Originally Posted by Mehta23
Sorry, forgot extra info :
Intel Core 2 duo 2GHz
Nvidia 9200m gpu
17" 1440x900 screen
It's a nice laptop, although a bit bulky. I find it a bit laggy and slow, but it's also my main gaming machine at the moment.
I only thought of upgrading it as to inject new life.... Or I could get a nexus 7?
What is the exact model number? You said HPG70 but each G70 has like 3-5 numbers/letters on the end to specify exact model (G70-XXXXX
Do you have the OEM windows disc? Like mikedt said Id start with re installing windows.
Also like n0ve said you should try an ssd. Even if you don't have an extra sata slot you could go with a 128gb ssd for $90.
Disabling windows Aero is also a small boost in performance since your laptop would no longer need to keep up with that demand.
Don't slow it down with virus software like Norton or McAfee try Avast its free, its the best i've ever used(i install it on all my new builds and when I'm doing virus malware removal for people) and its light on background resources.