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Windows 7: Choppy Windows in Windows 7?

07 Aug 2009   #1
TGSoldier

 
 
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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07 Aug 2009   #2
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

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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07 Aug 2009   #3
TGSoldier

 
 

Well I'm hoping it's graphic driver issue and ATI will fix it with 9.8..
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07 Aug 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

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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07 Aug 2009   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

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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07 Aug 2009   #6
TGSoldier

 
 

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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07 Aug 2009   #7
Meistergimp

Win7 RTM
 
 

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.
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07 Aug 2009   #8
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Im also leaning towards the fact that this is a design feature.
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11 Aug 2009   #9
Vocalpoint

Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
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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18 Aug 2009   #10
spazzie

Windows XP Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post
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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