asus f541ua

petershene

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Hi guys i recently bought a asus f541ua , new out the box its slow as anything. It came with 8 gb ram i had it upgraded to 16gb and also i have a ssd so i doesn't have anything on it. Now ive seen on the internet that some spec reviews claim it to be a 12gb ram maxed where others say 16gb and also its a sodimm slot. I cannot figure out why its so slow im assuming this must be a problem somehow as my hp pavilion g7 ( loaded with programs ) is still beating the heck out of my asus
 

Cortb

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Give it a day or two, and keep it on. Whenever i reinstall windows, for the first few hours or even a day, it runs pretty slow. I think this is the OS expanding/uncompressing all it's files and setting up a list of file locations, or something like that. Check your task manager to find out what program is hogging what resource. then if it continues for more than a day or two, think about uninstalling it (if it's safe to do so). You might also disable some of the crap-ware that loads at startup.
 

AMD_man

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If you get a new motherboard, you have to re-install the OS, or it will be slow. That's just how it works. Test if that solves the problem.
 

Celery

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As with any new MOBOs installing fresh OSes is pretty much mandatory if you want performance and it's better to do it that way.

You're running your new board with old/wrong drivers and thus, problems.
 

Smart_Guy

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You sure its OS partition is on a SSD?

And yeah, give it time to download and install all updates first and let the system configure everything. You could do that off-line so updates don't interrupt your test.

Also check the RAM channel level after the upgrade. Make sure it's working dual channel.

If there is a system monitoring software, check the CPU temp just to be sure cooling is working and no throttling is is there. Just in case.
 
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