Help to speed up a dell laptop

  nikkibrazier1 12:48 20 Jul 15

I have a dell volstro and have recently done a factory reset on it, but its still running slow. Any ideas of what i can do to speed it up. TIA

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:58 20 Jul 15

laptop or desk top?

model number?

  nikkibrazier1 15:22 20 Jul 15

Dell votstro 1540 laptop

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:00 20 Jul 15

Ok Intel Celeron P4600 or Intel Core i3-370M? i3 will be faster. 4G RAM and 500G HDD.

Assuming HDD isn't nearly full after the factory reset

the only way to speed it up would be add more RAM or swap the HDD for a SSD.

Slow in comparison to what?

  Secret-Squirrel 18:37 20 Jul 15

nikki, if your laptop was once fast then it should be the same after a factory restore. Perhaps a memory module has come loose or failed so head over to Control Panel -> System. What does it show next to "Installed memory (RAM)"?

  bumpkin 18:49 20 Jul 15

laptop or desk top?

There is a clue in the title.

Sorry could not help that:-))

  Govan1x 23:07 20 Jul 15

have a look in device manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks.

  Secret-Squirrel 09:14 21 Jul 15

I've got some more good ideas but I won't be bothering for now as I've a feeling the OP has already abandoned this thread ;)

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