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Windows 7: How could this be... To a Microsoft Tech

05 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 professional x64 SP1
 
 
How could this be... To a Microsoft Tech

I've built myself quite a system, Theoretically its nothing short of kick ass, however, it runs low on resources all the time. I built a gaming system, (top of the line for most puter parts) it boots to desktop in under 30 seconds. I have 9 things running in my task bar. I play 2 games Eve Online and World of Warcraft.

Most of the stuff running in taskbar include Nvidia tools, Sound, Curse client (wow addon manager), Microsoft essentials AV, kbrd profiler (logitech), mouse config (razor), my messenger proggie, 2 others that escape me.

Any suggestions will suffice - but the system is more than capable of running more and shouldn't by hardware specs run out of resources at all. "But, hey its windows is the easy answer" - Not the answer i'm looking for - Looking for empirical evidence to why this is happening and will it be fixed in any service pack?

My Setup:

OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD5
CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge
CPU Cooler:
CORSAIR H80
Mem:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
VDC:
EVGA GTX570 2560MB (025-P3-1579-AR)
RAID: x2 ST32000641AS
SSD:
Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III
PWS:
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W
Case:
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D

I find it really hard to believe that I can come close to low resources. According to my resource manager its only using up to 8gigs of physical memory even when my games are running and it stays nominal in that margin. Is it simply a windows glitch?

I've got the latest and greatest Video driver Nvidia 295.73 (we all know how well its working out for us )

Note: I run my SSD independently and it has Windows on it / I do not use it as a caching drive for my other mechanicals.
My mechanicals are in RAID 1+0


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05 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

How large is the page file and on what drive?
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05 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 professional x64 SP1
 
 

default / SSD
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05 Mar 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7person View Post
default / SSD
So you have a 16 gig page file and a 16 gig hibersys file on that drive?


Can we get some examples of benchmarks, or frame rates, etc?

WEI would also be helpful
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05 Mar 2012   #5

windows 7 professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
So you have a 16 gig page file and a 16 gig hibersys file on that drive?
If that is Default then that is what it is. I have not tweaked anything since I installed it 2 weeks ago.

Quote:
WEI would also be helpful
Certainly, but, I am at work atm - will post when I have it.
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05 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

When you say "runs low on resources" can you please explain exactly what you meant?

Is that from an error message from windows or something in the logs? If so what exactly does the message say (exact wording).



The word "Resources" has a very special meaning internally to windows and has nothing to do with CPU ram or anything normally user visible, but it IS used in some error messages and can be confusing. So I need t clear up the use of that word first
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05 Mar 2012   #7

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

+1

Yes, I would think that system would be fine. However, I think we need to start getting into specifics about what is actually happening, and when (what you're doing at that time that the "what" is occurring). Any little bit of info you can provide us with, whether it ends up being useful or not, would be quite helpful.
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05 Mar 2012   #8

windows 7 professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
When you say "runs low on resources" can you please explain exactly what you meant?
Absolutely, The error I get happens when I've been playing WoW for 8+hours - Mind you it will not interrupt my game to let me know this, its generally happening when I am alt / tabbing to the desktop. Things are very fast no program lag of any kind.

The Message I get:
" Windows 7 Windows Has Detected Your Computer's Performance Is Slow"
Then it refers to Aero / My Color Scheme / and some other option

Key things I am doing whilst Alt/tab
1. Opening Firefox
2. Sometimes I just leave Firefox open
3. Occasionally open notepad
4. Have Ventrilo running at times / not all the time / have this on manual open
5. Occasionally open Word and leave Open
6. Sometimes Have Word, Notepad, Vent, and Firefox open at the same time
7. Sometimes I have Bluebird (email) open
8. Seldom have Teamspeak2 or 3 running - this is also a manual open

There are 2 accounts on this computer / I always restart for a Fresh login

General Habits when i get this error the most:
1. Playing WoW 8+ hours
2. Have Firefox running in background
3. Have Word running

Have all the stuff in task bar 9 items: Vent or TS2/3 are NOT present.

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05 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You may want to switch to the non-Aero theme while gaming.
Some games consume huge resources and memory.
The performance can be impacted while Aero is running.
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05 Mar 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Easier than disabling Aero manually,

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