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Windows 7: slow pc

30 Jun 2014   #1
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
slow pc

I have posted this topic ones and as a result I reformatted my system. It has not helped my pc speed. Programs open slow and are frequently unresponsive it is I understand that this is old hardware. This time I have posted a video of how unresponsive my system is as you can see programs open very very slow some programs take almost 2 minutes to open and become unresponsive ones open
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi5IW1WWxhU


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30 Jun 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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
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30 Jun 2014   #3
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
no I have not invested in investing in sticks of ram only for two reason the first is because I thought ram was just used to store the programs that are oepn. So I could have multiple high end applications open at ones like zbrush and photoshop. I never thought it had anything to do with pc performance as far as speed of programs opening and closing. And the second reason is because I just started working and I am saving up to build me a rig I did not wanna put anymore money into this machine unless I thought it was going to be beneficial.
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30 Jun 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Defragment the hard drive.

Get it to 0% fragmented.
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30 Jun 2014   #5
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ram (Random Access Memory) is used for all sorts of things.

It can help with Opening times of Programs, And little bit more performance. Dont get me wrong if you bought some newer faster ram, your pc would improve but not massively.

And your current Pc specs are quite old. So i probably wouldn't invest in any ram.

Like you said just wait until you build your dream machine.
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30 Jun 2014   #6
Boozad

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

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.
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30 Jun 2014   #7
Thedoctor44

 

Quote:
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.

Quote:
no I have not invested in investing in sticks of ram only for two reason the first is because I thought ram was just used to store the programs that are oepn. So I could have multiple high end applications open at ones like zbrush and photoshop. I never thought it had anything to do with pc performance as far as speed of programs opening and closing. And the second reason is because I just started working and I am saving up to build me a rig I did not wanna put anymore money into this machine unless I thought it was going to be beneficial.
Regarding RAM, it's not always the amount its the speed and your RAM speed looks pretty slow.
RAM is mainly used for storing applications being run but if you start opening lots of programs simultaneously then your computer will slow down mainly due to RAM being used, more RAM will be paged onto disk and used off of there rather than the RAM itself which is far slower.
Although I don't think this is your cause unless you're opening a lot of programs at once.
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30 Jun 2014   #8
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Quote:
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.

Quote:
no I have not invested in investing in sticks of ram only for two reason the first is because I thought ram was just used to store the programs that are oepn. So I could have multiple high end applications open at ones like zbrush and photoshop. I never thought it had anything to do with pc performance as far as speed of programs opening and closing. And the second reason is because I just started working and I am saving up to build me a rig I did not wanna put anymore money into this machine unless I thought it was going to be beneficial.
Regarding RAM, it's not always the amount its the speed and your RAM speed looks pretty slow.
RAM is mainly used for storing applications being run but if you start opening lots of programs simultaneously then your computer will slow down mainly due to RAM being used, more RAM will be paged onto disk and used off of there rather than the RAM itself which is far slower.
Although I don't think this is your cause unless you're opening a lot of programs at once.
But if we are talking about entry level ram, without beautiful heatsinks!

Then we can find it cheaper
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30 Jun 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

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

Well bigboi try some of this it will make a fair bit of difference
Optimize Windows 7
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30 Jun 2014   #10
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Quote:
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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