I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04, and have an enormous issue with lag. It is very laggy when I log on, and it stays laggy. 16.04 requires a 2GHz+ processor but I have a 1.4GHz processor. I checked the ram clock speed for my computer, only to find it being 599MHz, for some reason. I will try to remove a ramstick so that I can see a difference, and when I do I will answer this question, because before my PC was alot faster than this.

  • REMOVING A RAMSTICK WILL NOT WORK. – ConfirmedGuy638 Oct 10 '16 at 6:34
  • Clarification needed: what is the video card of your computer? What is the exact processor model? What is the amount of RAM you have? – Alvils Berzins Oct 10 '16 at 7:10
  • My video card is the one a toshiba satellite C850D PSCC2A-00x001 . It is a Radeon graphics card. My – ConfirmedGuy638 Oct 15 '16 at 10:33
  • I have 8gb ram @ 1200MHz (1.2GHz) – ConfirmedGuy638 Oct 15 '16 at 10:35

DDR RAM (double data rate) may be reported as half it's frequency. This is normal, just multiply the speed by two to get it's true frequency.

As for lag, the best solution I can offer would be to change your desktop environment to something more lightweight. Hopefully you can find an environment that has a feature set you enjoy, while being light enough to work well with your computer's abilities.

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  • what is the best desktop environment (lxde, xfce, gnome?) – ConfirmedGuy638 Oct 10 '16 at 6:25
  • Did some digging real quick and came up with a link that lists 5 desktop's and gives an idea of what they would require resource wise, hope this helps: linuxandubuntu.com/home/… – AluvianKnight Oct 10 '16 at 6:31

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