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How to find out if my slow PC could use more RAM to gain performance? [duplicate]

I'm an owner of a relatively slow netbook Asus EEE PC 1101HA, which has an Intel Atom CPU Z520 (1.33GHz) and 1GB of SO-DIMM DDR2 RAM installed. Windows 7 uses about 650MB of memory when no other apps ...
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Which is faster: less RAM in dual channel mode, or a greater amount of RAM? [duplicate]

So I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM on my computer: currently I have two RAM chips, one 1 GB and one 4 GB. I'm debating on what's the best way to do the upgrade to get the best performance. Here's ...
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22 views

Browsers take long time to access websites from PC but not tablet

All the web browsers I've tried (Firefox, Chrome, and Explorer) on my PC, using a Wi-Fi router, take a long time to load web sites. Oddly, I will sometimes get a quick response if I do something else ...
0
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0answers
82 views

Very slow computer but low CPU or Memory usage

My computer is very slow. All the programs and Windows itself is slow. But strangely, all the games run without lag. They are not affected somehow. I just reinstalled my computer for the 6th time ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Windows internet sharing uses 50% of my CPU

I discovered that svhost.exe process is using almost 50% of my CPU time when computer was almost idle - I was downloading big file with USB 3G modem with 80kB/s speed. I have relatively fast CPU ...
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votes
0answers
33 views

Windows takes a suspiciously long time to start launching applications

When opening applications it often takes an excruciating amount of time before the application starts. The odd part is that the computer is not not slow down at all, and if I open the file using "Run ...
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votes
2answers
50 views

How much faster is SSD compared to regular hard drive?

http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/solid-state-hybrid/desktop-solid-state-hybrid-drive/ Some says that using hybrid drive is 4 times faster. Some says it depend on data read. SSD is only ...
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1answer
33 views

Installation Optimisation With Limited SSD Space

Tomorrow, I need to rebuild a windows 7 machine due to various issues. It currently has a 500GB HDD as the primary drive, with a 120GB SSD. As a developer, I need to keep as much space free as I can ...
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1answer
36 views

Need help diagnosing my machine

I have something that just slows my computer to a crawl sometimes. Not running anything big. Yesterday all I had running (besides background apps) were Firefox & Windows Explorer and could barely ...
0
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2answers
42 views

Computer took much longer than normal to boot, and now windows open and close slow

I've got a Sager laptop, a GeForce GTX 680M, an i7, 32GB of RAM, and I'm running Windows 7. My computer recently began to make that sound Windows makes when you plug in or unplug something (The da duh ...
0
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0answers
75 views

poor write performance with RAID 5 array

I have an Intel RS2WC080 RAID controller card connected to an array of 8 WD Black 4TB SATA3 drives, in a RAID5 configuration. While the read speed is ~750MB/s the write speed hovers around 45MB/s. I ...
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0answers
6 views

How do I ask for clarification on an existing answer if I am very new? [migrated]

Request Please do not close the question before you read it in full My PC became very slow while booting and I wanted to know why? I google and find this interesting answer How to diagnose slow ...
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0answers
26 views

Windows 7 - Acer Aspire M5811

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Desktop PC. Today I used it normally and it turned off normally to, but the next time I tried to turn it on, it became extremely slow. It's normal until I need to ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

Slow vmware vm with fast brand new laptop

I've just bought a fast core i7 laptop with 16GB of RAM running Windows 8.1. When I run a VMware VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow. And if I look at the host HD activity during this time, ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Why is the Windows 7/8 translucent selection so laggy?

In Windows 7 (and 8), the translucent selection rectangle is getting slower, 'laggier' as the selection area gets larger. For example, creating a selection area of roughly 1500 x 1000 pixels on the ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Computer slow when there is over 8GB RAM

My motherboard is a Sapphire pure black X58, with 6 ram slots ( tri-channel ) and 3x 2GB G.Skill PC12800 PI series on them, and when I received for free 6x 2BG G.skill PC12800 NQ series I wanted to ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Slow startup due to event log

My computer takes roughly 10-15 minutes to startup. I found that if I disable Windows Event Log in msconfig that startup is normal again. This is on windows 7. I am guessing that the event log is ...
0
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2answers
43 views

How to get a “picture” of the computer cpu/disk activity while in a fullscreen application

I have a small issue on my computer. From time to time, it seems like some process is turning on, maxing the cpu and disk activity for 10-15 seconds, and then stopping. This usually occurs while I'm ...
0
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0answers
40 views

USB mouse incredibly slow on brand new laptop

Just purchased a Dell Latitude E6540 with a ~16" screen (Windows 7). The mouse is terribly slow, even after adjusting it in Mouse Properties (Pointer Options -> Motion -> Fastest). To move the mouse ...
0
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0answers
57 views

Obligatory reset after booting windows, afterwards periodical slowdowns apparent

Whenever I first boot up my PC it needs a hard reset, as it becomes unresponsive immediately after finishing loading Windows (the point where you'd expect to begin working). After this initial reboot, ...
1
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1answer
67 views

Inkscape very slow to start up on Windows

I've noticed lately on my Windows 7 x64 PC that Inkscape (v0.48.4) is very slow to startup. Once the window becomes visible it will display "Not responding" in the title bar for a minute or two. Once ...
0
votes
0answers
109 views

Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
1
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1answer
163 views

Why does my cursor speed slow down when my system is under intense network usage?

On some occasions of computer usage, my mouse acts very strangely. Whenever my computer is under intense network usage (i.e. watching an online video, downloading an application, patching a video ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Windows will not open processes

I recently I come upon an unexplainable issue concerning my Windows 7 partition. When I woke up Thursday morning and logged into Windows, I discovered that it was acting really slow. It didn't take ...
0
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0answers
194 views

Slow File Transfer over Gigabit Network

There are a few computers connected to a computer (Windows 7 x64) via a Gigbait network in order to transfer file, however lately the transfer of files has been really slow (11Mb/s) I have already ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
0
votes
0answers
177 views

Computer runs slow in the startup screen and booting of windows, programs fade in and fade out slowly

I think I have the exact same problem that is described here: PC running slow like molasses from BIOS to OS. Everything was working fine, and then suddenly, out of nowhere it took forever to boot my ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Copying between a remote share on Win2008R2 and Windows 7 is unbearably SLOW

I manage servers in 3 remote locations. Copying files from my workstation (Windows 7) and the remote servers (Windows 2008R2) is painfully slow. Yes my network card drivers are up to date, yes I can ...
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3answers
167 views

14gb ram installed, only 6gb detected [duplicate]

I've checked each stick individually in the computer, by itself, to verify that the RAM was all in working condition. I have 2 sticks of 4gb RAM and 2 sticks of 3gb RAM. I'm not sure which are being ...
0
votes
0answers
101 views

Windows 7: Slow as can be - Low Resource usage

My main PC is a Dell from 2009 with Win7 SP1 that was originally a Vista machine. I installed a second HDD with Win7 on it and set Vista as the second drive. Its running with an Intel Core Q6600 ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Software to do specific CPU load test [closed]

For the purpose of testing my own script that reports CPU usage I'm looking for a program to put CPU under a certain workload, for instance: 10%, 20%, etc. up to 100%. Is there a program that can do ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Chipset GPU causes a massive slowdown

My AMD Radeon HD 7700 recently broke (fan stopped working and GPU overheated), and now I'm running on internal chipset graphics, and it causes a massive slowdown of the whole PC. I've changed the ...
2
votes
2answers
458 views

Windows 7 / SMB2 slow network copy performance

Troubleshooting a tricky performance problem and wondering if this behavior is normal/expected. This seems to be related to SMB2, as switching to SMB1 resolves things. The question is whether this is ...
4
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5answers
208 views

Is 1GB RAM so little?

I recently upgraded my old computer from Windows XP to Windows 7, and my computer became unbelievably slow. This is the hardware: Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz 1GB RAM Radeon X800 GTO By unbelievably ...
0
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0answers
75 views

Windows 7 offline files - Windows does not let me access network share due to “slow connection”

I'm using the "offline files" features in Windows 7 to have important files/folders from our network servers with me when traveling. I noticed the following problem: I am travelling and try to ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Does a full SSD really have poor performance? [duplicate]

I've been reading this question about disk issues and am interested in gaoithe's answer for Does the disk usage really go up when free space declines? If so, why? I can see why this can ...
0
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3answers
46 views

windows wasn't turned off need time to warm up in the morning

Since I have a lot of application need to start and use, I usually don't turned off my PC in office after work. The problem is that everything I turn on the monitor and login my PC, it takes me a ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How to troubleshoot under-performing hardware combination?

I recently bought a secondhand PC to use as a Home Theatre PC. It is mostly used for streaming online video like Netflix and Youtube but also runs Plex Media Server. On paper the hardware specs ...
0
votes
0answers
178 views

xbootmgr failing to run a trace, couldn't find a kernel logger

I am attempting to run a boot trace on a computer that is slow to log in using xbootmgr. It is a Windows 7 Professional computer that is on a domain. Based on the guide on this website: ...
0
votes
0answers
169 views

installed 64-bit W7 on Core 2 duo slow pc

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 2.00Ghz RAM: 3GB Hi I recently cleaned and installed Windows 7 on my 3 year old laptop. And it seems most programs are running incredibly slow when starting up a program ...
2
votes
2answers
220 views

New HDD (HGST HTE541010A9E680 1Tb) very low write speed (<10 Mb/s)

I've just bought a new 1Tb HDD: HGST HTE541010A9E680, formatted it as NTFS (tried both quick and full format). It has very low write speed. I also have other HDDs and SSD on this PC, and they have ...
1
vote
0answers
285 views

Why is ATI Radeon HD7850 performance on Mac (Hackintosh) not as good as on Windows? [closed]

I am running Mavericks 10.9.2 with QE CI patch (working kext). However the performance in games is pretty low (<30fps, @1920x1080, no AA) My system specs are: Core i5 750 @3.3Ghz 16GB DDR3 ...
0
votes
2answers
134 views

Firefox bottleneck with lot's of tabs open?

I'm currently using Firefox 28.0 on a windows 7 system on a SSD. Sometimes, when I do some research, I open about 180 + tabs on my machine. This makes firefox super slow, without using the SSD or CPU ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Google chrome high hard disk usage

I'm on Windows 7 from boot to VHD. I got a lot of RAM and my pagefile is disabled. This OS can be up for days, even up to 3-4 weeks of working time without restart. I put it to sleep\suspend quite ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

windows 7 in one wifi-network slow

My roommate's Dell XPS is incredibly slow in our new wifi-network (new router - Netgear R6250 with dualband 2,4 GHz + 5GHz, ac 1600), but another Windows 7 computer goes normal. In another ...
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votes
1answer
90 views

How to increase performance of a computer? [closed]

Currently I use Lenovo G62 laptop which runs on Windows 7 Home Premium. It has a 3 GB RAM and Intel i5 processor. Also Ubuntu 12.04 is installed along side Windows. For some days my laptop is really ...
1
vote
2answers
676 views

Computer goes super-sluggish but Task Manager shows no CPU usage

At times, for instance after running a resource-intensive program, my normally quite stable Windows7 PC becomes virtually unresponsive for as long as a couple of minutes. Even changing directory in ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

HP Z-600 Workstation does not use all RAM or cores

I have an HP Z-600 Workstation running on Windows 7 Professional w/ a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 Graphics Card, 48 GB RAM and (2) 6-core processors for a total of 12 cores. When I perform a heavy operation ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

OCZ RevoDrive X2 runs at half speed

I have a OCZ RevoDrive X2 128GB in RAID 0 mode (two 55GB partitions) installed on my P55A-UD3 mainobard. I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64 bit and provided the OCZ drivers during install. When ...
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votes
1answer
957 views

Windows 7 x64 3.2Gb RAM usable instead of 4Gb installed [duplicate]

I have two questions that bothers me, and for which I couldn't find an adequate answers here. This is my laptop's configuration: HP Probook 455 G1 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64) AMD A8-4500M - 1.96Ghz ...