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Windows 7: Windows 7 pro 64 slow down running moderate number of apps

07 Mar 2011   #1
sraisz

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 
Windows 7 pro 64 slow down running moderate number of apps

I've been experiencing major slow down of my system and can't figure out why. Here are some details:


Computer is a HP Pavilion Core i7 Q 720 @ 1.6 ghz with 8gb ram


I'm using Performance Test to benchmark the system in different states


My baseline is Win7 Diagnostic mode (no services, no startups) - let's say that is 100% (quite fast)


Running only windows services and Eset - it drops to about 60%


But then when I'm working running several MS Office apps, Firefox, Skype and a few smaller programs, it drops to 5%!! Quite noticeably and frustratingly slow for what is supposed to be a very speedy computer.


The CPU usage is not high, memory is fine. But it is just SLOW.


Any suggestions how I can diagnose this further?




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07 Mar 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I would start with a complete and upadated anti virus and malwarebytes scan
Then , I would try the clean boot procedure to help diagnose
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

I would then read this fine tutorial to see if any changes are applicable.
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10 Mar 2011   #3
sraisz

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

I had done both antivirus and malware scans, plus registry cleaning to no avail.

I am now trying to run with limited services and so far its been better.
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10 Mar 2011   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Isn't that a processor with hyper threading?
Is it enabled in the Bios?
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10 Mar 2011   #5
sraisz

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

Hyper-threading is built in to the i7 cpu and does not have to be enabled in the bios.
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10 Mar 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

Try replacing Eset with MS Security Essentials or Avast 5 with the Win7 Firewall for best performance.

Try using IE8 instead of Firefox.

Win7 troubleshooting fundamentals
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14 Mar 2011   #7
delmoon01

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

optimize computer services with some sytem optimizer such as reginout
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14 Mar 2011   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Do NOT use 3rd party optimisers - they are the cause of a significant number of BSOD's. My recommendation is to start with Greg's suggestions in post #7.

Regards,
Golden
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