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Windows 7: Windows and programs run very slowly, please help.

01 Dec 2016   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
The most important settings on a computer is BIOS settings as they are the fist software to be load and they interact on how your hardware will work.

- Your OS HDD should be on SATA3-0 connector
- Your 2nd HDD should be on SATA3-1 connector
- The Asus BW should be on SATA2-3 connector
- The Asus DRW should be on SATA2-4 connector

From your images on post 8 (I only wrote what has to be changed).
- Under MIT you can provide a light overclock.
- Extreme memory profile - Enable
- Turbo ratio - set to 42, 42, 41, 40

Miscellaneous Settings
- Virtualization Technology = Disable

Standard CMOS Features
- IDE Channel 0 Master - Auto
- IDE Channel 0 Slave - Auto
- IDE Channel 1 Master - Auto
- IDE Channel 0 Slave - Auto
- IDE Channel 2 - Auto
- IDE Channel 3 - Auto

Advanced BIOS Features
- HDD SMART - set to enable
- Init Display First - PCIE x16
- Onboard VGA - Disable

Integrated Peripherals
PCH SATA Control Mode - AHCI
OROM UI and Banner - Disabled
SATA Port0-3 Native Mode - Enabled
GSATA3 Controller - Disabled
Onboard Serial Port 1 - Disabled if you don't use it

Power Management Setup
- Power On by Ring - Disabled
- HPET Mode - 64 bits

PC Health Status
- CPU Warning Temperature - 80C
- CPU FAN Fail Warning - Enabled

I have changed my BIOS settings to what you suggested but this only led to my pc not being able to boot so that I had to load optimized default. Im not a step further now. Also Im not really sure if I am to disable Onboard Serial Port 1 so I this time chose not to disable it. Furthermore I wasnt able to change the turbo ratio its already preset. And also could you be a bit more specific about what you mean by a "light overclock" under MIT? According to the error message I got when trying to reboot it was mentioned that there was some problem with overclocking. I changed the overclocking from 35 to 31 as mentioned in the document you attached. Also Im not really sure if the Extreme Memory Profile should be enabled or disabled. In your post you wrote that it should be enabled but according to the attached document it should be disabled. I enabled it so that it was set to "profiled".

What goes for the SATA I take it that youre talking about different booting options. I can in my BIOS setting sonly set boot priorities for 3 devices. As the first one I chose HDD and for the other two both ASUS BW and DRW.

Hope that youve got some idea what might have gone wrong.



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01 Dec 2016   #32

Windows 7 HP 64

The image I posted is from your MB manual. It's an example, generic, not to follow.
To change the turbo ratio its already preset just type over.
You have a unlocked CPU so you can run above normal, overclocked. The settings I gave you is a 10% gain. Wont harm.
If you do have a XMP memory you should enable it.
All other settings are to fix unused hardware that use resources that you don't need.
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01 Dec 2016   #33

Windows 7 HP 64

Finn, you have an excellent MB, a very good CPU and GPU, so much memory that you will never use and a lot of storage.
What you need is a SSD to put Win 7 64 and programs.

I also have a GA-Z68A-D3-B3 with 8G DDR3 2133 memory and a 128G SSD and a 500G HDD. With a SSD, boot takes 30s and programs opens at a blink of an eye.

If you by a SSD, open a new post and I'll guide you on the installation and configuration.
I have this SSD PNY CS1311 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) So far, so good.
Believe me, 128G is more than necessary. I have Win 7 64 and Lubuntu and still plenty space on it.
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01 Dec 2016   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you for your reply Megahertz07!
I believe that youre correct about the SSD fixing the problem.
However, I cant help thinking that I already have a SSD my pc is a self-made pc which was constructed in 2012 by someone I know but who actually isnt really a pc expert either. He just pretty much bought the pieces available at that time. You know when I now open my device manager than I see under "storage" only Marvell 91 SATA 6G installed. The strange thing about this is that there used to be another SATA 6G from Intel to be installed. While the SATA from Intel ran flawlessly this one from SATA needs to be updated but it cannot be updated and form what Ive read this does often cause some instability. And this was also the case before I had this current issue with my pc. My pc used to run flawlessly for most of the time, pretty fast and stable but it always crashed once a week. Now since almost two weeks back this has changed and my pc doesnt crash all the time but start up and programs are really slow. Could it be that the Intel SATA was SSD and that since it vanished from "storage" in the device manager was removed my malware? Ive checked my pc recently and removed all kind of malware. But since I didnt do anything to the parts and pieces of my computer, my Intel SATA if we assume that it is SSD should still be there but that the software for it was removed right? You know short before I encountered my current pc problem about 2 weeks ago just like about a few hours or so before I started to have this problem I uninstalled Marvell SATA but since it crashed and Windows wasnt able to boot I load system restore with it being restored.
Any more ideas how to solve this?
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01 Dec 2016   #35

Windows 7 HP 64

- Your BIOS images you posted don't show any SSD (Solid State Drive). You only have 2 HDD. No SSD.
- I gave you instructions to connect the 2 HDD and the 2 ODD to the Intel ports and disable the Marvell SATA Controller
- Your OS HDD should be on SATA3-0 connector
- Your 2nd HDD should be on SATA3-1 connector
- The Asus BW should be on SATA2-3 connector
- The Asus DRW should be on SATA2-4 connector

GSATA3 (Marvell SATA) Controller - Disabled
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02 Dec 2016   #36

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hmm look SAS is worth keeping if only to keep the adware at bay but that is you r choice of course - I us it regularly to keep the system freed up from the stuff and it does occasionally pick up real malware too.

Now Megahertz has picked a good point and I think it might be worth checking the users manual to find which SATA socket is best for the OS drive - I know Asus do have different coloured ones grey and blue on my Ivy Bridge and the gray ones are the ones they like dedicate one to the C: drive. You might also check which order of the RAM slots should be used first agin my Asus board is not the usual 1 and 3 slots (counting away from the CPU) but 2 and 4 and I think it has to do with the channels they use.

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