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Windows 7: Performance slowed down by Aero

27 Sep 2009   #1
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 
Performance slowed down by Aero

Hi! I have the following problem:
After only one wake up of the PC (resume from sleep) when I close an opened window the Aero close effect seems to freeze on the last frame for 3-4 seconds. I am using the latest updates. This has been so ever since I installed Windows 7. I am not fully sure what could be causing this, and whether Aero is the case. It might be something else. If I close an opened Photoshop, since the Aero close effect cannot be applied on the Photoshop window, the app closes, but my mouse freezes for 3-4 seconds. Does anyone have any idea what causes this? I have tried several things like disabling/closing open applications, closing all gadgets trying a new theme... No avail.
Can you please help? This doesn't seem to happen every time I close, but it's incredibly annoying when it does happen!!!


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27 Sep 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x2 + Windows 10, Ubuntu
 
 

Can I assume from your description of the issue that this only happens after a sleep cycle - not from a clean start?

If this is the case then it would point to an incompatibility between the OS and the Motherboard, First thing to try is to see if there is an update available for your motherboard drivers, and/or your system BIOS - these are the usual cause of this type of issue.

If you are running the latest updates then some tweaking with the Bios ACPI settings may cure the problem
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28 Sep 2009   #3
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Yes, I do believe the motherboard is the case:
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I will search for some drivers and check the BIOS. Will post back with the outcome...


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29 Sep 2009   #4
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

On the official website it only gave me drivers for audio, and when I installed them and made a reboot my audio was gone!
I know how to fix this though, but downloads from realtek suck because the speed is about as fast as a snail. Any other suggestions?
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29 Sep 2009   #5
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I have a similar issue.
Sad thing is, it only started doing this on this last install.
my first install using the exact same disk no problem at all. this time. my video card seems to go crazy upon wakeup
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29 Sep 2009   #6
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
I have a similar issue.
Sad thing is, it only started doing this on this last install.
my first install using the exact same disk no problem at all. this time. my video card seems to go crazy upon wakeup
What methods have you tried? Maybe something that won't work with you will work for me and something that is useless for me will be the solution for you!
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29 Sep 2009   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
but downloads from realtek suck because the speed is about as fast as a snail. Any other suggestions?
Alternative download site for that,

download from Guru3D.com

usually takes a day or two for them to show up after release.
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30 Sep 2009   #8
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
but downloads from realtek suck because the speed is about as fast as a snail. Any other suggestions?
Alternative download site for that,

download from Guru3D.com

usually takes a day or two for them to show up after release.
Thanks, but I already fixed the audio, found out I have a spare CD. Any suggestions for the aero-slowdown bug???
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03 Oct 2009   #9
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Anyone?
Now I just realized another bug - when Media Player is open my fourth core is at 100%. And this happens randomly. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't... Suggestions?...
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03 Oct 2009   #10
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

look for updated drivers from the manufacturer of your motherboard not the OEM who built the computer if you havent. maybe getting newer drivers from them than what has been approved by the OEM can fix this issue.
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