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Thread: PC apps freezing

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    Default PC apps freezing

    Hi
    I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 73SFF which is 6 years old. Recently some apps have been freezing during use. Includes g-mail, Musescore, photo editors. Keyboard numeric pad doesn't always work. Is it just getting old and knackered? I have removed dust from the heat sinks and re-started the PC several times. I normally leave it running continuously.
    Thanks

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    download and run glary utils.

    hit 1 click maintenance
    tick all the boxes

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    Thanks I'll try that.

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    let us know please.

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    Certainly an improvement but not 100%. I had a similar issue when the PC was quite new and some extra (from 4 Gb to 8 GB) memory fixed it. I am going to try that again going up to 16Gb.

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    i would expect it's TSR or programs running at start-up.

    i always find 360 total security package useful http://www.360totalsecurity.com/
    dump and uninstall any other anti-virus (nortons/avast etc etc) or stuff like malwarebytes etc etc
    and install the free 360 software
    then use that to auto optimise your start-up list.

    99% of issues can be cured by glary and 360.
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    Thanks again - what is TSR?

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    old accronym..name - terminate and stay resident, denoting a type of program that remains in the memory of a computer after it has finished running and which can be quickly reactivated.

    today that means - you load things on your pc, they install a little program that auto loads on start-up everytime . very few are actually needed and can quickly eat up RAM and kill speed. 360 does the process of clearing these out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dx100uk View Post
    download and run glary utils.

    hit 1 click maintenance
    tick all the boxes

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    Finally got round to installing 360. Looks much slicker now. Thanks for the advice.

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    good you clicked full check box?

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    Yes I did

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