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  Pinpointing what is slowing down computer-looking for better way 
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David Pantich Jan 23, 2015, 10:23am EST Report Abuse

My laptop has started to have periods of really slow performance. Everything just goes to a crawl. I have replaced the Windows Task Manager with Process Explorer but even it doesn't help me (unless I just don't know what to look for).

When this happens, I go into Process Explorer and check the CPU usage and IO but neither is noticeably high. There is obviously something going on, but I don't know how to find it.

What do you all do in these kind of situations? Any tips/tricks would be greatly appreciated.


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john albrich Jan 24, 2015, 04:14am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Pinpointing what is slowing down computer-looking for better way
This isn't a general debug approach, but just an observation of what seems to be a relatively recent cause of sudden-onset and unexplained system performance degradation.

I've read a lot of negative reviews for different brand and technology/firmware SSDs in which the SSD itself was the cause of major slow-downs. The problems spontaneously started any time from hours after first use to weeks after first use.

For example, Read rates have been reported falling from 100's of MB/s to suddenly as little as 3 or 4MB/s and anything in between the extremes. If memory is correct, after people variously tried updating firmware, reformatting, reloading OS, and combinations thereof...I think the most common "solution" ended up being to RMA the SSD under warranty.

Naveen Goud Jan 26, 2015, 01:17am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Pinpointing what is slowing down computer-looking for better way
I don't think that replacement of windows task manager will show you the accurate results.

In my view, performance of the system can go down due to many reasons. It can be due to hardware and software reasons. Is your OS well protected from malware?

Is it receiving updates on a regular note and if yes, what is the OS which you are using?

Did you make any hardware change recently or downloaded any new application. Sometimes a 3D incompatible game download can cause troubles even if you are not using it.

May be your PC needs more ventilation for heat dispiation ?

So many factors still there bro







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