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Windows 7: Building a computer

14 Aug 2010   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Building a computer

I have an Intel E6550 Dual core with 4 Gigs of 6400 RAM runing Windows 7 (64 bit) and a 1 terabyte Seagate Hard Drive, and it is slow for dealing with 15,000 pictures in one file because I'm trying to get rid of the duplacates and it's also taking close to 100% of my CPU output when I'm video calling and on magic jack at the same time. I would like to build another computer that would be much faster without putting me in the poor house. On each of the i series they have different speeds. I would like to have a motherboard that would support USB3, SATA 3 (6 gigs), and PC 2000. I don't need a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, or monitor and I'm looking to spend about $700. Any suggestions?


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14 Aug 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
I have an Intel E6550 Dual core with 4 Gigs of 6400 RAM runing Windows 7 (64 bit) and a 1 terabyte Seagate Hard Drive, and it is slow for dealing with 15,000 pictures in one file because I'm trying to get rid of the duplacates and it's also taking close to 100% of my CPU output when I'm video calling and on magic jack at the same time. I would like to build another computer that would be much faster without putting me in the poor house. On each of the i series they have different speeds. I would like to have a motherboard that would support USB3, SATA 3 (6 gigs), and PC 2000. I don't need a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, or monitor and I'm looking to spend about $700. Any suggestions?

Before you plunk down a tn more money why dont we see if we can fix it here. whats your system specs, and network setup?


Ken
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14 Aug 2010   #3
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

You have a good system there. Like Ken said, we can try to fix it to make it faster, because it could be a windows issue, or maybe a hard drive situation
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14 Aug 2010   #4
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
crap computer

This computer fades programs out say it's not reponding. Some programs won't even work like ADCsee photo manager when I try and find duplacates for a couple of thousand pictures. Explorer fades out and the Quest Internet fades in and out. Maybe I need a third party program to see what is wrong and suppose to fix these problems. I keep it cleaned up but it's just screwed up. I was even thinking about re-loading the window 7 OS but maybe a third party fix it program might work?
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14 Aug 2010   #5
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

You might need to reinstall windows, but first, I think you should download CCleaner and see if that fixes anything.
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14 Aug 2010   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Here are several programs that will help you with filling in your "full" system specs. Speccy - System Information - Free Download or |MG| HWiNFO32 3.56 Final Download It will help to know all of them in the long run. Thanks. Fabe
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14 Aug 2010   #7
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

That PC is not that bad... why don't you try cleaning it first? most of the times, slowdowns are caused by a lot of temp files spread around your HDD, sometimes, programs that you no longer use and take HDD space... or even no defagmentation of your HDD...

Try to clean up your PC and Defragment, that may improve speed.

See ya!!
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