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System: Win7 64-bit Ult. Ed. 32GB Ram Nvidea GTX 670

I'm trying to read a book in PDF format that has images and text. Scrolling through pages is very slow and if I scroll too fast it takes a few to load the page.

Is there a setting anywhere that I can fiddle with so Adode uses more resources to load pages faster?

(I looked at the Page Display Preferences, not to be a Mac-hater, even though I am, the setting are all dumbed down and nothing seems to tailored to what I want to achieve) Looked for a slider, a drop down menu that I can allocated a certain amount of RAM to be used by Adobe. nope nothing.

Should note this is Adobe Reader XI 11.0.5

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Scrolling is all about CPU (I assume this because when I continuously scroll, my CPU usage goes skyrocket to 100%). If you are on balanced power settings or have a slow CPU, it will be laggy. –  Varaquilex Jan 27 at 0:38
    
how big is the pdf file out of curiousity? –  Sickest Jan 27 at 0:43
    
Try updating Adobe Reader to latest version (11.0.6) and see whether it makes any difference. –  and31415 Jan 27 at 1:06
    
Pages that are fully images will be slow, so if you happen to have the file and can run the OCR on it and save it again, I'd give that a try. Check out adobe.com/products/acrobat/convert-jpeg-scan-ocr-to-pdf.html –  NewProgrammerJames Jan 27 at 4:57
    
try a different tool and look if this is also slow –  magicandre1981 Jan 27 at 5:01

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I could recommend you use another PDF reader.

Here there is some alternatives : http://www.pcworld.com/article/2027961/ditch-the-pdf-headaches-three-safer-speedier-adobe-reader-alternatives.html

I personally had used Sumatra PDF and works simple and fast.

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Recommending products is a No, no. OP is asking why Large pdf files are lagging, not an alternative piece of software –  Sickest Jan 27 at 0:42

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