Why is my Windows so slow?


#11. Post Posted: 04-16-2019, 10:35 AM
SSD You DON'T Format...
You destroy it's life cycle every time you do.
You should just delete/remove data, unless it's a OS drive.
OS Drives : Any OS falling over that you have to reinstall every couple of months is a total WTF... Seriously
I have had this OS running for over 4 years.... Keeping maintenance is the key

One other thing I forgot to mention. Slow downs can happen due to HEAT.
Check you have no "Hamster Nests" inside your PC and check your temps on Processor and GCard
Compare to the optimum temp rage in the manuals.

My Laptop suffers from excess heat and at times it can be incredibly slow...But my laptop is a utter sh*t.
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#12. Post Posted: 04-21-2019, 11:34 AM
Clean board and heat sinks
Replace thermal compound
Clean fans
Properly lubricate fans (most fans have oil inlets under their stickers)
Clear out temporary directories, recycle bin, unwanted files, download directories
Review running services and processes, remove unnecessary items
Aforementioned Spybot and Malwarebytes activities

My computer is over ten years old, and the closest I came to reinstalling the OS was installing Windows 7 on a different drive from the original XP install. I'm not overly cautious, but I never have any suspicious garbage on my computer. The only things that give malware scanners a stroke is my collection of keygens and cracks because of their music, since sites like KeyGenJukeBox keep getting taken down for no legitimate reason. Oh no, hosting chiptunes named after the software their keygens were for is a sin?

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#13. Post Posted: 04-21-2019, 06:56 PM
(04-16-2019, 10:35 AM)ZX81v2 Wrote: One other thing I forgot to mention. Slow downs can happen due to HEAT.
Check you have no "Hamster Nests" inside your PC and check your temps on Processor and GCard
Compare to the optimum temp rage in the manuals.

My Laptop suffers from excess heat and at times it can be incredibly slow...But my laptop is a utter sh*t.

This ^

Mine gets slow when hot also, especially when the mrs is sat with it on the couch resting it on a big fluffy cushion  Icon_mad
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#14. Post Posted: 04-21-2019, 09:29 PM
(04-16-2019, 10:35 AM)ZX81v2 Wrote: SSD You DON'T Format...
You destroy it's life cycle every time you do.
You should just delete/remove data, unless it's a OS drive.
OS Drives : Any OS falling over that you have to reinstall every couple of months is a total WTF... Seriously
I have had this OS running for over 4 years.... Keeping maintenance is the key

One other thing I forgot to mention. Slow downs can happen due to HEAT.
Check you have no "Hamster Nests" inside your PC and check your temps on Processor and GCard
Compare to the optimum temp rage in the manuals.

My Laptop suffers from excess heat and at times it can be incredibly slow...But my laptop is a utter sh*t.

have no idea who told you about this don't format ssd's because its a load of shit (quick format is fine if your talking about full format that's another story)
now days formatting isn't going to hurt it at all anymore then normal uses and I uses clone images and just get a clean windows 10 install with everything I need and im not only one that does this. We don't have to do this but we do

you could always uses secure erase for ssd's as well
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#15. Post Posted: 04-22-2019, 06:19 AM
Thank you everyone for your excellent suggestions!
I've done questionable things.
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#16. Post Posted: 04-22-2019, 12:29 PM
(04-21-2019, 09:29 PM)Massamo Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 10:35 AM)ZX81v2 Wrote: SSD You DON'T Format...
You destroy it's life cycle every time you do.
You should just delete/remove data, unless it's a OS drive.
OS Drives : Any OS falling over that you have to reinstall every couple of months is a total WTF... Seriously
I have had this OS running for over 4 years.... Keeping maintenance is the key

One other thing I forgot to mention. Slow downs can happen due to HEAT.
Check you have no "Hamster Nests" inside your PC and check your temps on Processor and GCard
Compare to the optimum temp rage in the manuals.

My Laptop suffers from excess heat and at times it can be incredibly slow...But my laptop is a utter sh*t.

have no idea who told you about this don't format ssd's because its a load of shit (quick format is fine if your talking about full format that's another story)
now days formatting isn't going to hurt it at all anymore then normal uses and I uses clone images and just get a clean windows 10 install with everything I need and im not only one that does this. We don't have to do this but we do

you could always uses secure erase for ssd's as well

While Cloning you are rewriting the entire disc which is harmful to a SSD's lifetime. It is a heavy, unnecessary Read / Write Load on the SSD and you are actively killing it with what you are doing. You are gaining no benefits what so ever from what you are doing anyway, unless you are too lazy or too incompetent to properly maintain your OS for more than a month at a time.

Secure Erase is something you should ONLY ever do when you are either selling or throwing away a drive since the whole idea of Secure erase is to overwrite the entire Disc multiple times with random Garbage in order make it impossible, depending on which method you are using, even for Data Recovery Centers to get your Original Files back. It is also a great way to reduce your SSD's lifetime.

Please find a different source for your Tech Knowledge, maybe you can stop being paranoid about benchmarks and keeping an OS Install for more than a month.
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#17. Post Posted: 04-22-2019, 08:33 PM
(04-22-2019, 12:29 PM)Sabkahn Wrote:
(04-21-2019, 09:29 PM)Massamo Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 10:35 AM)ZX81v2 Wrote: SSD You DON'T Format...
You destroy it's life cycle every time you do.
You should just delete/remove data, unless it's a OS drive.
OS Drives : Any OS falling over that you have to reinstall every couple of months is a total WTF... Seriously
I have had this OS running for over 4 years.... Keeping maintenance is the key

One other thing I forgot to mention. Slow downs can happen due to HEAT.
Check you have no "Hamster Nests" inside your PC and check your temps on Processor and GCard
Compare to the optimum temp rage in the manuals.

My Laptop suffers from excess heat and at times it can be incredibly slow...But my laptop is a utter sh*t.

have no idea who told you about this don't format ssd's because its a load of shit (quick format is fine if your talking about full format that's another story)
now days formatting isn't going to hurt it at all anymore then normal uses and I uses clone images and just get a clean windows 10 install with everything I need and im not only one that does this. We don't have to do this but we do

you could always uses secure erase for ssd's as well

While Cloning you are rewriting the entire disc which is harmful to a SSD's lifetime. It is a heavy, unnecessary  Read / Write Load on the SSD and you are actively killing it with what you are doing. You are gaining no benefits what so ever from what you are doing anyway, unless you are too lazy or too incompetent to  properly maintain your OS for more than a month at a time.

Secure Erase is something you should ONLY ever do when you are either selling or throwing away a drive since the whole idea of Secure erase is to overwrite the entire  Disc multiple times  with random Garbage in order make it impossible, depending on which method you are using, even for Data Recovery Centers to get your Original Files back. It is also a great way to reduce your SSD's lifetime.

Please find a different source for your Tech Knowledge, maybe you can stop being paranoid about benchmarks and keeping an OS Install for more than a month.

lol I don't read anything I learn this stuff by doing it and I have been doing this to ssd for years had one for really long time hasn't broken down yet so stop the bullshit

been doing that to ssd for what now 5 years every month and its still going strong

its a bloody windows booting drive it reads and writes just booting your damn pc
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#18. Post Posted: 04-22-2019, 08:43 PM
It is NOT Bullshit that you are destroying your SSD on Purpose, but given that you are clearly having a YOLO approach to this you should be the one stopping to post in topics related to tech questions. You clearly have no knowledge of the matter and I honestly hope that nobody ever followed your advice. I will be putting you on my Ignore list so I don't have to read your nonesense anymore. Good luck with your uneducated YOLO approach in the future.
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#19. Post Posted: 04-22-2019, 09:09 PM
(04-22-2019, 08:43 PM)Sabkahn Wrote: It is NOT Bullshit that you are destroying your SSD on Purpose, but given that you are clearly having a YOLO approach to this you should be the one stopping to post in topics related to tech questions. You clearly have no knowledge of the matter and I honestly hope that nobody ever followed your advice. I will be putting you on my Ignore list so I don't  have to read your nonesense anymore. Good luck with your uneducated YOLO approach in the future.

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#20. Post Posted: 04-23-2019, 07:57 AM
What just happened? Did I miss something? lol
I've done questionable things.
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