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Windows 7: Slow computer and RAM issue

24 Feb 2015   #1
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Slow computer and RAM issue

Hi, so i am facing a very annoying issue and that is that my computer is slow. Another issue on top of that is that when i launch a video game that meets my PC specs, it usually minimizes constantly and/or crashes due to "lack of memory".

My PC has 4 GB of RAM and Garry's mod requires 2 GB of RAM. While the game is on i dunt hve anything running except for steam. Any help?

Thanks!


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24 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please fill in your system specs completely. It will help others help you.

Use this tutorial by Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs


From your specs.
Quote:
Antivirus Fix-it utilities
Fix-it is not a security program or Anti virus program.

Let us know exactly what security programs you use.
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24 Feb 2015   #3
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Not surprised a likely born 2009 system is running slow, especially if not maintained. {This includes a lot of details}

Beware the 5700 is a series not an actual card model#, and it came out in 2009, so it's ancient in PC hardware terms, and wasn't a good gaming card in 2009.

Also, Video RAM and PC RAM are too different animals/factors, if it said requires 2 gigs of Video RAM, your video card is likely a 1gig. (I looked up the game, someone claimed it ran on a 16 year old system, so discounting this as highly unlikely)

If I had to guess, you're probably running an old video card driver, that is first place I would be looking.

...and what Layback Bear said to get further guidance....

Check out the specs on Layback and my PCs, details....
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24 Feb 2015   #4
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

Fix-it utilities ? When I see products that claim to repair the registry, optimise and speed up computers - I want to reach for my gun . . .

A quick search found a ton of complaints along the lines of 'Fix-it Utilities broke my pc', 'Waste of money', 'Don't buy this' etc
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24 Feb 2015   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Fix-It Utilities does include an antivirus program, probably the Viper engine that SystemSuite uses. Only problem I had that got me away from it is the av can't be omitted during install. Company told me to uninstall what I had first and because of the requirement to maintain an Internet connection I was sanely reluctant to do so.
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25 Feb 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the information about Fix-It Utilities.
Never heard of it and I don't remember anybody on the forum using it.

That is two things I have learned in the last 10 min.
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25 Feb 2015   #7
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Alright i updated my profile for my system specs. Take a look:


Computer:
PC/Desktop

Computer Manufacturer/Model:
custom build

OS:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

CPU:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz

Motherboard:
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K

Memory:
4 GB RAM

Graphics Card:
HD Raedon 5700

Sound Card:
AMD High Definition Audio Device

Monitor:
HP w2207 Wide LCD Monitor

Screen Resolution:
1680x1050

Hard Drives:
1. Hitachi HDE721064SLA360 ATA Device
2. ST3250620AS ATA Device

Antivirus:
Kaspersky Anti-virus

Browser:
Google Chrome


And yes, im starting to believe that "Fix-it Utilities" is probably the reason why my PC literally started to break down. I bought it when it was on sale for $20 at some local store so yah.
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25 Feb 2015   #8
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
And yes, im starting to believe that "Fix-it Utilities" is probably the reason why my PC literally started to break down. I bought it when it was on sale for $20 at some local store so yah.
Your mention of Kaspersky does confirm the possibility. You can't have 2 or more installed antivirus programs running at the same time, cause conflicts and possible data loss or program issues.
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02 Mar 2015   #9
clubmimo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
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And yes, im starting to believe that "Fix-it Utilities" is probably the reason why my PC literally started to break down. I bought it when it was on sale for $20 at some local store so yah.
Your mention of Kaspersky does confirm the possibility. You can't have 2 or more installed antivirus programs running at the same time, cause conflicts and possible data loss or program issues.
Fix-it utilities says that it requires a separate anti-virus program. So i already had Kaspersky and therefore installed that since fix-it utilities does not have its own built in anti-virus program (at least what it said when i installed it)
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02 Mar 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 


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