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Windows 7: Need help improving performance of the windows 7 machine.

07 Mar 2016   #1
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Need help improving performance of the windows 7 machine.

Hi guys,

I currently use windows 7 professional x86 with 4 Gb of RAM, of which 2.96 Gb are avaialble for the user application and rest is system reserved. This machine is equiped with Intel i7 860 and powerful SAMSUNG 850 pro SSD.

There are several other PCs that are remotly conecting to this machine and once they all are connected + person being on the PCs and working some excel calculation etc lack of RAM show its face.

Obviously in this configuraition lack of RAM memory is obvious but we are limited to x86 system because our bussines application, which we use on daily basis, doesnt work in 64bit enviroment.

There is x64 version of the software but it cost quite a lot and its not easy to migrate from 32 to 64 bit platform with this software.

So right now, I have situation that I cant update further due to these conditions and limitation and then again we expirience this lack of RAM every day and its really making problems.

My question is the following:

Right now, this PC has 2 x 2 Gb of RAM (standard SpecTek(Patriot) modules PC3-10700)

Is there some kind of memory, like those made for gaming (I call those preformance RAM) that I can put instead of these 2 in order to have faster RAM that will reduce this problem of not be able to put more then 4 Gb?

P.S. Motherboard is MSI, H55M-E33 (MS-7636)

Thank you all for suggestions in advance.

Ragards
Dean


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07 Mar 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No worries mate first up get some more RAM on board and have a run through "my bible" -
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07 Mar 2016   #3
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you for the replay...

I think you missed my post I cant update more ram. Im stuck with x86 system (due to software we use doesnt work under x64 system) so windows wont recognise more ram even If I get lets say 4 Gb more...
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07 Mar 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

OK well unless I am terribly wrong more RAM would not go amiss. I am also wondering why you haven't got a 64bit system installed unless it is because of cost.

My broadband is dropping out right now and it missed me explaining RAM to you - RAM is memory its abbreviation for the component Random Access Memory.

Now even with the x86 system that tutorial will still offer good tips as the authour is a brilliant fellow.

Seems a shame you have to use x86 as you have such good components in that machine.
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07 Mar 2016   #5
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Its not because of the cost... its beacuse we use sotware which doesnt work under x64 and that software is essential for our work.

I know mate... thats why I was wondering if replacing this 4 Gb or RAM with some other lets say performance RAM would be a benefit or not? If such thing as performance RAM exist afterall
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07 Mar 2016   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Dean, the RAM route will not help due to the known x86 limitations that you are aware of

One thing that may be useful is the use of a suitable SSD on the machine, if the program is running locally on the machine then this should be a system drive for the OS and programs - if the users just remotely access data from this system than the SSD should be used for data storage.

Other things which may or may not help if possible is to look at the network in use - upgrading the throughput rate to the maximum possible for your hardware may remove some delay, this would have a cost as network cards etc might have to be updated
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07 Mar 2016   #7
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

btw, Im not sure how would be of any significant impact having more then 4 Gb of RAM in x86 system.

Mobo on that machine has 4 slots. 2 of them are being used atm... I guess I could buy 2 more sticks of the same kind making this machine has 4 x 2Gb = 8 Gb but Im pretty sure this wont have any impact on the performance because system will still see 2.96Gb as usable memory
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07 Mar 2016   #8
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Barman58,

We do have SSD on this machine... as I previously said quite good one too... Its Samsung 850 Pro series SSD (256Gb) and yes, it is system partition.

Users rarly use any data from the storage partition which is standard HDD. Instead they use a lot of system resources and DB server which is again located on the C so system partition...
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07 Mar 2016   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

It looks as if the system is at the maximum - I was hoping an SSD would be a solution, but the only route I can see would be an upgrade of hardware to a server machine spec (multiple processors, (not cores), and network connections, and / or the upgrade to the 64bit version of the software, both options are not cheap and the results for just one of the options may not be great on it's own
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07 Mar 2016   #10
Dolke

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I do own a licence for the x64 system...

Problem is that other software we use. Its current limitations are that it only works under x86.
There is newer version of this software that does work under x64 system but I need to pay for it licence and what is the worst part migration for x86 to this x64 version is nightmare
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