Windows keep lagging, although laptop has high specifications

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  1. Super001

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    #1 Super001, Sep 22, 2012
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    The "lagging" occurs because the processor doesn't run at full speed (1.6GHz) ALL THE TIME, but "only on need" to preserve battery life. I have an HP pavilion dm4 with i5 (clocked at 2.4GHz) and on "stand-by" it runs at 768 Mhz...
     
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  4. Super001

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    I really hate my HP laptop ! it's full of problems !
    So can I make it run on the highest speed all time ? and when I use the laptop on battery it lags much much more !? any idea

    Thanks
     
  5. anarchist9027

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    Okay, do this. Right Click battery notification icon and select Power Power Options then Change Power Plan. Then from their, click Change Advanced Power Settings. You will have a screen like this. Untitled.jpg Expand Processor Power Management and expand Minimum Processor State and change your values to 100%

    You will now have full processing power all the time.
     
  6. Super001

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    Thanks ! I checked it and I already done the maximum performance for it

    So i guess it's just the laptop is being stupid !!
     
  7. anarchist9027

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    I too have an HP but I have an Envy 17 and it runs like a beast
     
  8. SOCRATE_MMXII

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    Envy is top of the line so it will run at maximum speed ALL THE TIME. ;)
     
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    Honestly the best laptop I have ever owned hands down.
     
  10. Super001

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    well for me ,I'll never buy or recommend hp again ! still believe in Toshiba and Dell
     
  11. anarchist9027

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    Toshiba is alright if you buy Qosmio. I would NEVER​ recommend anyone a Dell. Its cheap plastic garbage with terrible tech support
     
  12. LatinMcG

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    there was an HP Big time Employee that says the HP laptops are made to break easy.. i believe them
     
  13. QuantumBug

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    I agree with you. I had a DV7 come to me and they purposely hadn't grounded the power pcb properly so two ribbon cables had burnt and the motherboard.
     
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  14. LatinMcG

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    i mean dell has had a few bad models.. but they did replace most times with a better model
    currently i heard if u dont take battery out of some LED LCD models when u take ribbon off mobo the back feed breaks some diode on mobo for video.
    and inspiron 1545 having an issue with sata port.
     
  15. Kouryu

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    dell latitudes are generally reliable and they have awesome support for those
    some inspiron twins of the latitudes are actually OK too, but that was all in the past.... I don't think dell makes any evil twins any more



    anyway, to the OP: are you running the latest BIOS? BIOS updates fixes weird issues too
     
  16. PhaseDoubt

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    #17 PhaseDoubt, Sep 25, 2012
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    I'm not familiar with HP's embedded software, but you may be able to set your CPU to full power all the time. But I'd be willing to bet when you start running apps and things, it jumps to full power. Or it should; check it under heavy load and see.

    The problem is your CPU is just not a "performance" CPU and you'll have to live with that. You could try overclocking. Or maybe just don't run but one or two programs at a time. There is always the option of buying a new computer. My wife has a Toshiba Qosmio and it's a nice higher end unit. No problems with "lagging" regardless of how many programs she has running. But then her CPU is a quad core, it has 6GB of fastish RAM, two internal hard drives, a nice chip set, nice video card and etc.
     
  17. Super001

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    Yeah I did recently ! but i'll check again , and i'll try to post a topic in HP forums (which I know mostly useless)

    I bought this laptop 2 years ago ! and I think it was a mistake ! and I relized that after i bought it , so i guess the best way to solve my problems with the laptop is to buy new one and get rid of that !
    because I have another problem with the wireless card and I posted it here before , and I never got anyway to solve it

    and I still hope when i install windows 8 , it could be a change ! so i'll give it a shot soon ,but still I can't understand how it laggs when i don't run much applications on it
     
  18. idsk

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    you really need your 6gb RAM?
    you can try if a 32 bit system runs better
    or a live cd of linux to see if it laggs too, just to see if it's from windows or hardware