Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Really shoddy performance with decent specs

26 Mar 2010   #11
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0rbytel View Post
Ok, i've changed over the power and sata cables, and run a full HD diagnostic. It came up with 2 damaged blocks at .1% of the hd capacity.
Sounds like you need to do a low level format. If that don't do it you may need to return the hard drive, do an rma and get a new drive. If its less than 5 years old the drive should still be under warranty.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Mar 2010   #12
0rbytel

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your help guys. I'm waiting for an insurance claim to come through (we were flooded last week, and I lost a shed full of pc gear), so as soon as it comes through I think ill buy a couple of SSD drives. With the insurance money, i'll also be beefing up my ram, upgrading from an i5 to an i7 and buying another 5770 for crossfire.

I'll let you know how it all goes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2010   #13
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0rbytel View Post
Thanks for your help guys. I'm waiting for an insurance claim to come through (we were flooded last week, and I lost a shed full of pc gear), so as soon as it comes through I think ill buy a couple of SSD drives. With the insurance money, i'll also be beefing up my ram, upgrading from an i5 to an i7 and buying another 5770 for crossfire.

I'll let you know how it all goes.
Sorry to hear about the disaster. Hope things work out for you. Best wishes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Mar 2010   #14
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0rbytel View Post
Ok, i've changed over the power and sata cables, and run a full HD diagnostic. It came up with 2 damaged blocks at .1% of the hd capacity.
Sounds like you need to do a low level format. If that don't do it you may need to return the hard drive, do an rma and get a new drive. If its less than 5 years old the drive should still be under warranty.
I agree there does seem to be a disk I/O problem. However, it's not always the disk that causes them. It could be a buggy driver or it could be the interface chip on the motherboard. One way to eliminate the driver issue would be to uninstall any third party SATA drivers (i.e. your disk controllers) and reboot to let the system reinstall them for you. This forces PNP detection which should allow the system to find the most suitable driver to install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #15
BruhthaKuga

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 
Check Speed After Clean Install & Every Step After That

After your clean install check your apeed after Windows 7 install before any other step then check your speed after the various step after that, ie. after every Windows update, after every drivers, after every software install.

I am having some speed issues as well and I believe that some of them just might be in my head as I sold my arm and leg on ebay to buy everything and am expecting too much. I am going to try bench marking to see how my performance compares to million of others with similar equipment.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #16
0rbytel

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks guys, I uninstalled the sata chipset drivers, and let them reinstall and after a reboot it is still running slow. I'm actually using MS drivers which are a few years old now, compared to the 3rd party ones which were from the end of last year.

I'm looking at either going SSD for my system drive, and then having a couple of sata 3gb/s 10000rpm for storage.

The drive i was looking at was the OCZ Vertex 60Gb, which is $300. I was looking at the samsungs, but they cost an arm and a leg.

Just out of curiousity- how comparable would the performance be (for a system drive) between say- 2x wd velociraptor 150GB 10000RPM/16MB/Sata2 drives running in RAID5, compared to the OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD 230/135, which are roughly the same price?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #17
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

With those numbers you should be smokin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #18
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0rbytel View Post
Thanks guys, I uninstalled the sata chipset drivers, and let them reinstall and after a reboot it is still running slow. I'm actually using MS drivers which are a few years old now, compared to the 3rd party ones which were from the end of last year.
Just out of curiosity... and because I know that simple oversights happen all the time... Do you have AHCI mode enabled in your BIOS?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #19
0rbytel

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I have AHCI enabled in the bios. Primarily because the bios either has IDE, RAID or AHCI.

I was having real issues with IDE, where W7 would freeze on boot, so I enabled AHCI. It boots fine now, but I do get the occasional BSOD and performance is slow. I don't understand why though, considering my WEI is high and all benchmarks are above average. It just seems to be the initial boot (takes a good 5-10 mins before I can do anything), and when I try and load programs everything is unresponsive for a good 15-20 seconds.

And just out of curiosity- would the SSD drive or the raid 2xvelociraptor 10K rpm drives be more beneficial cost and performance wise?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2010   #20
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

IDE works absolutly perfectly for me in RAID0. If you were having problems it wasn't Win 7 causing them with your IDE drive. The bad sectors on your HDD seems to be the real problem here. The rediculously slow loading times after start up and lag when starting up programs pretty much confirms that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Really shoddy performance with decent specs




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Decent laptop?
Hello! Since my old laptop is still crashing after I have sent it 3 times for repair.. I'm thinking of buying a new one for around 500$(300-450€). What are your opinions on this laptop? I want to browse internet with it, and play some games like GTA San Andreas, Minecraft, Guild Wars, (Guild wars...
Hardware & Devices
Sudden poor performance in a decent computer (Win 7 64-bit)
Hello all, and thank you for reading. I will try to keep this brief, but I'll try and explain my situation as clearly as i can. Recently (Thurs/Fri) I began experiencing a sudden drop in performance in nearly every facet of using my computer. Mind you, its not a severe drop, but enough to make...
General Discussion
Decent processor?
I'm thinking about buying this PC: HP Pavilion p6565uk at cheap prices | PC World Do you think the processor is decent? Processor AMD Phenom™ II X6 processor 1035T - 2.6 GHz - 2.0 GHz HT - 3 MB L2 Cache, 6 MB L3 Cache
Hardware & Devices
High enough specs,,NO Performance..Static Black Screen on certian game
Please someone help,this is driving me insane..:cry: I know quite a bit about pc's overall,,done A+,N+,Server 2003,Linux+,SQL I now work as a sql jr.dba but love my gameing. So my problem starts: I've got a alright system at home SPECS- -ASUS P5QL-EM Motherboard -2GB Kingston DDR2 800 Ram...
Gaming
Decent PC specs
I'll be building this PC very soon, so are the specs any good? CPU: AMD Phenom x4 955 @ 3.2GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz G-Skill Ripjaws HARD DRIVE: Seagate 1TB SATA II 7200.12 GPU: XFX ATI Radeon 5850 1GB MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A77TD-Pro CHASSIS: Antec Three Hundred PSU: Antec True Power 650w ...
General Discussion
Would this be a decent build?
Hi everyone, me again. I am planning on building my first Desktop PC. Wondering what you all think of what I chose, also if something doesn't exactly.. work with the other thing, let me know please. >.< RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227419 Price: $60.99
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:40.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App