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Skype - all versions - poor performance

Q: Skype - all versions - poor performance

Am having major performance problems with Skype running on a Packard Bell PC with one of the on-board Realtek sound cards.

The computer runs fine, no malware detected, no viruses detected, etc. Everything generally in good working order.

As soon as you launch Skype and it trys to sign on, it becomes massively 'laggy'. When it does respond and you verify the audio settings as required you can just about make a call to someone on skype, or the test call and it disconnects you almost immediately and you get a loop of the disconnect sound about 10-15 times.

Tis a P4 2.8HT, 512MB RAM, 1024 Virtual Memory - 100GB+ Free HDD space. XP HE SP3.

My money's on it being poorly written sound drivers, but have tried both versions on Packard Bells site and the generic ones available on Realtek's site to no avail.

Also tried version 3.0 and 3.1 of Skype from Oldversion.com with no change.

Any ideas?

Preferred Solution: Skype - all versions - poor performance

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Skype - all versions - poor performance

Hi SH Consultancy and welcome to TSF !

Wireless or wired network ?

If wired and if you believe it's a driver issue there's not much you can do. Try deactivating HD audio in the BIOS and reverting to AC97.

512MB of RAM is considered the bare minimum if you want XP to be responsive, see if adding another 512MB helps.

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First off, I didn't know whether to post this in gaming or hardware. Sorry.

My question: If there is dust on the videocard and fans or other poor condtions in my computer, can it affect performance in gaming? FPS wise?

Thanks, Andrew.

A:Poor computer conditions = poor gaming performance?

I think any build-up of dust can lead to poor performance due to heat. And heat can lead to crashes, BSODs, etc.

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and recently I was forced to download latest Skype version, which I believe is ok for Win 10.
I want to use the Split window chat but am unable to do since that is only designed for Win10.
Please advise if I can download/use previous versions to my comfort.

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Trying to get to grips with new 8.1 laptop.

It has Skype 7.26 pre-installed, i.e full program >80MB.

But it also has "Apps" - Skype and Skype WiFi.

Why do I need all these? Can I delete the Apps? (I'd probably only use the desktop program which I am used to.)

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I have two computers, one desktop and one laptop. I've been using Skype for several years, but as of today it won't let me sign in anymore, it says I am using an old version and MUST update, which I refuse. I absolutely hate the new generation versions of Skype that looks like an iPhone chat and I rather not use it at all. But surely there must be a way around this? Any suggestions? I read a guide from 2014 that said it's possible to bypass by backing up the old version of Skype.exe and then installing the latest version, but Skype's website won't even let me download the latest version, so I can't try to see if even that works.
Please help.

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I am having some problems while viewing video over the internet and also when using SKYPE (a particularly frustrating problem since we are living overseas).

I originally suspected some sort of spyware / malware and posted this request to the relevant section of the forum (my first reply is more descriptive than the original post). However, a reply from Ried (who reviewed my Hijackthis log) has my system being clean. Ried suggested I try this section of the forum.

This problem has not always been there - the PC worked fine for a year or two before things started to slow.

Grateful for any help.

A:Slow video and poor quality SKYPE


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This is my mums Laptop and not the one i have stated in my profile.

Its an Acer Travelmate 2000, on Windows XP. Here is the HijackThisLog.



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:22:08, on 31/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\CtrlVol.exe
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After having rather high hopes for SSD Performance...I'm disappointed.
I'm glad I got a test unit, because if I would've shelled out the cabbage for this, I'd be a little PO'd.

I have an 8300 Quad Core 2.5 Intel with 4GB of RAM running W7 Pro 64 Bit.
Instead of trying to clone the old drive, I did what I thought was right and did a fresh install.

I loaded up MSE, Office 2010 and all Windows Updates.
Did a couple of tweaks (made sure defrag was off, DMA mode on instead of PIO, disabled indexing)

I have all the latest chipset, mobo, video, etc., drivers.

Yes, it boots into Windows to the desktop faster. No doubt.
Yes, it opens up windows faster and programs SOMETIMES as well.

But it multitasks terrible. If I'm download, installing, etc., anything...and try to move program to program, it's slow. To the point I think it's freezing up.

I've read a few of the tweaks here...and I'm missing something I think.

It's an Imation 2.5" M series 64GB drive. I know it's not the Vertex 2...but it has pretty decent specs behind it. Not the best, but it should do everything my SATA platter drive does better...period.

It doesn't.

What should I be looking for? (It shipped with the latest firmware, and trim is turned on...not like that matters since I only installed Win7Pro fresh a few hours ago...)

A:Poor SSD Performance

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

This is the one I was actually looking for.
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

Hope they help.


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I am having severe performance issues on a Vista SP2 machine, whereby it can take several minutes to start Internet Explorer and then 5 - 10 minutes to load a web page and sometime the page does not even load.

I have run a Virus Scan from McAfee Internet Security and a Malwarebytes Scan, both come up clean. Running the task manager both CPU and memory usage are relatively flat.

I have attached some basic info about the computer / OS. I am not sure what other info to include or where to start looking for the root cause of the issue and am happy to provide additional info if requested.

Kind regards

A:Poor performance

Run chkdsk, on the hard drive.
Open a command prompt, with elevated privileges, then type chkdsk /r

To get to the command prompt, go to Start > Search > type cmd.exe then right click on the cmd.exe, then choose "Run as Administrator" in the command prompt, type chkdsk /r

let it run, going to take some time to complete, then restart the computer.

If no improvement, go here: SeaTools for DOS | Seagate burn seatools to a CD, boot from the CD run the short, and long tests, look for errors.

If all checks out good, next will be to check your RAM, go here Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and get the .iso file, you will need to use a image burning software like The Official ImgBurn Website or some other image burning software.

You will want to test each stick of RAM individualy, if any errors are found you will need to replace the RAM.

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Hi, my superantispyware picks up on a 2o7 cookie and it keeps coming back after deletion.
The computer is slower these days too. Heres a HJT log....
Can someone please help me please?

[email protected]: It also has a cookie [email protected][2].txt.
I have also seen one here before that was something like paypal2o7.txt or similiar....sorry can't remember it exactly

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:04:55, on 10/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
c:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Tre... Read more

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Recently purchased a larger capacity computer. I wanted the contents of the new system to be exactly the same as my old one. Much to my disappointment the newer, faster, larger capacity computer performs slower than the old system. This is a comparison of both systems:


Intel Pentium MMX-------Intel Pentium III
200 MHz-------------------800 MHz
3.25 GB hard drive------20 GB hard drive
192 MB RAM--------------512 MB RAM

Both systems are mirror images of each other. Win98SE with IE6.0 and exactly the same programs installed. The biggest differences are with the CPU Load and uncached speed. The uncached speed is around 2 and a half times slower and the CPU Load about 25% slower.

I run all maintenance programs daily (disk cleanup, scan disk, disk defrag, etc). At startup there are only four basic programs running. The background programs are only what is required. No firewalls are installed or virus scans. Spybot, Ad-Aware and a virus scan are run at least twice weekly. The system is clean. I will gladly try any recommended suggestion. Thanks for reading.

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Thanks for your help.


A:Poor Performance

Hello and welcome to BCWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please see here for instructionshow to install HijackThis and make a logfile. Save it into convenient location and include it to your next reply, please.NextPlease do a scan with Kaspersky Online ScannerNote: If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select 'Run as administrator' to perform this scan.Click on the Accept button and install any components it needs.The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My ComputerThis will start the program and scan your system.The scan will take a while, so b... Read more

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I recently bought a second EVGA 2GB GTX 770 SC and have SLI set up, but the performance increase I got was a lot less than expected. I ran my own little benchmark with the first mission of the BF3 campaign on Ultra settings and my average frames per second only increased about 20 from about 90 to about 110. I decided to run the 3DMark Fire Strike Benchmark to check if I am really getting the performance I should and it turns out I'm not. I compared my results to Legit Review's results and my GPU score of barely over 11000 is over 3000 less than theirs on the normal test. On the extreme test, my result of just over 5200 is significantly less than the site's result of 6700. What is going on here? I'm very frustrated. I already tried reinstalling the latest 337.88 driver and chose to clean install but the benchmarks are still yielding the same results.

A:Poor GTX 770 SLI Performance

How much of an overclock are you using, on core and memory? Are you changing the NVIDIA Control panel setting for performance rather than quality?

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Here are my logs as requested (I hope I have these correctly formatted for you)
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steve at 19:53:02.35 on 28/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.511.110 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Media Studio\SamsungMediaStudioAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Bump Please. If I have any detail wrong, please let me know and I will re-submit.

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Hijack this suggested I post this, any help would be appreceated.

Thank you

Casey Jones
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by jonesr1 at 10:40:01.45 on 2009-04-03
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.422 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Forefront Client Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXNSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\cimom\bin\cimlistener.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\SSA\FcsSas.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\slp\bin\IBMSA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\slp\bin\slp_srvreg.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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I'm new to the Win 7 community and i already have a problem. I just installed Win 7 x64 4 days ago because everyone was telling me how well it runs but i had a big surprise.
The instalation was fast , after that i installed the sound driver ( because i needed the control pannel to configure my surround system ) and the video drivers ( for the control center ). After that all the other programs i usually use.
The problem is that everything i do it runs very slow. If for example i install a game and try doing something at the same time...
And also games/programs take very long to launch. This didn't happen in vista.
I really could use some help to identify the problem...

BTW my specs are:
4gb ddr2 800 cl4
seagate 250gb sata2
mobo gigabyte p45-ds3r

A:Win 7 poor performance.

what build are you using?

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Here is the Hijackthis log for my previous posr sorry i am a newbie to this Scan saved at 7:42:43 PM, on 4/14/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\klwtblfs.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaul...rch/search.htmlR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search... Read more

A:poor pc performance

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions... Read more

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I have check my startup programs and remove all the ones that are not necessary. Here is my HJT Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:00:59 PM, on 4/28/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon\Amazon Unbox Video\ADVWindowsClientSystemTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exeC:\Users\khoa\Desktop\HijackThis.exeC:\Users\khoa\Downloads\HiJackThis.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exeR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blankR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R3 - URLSearchHook: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {... Read more

A:Poor performance

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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I have a MSI Z77A GD65 mobo, and in Windows 7 USB 3 is running very well with up to 120kb/sec on my USB 3 hdd.

Same hdd, same USB 3 port, but in windows 8 only 40-65kb/sec. I have tried to install the Intel USB 3 driver from MSI, but I get a warning, that the Win7 x64 driver has some compatibel-problems, and there is no solution yet.

Anybody know of a beta USB 3 driver for Windows 8? Right now I am using this version 6.2.9200.16420.

Allso my USB 3 HUB is only running USB2 speed in Windows 8, so something is not right.

A:Poor USB 3 performance

You must have meant mb/sec, not in/sec...as kb/sec would be terrible.

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I need your help.
Issue description:
Low FPS in games; Witcher 3 went from 50-60fps on high to 10-20fps on ANY setting; same with Rainbow Six Siege and GTA 5.
High GPU Load (90%+) and temperature (53°C) when idle.
Things I tried:
Clean install of nvidia drivers with DDU
Driver rollback from the latest to 358.91
I would get normal performance after restart but the issue would come back within 5-10mins.
I ran the Rkill and it killed 3 processes; this temporarily solved the issue until a restart.
Scanned with Malwarebytes for rootkits, found 1 but it is quarantined and the issue still persisits
What do I do?
System Info:
BIOS Date: 04/10/15 10:16:37 Ver: V12.8B0
Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release_sec.160223-1728)
Intel Core i5-4460  CPU 3.20GHz
MSI B85-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9

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My stepdaughter has a one-year-old Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista and the thing is painfully slow.
I did a little research before posting this. Her computer sat for several months with a discharged battery. I bought a new charger, got the thing running, loaded the 52 upgrades. I did what I could to reduce the processes in the tray so that the system is not being asked to do any more than reasonable, menial tasks.
Granted, it only has 512 meg RAM, but this is the minimum requirement. It's the "Basic User" version of Vista, the machine was bought a couple of years ago and I was a little surprised it didn't have one gig. But I'm sure that Toshiba didn't intend for the machine to be this slow.
Let's say Internet Explorer version 8 is running, and you click on anything else, it just sits there for several minutes before displaying a hollow screen, which takes more minutes to fill in. It says this is a dual core Pentium running at a little under 2 MHz. I ran the "System Resources", or something, utility that's available from the task monitor (something new, not in XP) which shows the system RAM to be around 80% utilized. It seems like it's thrashing, but why?
I am new with Vista, but comparing this system to my wife's five or six-year-old Compaq, running XP with a similar clock speed, the same amount of RAM, and a single core processor, she can run circles around her daughter. Is this typical? I feel like the answer's going to be a resounding, "put so... Read more

A:Poor Performance

Vista works better with more then 2Gigs of RAM, so I would upgrade. 512Megs was fine a decade ago, but not any more.

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Recently I've been having some problems with my laptop. I've had it for five months now. Basically performance is at quite a poor level, it's very noisy, very hot, and running around 70 processes generally. CPU usage is high and so doing basic things such as browsing the internet is really stressing the laptop out and I'm getting lag. I don't know if this is related to some malware or something else.

I'm on Windows Vista so I have run DSS to get a log. The extra log is attached.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Oli on 2008-05-26 13:51:11
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
12: 2008-05-26 10:47:14 UTC - RP113 - Removed Napster Burn Engine
11: 2008-05-26 10:46:50 UTC - RP112 - Removed Napster
10: 2008-05-23 0829 UTC - RP110 - Windows Update
9: 2008-05-21 08:18:26 UTC - RP109 - Windows Update
8: 2008-05-17 00:24:00 UTC - RP108 - Windows Update

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-04-28 20:50:30 UTC - RP101 - Device Driver Package Install: Sony Ericsson Modems

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-26 13:54:28
Platform: Windows Vista (6.00.6000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16386)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Poor PC performance

I've run a few programs such as Ad-Aware and nothing's really showing except a few tracking cookies.

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I'm using Team Xtreem S3 120 GB SSD with Win7. The intallation was performed on AHCI mode and drivers and BIOS settings seem to be ok. However I get a poor perfomance. With SATA2 connection, I believe I should get seq speeds around 200-250 MB/s. Here is what I get:

Crystal Disk Info


A:Poor SSD performance

I think I have found the reason. My SSD seems to run as SATA 1 altough my other HDDs are on SATA 2 mode. Any idea how to fix It?

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Hi everyone, this is my first post and I'm desperate, here. I think I'm infected with Malware and I can't find it or get it out! I have screen shotes of the two "ads" that are showing up, if someone wants to see them. Clearly they are designed to get you to try and click on them. They are both showing up all across the web when I visit other pages, too.
Here is what I've done, scans I've run:
Advance System Care
Spybot Search and Destroy
Super Antispyware
AVG Virus Scan
And maybe one or two more (I can't remember)
None of these are picking up anything.

I've done a system restore to the earliest point I could, and that didn't remove it.

I have a couple of programs that I tried to uninstall, but are still showing up in my programs too. I suspect they are malicious. I think I got them when I was streaming videos from a site I thought was safe.

Also, when I log in through my son's desktop and use either Firefox or IE, they don't show up. When I log in through my desktop and use IE they don't show up, but when I use Firefox, they do. I also created another user desktop and they tried through there and they don't show up on that new desktop, either.
I have also noticed that there are two files showing up on C: that seem strange.
Computer>OS (C:)>Program Files -- (which I've always noticed) and
Computer>OS (C:)>Program Files (x86) -- (which struck me as odd)
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A:"Your PC Performance is Poor" and other "Ads"

Welcome aboard  If Firefox is the only program affected the fastest way to fix the issue would be to uninstall Firefox completely using this guide: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox and install fresh copy. Also, uninstall Advance System Care.Registry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
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I have followed the preparation thread; hopefully things will be faster that way.FYI: I encountered an error using the second program (GMER, was it?). It says the system could not find the file specified and when the application loaded, I could not configure it correctly. Most check boxes were grayed-out with no check in them except Services, Registry, and Files.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 Run by Spectro at 11:19:34.26 on Sat 07/24/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4094.2384 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchos... Read more

A:Poor performance

I'm pretty sure my post was overlooked. I know I'm not supposed to bump, but I'm seeing threads that were made just a day or so ago and already have posts from the malware team.

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I have noticed that recently my computer has slowed down considerably. I first noticed it when it stutters to play the opening .wav sounds on startup, continued by a very slow load time when opening Firefox or even the start menu once windows is booted. On top of that, game performance has also taken a hit (longer load times, slower FPS). I have ran Adware, Spybot, and Spyware blaster. Adware didnt find anyting, Spyware blaster found a few things, but I removed them. Also ran an anti-virus scan and defrag with the Windows defragger, with no results. The Panda spyware/malware detector can not complete either because it freezes while scanning C:/ndtlr or something of the like. Here's my Hijack This log. I cant think of anything that I may have changed or installed that could have induced this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:59:02 PM, on 3/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sys... Read more

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My computer reacts slowly.When I click shut down it shows a windows what do you want the computer to do after 5 minutes. When I start the computer it takes about 20 minutes before any program works. When I click on my computer it again takes 5 minutes or more to load. Also when I try to go to a disk drive using start-my computer- files i want to go the whole computer freezes, and response again after few minutes. I want to know why is it happening? Thanks

A:Poor PC performance

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Lets rule out malware first

Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware

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hiya all im new to this forum and i need a little help about 3 months ago i built my own pc and the spec is
proceesor:AMD FX(tm)-4130 quad core 3.80GHz
ram: kingston 8gb
64 bit
windows 7 serivce pack 1

copying over files is slow and i thought with it having 8gb ram would help it run smooth but dosent also struggles to play games ect:ts2014 and ship simulator both of the settings for the game is at its minimum and still struggles any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

A:need help poor performance

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your full system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

How to find your system specifications | Tech Support Forum

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I recently added 2GB of memory to my P4P800 for a total of 4GB, and immediately began experiencing visible performance problems most noticeably in games. After much troubleshooting, I discovered that setting Maximum Memory in System Configuration (msconfig.exe) to 3300MB (I didn't test every 1MB below the limit, by the way), down from the limit of 3328 (using 1 or 2MB less than this still resulted in performance problems...) restored performance to pre-4GB levels. I'm aware of x86 architecture not being able to utilize 4GB of memory, so this isn't about that. Additional oddities include PCI Latency Timer (of all things...) effecting performance and lower memory timings being more stable than high... What's going on here? Is there any way to avoid adding a memory limit?

Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit)
Asus P4P800 with BIOS 1021.006
Pentium 4 3.0E at 3.75 (250FSB)
Corsair PC3200 4GB (4x1)
GeForce 7800 GS at 520/725
Audigy 2

A:Poor Performance With 4GB Memory

You could possibly be running into problems with all four dimm slots filled with memory. In fact Corsair usually recommends downclocking your memory when filling all four dimm slots. See here: Full dimm slots - Please school me. - The Corsair Support Forums. Follow the links posted by DereKT.

Also be aware that the more memory your v-card(s) have, the less system memory you have for non video system resources under a 32bit system since 32bit OS' are limited to 4gig of memory. See here: http://www.corsair.com/_appnotes/AN8...e_Analysis.pdf.

Other then that, make sure you have "manually" set the recommended memory timings and voltage as stated by the RAM manufacturer.

Good luck

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I have just been trying to run some software which uses open GL and it runs very slow, i have updated my GFX card drivers , and installed GLsetup (which said i have to most up to date open gl drivers on my system), but it is still slow,
any ideas?.
my specs are
pentuim III 800mhz
256mb ram
geforce 2 32mb gfx card.


A:poor open GL performance

Check in your display properties under your card, if you have antialiasing enabled disable it. Does that help

What sofware, what resolution and color depth.

Make sure you have 128meg of ram in the bios for agp memory.

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Hi,Just fitted an Apacer 64GB m.2 SSD as primary (& only) drive to my T550 and installed Windows 10.  Hard Disk Sentinel and CrystalDisk both report the drive to be in 100% health, however the Random write speeds are terrible - 1MB/s !.   As a result performance is pretty poor, and Task Manager frequently reports 100% disk usage when nothing is happening.  I checked the drive in my T440s and got more or less the same results.  Is this just a really old SSD (cheap buy on ebay) or have I missed something in setting up an m.2 drive?.  Thanks.

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My computer keeps freezing and the performance seems to be much worse than when I first bought the computer. I did scans with norton and it finds a few viruses however there is problems with the software and it wont remove them. I dont want to have to reformat, so I was wondering if there are any programs that can clean up the computer.

A:Poor performance and freezing

What viruses does it report that you have?
You may need to go onto the Norton website and see if there is any special software to remove the virus or a manual method of removing them.

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I am trying to resolve an issue on my parents PC.

It had been getting slower and slower, coming to an almost dead stop last week. I regulalry got asked to check things out, which usually meant allowing the pc to do updates for Windows / Java / Microsoft Security Essentials.

Most recently, MSE kept cleaning and freezing the whole machine. I booted into safe mode, downloaded Malwarebytes and cleaned some trojans and ran MSe in safe mode, which was fine.

However, as soon as I booted normally, MSE would start cleaning and hang the whole machine.

I managed to stop MSE via msconfig, but windows update wouldn;t work and any links to Microsoft knowledge base artciles would just re-direct to the MS home page, I knew something was up.

I'm hoping you guys can help, I attach the DDS logs as requested. I await your advice.

Kind Regards
Jamie McDonald

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16811 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.101.2
Run by McDonald at 22:02:26 on 2016-09-26
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.2262.1747 [GMT 1:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:Poor performance and MSE issues

Hello Jamie,

My name is Tolga and I will assist you with your malware related problems.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.

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First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Please download to and run all requested tools from your Desktop.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
My nativ... Read more

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Hello. I write you, because I faced with a big problem for me. I bought a laptop and from first day I didn't be glad. Try to describe. For example, when I write something in Google search line, write words, but it (words) appears not at once, and I must wait some time that my words appear in this Google search line. It is awful!Next, when I go to the next way: "My computer" - "The local disk" - choose some folder - the laptop so long "thinks"! I'm sorry, but it is not good. Next, when I see a film in the Internet, the first half goes good, but second half is not. The film stops and all, I can't see further.I went to Service Centre, but I didn't help. They told, that this model of the laptop is not good and they can't do anything. Please, help me! I want that you confirm that my NEW laptop really is not good and I can or return the money for a laptop, or return this laptop to the store and buy another laptop more expensive and better. 

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Hi, recently my computers motherboard fried (after 2 years of having it) So i thought, bout time i updated so i ordered the following parts:

EVGA e-GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB PCI-E, DVI Video Graphics Card

OCZ 1GB Gold Edition Memory DDR3 1066MHz PC3-8500 CL 7-7-7-21 Dual Channel Gold Layered Z3 XTC Heatspreader

Intel CPU Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W Energy Efficient 2.4GHz SLACR G0 Stepping

Asus Motherboard P5K3 Deluxe WiFi Intel P35 LGA775 Core2 Quad / Core2 Extreme / Core2 Duo PCI-E DDR3 Pure Copper Heat Pipe & Stack ATX (DDR3 Only)

And installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit and i am experiancing very very poor performance, it strugles sometimes to even have IE open let alone a game which i am deeply into. On my old pc was a OEM version of XP SP2 home and it could run fine lots of processes, games and music all at once but vista jsut doesnt seem right.

Ive turned off all the aero glass and such and set the system to performance over looking pritty because i dont care really what it looks like as along as i can use my programes.

Screenshot: Task Mgr:

ScreenShot: services:

Now i know 1gig of Ram aint that much but ive used vista pc's with the same amount of ram with lower amount of cpu/motherboard/gfx capabilitys run alot smother with aeroglass on.

I know from the screenshots that it doesnt look to bad but thats under vertualy no load, mostly backgrnd programes. Alot of the time the HDD are at 100/sec Utilization (which from what i gather is ... Read more

A:Extremly poor performance

My wife has a pc just about the same spec's as yours but for her videocard is a 7600 and she's running DDR2 800mhz (2gig) and vista32bit
It runs very smooth.

the only thing I can think of is have you updated all the drivers for the motherboard?
is there any other hardware installed?

can you run the Performance Information tool to see what your base score is

you can get to it by right clicking on "My Computer" then click on Windows Experience Index (there should be a number beside it) then click on Update my score

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Hi, my gfs computer is currently running very poorly, extremely slow etc. She has attempted spyware scans and the likes. Adaware SE is picking up approx 200-300 infected files but the scan is sticking and not continuing. Can someone have a look at this HJT log please?

Thanks, Chris

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:26:05, on 05/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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A:Computer Performance Poor

OK, will wait for the next log. Have her post this also:

Run HijackThis and click Open the Misc Tools section
Click Open Uninstall Manager, Save list and save the log to your Desktop.
A list of programs will open in Notepad. Post the contents of the log here in your next reply.

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Here are my specs and problem.
GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
16 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive in Raid 0 on Ports Sata 0 / 1
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX
The problem is that Windows 7 runs fine and installs fine but when I install programs like Office 2007 or another program the computer stops responding until install is done. I notice that the Raid 0 Drives the entire disk will fill up and say no space left and then when program is done installing the hard drive space will drop slowly but back to normal. Things I have tried.
Put only 8 GB memory in different slots because know there is a issue with memory controller on AMD Processor.
Change Sata cables and messed around with bios settings.
Put Raid 0 on Gigabyte Raid ports.
Changed the temp directory for windows 7 and even told windows to use another drive for swap memory.
I tried different drives and they worked fine.
I scan the drives with samsung tools and no reported errors.
The drives are being cooled down with front case fan. Air flow is good. No blue screens of death.
Please help.

A:Poor Raid 0 Performance

What size stripe did you use?

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I'm working on a dell studio laptop.
The original symptom was 30 minute+ boot up and it would eventually start Vista (Home Premium 32-bit).
Malwarebytes came up with a few minor tracking cookies, removed them. Anti-virus came up clean.
Reboot still takes over 30 minutes.
Installed SP2 (took over 5 hours). Reboots.
Now stuck in reboot loop.
I ran dell diagnostics and everything passed, and I mean everything. I ran SATA long test, full memory test, everything passed.
Now we move into the mystery.
UBCD4Win hangs with a black screen (Waited over 1 hour)
XP based ERD hangs with a black screen (Waited over 1 hour)
Vista based ERD starts after a decent 20 minute wait. Backed everything up.
Reinstalled Vista from DVD.
Still slow boot. Driver installs taking hours.

Any idea what's going on? Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Unexplained poor performance

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I'm getting poor performance on my Yoga 730-15. I suspect Power Throttling. Is there anything that can be done? I heard that power limits are set by Lenovo on the BIOS and there is nothing we can do as user. Could Lenovo add the option in the BIOS to increase the power limits?

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I just discovered that my Samsung SSD (830 series, MZ-7PC064D/EU) shows a very poor write performance (161 MB) though my read performance is pretty fair (448 MB).

I searched the web for a while now and tried every suggestion anyone wrote - nothing worked, my speed stays low (in comparison to values other users of this SSD get: ~500MB read ~300MB write - without RAID!)

Here are my system specifications:
Mainboard: M4A87TD EVO
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
RAM: 8GB 1333 MHz
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, up to date

My SSD is plugged into the first SATA connector. All my drivers, my BIOS and the SSD's firmware are the latest ones, TRIM and AHCI are activated, all the usual SSD tweaks have been made (no defragmentation, no search indexing etc.).
I tried:
using the Microsoft AHCI driver instead of the AMD SATA one
disabling the write cache
installing the latest chipset drivers provided on AMD's website
installing the latest chipset drivers provided on ASUS' website
forcing SATA 6gb/s support in the BIOS
I really don't know what I should try next - any suggestions?

A:poor SSD write performance

The write number of 161 is considerably faster than many SSDs.

Are you disappointed only because of the benchmark?

The most important factor is access time and that looks fine.

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Hi all,
I have installed Vista in a 64bits server with 8Gb.
When running an excel 2007 s/s that takes about 5 min in a 2Gb Windows XP Laptop, it takes more than 11 mins.

I'm a bit dissapointed since I was expecting to get a much better execution time in the server, so I'm even wondering about going back and install XP.

Can anybody help me to improve this performance, please?
CPU % usage is around 25% so it seems it could run faster but I don't know how tell teh system to use a higher CPU % usage.

Thanks in advance

A:excel07 poor performance

Since its a server, the processor's resource's are probably set to manage background tasks instead of programs. My server ( An old HP Notebook ) takes 22 minutes just to open Internet Explorer. But then again I have it running my website and most of the processes are background processes. The CPU is at about 80% all the time from managing my website..

If you want to change the allocation of CPU time ( NOT RECOMMENDED IF YOU'RE RUNNING A WEBSITE ) You can do it by going to Start > Right-Click "Computer" > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Performance > Advanced > Processor Scheduling > Either Background or Programs.

Be careful now..

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I recently boughtrecently bought a gig OCZ pc4000 gold VX after reading some articles about its performance abilities as an upgrade over my old value ram and also a ocz ddr booster so it would run well on my abit AI7. I raised the voltage to 3.4V changed the timings to 2-2-2-8, as quoted by the retailer, and raised my fsb to 250 to see if it would boot. It failed to boot so I kept reducing it until it would boot at 236mhz. The startup was flawless until after half an hour of playing CS: Source the speakers crackled and the system restarted. Then thinking the timings must be too tight I set them to spd 2.5 4 4 8 and tried again. Even then the system rebooted. With my old ram I managed to set the fsb to 240 stabily, so I feel that there must be something wrong with ram of this quality running in dual channel not matching up to a pair of unmatched value ram. It is housed in a well ventilated case with a fan drawing air in through the front and another blowing it out the top.

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I have a:Dell 82502.4 P4512 ram80 GB HDATI 9700 video cardMy computer has been running much slower than it used to. It takes much longer to startup and shut down. Sometimes it takes a very long time to do simple tasks like open Word or "my computer" it just sits there with an animation of a waving flashlight for up to a minute. I have tried everything I can think of. I have been running and updating Spybot, Adaware and AVG. I have cleaned up temp files and Defragged the HD. I have tried closing everything running in the background and ending unused processes. The most noticeable problems are when I run the games: Battlefield 2 or Battlefield Vietnam. The games used to load at a reasonable rate and the framerate was fine after loading. Now when it’s finished loading a map it sits there frozen for a long time (about as long as it took to load the map) before I can actually join the game. When I do join the game is unplayable for about the first five minutes the framerate is horrible right after loading and slowly gets progressively better. The framerate is fine for a few seconds then it will pause for a second then it will run fine again for a few more seconds. After a while I can play but it occasionally pauses right at the worst times.All my games and programs seem to have the same type of performance problems. It also takes a long time before I can do anything on my computer after I quit a big program. I have been researching forums and found suggestions to u... Read more

A:Unusually Poor Performance

Hello JDcartman and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. It appears that this log was made while in Safe Mode. Since this can hide many of the running processes that might be causing problems I need you to do the following.Boot normally, start HijackThis and click the Do a system scan and save a log button to perform a scan and create a log file. When the scan is complete, Notepad will open up with the log file in it. While in Notepad, press Ctrl-A to select all text and then Ctrl-C to copy the text to the clipboard.POST the log in this thread using the Add Reply button. Click in the data-entry window and press Ctrl-V to paste the log into the window. Add any other comments which you believe might be helpful in our analysis. and click the Add Reply button.I will review your log when it comes in.DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES OR CLICK "FIX CHECKED" UNTIL I CHECK THE LOG, AS SOME OF THE FILES ARE LEGIT AND VITAL TO THE FUNCTION OF YOUR COMPUTEROT

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i recently upgraded my geforce 4 mx 420 video card to a gigabyte radeon 9600 pro. i have a dell dimension 4550 2.4 ghz 512mb ram computer. i tried to run counter-strike:source at the same low settings and low resolution as i ran it on the old video card, but the fps was just as bad, if not worse. also my mobo only supports up to agp 4x and the card goes up to agp 8x. could this be the reason why my new card is performing so bad? also, the overclocking program (v-tuner 2) that came with my 9600 pro has the default CORE CLOCK: 400 mhz MEMORY CLOCK: 406 mhz......BUT the advertised memory clock for the 9600 pro is 600 mhz! is this again b/c my motherboard doesn't support agp 8x?

A:poor 9600 pro performance

Problem is your wasting the 8X capabilities of the 9600 card, I have an older 9600LE on a spare box and it will play any game thrown at it, but it is on a MSI 8X capable board.

Far Cry NP at 32 bit 1024 X 768, but let the game decide what the best video defaults are, either way it's best to stick with the best 4X card or it's time to upgrade the board, most of which now are all either 8X AGP or dual PCI capable.

Even the smaller 2 PCI slot Asus boards run 8X AGP, and they are < $100 AUD, the difference with a good board is huge.

Grab a Asus A7N8DX-E Deluxe v-2 (XP-3200 400mhz capable out of the box) before they are gone ( perhaps the best before going to 64 bit gear), or even get the older A7N8DX Deluxe (XP-3000+ max), they will run all games out now with ease used with a 9600 Pro and both have the onboard 6 channel soundstorm sound, which is more than fine for most folks unless your a purist for sound.

NB, a 9800 card will run nearly twice as fast as the best 9600, my game box uses a 9800 Pro and it has NP with any game made, allbeit a 64 bit system / 3200, the 9800 video makes a FX-5700 Nvidia look rather sick.

Drop the colour down to 16 bit @ 85 Hz and run your games at 800 X 600 that may help smooth the game down somewhat until you can upgrade.

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I've got broadband cable service at 3000 kbps(?). I just tested using BroadbandReports.com and I'm getting 129 kbps download and 219 kbps upload! Obviously there's something goofy going on.

I've already run Ad-Aware and Spybot and have Microsoft AntiSpyware, SpyBlaster and AVG running full time. The PC is as clean as I can get it at this point.

Edited to add - I just powered down the modem and router for 10 seconds, and also disconnected the modem cable and reset things. It did speed things up, but this hasn't worked in the past few weeks so I'm not sure. I also retested the speeds and I'm now at 149 kbps download and 218 kbps upload, so the download is still an issue.

Any suggestions on the next step to find out what's going on?


A:Broadband performance poor lately!

Dude, call your ISP and get a tech support rep on a phone. If the problem can't be resolved over the phone, have them send a cable guy to your house to check your lines. If this problem just appeared recently from out of nowhere, your ISP is probably experiencing network bandwidth problems. Call them up and complain and get a tech support case generated.

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I have a home LAN, server running Mandrake 9.2 with Samba as a file server (3.0.2) for three PCs. Had a virus on PC running WinME, so cleared it out then applied a load of Microsoft patches. Copying files from Samba server now runs very slow. 2nd PC has XP on it, had a purge of malware then applied patches to it and now that transfers data from Samba slow.

Finally, had a new Laptop (for work), in process moved from Win2k to WinXP and although it took about 20 mins to copy all my files across to samba before the change, I now come to copy them back and after 10hrs I've done less than 10%.

Internet access via the server, still performs fine, it seems to be related to something that changed on the three Windows PCs. AVG, Adaware and Spybot all run clean.

Is it just the LAN, or Samba/Linux, I think not as I have 3 Slimp3s (www.slimdevices.com if you've not seen them before) on the LAN that play mp3s thru my hifi and they are fine still.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:Poor performance on LAN with windowsXP & ME

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