Attention thieves: Really? You can do a lot better than this.
This was Stef’s laptop pre-Macbook transition. The HP G60 is not descended from unicorns nor sprinkled with magical pixie dust. It is slow, hot and heavy.
It was a Windows 7 machine originally, but I upgraded to Windows 8.1. HP, on the other hand, stopped updating drivers before Windows 8 was released. Great.
It has an AMD Turion mobile processor. I don’t know much, but as I was perusing the CPU drivers it was near the bottom of the list. No accident.
The video card is an Nvidia 8200m g. Its driver download is over 250 mb. It’s a driver! What the hell is taking up that much space?
Having the right video driver is a big deal. I expect it to make a noticeable difference.
–Flash forward two hours–
As far as I can tell I just wasted two hours! This thing is still a hog. I understand why Stef wanted it gone.
It will still be my patio machine.