Assistance with low performance laptop

Mativas

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Hi there,

I recently had the hard drive upgraded to an SSD and I also have had my memory increased to 8GB. My laptop is better but is still struggling with software at times. I decided to try the UserBenchmark PC Speed Test and my results are below:

UserBenchmarks: Game 11%, Desk 27%, Work 18%
CPU: Intel Core i5 M 520 - 25.5%
GPU: Nvidia GeForce G105M - 1.4%
SSD: Kingston SUV500480G 480GB - 40.7%
RAM: Adata AM1U16BC4P2-B19H 2x4GB - 24.6%
MBD: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/18571880

There was a note mentioned "Very high background CPU (84%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). " - which I tried to look into to fix but nothing really stuck out to me.

Is there possibly a program that can clean the laptop with bloated/unwanted programs that may be slowing it down? I mean I know it is an old laptop but only recently has it been slower than usual.

Would appreciate any advice on the matter.

Thanks.
 

Daruk

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Run task manager and sort by the cpu column then post a screenshot.

Nothing wrong with those specs, it should be running smoothly. What version of Windows? What mainboard?
 

Rickster

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You said you recently upgraded to a SSD, did you clean format it or image the old hard drive?
 

Mativas

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So what I found is that it is intermittent but more noticable when I am working in programs like Revit, AutoCAD and Bluebeam Revu.

I am on Windows 10. Sorry but I am no real tech guru but what do you mean by mainboard?
 

lowriderza

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Remove Comodo and see if it runs better. One of the causes could be Comodo and Webroot running together.
 

Corelli

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Not all SSDs are good. Get a Samsung Evo 850 or 860 and run windows 10. That will make a huge difference. Also I would have gone transcend or crucial for memory
 

Corelli

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And do a fresh install. Use windows defender or a stand alone antivirus. And refrain from installing a lot of crap. Acrobat, winrar, office and vlc should be enough. Most freeware slow down the machines terribly.
 
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