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Windows 7: Windows 7 Speed & Performance Harshly Fell

31 Jul 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

Sounds like you are overheating. The leading cause is dust buildup. Try accessing the inside of your laptop enough to blow the dust out with a can of compressed air. If you feel confident, you can disassemble it a bit to get more access to do this. Otherwise ask for help from a tech friend or at your local shop.

Install Speedfan to monitor temps and give fans variable speeds if possible. Post in Hardware forum for more specific steps to control heat buildup.

Meanwhile elevate the rear of the laptop by about 1/2 to 3/4 inch for better air circulation.


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01 Aug 2010   #32
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I'd try running a tweaking utility like Boostspeed and TuneUp utilities (get the trials), and see what they uncover.
I bought both and they make our systems purr, TuneUp keeps an eye out and it's system tray icon will add ! if there is something to look at, 3 PC License of TuneUp Utils 2010 at Target of all places for $20.
Boostspeed is $30 for all your PCs, cheap running well insurance.
Windows is notorious for degrading with use, defrag the hard drives, just general use will fragment and degrad performance of any Windows PC over time especially if no cleaning is being done.
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01 Aug 2010   #33
gregrocker

 

Win7 requires no tweaking other than normal system settings. It will work against you.

As those of us who beta tested it for over a year discovered with increasing amazement, it is nearly a perfectly balanced OS.

The only regular maintenance I do is monthly cleaning and ordering the HD using state-of-the-art CCleaner and Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers.

Keep everything out of the msconfig>Startup list except AV and gadgets, run a lean mean AV like MSE, and watch your Event Viewer>Admin View to google repeat errors to resolution.
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01 Aug 2010   #34
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sounds like you are overheating. The leading cause is dust buildup. Try accessing the inside of your laptop enough to blow the dust out with a can of compressed air. If you feel confident, you can disassemble it a bit to get more access to do this. Otherwise ask for help from a tech friend or at your local shop.

Install Speedfan to monitor temps and give fans variable speeds if possible. Post in Hardware forum for more specific steps to control heat buildup.

Meanwhile elevate the rear of the laptop by about 1/2 to 3/4 inch for better air circulation.
Yeah, I have Speedfan on here. Its a great software but it doesn't detect my fans. Im on my laptop now and the temperature seems fine. Its not hot or anything. I doubt its dust because I cleaned out the dust last week and its running fine. I think its probably because I have had it on for quite a while.
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01 Aug 2010   #35
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Win7 requires no tweaking other than normal system settings. It will work against you.

As those of us who beta tested it for over a year discovered with increasing amazement, it is nearly a perfectly balanced OS.

The only regular maintenance I do is monthly cleaning and ordering the HD using state-of-the-art CCleaner and Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers.

Keep everything out of the msconfig>Startup list except AV and gadgets, run a lean mean AV like MSE, and watch your Event Viewer>Admin View to google repeat errors to resolution.
CCleaner - another great software. I run it everyday. It does an awesome job at cleaning any unwanted files. Usually when it cleans, I recover at least 101MB - 2GB of unwanted files. I've never heard of Auslogics software but I will give it a try. I also have TuneUp Utilities (Full Version) because it does a good job at keeping my PC clean.
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01 Aug 2010   #36
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Perfectly balanced greg? Auslogics makes boostspeed by the way.
I won't recommend it, unless I myself am using it.
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01 Aug 2010   #37
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Perfectly balanced greg? Auslogics makes boostspeed by the way.
I won't recommend it, unless I myself am using it.
Yes, indeed. Those of us who beta tested it on multiple machines for over a year learned over time that the old familar tweaks and service edits started becoming unnecessary, and then started working against us.

It was with sheer fascination that we watched a comparatively feather-light OS become instantaneous, bug free and ultimately perfectly-balanced.

Auslogics is a leading tech company in Australia and IMO make the best defraggers by far. They pay for making them free by selling the Boostspeed program which I used for years until it gradually became unnecessary as Win7 was perfected. .

In the same way, Black Viper has been put "out of business" by Win7 which one might say is now itself the Black Viper. He pointed the way to editing services to the bone, resulting in Win7's Manual fast triggers.
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02 Aug 2010   #38
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Perfectly balanced greg? Auslogics makes boostspeed by the way.
I won't recommend it, unless I myself am using it.
Yes, indeed. Those of us who beta tested it on multiple machines for over a year learned over time that the old familar tweaks and service edits started becoming unnecessary, and then started working against us.

It was with sheer fascination that we watched a comparatively feather-light OS become instantaneous, bug free and ultimately perfectly-balanced.

Auslogics is a leading tech company in Australia and IMO make the best defraggers by far. They pay for making them free by selling the Boostspeed program which I used for years until it gradually became unnecessary as Win7 was perfected. .

In the same way, Black Viper has been put "out of business" by Win7 which one might say is now itself the Black Viper. He pointed the way to editing services to the bone, resulting in Win7's Manual fast triggers.
Wow! Some very interesting information there.
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02 Aug 2010   #39
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It was with sheer fascination that we watched a comparatively feather-light OS become instantaneous, bug free and ultimately perfectly-balanced.

In the same way, Black Viper has been put "out of business" by Win7 which one might say is now itself the Black Viper. He pointed the way to editing services to the bone, resulting in Win7's Manual fast triggers.
Well, not perfectly balanced... real-time operations are still (cr@p) not up to par.
(but does look promising)

The audio system is in shambles, a convulted ill-performing mess that often stops working or unloads drivers when a device isn't present as expected, all you have to do is take a look at the sound forum.

The overall feel is good, no doubt about it but there are still sections that could use work.

Real-time performance
Interrupt handling
Audio system

Ap
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02 Aug 2010   #40
gregrocker

 

I should probably stroll over to Audio as I haven't had an issue I can recall with Audio on hundreds of installs once the correct driver is snugly in place.

My real time is a real good time.
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