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Windows 7: since new hard drive, computer is very slow

25 Apr 2012   #11
NickJohnson

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Have you downloaded and installed all of the most current drivers for your motherboard? http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...+Board+DP965LT
No I havent actually, to be honest, I didnt know that existed

Ill do that.
Ok, so I downloaded that. Do I have to restart to see if it is improved?


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25 Apr 2012   #12
NickJohnson

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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If you check the specs for that laptop drive you may find that its only a 5400 RPM drive. Most 3.5 inch desktop drives run at 7200 RPM. Its a noticeable difference. They use 5400 RPM drives in laptops to reduce heat and give you better battery life.
Agreed, that's why I asked for the speccy info.
If what I posted earlier wasnt enough info, here is this.


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25 Apr 2012   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0

Capacity: 320GB
Spindle Speed: 5,400RPM <<<<<<<<<
Interface Type: SATA
Disk Size: 2.5"x9mm (Fits in ALL laptops)
Sustained Throughput (MBps): 116
Average Seek Time (read/write ms): 12
Electrical Interface Speed: SATA 300 - 3.0Gbps
On-Board Cache: 8MB
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25 Apr 2012   #14
NickJohnson

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0

Capacity: 320GB
Spindle Speed: 5,400RPM <<<<<<<<<
Interface Type: SATA
Disk Size: 2.5"x9mm (Fits in ALL laptops)
Sustained Throughput (MBps): 116
Average Seek Time (read/write ms): 12
Electrical Interface Speed: SATA 300 - 3.0Gbps
On-Board Cache: 8MB
So does that mean I am screwed unless I get a new hard drive w/ 7200 rpm?
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25 Apr 2012   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I honestly can't tell you that is the problem or if its just part of the problem. Having a 5400 RPM drive will slow things down. If I was sitting in front of your PC and could see for myself how slow it was I could probably hazard a guess as to if there was something else going on. I'm not there so I don't know. I just wanted you to be aware that your PC won't be as fast as it was with the original 7200 RPM drive. I would at the very least run some diagnostics on the drive to be sure it was free of defects. You should be able to download the utilities for that right from Western Digital.
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25 Apr 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

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25 Apr 2012   #17
NickJohnson

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So I ran the disk check on Western Digital, and it passed.
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26 Apr 2012   #18
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

OK, at least you know the drive is OK. You never really know with an old drive recovered from another PC, especially if its been sitting around for a while. If you still think there is another issue I'd look at your RAM. From the sounds of things you have an odd amount possibly some mismatched modules. For optimum performance its recommended to use matched modules. Most of the time you can get away with modules from different brands but sometimes it cam mess things up, especially if they are different sizes. If your motherboard supports dual channel you want to at least try to match them by size, otherwise it won't work and that will impact performance. If you could figure out what modules you have, what brand, what size, and what slot they are in it would help. Rearranging them and possibly even removing one may be beneficial in the end.
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26 Apr 2012   #19
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'd like to see what the memory looks like as well. What type, config, etc.

Also, fyi on 5400rpm vs 7200rpm performance. http://youtu.be/o9f8fKn40kk

There may be some programs and startup features that you can delay or even disable that may help.
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26 Apr 2012   #20
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Is that NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT Video card what you were using before the rebuild? Um, isn't a GeForce 9400 GT on the low end as far as gaming Video cards go?
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