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01 Jun 2013   #11

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Here's pictures of my very similar FX rig. My i7 is shown in my spec's.
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01 Jun 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hey Linnemeyerhere: I see you are running a PSU Ultra X4 modular 1050 watt 80% silver rating & APC 1200 RS
from Seasonic. Hows the Decibel's on that one? Last Seasonic I found sounded like a turbo on a porche.
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01 Jun 2013   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

The Seasonic is in the FX system pictured above that rig is drop dead silent considering all the fans and cooling just amazing. It was my main build in the Styker case and I placed it all in the Corsair 400 case. The 1050 watt X4 Ultra in in my current primary 3770k i7 desktop, I own 3 Ultra's a X3 650, X4 750 and the X4 1050 they all have worked flawlessly. In a perfect world if I wasn't building on a budget and always hunting for deals I would have all rigs running Seasonic's but Ultra is to my knowledge the only PSU that offers a lifetime warranty but that doesn't mean their the best.........
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01 Jun 2013   #14


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In addition to the hardware experts' advice, I'd definitely trim the visual effects at least to where the changes aren't visible, which is to turn off animations, sliding, fading, dragging intact and selection rectangle, from Optimize Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums.

The next jump is to turn off Desktop Composition but that reverts to ugly WIn2000 theme which I would not put up with, while turning off Aero doesn't really save resources in the long run. So the edits which give you most savings while being least noticeable visually are listed above.
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02 Jun 2013   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Service Pack 1

Good suggestion. I switched off animations and it does seem to help. It's funny though. Sometimes I will get a computer running slow at startup but the computer won't switch to basic. And sometimes I can open a dozen browser windows before getting the message. And sometimes I can just restart Aero then open a few more browsers before Windows reverts to basic. I keep all my regular programs open as well when I am opening the browsers. So generally I'd have to say those settings definitely changed the environment so I have more flexibility before I get the slow computer message.

Thanks. Very helpful. I thought I had tried that before and I didn't notice anything at all. Now I do. Thanks again.
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02 Jun 2013   #16


Not just animations, the others are resource hogs and not noticeable visually if you turn them off too.
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