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Windows 7: Icon Load Time, CPU Warm-UP and Upgrading


25 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Icon Load Time, CPU Warm-UP and Upgrading

Hi,


I know this might sound Dumb, but...


1) Is there an application to make the CPU warm up?
Like, when i boot up my PC , it is really slow, and i think it is because it is really cold yet. But, i want it to heat up faster, than to wait for 15 min.

Is there any application that uses the CPU Very Much for it to warm up?

2) I also need some help with Icon loading. When i open a folder, Explorer doesn't respond until all the icons load up, like 10 seconds some times. And i think that icons shouldn't load up so slowly for a 8600M GT, right?

3) Is it safe to upgrade from 7100 to 7260? I mean, are my programs still going to stay and everything works out? They say that 7260 is the best 32 bits version.


Thanks,
Alex.

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25 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Umm... no.

Your computer is not slow when you start it because your CPU is "cold". CPU's actually run faster when cold (this is why they use liquid cooling to get faster overclocking speeds).

When your computer boots up, it's likely slow because it's doing various houskeeping tasks and possibly because it hasn't yet optimized the memory footprint.
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25 Jun 2009   #3

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You're kidding right?
In 15 seconds your CPU can go from stone cold to so hot it is throttling. Just normal booting will bring the T7500 up to an operational 45-50 Deg. C. Open a browser and the fan will need to come on (if it isn't already on by then) or step up a notch.

Depending what you have installed, what you might be seeing as "warming up" could just be programs loading.
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25 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
Hi,


I know this might sound Dumb, but...


1) Is there an application to make the CPU warm up?
Like, when i boot up my PC , it is really slow, and i think it is because it is really cold yet. But, i want it to heat up faster, than to wait for 15 min.

Is there any application that uses the CPU Very Much for it to warm up?

2) I also need some help with Icon loading. When i open a folder, Explorer doesn't respond until all the icons load up, like 10 seconds some times. And i think that icons shouldn't load up so slowly for a 8600M GT, right?

3) Is it safe to upgrade from 7100 to 7260? I mean, are my programs still going to stay and everything works out? They say that 7260 is the best 32 bits version.


Thanks,
Alex.
As stated above, this is not because it is cold. It runs (not FASTER), but better with less stress (the heat causes more wear, not slows it down. It will run just as fast up until it starts melting (i think)).

You might want to check how much stuff runs at startup, as well as your RAM. An 8600 should not have that much lag, but it also depends on the rest of your rig.

~Lordbob
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25 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Adding to what was already said..

The CPU does not speed up based on 'heat' otherwise everyone would be putting their computers on heaters.

If you want your computer to boot faster try checking if there is a BIOS update for your motherboard.
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25 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Also..

1. You should upgrade to Build 7100 from Windows 7 Release Candidate Customer Preview Program
2. Why are you using a cooling pad if you want to heat up your CPU (still suggest not doing that)
3. Your 279GB 4200RPM Hard Drive may be 'some' of the slow down cause.
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25 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok so One is already solved. ( Btw, i use the Cooling Pad only on Games )
That was really a dumb question :P (Funny: Everyone would put the PCs on Heaters :X)

Two, i don't think that a HD would be the ONLY problem, would it? Cause in Xp it worked just fine.
AND, i'm not running really a lot of things on Startup, just asus direct console, modem driver, JMB36X, AVG and VGA Driver. ( No new BIOS Versions for my Motherboard ).
I have 2 GB Free Memory RAM when not running anything heavy.

Third, no one really replied what i wanted, just that i should upgrade to 7100 ( but i'm already using the 7100).
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25 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
Ok so One is already solved. ( Btw, i use the Cooling Pad only on Games )

Two, i don't think that a HD would be the ONLY problem, would it? Cause in Xp it worked just fine.
AND, i'm not running really a lot of things on Startup, just asus direct console, modem driver, JMB36X, AVG and VGA Driver. ( No new BIOS Versions for my Motherboard ).

Third, no one really replied what i wanted, just that i should upgrade to 7100 ( but i'm already using the 7100).
Your system specs say you are using Build 7068. Thats why I suggested Build 7100, and its a different operating system so the hard drive with its slow speed 'could' cause a slight slowdown, and I didn't say it was the only cause either.

Good move with the coolling pad on games too, games really heat up laptops O.O
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25 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Alex,

Nobody has responded to what you asked because you asked a retarded question.

Yes, I know there are no stupid questions, but I have decided that this is an exception. CPU's do not need to "warm up", ever. Period. End of story.

Any problem you're experiencing is not because your CPU is cold. So find out what the real problem is.
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25 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
Alex,

Nobody has responded to what you asked because you asked a retarded question.

Yes, I know there are no stupid questions, but I have decided that this is an exception. CPU's do not need to "warm up", ever. Period. End of story.

Any problem you're experiencing is not because your CPU is cold. So find out what the real problem is.
First off that was mean.

Second, better to ask a stupid question and get an answer, then not ask one and wonder 'what if'.
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