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Windows 7: Windows 7 slowing down tremendously

03 Mar 2010   #11
The Progen

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Compatibility issue with the RAM and Processor.
That could be one reason.


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03 Mar 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Progen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Compatibility issue with the RAM and Processor.
That could be one reason.
If both RAM and Processor are within the mobo specifications, that should not be a problem. I would check the mobo specs and see whether the components (CPU, RAM) are permissable.
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04 Mar 2010   #13
The Progen

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
 
 

Whs, again bear in mind that the 667MHz of RAM was on the motherboard all along with the E2180 and later on with the E7500.
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04 Mar 2010   #14
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Progen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Compatibility issue with the RAM and Processor.
That could be one reason.
If both RAM and Processor are within the mobo specifications, that should not be a problem. I would check the mobo specs and see whether the components (CPU, RAM) are permissable.
I beg to differ.
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04 Mar 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Progen View Post

That could be one reason.
If both RAM and Processor are within the mobo specifications, that should not be a problem. I would check the mobo specs and see whether the components (CPU, RAM) are permissable.
I beg to differ.
OK, understand. Could you elaborate please.
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05 Mar 2010   #16
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You match the processor to its standard RAM supported speed and type of RAM (if you can). So I have DDR2 memory in an older system so bought an AM2+ board and an AM3 CPU - everything works at the best possible speed with 800MHz RAM. If this were a new system I'd buy a DDR3 board with an AM3 CPU @ 1333MHz - which is the native supported speed.

You also check to make sure you have the latest BIOS update and the CPU is supported by the motherboard revision.
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06 Mar 2010   #17
The Progen

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
 
 

Yeah, as suspected (by myself, no concrete evidence though), there could be a huge bottleneck with the CPU's 3MB of 1066MHz cache meeting the 667MHz RAM down the line.

BIOS is definitely the most recent one and the CPU is supported.

ps. I wanted to try 1066MHZ DDR3 but the motherboard doesn't support it.
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06 Mar 2010   #18
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

DDR2 Cas 4 800 / DDR2 Cas5 1066 and DDR3 1066 are all about the same. (DDR2 will likely do better at these speeds in fact due to lower latencies)

Differences only being in a benchmark.


For 1066 speeds and Intel ((At least socket 775 DDR2)) , in most cases youll need to overclock the FSB/CPU to actually use it at that speed.

And being as the memory performance itself isnt that much difference, the only reason to go beyond DDR2 800 is if you are overclocking ((Generally))

IMHO, DDR3 only makes sense on a new build and at 1333 or more as it has enough speed to counter the higher latencies DDR3 brings.
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07 Mar 2010   #19
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Progen View Post
Yeah, as suspected (by myself, no concrete evidence though), there could be a huge bottleneck with the CPU's 3MB of 1066MHz cache meeting the 667MHz RAM down the line.

BIOS is definitely the most recent one and the CPU is supported.

ps. I wanted to try 1066MHZ DDR3 but the motherboard doesn't support it.
The 3MB of cache doesn't run @ 1066MHz, that is the FSB or link between the CPU and Northbridge. You should buy memory at or lower then the FSB.
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