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Apr 20, 2011
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Laptop Upgrade?

I bought this Lenovo Thinkpad E570 in 2016 for ~$900

● Intel Core i7-7500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
● Windows 10 Pro 64
● Windows 10 Pro 64 English
● 15.6 FHD (1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
● 15.6" FHD(1920x1080) IPS LED Blacklight AntiGlare Black
● 16GB(8+8) DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM
● NV Geforce GTX950M 2GB
● Keyboard with Number Pad - English
● UltraNav (TrackPoint and ClickPad) without Fingerprint Reader
● Software TPM Enabled
● Software TPM
● 720p HD Camera with MIC
● DVD Recordable
● 4 Cell Li-Cyllinder Battery 41WH
● 90W AC Adapter (2pin) - US
● Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1

It's now going a bit slower. What can I do to upgrade it go faster? More RAM? Or should I look at buying a new one? not sure if the specs above are severely outdated, as I have not been following computer/laptop technology for last couple of years. thanks!
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Ensure you have antivirus software and that its updated. Then goto your "C:" drive, right click, select properties, select disk cleanup, select cleanup system files. Otherwise the specs are acceptable. CPU is your weakest point though unfortunately its not upgradable but you should be fine for Office, internet and streaming. If you're using this for gaming there isn't anything you can do to improve performance.
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Jul 26, 2007
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I have the same laptop and is being used everyday by one of my kids. Also have i7-9750 with gtx 2060. Comparison of two, both loads windows in about 20 seconds. Both have nvme, so things are snappy. Gaming wise, 2060 has the edge. No slow downs, but recently reinstalled windows on the 2060 machine. 2060 might be little faster now in Windows loading time but not by much.

What slow down do you speak of?

Do a clean install or buy newer nvme like Samsung 980 pro, you can install more ram, I put 16gb years back but e570 is fine as is for few more years.
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May 11, 2009
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That should still be an excellent laptop. Unless there are hardware or thermal throttling issues happening, a complete wipe and fresh windows install should do the trick.
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Check the processes that are running.
Sometimes, windows update gets stuck and runs repeatedly/constantly. This takes up all the CPU resources.
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Perhaps your storage is full ? System could bog down if your storage is at it's limits. +1 on clean install of windows and possibly a physical cleaning of the machine as in blowing out any possible dust build up and re apply thermal paste.
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You have 16GB Ram and PCIe-NVMe
it should not be slow
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