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Old 05-17-2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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Hello,

I have had a new laptop for just over two months now and I maxed out (or at least thought I did) the options to make sure it would last me as long as possible for my freelancing graphics work.

Unfortunately it now seems to lack the ability to multitask which I have never had an issues with before on far inferior computers.

Lets say I'm on a webpage and want to have Netflix playing on a second monitor. The video will either lag horribly or the computer will freeze. Same with downloading anything in the background, or using Photoshop or other graphic-heavy programs.

Here are my specs:

Display: NVIDIA G-Sync - 17.3 Inch (Resolution: 1920 x 1080)
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz (Codename Skylake) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core)
Memory: 32GB DDR4 2133MHz
Storage Drive 1: SSD - 500GB Samsung 850 EVO
Storage Drive 2: Hard Disk - 1TB 7200RPM (SATA 3Gb/s)
Graphics Card(s): 2x SLI (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8GB (NVIDIA G-Sync + NVIDIA Battery Boost)
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)

Please help if you can, it's very frustrating to have paid as much as I did and have this issues come out of the blue.

Thanks in advance - Jamie
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:38 PM   #2
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Also - I just ran Memtest86-6.3.0 and there were no errors reported.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:02 PM   #3
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Well if your try cleaning out cache files in the browser you are using. go to task manager see if any programmes are eating away at the memory disable any that you are not using.

I use iolo system mechanic pro keeps my system fast and clean. aslo run a virus scan with malware bytes. all these can be download as free trials. so no cost to you.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:53 PM   #4
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the recommendations. I had previously cleaned up my background programs, the cache files and optimized my PC through Avast Cleanup and there is certainly an improvement. Videos aren't lagging as often, mainly when loading and then minimizing programs (Like UE4), but still a huge improvement so far.

Keeping things clean seems to be the best option, so I'll keep working on it.

Thanks,
Jamie
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Please realize you will not find any staff member who will recommend such programs and in fact most will rail against them. Third party system optimizers, fancy name for reg cleaners are completely unnecessary and most likely will do severe damage to your system when used while offering no positive improvement, so if you have to try these m,ake sure you make a registry backup first..
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No problem Rich, thanks for the heads up!
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Well if your try cleaning out cache files in the browser you are using. go to task manager see if any programmes are eating away at the memory disable any that you are not using.

I use iolo system mechanic pro keeps my system fast and clean. aslo run a virus scan with malware bytes. all these can be download as free trials. so no cost to you.



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I would also get a can of compressed air and clean out your laptops vents. A buildup of dust could be causing excess heat and causing the GPUs and CPU to throttle to lower speeds giving you poor performance.
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