I hope this is the right area to post this thread.
I have an Alienware M14x with Windows 7
It is running the i7 and has plenty of ram and a solid video card.
This laptop has been amazing for me up until about 2 months ago. It has run every game including games such as Skyrim on Balanced mode without ever switching it over to high performance.
Lately though this laptop has been a peice of crap. I am currently typing this on my 2007 Dimension E520 running XP and it is blowing my laptop out of the water.
My laptop cant play any type of game without lagging horribly. It feels like its on dial up while loading anything having to do with the internet.
How do I go about adressing this without straight formating it and hoping it works out.
I have run:
- Disk Cleaner
- Registry Cleaned up
- Windows Defender (nothing popped up)
- MalwareBytes (nothing detected)
- Deleted all unneeded programs
- Ensured my Alienware Fx power management wasnt conflicting with Windows 7s.
None of those things made a difference at all.
Is there anything else I can try. Is it possible my laptop has just worn itself out?
About a year ago it was sent to a repair facility when the harddrive went bad. They managed to break a USB port and my disk drive and not fix the harddrive (I had to do that myself since trained and certified technicians are jokes now days at least where I went). Could this incedent have delayed issues that are surfacing now? I feel that this thing should in no way be the way that it is. Considering like I said this 2007 is running great still.
I am unsure if this is a Windows 7 issue, a hardware issue, a virus issue, a program issue. So I put it here. Please help.