05-29-2016 08:03 AM
I have an HP Pavilion G6-2235us notebook 64 bit, 4 gb DDR3 SDRAM , 750 gb hard drive. Microsoft Edge runs exceedingly slow. I routinely run anti-virus and anti-malware s/w, no issues. I've defragged my disk, no problems. Everytime I use Edge I bump up against 100% disk being used and close to 100% memory being used, according to Task Manager. I was wondering if I should upgrade the RAM from 4 to 8 gb. Is this possible on this notebook? Any suggestions as to what I should purchase or if there might be something else going on? I've only used 170gb on the hard drive. Thanks.
05-29-2016 10:03 AM - edited 05-29-2016 10:04 AM
Not only possible but fairly easy and inexpensive.
You need one more of these:
4 GB (PC3, 12800, 1600 MHz) 641369-001
I would suggest a couple things. Cortana seems to use a lot of the computer's resorces and many computers run much better with her turned off.
You also have a 5400 rpm hard drive which is clearly the bottleneck of the system. A solid state drive would be a much better option but they are somewhat expensive. I would recommend nothing smaller than a 500 gig and the best for consumers is still the Samsung 850 Evo:
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05-29-2016 03:22 PM
Thank you for replying. I turned Cortana off about a year ago. The hard drive I have came with the laptop. I've only used about 20% of it, can it really be slowing everything down? It's 750 gb. in size. My system is currently running very slow - I looked and Edge is using 1.5 gb memory and it's at 100%. I will try upgrading RAM, but am still confused about the hard drive. I wonder if it's more cost effective to buy another laptop?
05-29-2016 04:56 PM
It's not how much data is in it, although if you filled it to 90% or more it would start to slow down the system but until it gets to that point how much is in the hard drive has little effect on performance. A 5400 rpm hard drive is just slow. Read this:
$150 for an SSD is much less than a new laptop, but new laptops are great. Definitely your call.