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Slow Windows 7 x64 with an i5 4570??

Hi folks :

I recently upgraded my old pc, a pentium dual core e2220, to an i5 4570 with an Asus Mother H87-PLUS , Kingston 4GB HD Hyperx and WD Caviar Blue 7200RPM SATA 3 .

In terms of gaming performance and copying files (decompression of RAR, etc) has improved dramatically.

The problem is I did a clean install of Windows 7 x64 Professional ( with Service Pack 1 ) and see that the load times are very similar to my previous PC. I compared it with other computers also slightly older ( both Intel and AMD ) and I see a substantial difference in terms of load times . To give you an idea, the system (which again, is clean ) takes almost two minutes of clock since the login screen appears to finish loading .

I tried also with another version of Windows 7 (Home Edition, etc) and the same thing happens .

TIPS :
1) I tried UBUNTU from an USB stick and works very fast ( 6 seconds it took to boot). The same thing happens with Windows 8 (demo version).
2 ) I' m using my old unbranded 550W PSU.
3 ) My Graphics card is an ATI Radeon H6570 1GB .

Any idea why is this happening ?

Greetings and Thanks
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  1. Best answer
    You need a SSD to achieve higher boot times. A 80gb for windows will do, or to save money, "What i did" http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=20 Not quite the same, but a difference at hand. Or go hybrid.
  2. +1 above. You HD is bottlenecking your system. The drive just isn't able to feed data fast enough to take full advantage of your new proc. I'd suggest nothing smaller than 120GB SSD, but 250GB is the way to go with current SSD price points. With 128 or smaller you'll hit the wall really quickly. I run 2 myself not in Raid.
  3. First of all, thank you both for your answers. I guess buying a new hard drive would solve the problem (cause it's a new technology of course), but the question is that I've seen older computers booting faster than mine (and they don't have SSD or WD Velociraptor HD). I don't know if buying an SSD would solve the problem (especially considering that Ubuntu and Win 8 boots very fast)
  4. I had my OS SSD fail not too long ago and used a platter drive for a short time during RMA. I run an overclocked 8320 which is a comparable processor to yours and it felt painfully slow in every respect with the platter. You should have a relatively fast computer, unless you have a ton of programs starting at boot you're likely reaching the desktop as quickly as your drive will allow. I did what you mentioned in your tips;, and ran unbuntu off a USB3 stick because I was sick of the platter slowness. This also proves the point its your HD if your boot times were improved via usb.
  5. bjaminnyc said:
    I had my OS SSD fail not too long ago and used a platter drive for a short time during RMA. I run an overclocked 8320 which is a comparable processor to yours and it felt painfully slow in every respect with the platter. You should have a relatively fast computer, unless you have a ton of programs starting at boot you're likely reaching the desktop as quickly as your drive will allow. I did what you mentioned in your tips;, and ran unbuntu off a USB3 stick because I was sick of the platter slowness. This also proves the point its your HD if your boot times were improved via usb.

    Like I mentioned, plus run Ubuntu in a USB, I installed Windows 8 on the HD and it worked perfectly. Now, I installed Ubuntu on the HD and the boot was even faster...
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