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Windows 7: slow pc

30 Jun 2014   #11
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
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Ram is so cheap now, have you thought about investing in some new sticks?
On the contrary RAM is more expensive than it has ever been, over 60 to buy 8GB on Amazon.
Well I can remember when 1mb not Gb of RAM was 895 ($1500)



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30 Jun 2014   #12
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
For a start your HDD is only 5400rpm which is a very slow drive, so that will be slowing things down quite noticeably. Your CPU being only 1.6GHz is also going to hamper performance, is this a laptop you have?

If you're using intensive photo editing programs then it's no surprise that it's running slowly to be honest, and short of upgrades there's not a lot you can do. If this is how it's running following a clean install of Windows 7 that's what you'll be stuck with until you invest in a new rig unfortunately.
any advise on places or good sites that can help me build a machine I know all the parts I would need to assemble my dream pc. I just dont know which parts I would need to get the performance I want.
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30 Jun 2014   #13
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HLPTech View Post
There are multiple things you can do to help speed up your system.

Disk Clean Up, Also try the elevated one here; Disk Cleanup : Extended

General maintenance of your pc I.E delete them old wanted files.

There are many more which im sure you know of, or have tried.

Hardware will play a part in the speed of your system.

Ram is so cheap now, have you thought about investing in some new sticks?

Or maybe its time to upgrade your machine

i agree so long old laptop
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30 Jun 2014   #14
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

You're on the right site!

Post in the custom builds forum.
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30 Jun 2014   #15
Thedoctor44

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
For a start your HDD is only 5400rpm which is a very slow drive, so that will be slowing things down quite noticeably. Your CPU being only 1.6GHz is also going to hamper performance, is this a laptop you have?

If you're using intensive photo editing programs then it's no surprise that it's running slowly to be honest, and short of upgrades there's not a lot you can do. If this is how it's running following a clean install of Windows 7 that's what you'll be stuck with until you invest in a new rig unfortunately.
any advise on places or good sites that can help me build a machine I know all the parts I would need to assemble my dream pc. I just dont know which parts I would need to get the performance I want.
That depends on the performance you want, as in what are you really wanting to use the PC for?
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30 Jun 2014   #16
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HLPTech View Post
You're on the right site!

Post in the custom builds forum.
thanks I did not know their was a section for that
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30 Jun 2014   #17
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

We have a section for everything!
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30 Jun 2014   #18
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
For a start your HDD is only 5400rpm which is a very slow drive, so that will be slowing things down quite noticeably. Your CPU being only 1.6GHz is also going to hamper performance, is this a laptop you have?

If you're using intensive photo editing programs then it's no surprise that it's running slowly to be honest, and short of upgrades there's not a lot you can do. If this is how it's running following a clean install of Windows 7 that's what you'll be stuck with until you invest in a new rig unfortunately.
any advise on places or good sites that can help me build a machine I know all the parts I would need to assemble my dream pc. I just dont know which parts I would need to get the performance I want.
That depends on the performance you want, as in what are you really wanting to use the PC for?
I want to make low budget 3d animations I plan on making my own characters and cartoons in zbrush and animate in software like maya, maybe a lot of photoshop and after effects work. and play games like battlefield 4. Other than thats it. Possible video editing one day. I was thinking of getting a macbook laptop because my moms voluntarily going to get me one but I wanna build me a pc system with my own money. I dont know a mac that can do what I want without costing 2000. Im going to sleep now I will respond to any responses in the morning.
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30 Jun 2014   #19
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
For a start your HDD is only 5400rpm which is a very slow drive, so that will be slowing things down quite noticeably. Your CPU being only 1.6GHz is also going to hamper performance, is this a laptop you have?

If you're using intensive photo editing programs then it's no surprise that it's running slowly to be honest, and short of upgrades there's not a lot you can do. If this is how it's running following a clean install of Windows 7 that's what you'll be stuck with until you invest in a new rig unfortunately.
any advise on places or good sites that can help me build a machine I know all the parts I would need to assemble my dream pc. I just dont know which parts I would need to get the performance I want.
What country are you located in?
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30 Jun 2014   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yeah well whatever you do just remember the tutorial I linked mate and if you want some advice on RAM for a build then I use this Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM Tradesman is especially good on advice for specific boards.

That is not to say there are no super advice members here but if you lie G Skill like I do that is the place to go.
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