I have this laptop here that is, to put it mildly, SLUGGISH. General windows performance is very noticable. Meaning, you click on something for it to open up, and it could be upwards of 10 seconds or more before there is any kind of sign that your program will finally be ready to open.
Then there is internet. Internet explorer is unusable. It will display things on pages, but if you have an intention, of maybe clicking a link or maybe scrolling down, the delay in it actually doing it is well over 10 seconds usually.
It has Firefox and Chrome installed. These are working, with some lag. Normal surfing is ok for speed, even videos will play without painful lag or choppiness. But for instance, on Facebook, if a game like Candy Crush or really any of the browser based games, tires to load, it has the forever load... then poof all at once it is loaded lag going on. Then once in the game, there is severe graphic degradation and unplayable lag with clicks and drags for actual gameplay.
I have had this machine before and cleared it out of any and all infections that it had. I ran the same programs I did last time, downloaded from this site. Malwarebytes first scan did find traces of Conduit (that was all that it found), but got rid of it. Then, there again I ran all programs, including Hit Man and everything seems to come clean now, including 2 subsequent runs of MWB.
I am at a complete loss as to what can be degrading the overall performance of this entire system. The processor is only a single core and 1Gz.. But I have seen plenty processors at this point that are not this slow. I realize this seems like a post of 'halp my computer is running slow!' , but, that is why I have it! lol I just need to know if I am missing something for settings or options. Or is there something i can run to tell me where I can make an adjustment?
I have cut back what windows options that I know of to help out performance. So again I am at a loss...
Any insight would be appreciated!