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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.

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Not only possible but fairly easy and inexpensive. 

 

Service Manual

 

Page 46. 

 

You need one more of these:

 

4 GB (PC3, 12800, 1600 MHz) 641369-001

 

http://www.amazon.com/HP-641369-001-1600Mhz-PC3-12800-memory/dp/B008L325TW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=14...

 

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. 

 

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-turn-cortana-and-stop-personal-data-gathering-windows-10

 

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:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1...

 

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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?

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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:

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2048120/benchmarks-dont-lie-ssd-upgrades-deliver-huge-performance-gai...

 

$150 for an SSD is much less than a new laptop, but new laptops are great. Definitely your call. 

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