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Maheen
Maheen on 12 Jun 2015
Commented: David H on 12 Jun 2015
Hi I am using Matlab v2013a on Windows 8 (originally windows 7 updated to 8) core i3. Whenever I start Matlab everything else on my Laptop Stops working and computer gets hanged or too slow. What could be the reason? How can I check where is the problem? Is there problem in Matlab or the problem is in my system?
Specifications of my Laptop if needed.
Model: HP 1000 Intel® Core™ i3-2370M Processor (2.4 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) Intel® HM75 Express Chipset Intel® HD Graphics 3000 14.0-inch diagonal HD Bright View LED-Display (1366 x 768) 2GB DDR3 System Memory HP 500GB 5400RPM Hard Disk Drive HP SuperMulti DVD Writer Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN 3 USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ-45, Headphone out, Microphone in HP 720p High Definition Webcam with integrated microphone Altec Lansing Internal Speakers 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery HP 65W AC Adapter with Power Cable Notebook keyboard with Touchpad supporting Multi-Touch HP Backpack with Customized logo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic
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Israel Ridgley
Israel Ridgley on 12 Jun 2015
Have you tried monitering your memory usage when you start matlab? 2GB isn't a lot for a modern windows OS so your system might not have enough memory for matlab and all the other programs you have running. Have you always had this problem with matlab?
David H
David H on 12 Jun 2015
2 GB is seriously lacking for proper numerics especially with the overhead from windows 8.
One things you could try is deleting some of the windows fonts as matlab spends ages loading those up at the start which is a known issue.

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