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Windows 7: Why is my computer so slow?


13 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I'm not sure...
If you can help me find it it would be greatly appreciated.
I just booted the computer and BIOS and took down everything I saw.
Any of this useful?

System Board Identification: Lenovo
System serial number: FFFFFFF
Asset tag:
UUID: 87D90327D5D74DA2970C8374DCF040C0

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13 Sep 2010   #12

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juliadoh View Post
I'm not sure...
If you can help me find it it would be greatly appreciated.
I just booted the computer and BIOS and took down everything I saw.
Any of this useful?

System Board Identification: Lenovo
System serial number: FFFFFFF
Asset tag:
UUID: 87D90327D5D74DA2970C8374DCF040C0
Maybe?
Lenovo - IdeaCentre Q110 Mini PCs/nettops
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13 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Found it!
This is what I bought.
Newegg.com - lenovo 3000 H Series H200-H1011/M19 (57091128) 19" Intel Atom 230(1.6GHz) 1GB DDR2 160GB Intel GMA 950 Windows Vista Home Basic

It doesn't say anything about the motherboard as far as I can tell ):
I used Belarc to check my computer insides. This is what came up.

CPU
1.60 gigahertz Intel Atom 230
48 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Hyper-threaded (2 total)

Main circuit board
Board: LENOVO LENOVO
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: LENOVO 5GKT20A 11/17/2008
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13 Sep 2010   #14

DOS^
 
 

That helps a lot. Unfortunately the support section of Lenovo is down, at least for me. Good chance you could upgrade, I'll check in a bit.
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13 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Speccy (made by the developers of ccleaner) is a very good tool to check your computer's hardware. Maybe it can tell you what's the Motherboard is.

Edit: Go to http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/au...iguration.aspx
and enter the serial number of your desktop it should tell you what motherboard you have.
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13 Sep 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Despite the case that it is in that thing is still essentially a netbook in desktop form, and as such there is nothing CPU-wise to upgrade. Here is the list of available Atom CPuUs,

Intel® Atom

notice that yours and the 330 have already been declared EOL, and the other four listed are not socket compatible (PBGA437 vs FCBGA559).

Basically comes down to you want to upgrade, you're looking at a new computer.
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13 Sep 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Check the memory, that can be the culprit.

However, have you tried cleaning the inside of the CPU??? Dust is a hardware killer you know and it WILL get slow because of that.
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13 Sep 2010   #18

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That CPU is holding you back. It's an ultra-low-power model that is probably about as fast as a typical desktop CPU was 7-8 years ago.
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13 Sep 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

*boggle*

Why in the world did Ienovo put a friggin Notebook processor in a desktop case... That isn't what the processor was designed for *boggle again*

Julia - Time for a new system... In all seriousness. Atom processors are suppose to be for slim form factor or notebooks for low consumption, low work computing, not for the kind of work you are looking to do.

You should be looking at a Core2 Duo or Quad minimum on the low end, or at the very bottom a Celeron based processor if you are going cheap. But to be honest, you will find at least a iCore3 processor system with in reason before you even bother finding a Celeron or Core2 based system unless it was clearance.

Just so you know Atom based processors, while they are Intel, aren't really desktop workload type processors. They were, as mentioned before, designed for notebooks, actually more netbooks for basic web and wordprocessing.

For photoshop, you want a Desktop based processor. Not just a 'desktop looking' computer. Hell, you can get a Dell Small form Factor computer that will HAVE a desktop processor that is smaller than that box you have.

Also, look at getting a bit more memory than 2 gigs. While you can RUN photoshop with 1 gig or 2 gigs... If you are seriously looking to do a lot with photoshop, you may want to look at going 64 bit and having 6 gigs of ram. Adobe products are notorious for using a lot of memory it can grab and from experience with Photoshop power users... 32 bit with 4 gigs of ram makes computers cry when Photoshop is used with other programs.
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13 Sep 2010   #20

DOS^
 
 

There are cheap Celeron Dual Core or Pentium Dual Core that are plenty for browsing web, office or lite photo editing.


Still can't find what kind of socket that motherboard uses.
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