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Windows 7: Why is it soooo slow

17 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Two Gb on 64 bit is the minimum. You may not be able to do much better. You could try ready boost. I will also get a little more information and return.
Note that the OP did not say he's running the 64 bit version of Windows 7. We need him to give us more information.

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17 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

Might hold off on this one until he shows back up.
He hasn't been on for awhile now.
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18 Jan 2010   #13

Windows7 ultimate

Sorry for the delay, work takes me out a lot & getting online is a problem.

I have updated my user CP & I think the best thing for me to do will be to use my new build for 7 & return my old PC to XP.

The specs for old PC are

CPU: 1.85Ghz AMD Athlon XP2500
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-7VT600
Graphics AGP:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Soundcard: Integrated
RAM:2Gb DDR400

New Build
CPU: Athlon64x2 6000+
ALiveNF5-eSATA2+ R3.0
Gigabyte GV-R435OC-512I
Soundcard:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 channel surround
RAM:6GbDDR2 CorsairPC6400

I will have to get home before I can let you know what spec of 7 I have loaded, but any help with making my old pc run better would be great
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18 Jan 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

That old Socket A board has the VIA KT600 chipset on it, and looking at VIA's download site they don't have any Windows 7 drivers for it. That would explain why it is slow if 7 is using whatever limited drivers were provided to Microsoft (if any), or some generic drivers that are just enough to allow it to run.

that said there are Vista drivers for that chipset,

Drivers - Download

that should work. If they do, the performance should improve.
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