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Windows 7 - slow response

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Windows 7 - slow response

shafiquet
Hi

I installed Windows 7 professional a couple of months back.
I have an intel dual core cpu system I think 1.6Ghz with 1GB ram and 160GB hdd

whenever I try to open a file for example in Windows explorer using the double click option it responds occasionally(I thought it was the double click speed) and I have to try a couple of times before it actually opens, I thought the Ram was less so I added 2GB more to make 3 gb but the response is still very slow

Can any one help me here, what do I check to fix this?
Many thanks to all for you responses
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    ndharaiya

    HDD is SATA or SAS

    Pl. check whether HDD capacity of windows folder is low or not.

    De-fragment the HDD.

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    OH Smeg

    And how is the memory configured?

    Buy the sounds of your description you have 1 X 1 GIG and 1 X 2 GIG Ram Module involved here so it's defiantly not in Dual Chanel Mode which will always be slower that way.

    With any 32 Bit Version of 7 for the best performance I use 2 X 2 GIG Matched Modules to give a total of 4 GIG in Dual Chanel Mode and 7 appears to work well.

    Of course if you have a 64 Bit version of 7 you can use as much RAM as the M';Board can carry and get really good performance.

    Col

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    vindasel

    1. Check if the HDD has any faults. Run the manufacturer's diagnostics utility or HDtune for checking upon disk health.

    2. Check if the HDD is operating in PIO mode rather than UDMA mode. If it has downgraded to PIO mode, it indicates some problem. Look under IDE controller properties in the Device Manager.

    3. Defragment the hard drive completely. W7 and Vista access the HDD more often than XP in my observation, so a defragmented drive will definitely speed up performance. Get a good quality third party automatic defragger to run the defrag quickly and comprehensively rather than relying on the native defragger. You can get free trial versions from TR itself. http://software.techrepublic.com.com/

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    ndharaiya

    HDD is SATA or SAS

    Pl. check whether HDD capacity of windows folder is low or not.

    De-fragment the HDD.

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    OH Smeg

    And how is the memory configured?

    Buy the sounds of your description you have 1 X 1 GIG and 1 X 2 GIG Ram Module involved here so it's defiantly not in Dual Chanel Mode which will always be slower that way.

    With any 32 Bit Version of 7 for the best performance I use 2 X 2 GIG Matched Modules to give a total of 4 GIG in Dual Chanel Mode and 7 appears to work well.

    Of course if you have a 64 Bit version of 7 you can use as much RAM as the M';Board can carry and get really good performance.

    Col

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    vindasel

    1. Check if the HDD has any faults. Run the manufacturer's diagnostics utility or HDtune for checking upon disk health.

    2. Check if the HDD is operating in PIO mode rather than UDMA mode. If it has downgraded to PIO mode, it indicates some problem. Look under IDE controller properties in the Device Manager.

    3. Defragment the hard drive completely. W7 and Vista access the HDD more often than XP in my observation, so a defragmented drive will definitely speed up performance. Get a good quality third party automatic defragger to run the defrag quickly and comprehensively rather than relying on the native defragger. You can get free trial versions from TR itself. http://software.techrepublic.com.com/