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Windows 7: My clock is slow O_o

21 Jul 2009   #11
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Snives, two other things to try out:

1- Disable K8 Cool n Quiet in your BIOS

2- See if you have any "bad" Shell Extentions enabled. ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows. If you have any Codec Packs installed they tend to enable lots of crap, especially shell extentions. Bad shell extentions will make your entire system less responsive and in some cases loss of time.


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21 Jul 2009   #12
Snives

Windows 7 Professional x64 (MSDN)
 
 

Giving it a try Mikino. The only codec pack I had installed was Shark007's for testing playback of MKV, but it had some adverse effects so I removed it. The clock had been slow previous to installing it as well. I'm checking out ShellExView in a second and I'll edit or post back if I find anything.

Edit< Boo they won't let me give you any more rep yet Mik :P
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21 Jul 2009   #13
Snives

Windows 7 Professional x64 (MSDN)
 
 

Name :Bluewire General Property Sheet
Description : ContextH Application
Product : ContextH Application

This would be the only suspect extension on the list. All others are either from MS or nVidia (which is actually running on W7 WHQL drivers, so I'd assume the extensions should be safe as well). As for 'Bluewire', there are no exact hits on Google for that full name, and I have no idea what Bluewire is to assume what any other link would be.

Edit > According to FileInspectLibrary, BWContextHandler(the associated DLL) is safe.
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21 Jul 2009   #14
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snives View Post
Giving it a try Mikino. The only codec pack I had installed was Shark007's for testing playback of MKV, but it had some adverse effects so I removed it. The clock had been slow previous to installing it as well. I'm checking out ShellExView in a second and I'll edit or post back if I find anything.

Edit< Boo they won't let me give you any more rep yet Mik :P
A little off-topic but for MKV playback all you need is Haali Media Spliiter. This is the latest Haali splitter for W7 (x86 & x64) that I know of is: http://haali.net/mkv/mkx.y.9.exe

When CoreAVC 2.0 is released with x64 support I'd recommend it as the decoder but until then the native H264 decoder works well enough
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21 Jul 2009   #15
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

It's not slow, it's just moving faster than the rest of the world!
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21 Jul 2009   #16
Snives

Windows 7 Professional x64 (MSDN)
 
 

I had avoided the new version of Haali because last I checked it was an unannounced beta, which generally isn't a good sign :P I'll give it a shot though. I had only gone with Shark's as a few random forums found on Google recommended it. I'm more a fan of MPC-HC + Haali + AC3 + FFDShow, a.k.a. CCCP. I've actually never played with CoreAVC as I've been told before it was primarily for low end systems and mine wouldn't benefit from it. If you are recommending it though, I'll give the new Haali a shot
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21 Jul 2009   #17
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snives View Post
I had avoided the new version of Haali because last I checked it was an unannounced beta, which generally isn't a good sign :P I'll give it a shot though. I had only gone with Shark's as a few random forums found on Google recommended it. I'm more a fan of MPC-HC + Haali + AC3 + FFDShow, a.k.a. CCCP. I've actually never played with CoreAVC as I've been told before it was primarily for low end systems and mine wouldn't benefit from it. If you are recommending it though, I'll give the new Haali a shot
It is an unannouced beta still but it has come a long way from v1. I believe the only thing left is the shell extentions so I wouldn't recommend enabling that if you do try it out.

From what I've been told the official W7 version will be released simutaneous to CoveAVC (Haali does work for CoreAVC).

Sorry none of my suggestions have helped with your time loss. But if you do figure it out keep me posted.
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21 Jul 2009   #18
Snives

Windows 7 Professional x64 (MSDN)
 
 

Disabling CnQ had no effect either. I'm probably going to just let it be for a while, and wait to see if the guys in MS or ATI find something screwy on their end before final RTM, or worse case retail is sent out.
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22 Jul 2009   #19
dstruct2k

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Go into your BIOS and compare the stopwatch against the BIOS time; If that's also wrong, it could actually be a damaged quartz crystal on the motherboard. If that's right, but W7 is wrong, you're looking at a very strange software bug.
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22 Jul 2009   #20
Snives

Windows 7 Professional x64 (MSDN)
 
 

Good idea. I've only checked W7 vs. XP. Brb with results.

Edit > Clock in the BIOS is just fine. I'd say it's fair to call this a driver or compatability issue which I'll have to wait for MS/ATI/nVidia/Realtek/etc to correct. As a side note, I have just done a clean format, and currently only have XP x64 installed. I'll be putting a dual boot of W7 back on soon, but I might wait for the official RTM.
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