Question Laptop and Desktop help

Jan 15, 2021
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Hello everyone,

1. Desktop. When I try to play casino games on casino websites they dont work. I can log in and select a game. Takes forever to load and thats it. Slots and table games with live dealers do not work.
YouTube is fast and perfect. Video editing software has an incredible lag, but eventually works. I tried a video screen capture which lagged but worked. Photoshop lags a lot as well.
My card is a ATI Radeon HD 4200
My PC is 16BG RAM and 64 bit and on Windows 10 Pro

Thoughts and suggestions please. I have $200 budget for a new card if thats what I need.

2. Laptop. Acer. Almost 2 years old. Incredibly slow and annoying. Pages take long to load. Trouble opening multiple tabs. Programs take long to open. But the funny thing is the same casino sites work perfectly. No lags. Photoshop 2015 takes way too long to open. When I minimize, it takes long to maximize.
857GB free out of 929GB.
Device name LAPTOP-TIVSC26I
Processor AMD A9-9425 RADEON R5, 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G 3.10 GHz
Installed RAM 12.0 GB (11.5 GB usable)
Device ID AE273CDA-BF79-4A65-B0A0-4FC7E606D9AB
Product ID 00325-81264-61768-AAOEM
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display

Graphics Card is a AMD Radeon R5 Graphics

Thank you everyone!
 

AlHuneke

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Here's what I do when I run into an issue like that. No guarantees and other suggestions may help also:
  1. Make sure I have updated the OS and drivers.
  2. Uninstall programs I don't use anymore. Consider uninstalling whatever anti-virus you have and making sure windows antivirus is on. Some may not agree, but I have run this way for year without problems.
  3. Run Windows disk cleaner both in regular mode and checking the "clean system files" button. I always select everything to delete.
  4. Run a tool like CCleaner or Privazer. I've had good luck with both. I don't advise running the registry cleaner.
  5. As a last resort, run a Windows clean install. This is a pain because you lose everything. Make sure you have backups and the ability to reinstall any programs you installed. Run BelArc advisor to capture a list of installed programs with keys (make sure everything is there) and print this out.
Step 5 has always sped things up from me a noticeable amount. I usually do a full reinstall every 2 years or so. Let me know if you need any more details.
 
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Here's what I do when I run into an issue like that. No guarantees and other suggestions may help also:
  1. Make sure I have updated the OS and drivers.
  2. Uninstall programs I don't use anymore. Consider uninstalling whatever anti-virus you have and making sure windows antivirus is on. Some may not agree, but I have run this way for year without problems.
  3. Run Windows disk cleaner both in regular mode and checking the "clean system files" button. I always select everything to delete.
  4. Run a tool like CCleaner or Privazer. I've had good luck with both. I don't advise running the registry cleaner.
  5. As a last resort, run a Windows clean install. This is a pain because you lose everything. Make sure you have backups and the ability to reinstall any programs you installed. Run BelArc advisor to capture a list of installed programs with keys (make sure everything is there) and print this out.
Step 5 has always sped things up from me a noticeable amount. I usually do a full reinstall every 2 years or so. Let me know if you need any more details.
Thank you so much for the details. Believe it or not I have done all of these except the anti-virus uninstall. I have Norton which I purchased for 1 year. So, having done all this and I am presently running a pretty slow but pretty new and strong laptop.
 

hang-the-9

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Hello there.
I mainly use Chrome on both Desktop and Laptop. Laptop is less than 2 yr old so Im assuming its SSD. Not sure about the desktop.
Age of laptop does not mean it has an SSD, actually look at what it has.

Radeon HD4200 is an over 10 yr old integrated video card, so that desktop is pretty old and seems like it's may be an all-in-one model, what are the full specs and model of the desktop system?

I would start with a clean setup of Windows on both systems, get the drivers from the vendor support site, run Windows updates. Don't install any other software you may normally install as you may have either a virus or something else there that slows things down.

If the desktop is older, and has the original drive, I would swap that out as well for an SSD.
 
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