View Full Version : [ubuntu] slow performance

July 14th, 2010, 09:58 PM
hi is there anything that can slow down ubuntu?

July 14th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Well, you might say that there is. Open source drivers can make certain games run slowly. Try enabling restricted drivers from the System menu. Go to System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers.

July 14th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Ubuntu will run faster if you turn off things in the startup that you don't use..

July 14th, 2010, 11:30 PM
Make sure the fans in your case are free of dust.

July 14th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Try running "top", and see if you have enough free memory, and/or if your swapfile is being used heavily. Your computer will slow down dramatically if it's making heavy use of your swap file, which will happen if you don't have enough regular RAM.

July 16th, 2010, 05:43 PM
what about un needed programs? also what about the updates like pre released and unsupported as i was told they were fine as a friend has never had issues with them but i bet there is something more to it i bet.