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Windows 7: Error Message is slowing down Windows

10 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
Error Message is slowing down Windows

This error message has been giving be trouble.

At first, I thought my video card was going bad. So I replaced it. I am now running an ATI Raedon HD 5450, with 1GB of Memory on it. I don't remember the old card, but I know that it was running 256MB

I still keep getting this message.

The above card has DVI output, and I have an Integrated VGA output on my Mobo. I get this message no matter which connection I use.

What makes it really annoying is that it makes my mouse icon flicker, and its severely slowing down the operation of my Windows.

I am running a Dell Insprion 530s, Windows 7 Home Premium, with 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2.4Ghz CPU.

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11 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Well initial thoughts tell me that the fact you only have 4gb ram is not enough for 7 to fully function the way its suppose to. If you can and if your mb will accept it i would up the amount of ram you have because windows is telling you there are not enough resources to run certain functions of windows. Even if the graphics card has been replaced; that card may share memory with other windows components and or services; therefore taking away the amount that is allotted for the card to use
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11 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

What's your Windows Experience Index (WEI) value for Graphics? Do you have hardware acceleration turned on or off? If it's turned on, try reducing it or turn it off. It could be your CPU can't keep up with the GPU.
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11 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit

My Windows Experience Index is 4.4

I am running 1.96GB of Memory right now, and I have 4GB installed, so I doubt its a memory related issue
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11 Jun 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Did you run WEI after you installed the new card?
I recommend doing that to let Windows 7 see what you have changed.
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13 Jun 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit

yes, the score is after I installed the new card
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15 Jun 2014   #7

Windows 10 Pro

4gb ram is more then plenty for windows 7.

See here to optimize performance:

Optimize Windows 7

I also suggest looking for a updated driver of your video card.
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15 Jun 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro-x64

4.4 is more than enough to run Aero. I'm guessing something else is hogging the CPU. When Windows "sees" a performance loss, the easiest and least important is considered to be Aero graphics and it puts up that message. About all I can suggest is run the Seven Forum Diagnostic Utility and upload the files. Be sure to use the Grab All button. We'll be able to see what's running as well as your startup aps. There's no personal information, other than the computer name, included in the files.
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16 Jun 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit

The Driver update via the Device Manager says my Driver for my GPU is up to date
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16 Jun 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit

After doing more Googling on my own, I did find that I could change my BIOS settings. I think (if I recall) that I changed the memory buffer from 128MB to Max. There was the option for 256MB as well. So far it seems to help, or it has at least cut down the number of times it flashes on the screen. It went from nearly running ever app I open, to now just once or twice at system boot-up.
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