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Windows 7: Why does Windows seem to lag when MULTITASKING?

15 Jan 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit build 7000
 
 

I just thought moving your page file to a different hard drive might help with your disk performance. I'm downloading chrome right now to see if it has any affects on performance for me.

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15 Jan 2009   #12

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

DisableTaskOffload= 0

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There is more tweaks in the Adapter Properties, you need to enable them, not sure what any of it does, be careful.

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15 Jan 2009   #13

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cartel View Post
DisableTaskOffload= 0

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There is more tweaks in the Adapter Properties, you need to enable them, not sure what any of it does, be careful.

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I don't have that feature it seems.

Umm also how do I disable a "you have images waiting to burn"? I tried to burn a dvd a few days ago and it failed and now every time I boot I get a message telling me I have files waiting to burn.


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15 Jan 2009   #14

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
"DisableTaskOffload"=0

You need that in your registry
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15 Jan 2009   #15

 

Might want to do some more reading before you just go an enable a registry tweak / HD tweak without some reference. Cartel supplied the MSFN link, be *sure* to read that first - carefully.

Also, a lot of folks (most notably those using Seagate Barracudas) have been experiencing poor HD performance in their WEI scores *and* in HD speed tests built into Windows 7. I have a small workaround for those using nForce boards and 'Cudas, see http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...html#post10171 - but this problem exists (without the ability to fix it)for others also using 'Cudas *and* Maxtor drives and *not* using nForce boards.

Finally, you should research your hardware a lot more - why type of HDs do you have, what are the settings, are they installed and jumpered correctly, is your BIOS allowing full bandwidth for your drives, etc.

Finally, remember this: Windows 7 *is* a beta OS - and throughput is one of the problems that Windows 7 hasn't quite fixed yet - early reports show that Vista is still faster in throughput than Windows 7.


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Also, do realize that 1) I have no issues when DL/ing and multitasking, and 2) I at times do seriously high powered downloading - GrabIt News Group Binary grabber, at sustained speeds to 2500 KB/s and / or Various *.ISO downloads from M$ and Linux ISO sites - sustained speeds of 2500 - 3100 KB/s.

I have no issues at all except when I let Fx use DTA to DL a file - then I get a minor lag when it first starts, which last typically a couple of seconds.
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15 Jan 2009   #16

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Might want to do some more reading before you just go an enable a registry tweak / HD tweak without some reference. Cartel supplied the MSFN link, be *sure* to read that first - carefully.

Also, a lot of folks (most notably those using Seagate Barracudas) have been experiencing poor HD performance in their WEI scores *and* in HD speed tests built into Windows 7. I have a small workaround for those using nForce boards and 'Cudas, see http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...html#post10171 - but this problem exists (without the ability to fix it)for others also using 'Cudas *and* Maxtor drives and *not* using nForce boards.

Finally, you should research your hardware a lot more - why type of HDs do you have, what are the settings, are they installed and jumpered correctly, is your BIOS allowing full bandwidth for your drives, etc.

Finally, remember this: Windows 7 *is* a beta OS - and throughput is one of the problems that Windows 7 hasn't quite fixed yet - early reports show that Vista is still faster in throughput than Windows 7.


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Also, do realize that 1) I have no issues when DL/ing and multitasking, and 2) I at times do seriously high powered downloading - GrabIt News Group Binary grabber, at sustained speeds to 2500 KB/s and / or Various *.ISO downloads from M$ and Linux ISO sites - sustained speeds of 2500 - 3100 KB/s.

I have no issues at all except when I let Fx use DTA to DL a file - then I get a minor lag when it first starts, which last typically a couple of seconds.

Wow, how ironic, it was Grabit that I first realized this problem so if you can fix it maybe I can? I then noticed the same thing if downloading from browser, you know, felt like 256MB of ram instead of 2GB in in it.

Here are my specs.

Its a Western Digital Hard Drive and its the thin wire, serial right.
It is configured as cable select.
I don't know if there is a setting in the bios and have no idea what to look for.
There are a few BIOS updates from Intel.
The motherboard is Intel

Ummmmmmmm not sure what else to ask for. Didn't do the register update yet.
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15 Jan 2009   #17

 

Sure - I moderate at those forums too, every once in a blue moon....

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17 Jan 2009   #18

Windows 7
 
 
Gig-E?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevsman View Post
You have to remember that when your downloading or uploading your discs are in use. So if a sata 2 dics has a true throughput or 50-60Mps then this will be greatly impacted on other applications trying to access the disc, wether it be for read or write. Is the disc/discs in use both used for download directory and access for the app or function that you are using?
You must be kidding. How come do you expect to saturate a SATA disk that can deliver 40MB/s when downloading something from the Internet? Or do you have a Gig-E internet connection at home?
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17 Jan 2009   #19

Windows 7
 
 

I had this problem very badly.... the system IO would lock up and the cpu was always maxed at 100%, with kernel cpu times sitting at 70-80% on all tasks...

I fixed it by flashing my board BIOS to a later version. Was on a GA P35-S3 board.

It is also possible it was fixed by the bios flash setting the drive settings back to IDE Legacy from AHCI, which was a side effect of the flashing.

Before I fixed the problem, Win 7 was a horrid laggy piece of crud.....

Afterwards, Win 7 is the best OS release from MS so far. Guess they will finally get me to ditch XP
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18 Jan 2009   #20

Windows 7
 
 

Well I did a flashing of the bios then copied some files 800MB from the desktop to the desktop and it was faster, ~45MB or so.

I then copied some files from the PUBLIC user folder and sure enough it slowed to .500K or so. Therefore I am conviniced that its a bug. Has to be.

Can someone else confirm? Love this place.
Sorry about the last post (firewire=crash when changed sample rate), didn't know there was a audio forum and probably would have posted here as this was a BSOD but if audio means any audio device regardless of peripheral, then I will post from now on in Audio forums. Again, love this place. Cool stuff.
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