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boomgoat
21d

Me: *updates ram to 16 gigs
Me: How do you feel about that chrome?
Chrome: Hold my beer ...

Also, anyone face any issues with laggy vs code and hyper?

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  • 4
    Nope. Vscode works fine with 16 gigabytes
  • 0
    @iiii could be some other process slowing it down. I was too lazy to check. I'll have a look.
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    What os though?
  • 1
    @uyouthe please don't judge me ...
    Windows ...
  • 0
    @boomgoat well I have core m3 mobile cpu and 8gb ram and 40+ chrome (now Firefox) tabs with no lag on Mac OS so...
  • 1
    @uyouthe I guess I'll have to sell my kidney, half my liver and maybe an eye and buy one. 🤔
  • 0
    @boomgoat you don't need that. It works fine with Windows.
  • 0
    @boomgoat you can get one for $500 dude
  • 4
    never had problems neither on windows nor on linux
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    Froggo is right, just have a decency to research what’s running in the background and how hot are cpu and gpu, how bad is hdd or ssd
  • 1
    @frogstair then it's probably something that I left unchecked.
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    @uyouthe as far as background processes are concerned I did look into it. It's mostly an issue with startup time. At times it takes a good three to four minutes to start processing linting errors or analyzing imports.
    Initially I thought it had something to do with the js/ts language feature extension. It gets stuck at initializing and pretty much stays there.
    But that wasn't it either.
    Other than that, I'm using hyper. After about an hour or so it starts slowing down noticably.
  • 1
    @boomgoat looks like leaks but I don’t think it’s them. Check temperatures, seems like throttling
  • 0
    @boomgoat how many extensions do you have installed? That may be contributing a lot to startup time.
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    @iiii a few. The current job requires work in multiple areas. I have 10 active extension at the moment.
  • 0
    @uyouthe I felt like this might be relevant.
    current specs:
    Core i7 7500U 2.7GHz
    Ram 16GB
    GPU Nvidia GeForce 930MX

    I have two SSD's installed. Shouldn't be an issue regarding storage. Throttling just by running chrome? Isn't that something I should be worried about?
  • 2
    @boomgoat no, throttling because your i7 is hot and your cpu cooler is trash or thermal paste turned into shit. Check on this
  • 0
    What’s the cpu temp?
  • 1
    @uyouthe that could be possible. It's an hp probook and last time I checked they did have heating issues. I got it around 3 to 4 years ago. Although I was hoping the thermal paste would last another year.
    I'll check it out. Maybe the fans clogged up. Thank you! It isn't that bad yet but I was definitely starting to get worried about it. I'll check it out!
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    @boomgoat oh that’s a laptop 😞 I only use passively cooled laptops because of their fan issues no matter the brand
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    @uyouthe yup :/
    Well I have an external fan sitting right next to the laptop. 😅
    I'm using a dual monitor setup so my laptop is usually docked.
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    @boomgoat dual monitors eh? So extra stress on gpu
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    @uyouthe yup. Although it handles it pretty well. Using the current machine for gaming as well. As far as budget laptops are concerned I feel like this one was a pretty good choice.
    The lag could be because of the extensions.
    I'm running wsl2 with ohmyzsh running on hyper. Also using docker.
    I think the accumulative load combined with windows bloateware kills the performance from time to time.
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    @boomgoat yes. I wasn’t saying YOUR laptop is bad, I said ALL active cooled laptops are prone to cooler clogging and it’s fundamental
  • 1
    @uyouthe haha no I got that. It was just an observation from my part. Wasn't going against what you said. Personally I'm a bit against the idea of laptops as a whole. 😅
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    @boomgoat
    If you just upgraded your ram and vscode is running like garbage without any plugins, verify that the timings are right in the bios and that the set actually works. Also remember that non-vendor-certified ram for a given motherboard isn't guaranteed to work. Definitely check the ram comparability list.
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    If chrome opens slowly or you have to let it warm up before using; then something might be wrong with your hard drive lol. IDK but that happened to me when I had a bad hard drive, check the write and read speeds of your hard drive. If they are too low, that might be the issue.
  • 2
    Just recenlty, I've upgraded my tower from
    16 GB to 32GB ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    (Chrome was totally fine though. In fact, everything was fine. RAM just got cheaper and I wanted it.)
  • 2
    The last time I upgraded to (!) 16GB RAM was in 2010.
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