I upgraded my Dell Latitude laptop from 8gb of ram to 16gb of ram and it's slower than ever. Why?
Definitely not malware and the pairs all match up properly. 16gb is recognized by the computer. Any reason I might need to upgrade the harddrive to SSD?
- 1 year ago
It can not be. Please check the ram again. Because you should upgrade correct ram card suitable with motherboard.
- Beach LifeLv 71 year ago
Your paging file is set for the old RAM.
Start the new paging file with a start of 16gb to a max of around 25gb
Also, I agree with comments that RAM might not be seated correctly, check and fix if neededSource(s): I used to work on the performance team at Microsoft
- Higgy BabyLv 71 year ago
What model Latitude?.....processor?.....
ksgentleman70 may have hit the nail on the head- ram was not the issue?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 year ago
from the command prompt, run DxDiag. see how many Gb ram it says are working [first page of output]. if it isn't 16, one of your new sticks isn't seated properly, or isn't good.
many computers run slower if RAM isn't installed in identical pairs.
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- ShadowLv 41 year ago
The RAM you installed, was it the same as the existing RAM, just a different size? You would need to confirm the speeds of the modules and what your laptop is detecting each module as.
- VPLv 71 year ago
Is your laptop reporting 16 GB in the BIOS?
Is Windows reporting that it sees 16 GB? (Which version of Windows are you using?)
Did your swap file increase?
- skepticLv 61 year ago
Could be: That the ram wasn't the issue at all in the first place. Look elsewhere (virus, cpu overheating, malware, etc)