Laptop gone slow!!!!

goku1234567890

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So I have a Core i3 2375M (1.5 GHz) with 8 GB Ram. The problem is it has gone too slow I mean I have a Core 2 Duo who boot up and work faster than this thing and that is only Core 2 Duo E4600. I have tried disabling startup items and different services but that doesn't speed up laptop much. Would be appreciable if you guys help me. Thanks in advance.
 

Phillip Corcoran

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You may have some faulty RAM modules. Test them with Memtest86: http://www.memtest.org/

Download the ISO CD Image and create a CD from it with IMGBurn: http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn

Boot your faulty PC/laptop from that CD and memtest will start automatically. Any RAM errors will usually be reported within the first four passes. To stop memtest running, just press the <ESC> key.

If no memory errors, it may be a failing hard drive, so backup your data and test the drive with one of these:

WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostic for DOS (WD drives only): http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/63494-looking-for-western-digital-data-lifeguard-iso/

Seagate SeaTools for DOS (any drive brand): http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

Hitachi DFT for DOS (any drive brand below 3TB): http://www.hgst.com/support/downloads/legacy-downloads#DFT
 

Phillip Corcoran

Splendid
Moderator
You may have some faulty RAM modules. Test them with Memtest86: http://www.memtest.org/

Download the ISO CD Image and create a CD from it with IMGBurn: http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn

Boot your faulty PC/laptop from that CD and memtest will start automatically. Any RAM errors will usually be reported within the first four passes. To stop memtest running, just press the <ESC> key.

If no memory errors, it may be a failing hard drive, so backup your data and test the drive with one of these:

WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostic for DOS (WD drives only): http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/63494-looking-for-western-digital-data-lifeguard-iso/

Seagate SeaTools for DOS (any drive brand): http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

Hitachi DFT for DOS (any drive brand below 3TB): http://www.hgst.com/support/downloads/legacy-downloads#DFT
 

Phillip Corcoran

Splendid
Moderator
Memtest is not harmful at all, it doesn't do anything to the RAM except write to it and read it back, errors in the read-back data means the RAM is faulty, that's how memory diagnostics works. The process of testing the RAM is no different to your RAM being used normally by the PC, except for the fact that the testing software is able to detect and report any errors.

Whoever told you that Memtest is dangerous doesn't know what they are talking about, and it's what any expert on this forum would recommend you use for testing RAM. I've used it myself several times. If it was potentially harmful we wouldn't be advising you to use it.
 
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