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#1
Okay so I have an Asus N-series laptop that I beefed up but sometimes it acts like a ****ing $99 chinese piece of shit.

The specs: 16GB ram, quad core i7, nvidia G35 graphics card (shit I know), and a small amount of HD space, Windows 8.1

Sometimes it just decides to shut down. Like ill be minding my own business online and then BLOOP it just shuts down. Like no warning or nothing. The **** is that about? Also, for having 16GB of ram and an i7, it doesn't boot particularly fast or do anything all that quickly. It doesnt feel any faster than my old 6GB desktop and it certainly doesnt feel as fast as a $1100 laptop should. So what's up with it?
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#2
Overheating? Does it become too warm?
That's the only thing that comes up to my head.
I'm educated with computers.

RAM is not the crucial part of a computer. Having 4, 8 or 16GB of RAM will have minimal impact on mainstream users (including gaming).

I also have problems with my desktop. It's slower, especially when browsing the internet. It's one with a high-tier Intel processor. The main reason that it's slow is because of the bad compatibility of the 64-bit CPU and operating system with the 32-bit programs (that includes all browsers and a lot of casual programs)
#3
Download HWMonitor (free). Check ur temps - 80-90 or more is cause for concern. Scan for viruses/malware if you can.
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#5
Too much porno, most likely.

Nah, but this is why I just buy dirt-cheap laptops that do the job.

That way I can porn them out, mod them, install shady software, and when it dies, I can just burn it and buy a new one.
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#6
1.Kill some background CPU/memory-intensive processes

and maybe if you want for a faster boot-up

2. push the Windows-button, type msconfig, press enter, window pops up, go to "services", check "hide Microsoft services", the ones that are left and you don't use you can just uncheck. If you're not sure, just leave it. Most of the times useless services like "google update", "adobe update", any kind of anti-virus, etc..

Anti-virusses are also bull-crap. They make more trouble than the virusses themself

Then go to "startup" and do the same.

Click "okay", and let your computer restart.
#11
Not overheating. Barely gets warm. I've also scanned for viruses and everything is clean.

Im probably going tot take it to tigerdirect tomorrow and see if I can exchange it or something. I've been wanting a convertible tablet/laptop or an ultrabook with a touch screen. I just don't understand how RAM isn't a big factor, you'd thing the difference between 8 and 16GB would be noticeable...
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#12
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Not overheating. Barely gets warm. I've also scanned for viruses and everything is clean.

Im probably going tot take it to tigerdirect tomorrow and see if I can exchange it or something. I've been wanting a convertible tablet/laptop or an ultrabook with a touch screen. I just don't understand how RAM isn't a big factor, you'd thing the difference between 8 and 16GB would be noticeable...


To hold it simple:

RAM can not be used by all programs as efficient. Many games and programs are standarized to use only 2 or 4 GB of RAM just because they don't need more than that.

Heavy video editing and 3D-modeling/3CAD is optimized to use as much RAM as it needs.

A standard user will see no difference between 4GB and 16GB of RAM
#13
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I just don't understand how RAM isn't a big factor, you'd thing the difference between 8 and 16GB would be noticeable...

LMAO what a noob

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#14
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LMAO what a noob

wow

>uses a mac

i dont need to say anything else really
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#15
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Not overheating. Barely gets warm. I've also scanned for viruses and everything is clean.

Im probably going tot take it to tigerdirect tomorrow and see if I can exchange it or something. I've been wanting a convertible tablet/laptop or an ultrabook with a touch screen. I just don't understand how RAM isn't a big factor, you'd thing the difference between 8 and 16GB would be noticeable...

Wow you actually fell for the "everything will go superfast if I get more RAM" scam
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Okay so I have an Asus N-series laptop that I beefed up but sometimes it acts like a ****ing $99 chinese piece of shit.

The specs: 16GB ram, quad core i7, nvidia G35 graphics card (shit I know), and a small amount of HD space, Windows 8.1

Sometimes it just decides to shut down. Like ill be minding my own business online and then BLOOP it just shuts down. Like no warning or nothing. The **** is that about? Also, for having 16GB of ram and an i7, it doesn't boot particularly fast or do anything all that quickly. It doesnt feel any faster than my old 6GB desktop and it certainly doesnt feel as fast as a $1100 laptop should. So what's up with it?



Well first of all its Asus. If it ain't hp, dell, or lenovo I'm not ****ing with it, plus the warranties are usually better. Im using a stat bias fallacy here, but I sell tech to business, not consumers, and business only **** with those brands and Apple obvious. Theres a difference between business class vs consumer class products (brands, warranty, pro operating systems, etc.)

Second of all why do you need 16gigs of Ram? Unless you're running some advanced shit, it's probably not needed.

It doesn't boot fast probably because it's an Hdd not an ssd. And hard disk drive there are moving parts. Ssd's or hybrids have the fast boot speed.

Im not super technical, more on sales end and I just,hit up my engineers, but you could try defragging perhaps idk.
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#17
well you know, having a quad core i7 makes me think it'd boot a lot faster too
pinga
#18
Also tiger direct is the devil, but I don't sell to consumers, only businesses so I don't really care here, but tiger direct is the easiest competition to steal business from.

Yknow unless you are a part of a business in that case pm me haha.
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>uses a mac

i dont need to say anything else really

LMAO

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well you know, having a quad core i7 makes me think it'd boot a lot faster too

LOL

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#20
7 and 8 os does defrag for ya. So nevermind.
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#22
have you tried putting go faster stripes on it?
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#23
The guy who doesn't even know what memory does is getting uppity about macs. Oh god, thank you TS. Thank you.

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#25
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have you tried putting go faster stripes on it?


Or painting it red?
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#26
Quote by Cb4rabid
well you know, having a quad core i7 makes me think it'd boot a lot faster too



My honest answer man is that hdd's have slower boot times and boot slower the more times you boot. It's like starting a car engine. It has moving parts that wear down.

How long is it taking?
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#27
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>uses a mac

i dont need to say anything else really

Mac user or not, Xixi has done some pretty hightech stuff that he's posted about in the computer thread, and he works as a system admin IIRC. You meanwhile, have messed up a Windows installation and bought hardware that well exceeds your needs.

That said, do all the standard shit like scan for viruses, uninstall stuff you don't need, disable startup programs you don't need, defrag your hard drive, etc. If all that fails then go for the nuclear options, install an SSD and/or Linux.
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#28
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Or painting it red?


this too

red + white go faster stripes

it'll be so fast
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#30
Funny how Asus reliability is being questioned in this thread considering they rate at in around the top in terms of reliability/build quality for many of their product lines (motherboards, laptops).
#31
The only component that will make it boot up faster is a ssd (solid state harddrive). See about getting one of these installed and you will notice everything load much, much faster
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#32
You don't need an SSD, you don't need any new parts, unless they are flat out broken. My desktop has an HHD, less ram, worse CPU, and it boots up lightening fast. You need to get your computer diagnosed.
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#33
Your CPU must be a potato and your HDD must be like 15 RPM and your computer overheats at room temperature.

Good luck with that one.
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have you tried putting go faster stripes on it?

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#36
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Funny how Asus reliability is being questioned in this thread considering they rate at in around the top in terms of reliability/build quality for many of their product lines (motherboards, laptops).

bang on the money
#37
In the future, buy Dell. They have a great costumer service.

ASUS is not bad.. Just meh..
#39
I was having a similar sounding issue on my custom Clevo and it turned out to be a faulty battery/power supply and I just RMAd both parts.


and while it might not feel hot, some internal parts could still be overheating, just check your temps like Carnivean said to be sure. It's a sensible thing to keep track of anyway with higher end laptops, especially because the ventilation quality varies wildly between brands.
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#40
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a chain is gauged by its weakest link, not its strongest. the HDD is holding your boot speeds back


Mechanical drive are not that slow. It just matters a couple of seconds when relating to SSD's.

SSD's are just not worth their price
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