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New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-08-08, 18:30 PM

Hi

 

I've recently bought a new ideapad 320, set it all up and updated everything that needs updating (windows/drivers) but its running extremely slow.

 

While I get its not the most powerful laptop it should be able to handle me doing more than 2 task at a time without it causing me porblems.

 

Its struggling to switch windows when I'm doing multiple things and generally running awful.

 

Any ideas why this brand new laptop is running like I've had it years old?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-08-19, 14:03 PM

Dear,

 

The Ideapad 320 last week bought was deadly slow.

Bought coz i5 and 7th generation 4GB, but the result is very slow and no any new apps are added to system.

 

its take time to initial opening as well excel or word opening makes real crazy, the old system was far better, with the same spec.

 

Help on this ....

 

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-09-26, 19:42 PM

I  am having this problem too. My new Lenovo Ideapad 320 is running very slow. I tried uninstalling McAfee, but the problem persists.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-09-26, 21:06 PM
Without knowing what specs you have on the PC. Its hard to suggest much other then checking your Task Manager for unusual CPU loads or memory loads causing slowness. If its a core i5 it should be fine for multi tasking. Core i3's are a bit more likely to slow under multi tasking.
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2017-09-26, 19:43 PM

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-09-28, 17:13 PM

I have brought lenovo ideapad320 laptop with high configuration(8 gb RAM,I5 - 7th generation).

 

I am very disappointed with the performance. System performance is very very slow. Even switching between tabs is taking to much of time.

 

Please can you let me know, if there is any remedy to imporve the performance.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-10-04, 5:45 AM

the slowness is mostly due to 1 TB HDD with 5400 RPM. I am exploring option to replace this HDD with internal SSD to speed up things. will keep you posted.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-10-12, 8:16 AM

Hello from the UK!

 

I have to tell you all that I think there may be an inherent fault with this machine on the motherboard's SATA hardware  - judging from my own experience of trying to setup up two of them within the space of a week.

 

I fix PC problems for a living - check out my (non-state-of-the-art) web site www.bobcrabtree.co.uk  (and no, I'm not looking for business in the USA!).

 

On my advice (me bad), a customer purchased a 17in IdeaPad 320  (i5/1TB HDD/8GB RAM) and brought it to me to setup.

 

The quick bottom line is that the hard disk speed was unbelievably slow and erratic when tested with the program I typically use - ATTO Benchmark.

 

So, I'd be keen for people to post here screengrabs of their own hard disk speed test using that app.

 

But, to make things fair, do please try to get rid of temporary files and optimise the hard disk before (and after) running the app.

 

The perceived hard disk speed echoed that performance - the initial updating of Win10 was slow; the process took three times longer (possibly four or five) than I'd expected (my broadband speed is 220Mbps!); program installs were slow; everything was slow.

 

Yet the hard disk itself, I believe, was not faulty (having tested it repeatedly with CrystalDiskInfo - in situ, admittedly).

 

I tried a few little tweaks but, in the end, the first machine became locked up - it was permanently stuck with a screen saying, Preparing Automatic Repair.

 

Nothing I could do got me out of that repair screen - so the laptop was returned for a replacement.

 

Well, I started work on that replacement early this morning and it is showing the same slow performance issues as the first one and I have no intention of putting all the many hours I put in on the first one (MS Office installed; Adobe Reader DC installed; lots of other good stuff installed).

 

So the second one is going back, too, and - after reading this thread - I'll be advising the client to get a different model or a refund if there isn't a suitable alternative available from the reseller.

 

I didn't have any simple way of getting the speed-tests grabs out of the first IdeaPad 320 because it was locked solid but I did create one today at an early stage and have attached it here. I'd not done anything to try to get the disk running at full speed, and, under normal circumstances, I'd not make public the results of a test on an un-optimised disk.

 

However, I'm losing the will to live waiting for the running Windows update to finish, so I'm making an exception.

 

But what I will try to do is post a second screengrab once I can get back to the desktop and have carried out some optimisations.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-10-12, 18:21 PM

No, it's NOT the hard disk, that is, for a hard disk, quite fast. It is a system problem, of that I am absolutely sure - and I have the speed tests to prove it.

 

Contradictory? Not at all. The hard disk itself is relatively fast, as reviews of that specific drive on Amazon show. But, the Lenovo itself is fearful slow. Unbelievably slow.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2017-10-13, 8:17 AM

Here are some reviews of the drive on Amazon UK.

 

Attached is a speed test showing the sort of speed that an older i5 laptop achieves. It's nothing special, but the laptop is perfectly usable.

 

My next posting will include the equivalent speed test for the Lenovo - after optimisation, of course.

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