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Windows 7: Windows 7 with Intel Pentium D 925

28 Jan 2013   #11
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

2 GB ram is the absolute minimum required for smooth Windows 7 64-bit experience according to Microsoft. Your system is only using 1 stick of 2 GB DDR2 hence your system will be on the slow side. Windows 7 64-bit generally occupies 1.2 GB of RAM alone. Keep in mind that when you use your browser (Chrome/Chromium is the most memory hog in my experience), it will use around 400 or more MB with a couple of tabs thus making Windows use a lot of pagefile writing which slows your PC down to a crawl. Adding another 2 GB of the same RAM should improve your performance considerably.


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28 Jan 2013   #12
Dellboy7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
2 GB ram is the absolute minimum required for smooth Windows 7 64-bit experience according to Microsoft. Your system is only using 1 stick of 2 GB DDR2 hence your system will be on the slow side. Windows 7 64-bit generally occupies 1.2 GB of RAM alone. Keep in mind that when you use your browser (Chrome/Chromium is the most memory hog in my experience), it will use around 400 or more MB with a couple of tabs thus making Windows use a lot of pagefile writing which slows your PC down to a crawl. Adding another 2 GB of the same RAM should improve your performance considerably.
It's got two 1 gb sticks, which I could change out to two 2gb sticks.

This is the max my motherboard can take, hence my desire for x64, so that I could use it all.

My motherboard was designed for xp and vista not 7.

But I don't use the pc enough to justify a big upgrade

Alex
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28 Jan 2013   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

So then, put XP back on it.
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28 Jan 2013   #14
Dellboy7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So apart from concluding that the software is ropey and going back to xp, is there any other suggestions.?
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28 Jan 2013   #15
Dellboy7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have been browsing the forum while anticipating replies.

I found this thread.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO Image Downloads


Could I download this, try it for 30 days and if it's better pay for a key, or if it's no better then go back to xp.?
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28 Jan 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This could be the problem.
Date>20061103000000.000000+000</Date>
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
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28 Jan 2013   #17
Dellboy7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
This could be the problem.
Date>20061103000000.000000+000</Date>
Windows License Type: OEM SLP

What does that mean.?
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28 Jan 2013   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My understanding is. Your system is a 2006. Windows didn't come out untill 2009. So with a OEM/SLP will not be a legal install. Don't worry Noel will spank me if I'm wrong.
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28 Jan 2013   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Didn't XP come with the PC? I'd reinstall it until you decide to buy Win7. Because there's a possibility a bootleg copy has something added, I'd also wipe the HD using DBAN before reinstaling XP.

Please also edit the post with the Mgadiag report, highlight all of it and click the # on toolbar to contain it in a codebox so it stops distorting our browsers.
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28 Jan 2013   #20
Dellboy7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have installed a 30 day trial. Which is doing some heavy updating right now.

I will have ample time to investigate it.
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