Choppy Windows in Windows 7?

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  1. Posts : 1,161
    Windows 8.1 PRO
       #1

    Choppy Windows in Windows 7?


    These are my computer specifications

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    Corsair 520HX
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Acer AL2216Wbd 22"

    Now I don't know if it's just me but somehow when i close a window in Windows 7, it does not seem as smooth or as quick as it was when I was on Vista Ult SP1 x64.

    Has anyone else noticed this? It looks so choppy when I close any open window. I mean, it's not like a big heavy chop.. but... ugh.. You guys know what I mean.. There's a difference! It's slower..

    Why? Could this be a graphic driver issue? Or maybe it's just me? Is there a setting somewhere? It's so annoying sometimes. >.>

    Thanks in advance :)
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  2. Posts : 146
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
       #2

    I also have the same issue, and have experienced this with a vast array of hardware from intel to amd and ati to nvidia graphics cards diffrent driver versions, all of the exhibit the same problem and even on my system, Some users say they dont have this issue or just dont notice it..

    Videocards i've tried

    ATI:
    4850
    4870
    4770
    4830
    4870X2
    4890 CF

    nVidia:
    8800GTS (G92)
    8800GT 1GB
    9800GTX+
    9800GX2
    GTX260
    GTX260 216
    GTX285 1GB
    GTX295
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  3. Posts : 1,161
    Windows 8.1 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Well I'm hoping it's graphic driver issue and ATI will fix it with 9.8..
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  4. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #4

    I think there is a registry setting that controls the animation speed for stuff like that, I think there may be a tutorial for on this forum somewhere, I will have a look.
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  5. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #5

    This is not the one I was talking about but it's worth a look anyway.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
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  6. Posts : 1,161
    Windows 8.1 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Those tips are pretty common and I have done them after initial install. I even disabled numerous amounts of services.

    Probably just one or two features to remove like IE8, etc.

    Thank you, anyway.
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  7. Posts : 21
    Win7 RTM
       #7

    I don't think it's a bug, it's just the way the animations are designed. I also noticed that Aero seems "sluggish" (compared to Vista) in Win7 when animations are enabled. I think they just added extra fade in/out effects that slow down the timing of windows opening/closing/maximizing, etc.

    Win7 Aero isn't more taxing than Vista's, I don't think. It's just the extra eye candy takes a few milliseconds more to render.
    Last edited by Meistergimp; 07 Aug 2009 at 12:06.
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  8. Posts : 146
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
       #8

    Im also leaning towards the fact that this is a design feature.
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  9. Posts : 97
    Windows 7 Professional SP1
       #9

    TGSoldier said:
    Now I don't know if it's just me but somehow when i close a window in Windows 7, it does not seem as smooth or as quick as it was when I was on Vista Ult SP1 x64.
    Hey - I was getting this as well...and I thought I was seeing things.

    I am running a eVGA 8600GTS and after the install completed...when I opened a window - I immediately noticed a secondary "chop" or "kick" a ms or two before the dialog was displayed. More on the "open" than on the close.

    I updated the video driver but it made no difference - so I turned off the animations and thats cool for now.

    Sure would like to know what the problem is.

    Cheers!

    VP
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  10. Posts : 25
    Windows XP Professional
       #10

    EarlZ said:
    I also have the same issue, and have experienced this with a vast array of hardware from intel to amd and ati to nvidia graphics cards diffrent driver versions, all of the exhibit the same problem and even on my system, Some users say they dont have this issue or just dont notice it..

    Videocards i've tried
    TX285 1GB
    GTX295
    The most likely scenario is Windows 7 has conveniently preloaded into your precious RAM dozens of applications big and small it thinks you might use thus depriving you of RAM for a responsive UI experience. This is a common scenario, read the real life horror stories of everyday PC users here:

    How to Disable SuperFetch on Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek
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