Hi I got a new laptop recently but it's very slow at times. Its specs are as follows.
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 64-bitCPUProcessor Intel® Core i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 1701 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)RAM4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)MotherboardASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. S400CA (SOCKET 0) 48 °CStorage465GB Seagate ST500LT012-9WS142 (SATA) 27 °C22GB SanDisk SSD U100 24GB (SSD)
It is a factory refurb but the specs seemed good. I was thinking of getting 8GB of RAM for it but when it slows down and I check task manager it seems like it's the disk as I/O is at 100%. Memory is usually 3 - 3.5GB in use when it starts slowing.
The only application I have open are chrome with a few tabs and Netbeans. I'm trying to learn how to code HTML5 applications but the slowness is driving me made at times.
Will getting more RAM improve? How can I determine which type I need. I've used Orca before which I think was recommended by this site but can't find it anymore.
I'm not sure if the SSD is in use, how can I check?
I've googled the HHD and it looks like it's available in 5400rpm and 7200rpm. How can I tell which one mine is and is the one I have causing the slowness?
I thought it was a bunch of ASUS bloatware but I've removed most of it or turned it off at startup.
Any help would be appreciated.