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

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 ...
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38 views

why windows 7 so slow even with enough memory left [on hold]

My laptop configuration: windows 7 ultimate sp1 64 bit. Cpu: intel core i5 m460 @ 2.53 g Memory: 4 g. after 2 years of lightly use (during night and or weekend), it's now bloody slow. opening any ...
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2answers
45 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 ...
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2answers
72 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 ...
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0answers
40 views

What is causing high CPU usage while playing videos?

Watching movies uses all of my memory and/or CPU. How can I resolve this? Laptop specs: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/TncirsVxs1b3MnD58DoAGIz Dell XPS M1330 Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7250 ...
0
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0answers
20 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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1answer
77 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 ...
0
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2answers
65 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 ...
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0answers
17 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
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0answers
39 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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1answer
62 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 ...
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0answers
35 views

Windows boot performance - 52 seconds to initialize drives?

I had an issue with my primary SSD and I replaced it with another from a different brand, and at the same time I reordered my other 2 mechanical (C=ssd, D & E=mechanical). Now, when I load ...
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1answer
37 views

Will I see an increase in performance if I use Windows 7 Professional over Home Premium? Regarding multiple physical cores

I have 2 physical cores and Home Premium specs say it only recognizes one but Pro recognizes multiple. If I swap out my Home Premium with Pro will I see an increase in performance? I have an Intel i5 ...
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0answers
17 views

some programs running much slower after mscvrt runtime redistributable delete/reinstall

UPDATE: It appears that there may have been an unfortunate coincidence. It seems that right around the time I was doing these builds and deletions of redistributables, my laptop power adapter was ...
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0answers
32 views

VMware Work station is very slow and it cause Windows to freeze

I am using VMware Work Station V9 to run Ubuntu (The latest version) and it is very very slow. I have given it 20 GB Disk Space / 4 GB RAM / but it still runs very slow. My current machine has 16 GB ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Poor wireless performance after WiFi printer intstall & uninstall

A few weeks back I installed a Canon WiFi printer, which caused all manner of issues with my laptop's COM ports (see - Cannot Delete Unwanted COM ports - Windows 7). Unfortunately by the time I ...
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2answers
62 views

Sometimes when I check my CPU usage, my 2nd CPU (#1) is stuck going around 90% while the others are around 20% max

i have checked the 'affinity' of all my processes and all of them are set to all CPUs, yet I check my CPU usage and my 2nd CPU (it's called #1 because my first CPU is #0) is jumping around 90% and ...
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0answers
24 views

Windows 7 hangs upon input events and opening sockets

I'm using a work laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Professional. The laptop is a Dell Studio XPS and has the following specs: Intel Core i5 M460 Quad-core 2.53GHz 6GB RAM ATI Mobility Radeon HD4670 ...
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1answer
28 views

Windows7, defragment swap and hibernate file and move them to begin of hdd

I tried find any tool for windows7 that help me with defrag swapspace, and move them to beginning of volume. I have no option to create separate partition for swap only, because I have 4 primary ...
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1answer
52 views

Optimizing Corsair SSD Windows 7

I am currently having a Force Series™ GS 128GB SATA 3 SSD which is supposed to have the following specs: Sequential Read Write 560 MB/s sequential read — 535 MB/s sequential write But, instead, I'm ...
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0answers
155 views

VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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2answers
40 views

How to diagnose right-click menu slowness?

Is there a way to find specifically what's causing Windows 7 explorer slowness, like right-click menu delay and even opening new explorer windows/drives/folders? Slowness when opening new explorer ...
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0answers
28 views

Games in windowed mode lag (with AMD GPU)

Before I start, I tested the latest beta and the latest stable (as of now) drivers, both had this problem. The problem is also not specific to any game, like it happens in Battlefield 4 and Trine 2. ...
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0answers
38 views

Performance Issue in Google Earth

My current version of Google Earth runs poorly and I'm not sure why. Often when exploring around, it stutters terribly. If I launch the flight simulator, my frame rate is out of control. I never had ...
0
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0answers
62 views

One particular instance of svchost.exe taking up awful lot of memory. Why?

I have been observing that the process "svchost.exe" in my list of running processes keeps taking an awful lot of memory; close to 550MB at times! There are multiple instances of svchost.exe running ...
0
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3answers
120 views

Which OS virtualised runs faster Win 7 or Win 8.1 [closed]

I wish to setup a development windows VM on my Retina Macbook Pro(mpb). This is for the purpose of learning how to develop with Visual Studio 2013. The question is, in terms of performance or ...
0
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2answers
147 views

How can I tweak Windows 7 or 8 to Utilize Multi Core Processors?

Nowadays, desktop and workstations are getting more powerful as they have multi-core processors. For the versions of Windows that support multi-core processors, do these versions actually utilize ...
0
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1answer
64 views

Large PDF book very laggy slow

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 ...
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2answers
93 views

for 4gb ram, will I need ram optimizer(e.g. cleanmem)?

I used to use basic configuration 2GB ram for my laptop with windows 7. I ran into trouble when I needed to use multiple windows open (started swapping to hdd whenever switch occured), and cleanmem ...
3
votes
3answers
244 views

Windows 7 freezes with high disk activity

I have a Windows 7 computer that I use almost exclusively for streaming video (Hulu in Internet Explorer, or recorded or live broadcast TV with Windows Media Center). Often the computer freezes for a ...
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2answers
78 views

Windows 7 hard drive constantly reading 25+ MB/s

I am running windows 7 64x amd architecture, 4GB ram, 1TB hard drive at i think 7100 RPM. this problem has bothered me before, the hard drive would never stop reading/writing data. i pinpointed it to ...
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2answers
426 views

How to discover what is slowing down my computer's startup? [duplicate]

I use windows 7 and every install I've ever had starts to start up really slow after several months of use. Instead of trying to speed it up (like I already did with pretty much every widespread tweek ...
1
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1answer
152 views

Medion PC excruciatingly slow and unresponsive after Win 7 x64 reinstallation

Probably this kind of question has been asked way too often, but as of yet I have not found a satisfying solution; please accept my apologies if I am wasting your time. Introduction As Windows gets ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Computer has good specs, yet running applications slowly? [closed]

I don't know what's up with my pc it's running pretty slow, and it was like this when I bought it too. It just runs applications like google chrome skype,games pretty slowly when my old pc of 2gb ram ...
2
votes
2answers
250 views

Why does increasing Virtual Memory not helping game performance? [closed]

My RAM has a pathetic 2GB and most of my applications and background services take up at least 25% to 35% of it and thus causing the game to be laggy and all. I've tried adding virtual memory, from ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

SSD & HDD - which should get 6Gb/s port

I have a PC with a single 6Gb/s SATA port, I have a 7200RPM HDD that is my primary drive (i.e. the OS is installed on it), I also have an SSD (450MB/s Sequential R/W, 85K Random Read, 55k Random ...
0
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1answer
171 views

Windows Dynamic Disks vs BIOS FakeRAID

I have two 3TB disks in a Windows 7 Dynamic Disk Mirror array (effectively, software RAID1). Apart from being tied to the O/S (I can't mount the array in Linux, for example) - is there any difference ...
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0answers
25 views

HTTPS POST much slower on VM than on its host

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) host running VMWare Player 6.0.1, hosting a Linux Mint 13 (KDE, 32 bit) guest. Using a Perl script to perform a HTTPS POST operation from the Windows box I get a ...
1
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0answers
36 views

One Windows 7 pc slows down when another pc is turned on

I have a very strange problem that is affecting only 1 computer of the network (a network composed of 6pcs and two network printers): If I turn on pc number ONE first, and pc number TWO after that, ...
1
vote
1answer
131 views

How do I change the power plan using batch

I would like to know how to change the power plan in Windows 7 to high performance using a batch file. I am making a program that boosts pc performance.
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3answers
128 views

Laptop being unacceptably slow

First of all: I've just read this thread (link) in a search of finding the answer. My laptop specs are roughly: Some mobile good i7 roughly 3 years old, 4GB RAM, Win7 and 500GB HDD and NVidia Quatro ...
1
vote
1answer
153 views

Unusual and sudden slow login and lock screen in Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Professional on my laptop (since 2011, not updated). It was working fine, but suddenly the login screen has an unusually long please wait time, and lock screen takes about a minute or ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

Slow ping on one machine

We have 13 computers connected to Windows 2008 Server R2 Domain. There is Windows 7 64-bit Professional on all of them. The computers have same configurations and are quite fast (Intel Core i3, fast ...
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votes
1answer
69 views

What are the potential causes of Visual Studio 2012 being sluggish? [closed]

I've recently begun to try out MS Visual Studio 2012 (+ NVidia NSight) on two (different) machines running Win7 64bit. On one machine - actually the one less cluttered with all sort of installed apps ...
1
vote
5answers
131 views

How to speed up my new system [closed]

I have just bought a desktop, since I already have an ultrabook laptop, for what I do which is a lot of gaming (for my YouTube channel), video editing, web/graphics design stuff and normal internet ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

USB Flash drive too slow

I've tried like 10 USB flash drives, and they are all slow :( External USB hard-drives are much faster. For example transfer speeds on the WD passport are like 20 MB/sec compared to like 2 MB/sec on ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Why is my computer really slow 20% of the times I turn it on?

The problem is that 1 out of 5 times when I turn my computer on, it turns into this sort of "mode" where whenever I open a window, it does it really slow and whenever I close a window, that too is ...
0
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1answer
78 views

Fast ways to login as a local administrator on Windows 7 company computers [duplicate]

I need to login to several windows 7 computers at work a day usually as local administrator. It can get tedious typing in the long username and password. What are the fast ways to login as local ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Does copying files in multiple dialogues slower than in one?

When you select some files and copy them, the file copying dialog appears with progress bar and speed indicators. But when you select some other files and copy them, another dialog pops up and both ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Photographer creating PhotoShop action help needed

I need to create an action that will do the following: Start with a folder of NEF files. Open one at a time and apply adjustments, ie. Crop, exposure, levels, saturation and sharpening as needed. ...