I've had my Dell laptop for about 2 years now..?
I've used it mainly for gaming and even with games like League of Legends it has done extremely well.
A few months ago, I quit games for a while to work harder in school, and since I've come back, the laptop has not been responding as good as it had used to or even near as good. I checked the CPU usage and it was unusually high. It is literally at 76% as I am typing this, the only tab open and only program open. I defragged my laptop last night, but that did nothing. I've tried many other solutions as well as updating software.
These are my specs:
Rating: 5.9 Windows Experience Index
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60 GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 8 GB (7.88 Usable)
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
I would honestly try anything to get this laptop back to being fast, I can't afford a new one.
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I hope DELL can help you with your problem - I just wanted to remind you to backup all your docs now and make sure you have a restore point in case it falls over completely. I had similar symptoms and now my laptop won't boot up at all. Good luck.
Press [Windows] and [ r ] and type in msinfo32 then press [Enter]. Provide the system model, BIOS revision and SMBIOS revision.
Likely its an OS issue. Clean installing Windows 10 RS1 opposed to allowing upgrade installs from Windows 7/8 will give you far superior performance. A SSD would also be a worthwhile upgrade: