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Windows 7: Windows 7 Performance

31 Jan 2019   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I have a Z170 MB, a i5, a M.2 SSD and a SATA 6 HDD.
I have bench marked the same HDD under SATA 3 and SATA 6.
Small files transfer much faster on a SATA 6 as they go fist to the memory cache on the disk.
With large files and I can say there is no difference. The transfer rate: Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 135.585 MB/s
The same results on SATA 3 or SATA 6.
The bottle neck is the disk.

There are many reasons to not be fast and and to be choppy when saving a Word doc.
- How big is the file?
- Antivirus scans the file before allow it to be written. What anti virus and / or anti malware you have?
- Did you checked the disk (chkdsk c: /f) to see if it is healthy?

Over the years, you collect a lot of trash all over the OS. My experience says that is nothing like a clean install to speed up a computer. I do it every two years. When was the last time you did a clean install?

Finally, If you want to give your computer a huge upgrade in overall performance, buy a small SSD (128G - ~US$25) for windows and programs and use the HDD for data only.


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31 Jan 2019   #12
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whateverx2019 View Post
64-bit Windows 7

actually, windows 7 in general runs a bit smoother and snappier than my machine
Confused, I thought your machine was Windows 7?

Megahertz07 has some good points. I always check the HDD on any machine that is not running well, especially one that old with what appears to be the original install on it, wow 10yrs!

CPU is old architecture, slow, but meets all requirements of Office 2013.
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01 Feb 2019   #13
whateverx2019

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
windows experience index was intended to allow users see where bottlenecks appear in their system by use of this benchmark. Trouble is, the wei benchmark does not discriminiate between single task and multitasking. I suspect your higher score is due to the high multitasking capability of the Q6600.

If it helps my windows 7 dual core computer has a wei of 5.2 (primary disk drive, 7200 rpm).
actually, it's my video card, 5.4 rating, and my hard drive is 5.9 (attached).

perhaps it's a shitty driver, but I do have the latest driver installed....can't believe this video card can't handle Aero well according to Windows....Aero doesn't rely on ray tracing here.....


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01 Feb 2019   #14
whateverx2019

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
Confused, I thought your machine was Windows 7?

Megahertz07 has some good points. I always check the HDD on any machine that is not running well, especially one that old with what appears to be the original install on it, wow 10yrs!

CPU is old architecture, slow, but meets all requirements of Office 2013.
yes it is windows 7, both machiens, so it's a fair comparison.

my surface book is running windows 10 (obviously) and is of course faster than my PC.

yah, I just need my PC for browsing, some streaming, and office productivity.

just bought the surface book (on sale) for mobility and flexiblity (stylus, detachable screen, etc.)...I digress.
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01 Feb 2019   #15
whateverx2019

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

FYI...what do you know? i have the same HDD as my work PC according to Windows' system info app.

and yes I confirmed it's 0% fragmented.

honestly, maybe cause it's a fresh install it's a faster and my shitty drivers is making my work PC's intel 4000 perform better than my dedicated geforce 710 .
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01 Feb 2019   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

5.9 is a good performance for a HDD. As I wrote, the bottle neck is the disk, not the SATA.

Did you checked the disk (chkdsk c: /f) to see if it is healthy?
What anti virus and / or anti malware you have?
When was the last time you did a clean install?
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01 Feb 2019   #17
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Is the word doc snappy when you boot in safe mode?
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06 Feb 2019   #18
whateverx2019

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Is the word doc snappy when you boot in safe mode?
no malware, viruses

i even disabled anti-virus

clean install? don't recall

don't get me wrong, my PC isn't sluggish, but it's odd how my work PC and my girl's laptop (i3, onboard graphics) seems to run the Word doc a bit better

that said, work PC is using 2010, laptop is using 2016. ...it could be a software issue with 2013...the CPU usage is high when I'm using the Word document
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07 Feb 2019   #19
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Is the word doc snappy when you boot in safe mode?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whateverx2019 View Post
no malware, viruses
I am still curious how the performance of your machine in safe mode compares to normal mode. Is it as snappy as it should be in safe mode.


If safe mode is not slow like normal mode, you may be running out of free memory in normal mode or you have some program that is eating up the cpu.
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09 Feb 2019   #20
whateverx2019

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
I am still curious how the performance of your machine in safe mode compares to normal mode. Is it as snappy as it should be in safe mode.


If safe mode is not slow like normal mode, you may be running out of free memory in normal mode or you have some program that is eating up the cpu.
good point...it runs smooth in safe mode

when i load windows and word....and press enter in that word document..CPU usage is around 30% and it's relatively choppy when I keep pressing enter to make new lines in the word document

when i do the same thing on my surface book (first gen, i5) ....CPU usage is high as well, but it's smooth when I press enter


anyway....im thinking it's either cause the CPU is old (but I mean, it's just a Word doc...), or perhaps a software issue with 2013 (I'm using 2016 on my surface)


it's not THAT big of a deal, so I'm not gonna go through the pain of installing 2016 on my desktop ...
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