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Windows 7: Potential 64 bit problem?


06 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Potential 64 bit problem?

Hello I recently built a desktop pc (8 gig ram, 460 gtx GPU, 3.4 ghz cpu, 600w psu) and decided to get windows 7 64 bit OS.

My problem is that the computer runs slower than it should, especially at start up. When first booted up it loads to my desktop very quickly, but for around 5 minutes it is pretty much frozen. After the initially start up problem, it runs OK, but I feel it should be faster with such a fresh install. Programs I have downloaded so far are ventrilo, steam, itunes, and google chrome.

Games such as bf: bad company 2 and supreme commander run fine on high settings.

I would just like to know if 64 bit is causing these slowdowns, and if there is fix for this, or I should downgrade to a 32 bit version and see if the problem persists.
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Please help, if you need any answers to help diagnose my problem, please ask and ill reply quickly.


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06 Jul 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

DiscoSlim,
Welcome to SevenForums.

WIN | RESMON | ENTER

WIN is the key with microsoft flag on top.

Keep an eye on the CPU and Memory tabs to see if anything there is unusual.

Also download, install and run CCleaner.
Run both the Cleaner and Registry portions thereof.

Afterwards, run following:
LIST OF STARTUP PROGRAMS USING CCLEANER


CCleaner | Tasks icon | Startup tab | click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon in the top panel of a Message Reply window, attach the .txt file generated by CCleaner.
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07 Jul 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can also perform a clean boot to see what is causing the problem:

How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista

Might also run Soluto, and see if it identifies the culprit (can always uninstall after)

Soluto

A Guy
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07 Jul 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

A Guy,
I've found that after deleting Soluto that I had to use Autoruns to get all of its fingers out of the pie.
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07 Jul 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry for such a late reply, I spent all last night configuring a 10 year linksys wireless pci adapter to work with windows 7.
Attached is the ccleaner start up file, thanks for the help gentleman.


Attached Files
File Type: txt startup.txt (1.6 KB, 10 views)
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07 Jul 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN | MSCONFIG | STARTUP tab | uncheck ALL except for:
Ralink Wireless Utility.lnk C:\Program Files (x86)\RALINK\Common\RaUI.exe

RESTART your computer.

Don't worry. You haven't deleted or disabled anything. You've simply told windows not to run those programs at startup time.
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07 Jul 2011   #7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ok according to Soluto, steam was adding 14 seconds to the boot process... any reason why? Disabling some of the processes definitely helped with the speed. Are there any programs to show if ram or cpu are working properly?
ram: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
Cpu: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
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07 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Task manger (cntl-shift-esc) -> Performance (tab) -> Resource monitor (button)
Drill down as needed

Memory testing: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU testing: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html
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07 Jul 2011   #9

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ok it seems steam is the main culprit... any past problems with steam compatibility with windows 7 64 bit??
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07 Jul 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by discoslim View Post
Ok according to Soluto, steam was adding 14 seconds to the boot process... any reason why? Disabling some of the processes definitely helped with the speed. Are there any programs to show if ram or cpu are working properly?
ram: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
Cpu: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
For much info:
WIN | RESMON | ENTER

Investigate the various tabs.

Now to test your memory.
The easiest way, and the program is much better than its predecessors, is
WIN | MEMORY DIAGNOSTIC | ENTER

To test your CPU, Prime95.
Be forewarned that Prime will drive your temps up as it works and overworks your cpu.

Diagnostics
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