HP Pavilion G7 2138 Laptop Lags: Issue with SSD and HDD

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My laptop is an HP Pavilion G7 2138. I am experiencing series of lags and I think there is a problem with the SSD. But I really could not tell if its really the one causing the issue or is it my HDD? Please send me some help on resolving this issue.

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HP Pavilion G7 2138 Laptop Lags: Issue with SSD and HDD

Here are some possible cause of lag of your laptop:
1. Your Operating System is not installed correctly or not updated. It’s advisable to always make a software update.
2. Viruses- Make sure that your antivirus is updated or still working. Try to download and install the latest version of your antivirus. I also personally recommend you these Anti-viruses:
* Microsoft Essential
* Avast
* Avira
3. Too many installed Application – remove all applications that you don't need to just save the installer so if you will need it again you can just install it. Save the installer on CD/DVD or if you have an external hard drive or large flash disk.
4. Running multiple applications at the same time especially when you are playing games.
5. Playing online game is normally lag because it depends on your internet connection.
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Answered By 581720 points N/A #187703

HP Pavilion G7 2138 Laptop Lags: Issue with SSD and HDD


I think your problem with system lag is only a matter of getting your computer a regular maintenance. You didn’t mention how old was your laptop or when did you buy it, when was the operating system installed, and when was the last time you defrag your hard drive. Taking a peek on the laptop’s specifications, I don’t think you will have a problem regarding system lagging.

The computer is perfectly fast as far as the specifications are concerned. The HP Pavilion g7-2138so notebook ships with an AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M APU 2.1 GHz processor, AMD Radeon HD 7640G + 7670M Dual GPU video card with 1 GB DDR3 video RAM, and 8 GB DDR3 RAM. Thinking that you are already running a Quad Core laptop plus added hardware such as those, that is really fast.

Nothing really beats a good maintenance. I can compare the boot up speed of my old Dell OptiPlex GX260 Small Form Factor computer running only on Pentium 4 3.06 GHz Hyper Threading processor with 64 MB Intel video card and only 768 DDR1 RAM with my sister’s Acer Aspire 5738-663G32Mn laptop running on Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2 GHz processor, Intel GMA 4500MHD video card with 256 MB video RAM, and 3 GB RAM.

My Dell computer is running on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 while my sister’s Acer Aspire laptop is on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 both 32-bit. The boot up time of my Dell computer is only less than a minute and sometimes around 1 minute and 15 seconds and that’s the longest.

While my sister’s Acer Aspire laptop consumes around more or less than 2 minutes to completely boot. The advantage of my computer over the laptop is a regular maintenance. My sister’s laptop doesn’t receive any regular maintenance and I think it’s already less than a year now since I maintain it.

To improve the performance of your laptop and to speed it up, do a regular maintenance on the machine. Like for example, every Saturday run a quick scan on your computer with an updated antivirus, run a disk cleanup or use CCleaner to clean your system, run a quick diagnostic on your hard drive using Norton Disk Doctor, PC Tools Performance Toolkit or any disk utility application, and the most important part is to defrag your hard drive.

And every last Saturday of the month, run a full system scan on your hard drive using your antivirus, do a full diagnostic on your hard drive using a disk utility, and just repeat the rest of the tasks. If you will follow these on a regular basis, you can make an old computer fast enough.

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