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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-09-10, 1:40 AM

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-09-10, 1:42 AM

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-09-10, 10:28 AM

How exactly will the Dolby Audio UI increase the system speed? It has nothing to do with this thread.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-09-12, 12:49 PM

I think I figured out how to make it much faster hardware wise. You need to upgrade it to an SSD and upgrade the RAM from 4GB to 8GB. I decided to upgrade mine because I was dealing with a very slow computer and a failing hard disk. Hope this helps!!!

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-11-13, 6:24 AM

Solution that worked on my "Lenovo Ideapad 320s":

Step 1: If your unit's RAM is 4GB, replace it with at least 8GB either 2400mhz or 2666mhz.

Step 2: Turn on your unit and on your Task Bar - Search, type "defrag"

 

          i: Click on "Defragment and Optimize Drives"

 

          ii. Select drive "C:"

 

         iii. Click on "Optimize" button

 

          iv. Leave your unit alone, do not perform any activity on the laptop unit until the Defragmentation ends, to avoid re-analyzing of hard drive that delays defragmentation process.

 

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-11-17, 10:58 AM

After so many months struggling with super slow performance and no fix works permanently, I finally upgraded with SanDisk ssd and another 8gb 2400 RAM. Now amazing speed. Windows start at 5s, application e.g. chrome takes 2 sec where previously it took 3-4 min. Mymodel is ideapad 320. Hope this helps.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-11-29, 11:16 AM

Dear All,

 

I think Lenovo should have already called all the laptops in to fix them.

 

It's is an absolute disrespect for the customers to sell them something that isn't working properly.

 

 Dear Lenovo team, have you already done something about this issue?

 

Many thanks to all of the comments.

 

Angelo

 

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-12-07, 1:27 AM

After a year wasted trying to troubleshoot, tweak, and having tried every software based advice I could find, I finally took the hardware solution. It is as everyone suspects that the culprit was the ultra slow write/read 5400rpm terabyte HDD (Mine was the Ideapad 320-14IKB). Compounded with the 4GB ram it was a perfect disaster of never ending read/writes between RAM and HDD. It also drastically reduced battery life.

 

I got my self the Samsung EVO 860 240GB SSD ( in hindsight I should have went for the 500GB since I was dual bootng Linux, but ... heh  ) , a 9mm 2nd SSD Caddy and swapped out the optical drive for the SSD, leaving the 1TB HDD in as a secondary storage space. For good measure I even added in a HyperX 16GB DDR4  RAM as I didn't want to be bothered with future upgrades. Might as well go all out. I didn't have much choice on RAM brands where I come from so I had to get the faster but costlier 2400mhz which was useless since the built in 4GB runs on 2133Mhz a. Thus making the total to 20GB RAM. 

 

Suffice to say,  fast is an understatement. 

 

I REALLY recommend the Samsung EVO 860 , it is at least 50% faster than all the other brands  , and depending on your Ideapad 320 model , some can even be fitted with the mSata or M2 type SSD which is even faster.  Check your model type to see which type is available to you. 

 

If you only use your laptop for normal tasks and you are on a budget then only get the 240GB SSD along with a 4GB-8GB RAM.

 

Tips :

1. DELETE ALL PARTITIONS AND DO A FRESH INSTALL. If you are like me (incompetent) ,then I strongly advise that you delete ALL the partitions from ALL the drives (SSD & HDD) . Avoid all that data migration crap because it will really come back to haunt you, trust me.  It's not worth the time figuring how to get the system to recognize the SSD as the primary drive (conflicting MBR records from the HDD etc etc).

 

2. Leave the HDD secondary storage unpartitioned. Only do the partitions on a need basis and in smaller chunks (~100GB). It gives you alot of flexibility. 

 

 

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-12-07, 13:54 PM

I have fitted a rather large number of SSDs to clients' PC and, although the Samsung EVO 860 line of drives is good, it absolutely is NOT 50% faster than other brands - assuming you buy something decent.

 

Not even sure the Samsung EVO 860 drives are faster at all.

 

Current money-saving fast drives that I use are WD and Toshiba.

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Re: New Ideapad 320 really slow?

2019-12-15, 18:33 PM
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I agree. For almost 6-9 months I was completely unable to even use my lenvo idepad 320 due to the power cord just not charging my laptop anymore. Even though my cat got ahold of it it still should of worked since it wasn’t too badly damaged. But, nope. I tried everything. I eventually had to buy another power cord on Amazon & was able to regain access to my laptop again. Now the darn thing is slower than a old person driving on a highway in the rain... ??? it’s horrible how slow my computer ? only Almost 2 yrs old in 2020’ is this slow ? ??‍♀️ Lenovo SERIOUSLY ? ? Should have done a recall already for all there ideapad 320’s regardless the time frame... Not everyone checks up on this stuff until they are tired ? of the hassle & finally start looking for solutions why things are the way they’re to come to find out in this particular instance it’s not just 1 persons computer ? & it’s not because of a hacker getting in & slowing down you’re computer’s performance... ??‍♀️ not at all happy with this laptop choose... as I got it for the cd ? player option, screen size ? & purple color... Now I see it’s just pretty much ? because I am not using it for anything but a few apps & programs & business work. That’s so little to be acting like I’m running the mess out of it & dragging it down when I am SOOO not...
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