sometimes does. I have helped people that have had this type of load time.
op, ssd would improve load time a lot. so would the suggestion of msconfig. good luck.
...At this point in time, it'll likely take longer to figure out why the laptops slow than simply backup and format
This. And maybe add re-install.
#16
corrazy
jonnithomas
corrazy
I'm going to call you out on "5 mins to boot" because that just doesn't happen. User perception is thee single worst form of "I have problems". You more than likely don't, you're just working with what you paid for. I'm sorry to say it but tough luck. If you require speed don't cheap out


really ? you shouldn't say ' just doesn't happen'. it can and sometimes does. I have helped people that have had this type of load time.

op, ssd would improve load time a lot. so would the suggestion of msconfig. good luck.


Fair enough I was drunk last night but still stand by my user perception comment. If I'm cheap out and the moan about speed, you have only yourself to blame. At this point in time, it'll likely take longer to figure out why the laptops slow than simply backup and format


​I didn't time it but its around 5 mins, my main point is I didn't "cheap out" if you read my post my partner bought it for me so I am still pretending its the best thing since sliced bread , as far as I am concerned its the thought that counts
#17
The CPU is the issue.
An ssd might speed up the boot and opening up apps, but it's going to still be slow when anything uses the CPU in any real way.
#18
Acer not good. Do a search on the internet for videos of how to clean the vents and fan. Over time laptops suck in dirt and dust which block the natural airflow to the processor. Overheated processors slow down a lot so maybe your not get the most out of what you have. Another option is to buy SSD drive or see if you can increase the memory.
#19
kencol
The cpu is poor, I wouldn't touch s PC with less than 2000 passmark (and I'm a modest user).https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+N2840+%40+2.16GHz
If you can't take it back, sell it on gumtree. If you know how to change the cpu (I've done this before), I guess you could upgrade it, but it's not worth the hassle and expense.
Don't buy an SSD and expect this to turn into an i3.
I've wasted time in the past and threw good money after bad, don't bother is my advice.
Hope this helps.
Surprised they still make them that low for laptops/PC's, phones probably do better these days, my Pentium E6500 I bought in 2009 gets ~1760 on there, my current 4670k gets ~7600. Even my cheap Toshiba laptop from 2012 gets ~2630 (I3 2330m).

SSD should make a noticeable difference but I wonder why OP seems to keep going through laptops, unless they're referring to a good few years.

Edited By: dcx_badass on Feb 06, 2017 20:08
#20
get rid of the bloatware (AVG etc)
#21
corrazy
jonnithomas
corrazy
I'm going to call you out on "5 mins to boot" because that just doesn't happen. User perception is thee single worst form of "I have problems". You more than likely don't, you're just working with what you paid for. I'm sorry to say it but tough luck. If you require speed don't cheap out
really ? you shouldn't say ' just doesn't happen'. it can and sometimes does. I have helped people that have had this type of load time.
op, ssd would improve load time a lot. so would the suggestion of msconfig. good luck.
Fair enough I was drunk last night but still stand by my user perception comment. If I'm cheap out and the moan about speed, you have only yourself to blame. At this point in time, it'll likely take longer to figure out why the laptops slow than simply backup and format


fair enough :)

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