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Windows 7: Slow Computers, need advice on improving Performance

27 Feb 2014   #11
subby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok will do...


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27 Feb 2014   #12
subby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Son's computer ran a disk check on reboot and fixed the errors. Computers are still slow, especially mine. I wait 5-10 seconds when i right click for the menu to appear. Son's computer is much quicker, seems to fine to me, but he reckons it is slow.
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27 Feb 2014   #13
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Could you post the specs and the games he plays? His hardware may not be fast enough to play his games.
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27 Feb 2014   #14
subby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

His computer Specs are:

Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz
4.00GB Memory
1TB Hard Drive
Geforce GT 430

Games he plays are thru Steam, He says the big one is S.T.A.L.K.E.R, some others are Team Fortress, Skyrim, StarCraft. He has 43 games installed on steam.
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27 Feb 2014   #15
Layback Bear

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

Maybe this will be helpful. It's a great tutorial by Brink.

All things probable won't be needed but it would be good to read the complete tutorial and ask questions if needed before preforming the task your are not sure about.

Pay close attention to #8.

Optimize Windows 7
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27 Feb 2014   #16
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

That kind of seems a bit slow for those games...
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27 Feb 2014   #17
subby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Used a couple of those optimizing tips, and its improved my sons computer, its much more responsive now. I won't tell him about his computer being on the slow side for games. He will just beg me for a new computer.

TY for suggestion Layback Bear.

Gonna try this on my computer too.
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27 Feb 2014   #18
Layback Bear

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

Your very welcome subby.
Brinks tutorial has helped many.
Feel free to ask question.
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27 Feb 2014   #19
user31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

RAM. Important for games.
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27 Feb 2014   #20
subby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My brother told me to run a scan with malwarebytes and it found some malware, so removed it. And along turning off some visual effects, computer now runs smoothly.
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