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Laptop Optimization

Level 7

I've used this laptop (ASUS TUF FX505DY) for years, however I've had phases of on and off using it, as of recent I've been using it more frequently. It used to run most games decently, granted this isn't the best computer, but it was good, however since I've been using it again (specifically after Windows 11 came out, which I have installed) it's ran considerably slower. 

The computer itself takes long enough to start up and actually allow me to use it, any browser I use is slow and fidgety (with little tabs and good internet) and the games I could play fine before, now struggle completely, and if they somehow get decent FPS, my computer will constantly stutter when anything happens, on top of the fact that it'll often freeze the display entirely just to analyze an event in a game. I'm not sure what I did to it, I've cleaned it, upgraded to 16gb RAM, use an external drive for many games (which I did before), and I tend to stay away from risky downloads. 

Is there some easy fix for this? I'm not a computer person really, and this is my first one. I've contemplated entirely factory resetting and downgrading to Windows 10 (I suspect Windows 11 impacts performance). The only way I update drivers is with the recommended ones, and AMD Adrenalin, and have no idea how to use anything else.

If anyone had steps to optimize and improve my software, even if I HAVE to reset, it would be very appreciated. 


Probably Relevant?

AMD Ryzen 5 3550H with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 2.10 GHz

16.0 GB (15.8 GB usable)


Customer Service Agent

Hi @brieowo ,


Based on your description, we suggest trying to reset the system and reinstalling Windows 10 to see if it improves the issue. Additionally, could you please confirm the brand and model of the memory you installed? Memory compatibility can also affect performance, so we recommend trying to remove the additional memory and testing the laptop's software for any signs of sluggishness or lag. If you have any concerns, please feel free to let us know anytime. Thank you.

Please be aware that after modifying the memory, your computer will need to undergo a complete memory training during the next boot-up.          
During the memory training process, your computer will not display anything, and the training duration is approximately 1-3 minutes, depending on the size of your computer's memory.          
During this period, please ensure that your computer is connected to the power source and refrain from forcefully shutting it down, allowing the computer to complete the memory training and wait for the display to appear. Thank you.

Thank you for the response, I'll try this! But, how do I go about reinstalling Windows 10? I thought I'd need to purchase a license for it.

Customer Service Agent

Hi @brieowo ,


If you would like to attempt to reset the system (while still keeping Windows 11), you can refer to the steps instructions provided in the following link:


If your laptop came with Windows 10 pre-installed, you can follow the steps in the following link to reinstall Windows 10:


The above information is provided for your reference. If you have any concerns, please feel free to let us know. Thank you.