My daughter was gifted a used laptop for Christmas that she needs to use for homework. I uninstalled some programs she wasn't interested in (mostly games) because it was so slow.
I have found that after the uninstalls the RAM usage starts around 26% (that is, after I can get Task Manager started), then it rises to 45-50%. But when I open Firefox, the Ram stays steady. When I connect the CAT5 cable, the RAM usage runs quickly to 90%- and I can't get any web sites. I also cannot get any applications to run, if they respond at all. Something is using RAM while connected to the Internet?
Previous owner removed some items, not sure what- they left bookmarks (I deleted them) pictures (I deleted thousands) and website logins (now gone). I am just wondering what was deleted.
Computer- Toshiba Satellite A505 laptop- Windows 7 Home Premium