New Laptop Performance Boost

Poison The Well

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I just bought a new laptop, or technically an 'ultrabook' according to HP, last week. I did the obvious removal of all the crap software that comes pre-installed on most new PCs and also adjusted the startup programs and services in MSCONFIG. I will probably end up running a defrag just to condense everything also.

Anyone have anything else that can increase the performance of this thing? It's gotten much better after turning off a lot of the unused services but I want to make this thing run as smooth as my desktop.

It's an HP Envy 6t.

 

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• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2467M Processor (1.6 GHz) + Intel HD Graphics 3000
• 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
• 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
• 32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
 

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I'll definitely look into that. Any software that might help with power regulation to certain parts of the computer to make it run better?
 
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Yep... only thing I would suggest is upping the memory to the max... as like everything memory is basically a commodity and if you try to upgrade it in say a couple of years the price more then likely will go up.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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Memory is pretty much the only thing you can do. It even has an SSD drive.
 

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Process Explorer - know what is running
Autoruns - like msconfig
Process Monitor - see what everything is doing in-depth

http://download.cnet.com/3055-2094_4-10223605.html?&tag=pdl-redir
Quickrestore maker - so you can go back if you fuck up your laptop

Recuva - in the case you accidentally delete something, you already have a program to recover files
7-zip - open packages
file shredder - permanently delete files
Glary Utilities

VLC Player - plays most formats of videos
SpaceMonger v1.4.0 - view graphically what files and directories are taking up the most space

Input Director - control other wifi PCs that you own.


Windows ReadyBoost a thumb drive - like a SSD, might not be needed

Quick-restore THEN update drivers if applicable(make sure you search for issues first!) - sometimes manufacturers don't have the latest graphics drivers



http://www.wackbag.com/archive/index.php/t-120777.html
 

Poison The Well

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Well I guess I'll have to do it then. I've never done aftermarket customization on a laptop, only desktops. Can't be too hard, right?
 
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You should just Google Make my PC faster! and download everything that pops up in the top 10. That should fix you right up!