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[Solved] PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#11 Post by stsoh » Wed May 30, 2018 8:55 am

u need adblocker or ublock for your browser(s), ads eats up cpu power.
use zram/zswap: https://mxlinux.org/wiki/other/zram
even there r no swap, lesser hd cache.
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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#12 Post by vamsi » Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 am

stsoh wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:55 am
u need adblocker or ublock for your browser(s), ads eats up cpu power.
use zram/zswap: https://mxlinux.org/wiki/other/zram
even there r no swap, lesser hd cache.
Thanks for reply iam using ublock origin and i used antix advert blocker to block all ads and by the way my ram hardly reaches 700MB i.e, remaining memory of ~=1368 MB is free will zram will be helpful ?

Thanks..

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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#13 Post by stsoh » Wed May 30, 2018 9:11 am

antix adblocker?? from system, not from browser??
use browser(s) add-on is more effective than from system (mx also got adblocker in the apps, didn't use it).
with or without zram, there is a different as reading from memory is faster than reading from hd.
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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#14 Post by vamsi » Wed May 30, 2018 11:04 am

stsoh wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:11 am
antix adblocker?? from system, not from browser??
use browser(s) add-on is more effective than from system (mx also got adblocker in the apps, didn't use it).
with or without zram, there is a different as reading from memory is faster than reading from hd.
Did that no improvement though

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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#15 Post by skidoo » Wed May 30, 2018 1:00 pm

I previously used 1 gb Ram and i added 1 extra 1 GB ram but my system is much deteriorated
Yep, I've run into same by adding RAM which was not identical specs to the existing RAM.

2x 1Gb 800MHz DDR2
added 2x 512Mb 667MHz DDR2
Afterward, the entire RAM (both banks) ran at the slower 667 speed. Operation was so much noticeably slower that bubba asked me to undo the "upgrade" a few days later.

If your BIOS permits viewing/tweaking the memory timings, maybe that will solve the current problem. A given BIOS may "autodetect" and apply the non-optimal (but "safe") timings specified by the XMP profile of the RAM.

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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#16 Post by Adrian » Wed May 30, 2018 2:02 pm

skidoo wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:00 pm
I previously used 1 gb Ram and i added 1 extra 1 GB ram but my system is much deteriorated
Yep, I've run into same by adding RAM which was not identical specs to the existing RAM.

2x 1Gb 800MHz DDR2
added 2x 512Mb 667MHz DDR2
Afterward, the entire RAM (both banks) ran at the slower 667 speed. Operation was so much noticeably slower that bubba asked me to undo the "upgrade" a few days later.

If your BIOS permits viewing/tweaking the memory timings, maybe that will solve the current problem. A given BIOS may "autodetect" and apply the non-optimal (but "safe") timings specified by the XMP profile of the RAM.
Good points, but would that kind of timing memory problem manifest as high CPU load? (not a trick question ;))

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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#17 Post by cyrilus31 » Wed May 30, 2018 3:10 pm

@Vamsi : what is

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dmidecode -t 6
output?

It may give us info about your ram.

Could you tell us : do you have slowdowns when your browser is closed?

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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#18 Post by Stevo » Wed May 30, 2018 3:36 pm

Does the CPU use drop down to normal if you pause the video? What resolution are you watching? Does it drop if you lower the resolution?

If the answers are yes, I would blame it on the inefficient browser playback. Have you installed the Chromium codecs from the PPA? There are also some extensions out there that I believe will let you pop the video out into an external player, such as "play with mpv", that should use much less resources.

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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#19 Post by azrielle » Wed May 30, 2018 4:47 pm

Echo dropping the playback resolution to 360p or even 272p. That Intel integrated video stutters at resolutions higher than that.
I'd also recommend using PaleMoon browser.
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Re: PC SLow after adding 1GB Ram

#20 Post by vamsi » Wed May 30, 2018 11:39 pm

cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 3:10 pm
@Vamsi : what is

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dmidecode -t 6
output?

It may give us info about your ram.

Could you tell us : do you have slowdowns when your browser is closed?

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sudo dmidecode -t 6
[sudo] password for cherubim: 
# dmidecode 3.0
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 2.5 present.

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
	Socket Designation: DIMM0
	Bank Connections: 0 1
	Current Speed: Unknown
	Type: DIMM SDRAM
	Installed Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
	Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
	Error Status: OK

Handle 0x000A, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
	Socket Designation: DIMM1
	Bank Connections: 4 5
	Current Speed: Unknown
	Type: DIMM SDRAM
	Installed Size: 1024 MB (Single-bank Connection)
	Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Single-bank Connection)
	Error Status: OK
Youtube videos slows browser and the videos are playing really slowly

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