Hi, I agree, upgrading from 4gb to 8gb makes a noticeable improvement with 64 bit OS.
Some of this was written as a response on another forum:-
RAM can be operated in Single-Channel Mode or Dual-Channel Mode, but there is no "Single-Channel RAM" or "Dual-Channel RAM". It's just RAM. Whether it runs in Single or Dual channel mode depends on the system and configuration, not on the RAM itself. It is controlled by the memory manager , this is typically now part of the CPU. The performance difference depends on the resources being required, unless highly intensive memory processes are being used the single or dual modes will not perform in any noticeable different ways, testing has shown a 3-5% improvement when dual has been accessed .Gamers will opt for a single 16gb stick over two 8 gb sticks (win 10 memory compression came in with the anniversary update last year, and this changes the ball game).
Speccy is a program I never use, lots of info we don't need and you cannot trust it's HDD diagnostics (especially with SSD's) and why not give us the current window's version, not to mention the sensor readings are from the onboard sensors and these have no standards set, so are usually rubbish.
It does however tell us that you have Malwarebytes (appears from the shown processes to be only the malware scanner and not the quasi AV), provided you disable it from startup and only run it when you want to, it will not do any harm.
Which brings me to:- you have windows defender firewall active and you also most likely have AVG's firewall active, this can and does cause problems.
The i3 processor uses Intel's management engine interface, this has unfettered access to the cpu and also to tcp/ip (it phones home) Avg is not coded with sufficient sophistication to know this, and can cause problems.
Windows Ten is windows as a service and part of this service is to protect you, to this end you do yourself a great disservice by using AVG, Windows defender is vastly superior and integrated into the OS so it does not cause the sort of problems you are now experiencing.
We need the results of the Winver query and you should use AVG's uninstaller (essential) to be rid of it, use windows defender and windows defender firewall.