General computer performance vs. am I just impatient?
Posted on 2016-11-11
I reinstalled win 10 home on a dell Inspiron 17R laptop that has 6GB RAM, with an i5-3317U (1.7GHz) processor. It's 3 1/2 years old.
I had recently put in a new WD 750GB 7200RPM hard drive.
It boots and runs fine, but just seems 'sluggish', take a couple seconds to open Chrome, create list of installed apps in the settings / programs screen, etc.
Yes, I know - an SSD would speed things up. Yes, a faster processor would help. More RAM would help.
Am I just impatient though? They say you can put win 10 on older / slower machines. Yes, this is an i5, but a slower / older i5. cpu benchmark shows it with a score of 3089. While other i5's come in as high as 7,838 - more than twice as fast.
I just would think things would be snappier on a clean / new win 10 install. Expecting too much from a bloated OS?
How's win 10 on a newest / fastest machine? Does it run any better?
I remember reading about a 'delay' in how quick menus will pop up, etc. Not sure if that's all I want / need?