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Old 09-14-2018, 03:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know if this is the right place to be posting this, since I don't know if this is a Windows issue or related to something else.

OK so my system is almost 7 years old. Yes yes, long time.

But the hardware seems fine. I guess I dont fully understand how chip speeds may have changed. But I'm using an i5 2430 2.4 GHz with 6 GB RAM. That sounds fine honestly.

Anyway so I found a site online that did a performance test. The results can be found here [Link] but the summary is
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Overall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 performed better.
Can anyone advise what I can do?
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How long has it been since you did a fresh install? What version of Windows are you running? Have you updated drivers?
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How long has it been since you did a fresh install? What version of Windows are you running? Have you updated drivers?
I haven't done any of those. Would that be the reason?

Windows, if I reinstall it do I lose all my data? All the excel files, documents, bills, ebooks?

I dont know if I even have my original copy anymore.
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I haven't done any of those. Would that be the reason?

Windows, if I reinstall it do I lose all my data? All the excel files, documents, bills, ebooks?

I dont know if I even have my original copy anymore.
It could be a reason; I'm just giving some baseline suggestions.

You would need to back up any data you want to keep first, yes.

What version of Windows? Windows 7 I assume?
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