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post #21 of 29
If you want Windows to feel faster, buy an SSD. Other than that, I think you may have been expecting too much. Windows scores don't mean anything at all. I've gotten different scores with the same hardware depending on when I run the test. They're flawed.
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post #22 of 29
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Hey guys look, when im about to install a game, well....the game installs fine but i cant do anything else, my system hangs same as before. Not to say i have a new clean copy of windows now. I have 5 apps only on my pc. I cant even open a picture omg!!!
CPU load 10%, memory 35%, and i cant open a picture . I duno what is really going on?
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eurotrade07 View Post
Nope...just cleaned it a bit
Reninstall Windows.
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Ive already done that, today
     
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Hey what if change my present hdd to a raid-0 config with 2 Raptors or something like that? What do you think, would i feel any difference?
     
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post #26 of 29
If you want it to feel faster and you're going to buy new hard drives, buy an SSD not 2 Raptors.
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post #27 of 29
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But i need at least 500GB. SSD with that size will cost a LOT i think???
     
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post #28 of 29
You need the largest SSD you can purchase for your operating system alone (at least 100gb), and then to use a fast mechanical HDD as applications ... THEN further mechanical drives for storage.

There's a chance your WD 500gb isn't working properly, and there's a chance that your Windows install is either slightly corrupted, installed on bad-disk sectors, or full of subversive bloatware.

Run full and complete HDD scanning, testing and benchmarking software - the windows tools, along with any other tools you can find online from HDTune to countless others.

See how your drive stacks up and whether bad sectors exist. If nothing appears wrong and your drive benches at appropriate speeds, then get an SSD for your OS and use your WD Black for applications, and also get a cheap, large storage drive including space for backups and system images - I recommend the newest Samsung F4 2tb "green" drives - their read/write performance is almost that of the last-gen WD Black drives at only 5400rpm - perfect for storage drives.

My 2cents, good luck mate ...
 
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post #29 of 29
There are simply too many possible problems - you really need to pin them down one at a time.

First is to make sure all of your EFI settings are correct, and doing what they need to do.

Second is to do a completely fresh install of Win7 - and I mean, completely fresh, not just some gloss over.

Third, you are attempting to run Win7 Ultimate 64-bit on a measily 4GB of memory - that will throttle it back pretty heavily. I would say that 6GB is sort of a "minimum" for 64-bit Ultimate, while 8GB will let you actually run software.

Once installed, I would test before installing software. The HDD can be a limit with say, loading times, or read/write times - but for regular running, should not be a factor. I'd test the system with something like Prime95, where the HDD is not a factor at all, and shake down the system that way. Going to an SSD will perhaps improve boot times, or load times of software, but will not factor into the meat of the performance, which is calculations.

I would reinstall all software from fresh, because their can be problems if you simply try to reuse previously installed software, especially if there are differences in drivers and so forth. Same if the change also brought about a change from 32-bit to 64-bit - there could be a lot of brain damage caused by old 32-bit software running on a 64-bit system, with major performance hits.

Also, you should be realistic when it comes to "performance", because unless your Phenom x2 was say, a 2GHz model - really, something like going from a Phenom II at 3.2GHz to an i7 at 4GHz won't be that earth shattering, especially if you are not using software that uses multiple cores or multile threads.

It is also possible that the HDD is on it's way out - you should use proper testing software to evaluate it, rather than relying on some lame "benchmark" that is specious at best, and does zero actual tests on the drive itself. However, a HDD that is impeded will only impede load times, or times then the OS is forced to swap - like on a Ultimate 64-bit system that only has 4GB of memory, which is the "bare minimum", coupled to a defective drive...
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