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Old 12-08-2018, 09:33 PM   #1
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Bought i7-8550 laptop ...slower than i3-4000 desktop

Just bought a dell laptop, was atttacted by the i7 name at a good but turns out its slow AF.


Any idea how to speed things up?
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:18 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be that slow. Check your power saving settings. You're on SSD right?
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:40 PM   #3
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still wondering in what way is it slow?
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Old 13-08-2018, 02:24 PM   #4
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First-timer laptop user..

Check your power setting.. need to set to your personal preference.
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Old 13-08-2018, 03:57 PM   #5
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Doubt this needs mentioning but the first 1-2 days (depending on your usage) will be very slow, since a lot of windows update will be done in the background. Best is just to leave your unit on for like 5-6 hours, restart whenever they prompt (should be 2-3 times), then settle liao.
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Old 13-08-2018, 10:26 PM   #6
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First-timer laptop user..

Check your power setting.. need to set to your personal preference.
Nope, already set to best performance at the expense of battery life
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Old 13-08-2018, 10:29 PM   #7
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still wondering in what way is it slow?
Open app, take few seconds to load.

I am impatient, click too many times then only did the app open (in multiple windows)
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Old 13-08-2018, 10:30 PM   #8
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Doubt this needs mentioning but the first 1-2 days (depending on your usage) will be very slow, since a lot of windows update will be done in the background. Best is just to leave your unit on for like 5-6 hours, restart whenever they prompt (should be 2-3 times), then settle liao.
Sounds the most legit reason, but it is almost one week. Slight improvements. Will monitor ... Thanks!
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Old 14-08-2018, 07:10 PM   #9
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Just bought a dell laptop, was atttacted by the i7 name at a good but turns out its slow AF.


Any idea how to speed things up?
Is it use ssd?
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Old 14-08-2018, 09:56 PM   #10
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I believe you bought an UltraBook, i.e. very slim laptop. I normally don't recommend getting the i7 8550U because there is no perceivable improvement over the lower end i5 8250U. The main issue is the power and thermal constraints on these ultra low power CPU.

In any case, the problem that you describe where you have to wait for for few seconds for an app to launch, don't sound like a CPU problem. Is the laptop running a solid state disk? May be if you can share the specs, it will be easier to pin point the culprit.
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I believe you bought an UltraBook, i.e. very slim laptop. I normally don't recommend getting the i7 8550U because there is no perceivable improvement over the lower end i5 8250U. The main issue is the power and thermal constraints on these ultra low power CPU.

Exactly. In fact, an aggressively profiled i5 8250U can outperform the i7 8550U. It's all up to the manufacturer to decide. That's why I've been saying for ages, for U-class CPUs, there's no difference between i5 and i7
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Old 15-08-2018, 11:04 PM   #12
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I believe you bought an UltraBook, i.e. very slim laptop. I normally don't recommend getting the i7 8550U because there is no perceivable improvement over the lower end i5 8250U. The main issue is the power and thermal constraints on these ultra low power CPU.

In any case, the problem that you describe where you have to wait for for few seconds for an app to launch, don't sound like a CPU problem. Is the laptop running a solid state disk? May be if you can share the specs, it will be easier to pin point the culprit.
Nope HDD

Spec:
http://www.dell.com/sg/p/inspiron-14...14-3476-laptop

I7-8550u
8gb ram
1 TB hdd
AMD radeon 520 2gb

Looks good on paper
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Old 15-08-2018, 11:06 PM   #13
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Exactly. In fact, an aggressively profiled i5 8250U can outperform the i7 8550U. It's all up to the manufacturer to decide. That's why I've been saying for ages, for U-class CPUs, there's no difference between i5 and i7
Is there a way to reprofile my i7 8550 to boost its performance consistently?

Am using it as a desktop replacement actually
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Old 15-08-2018, 11:31 PM   #14
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Nope HDD

Spec:
http://www.dell.com/sg/p/inspiron-14...14-3476-laptop

I7-8550u
8gb ram
1 TB hdd
AMD radeon 520 2gb

Looks good on paper
Wtf come with HDD and not SSD.

Most likely HDD is the cause of slow..
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Old 15-08-2018, 11:39 PM   #15
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Wtf come with HDD and not SSD.

Most likely HDD is the cause of slow..
Hdd longer lifespan and nore reliable. Didnt have good experience with SSDs
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