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Windows 7 64 on AMD965 slower than XP on AMD6400

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September 16, 2010 1:18:26 PM

Hello,

We upgraded our workstation from XP Pro on an AMD6400 3.3G dual processor with 4G Ram to a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on a AMD965 3.4 quad 8G Ram (tired of the out of memory errors). No overclocking or any changes to the BIOS.

Although I did expect it to be faster did not expect it to be twice as slow.

MSIE 8 takes about 5 secs and load to google. On my OLD AMD2800 1.5G it takes 1 sec.

A large VB6 compile of a on the XP AMD6400 takes 20 secs (the source is on the win7 machinee) but takes 50 secs on the Win7 machine.

Everything just seems slower on win7.

How can I speed it up?

So far Win 7 has been a big disappointment. But nobody takes credit on the commercials saying it was their idea:-)




a b $ Windows 7
September 17, 2010 3:39:42 AM

Have you tried updating the drivers/chipset for the motherboards?
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a b $ Windows 7
September 17, 2010 6:49:56 AM

Since you double-posted I will give you the same answer twice:

I can say with some confidence that Win7 is at least as fast if not faster on the same hardware than XP ever was. It should fly on a Phenom II 965 with 8GB of RAM.

My guess is that something is not configured properly. How exactly did you go about installing Windows 7?
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September 17, 2010 11:16:11 AM

i have the same amd 965 3.4 ghz 4 core processor and win pro 64 bit with 4 gb of ram. Mine is just fine. IE loads in about 1 sec. I dont think its windows
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September 24, 2010 12:23:42 AM

'Should be' is what I expected. Are you guys running 64 or 32 site.

Installed taking all the defaults. What should I look for?

I noticed that I cannot save goodle settings on WIn 7 in either MSIE 8 or firefox. Strange!

Did not update MB drivers. Usually I don't unless I know for sure that it need is.

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September 24, 2010 1:09:48 AM

check for hard drive issues
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September 24, 2010 6:39:17 PM

That's kind of general. What do I look for? I did a scan and no issues on the C drive on Win 7. The other drives are shared and if they had an issue the XP would be slow also.

Other Win 7-64 as telling me they are slow also.



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a b $ Windows 7
September 25, 2010 10:14:39 PM

I use Windows 7-64 on an old Athlon X2 5600+ and it flies. No issues whatsoever. Your system is plenty fast enough, so there must be a configuration problem of some kind.
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October 3, 2010 10:31:25 AM

The problem was an ASUS MB program that can set the CPU state to Max Performance, Max Power Savings or Auto. It was on Max Power Savings. Changing it resolved the problem.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 3, 2010 3:41:47 PM

QuickBooksDev said:
The problem was an ASUS MB program that can set the CPU state to Max Performance, Max Power Savings or Auto. It was on Max Power Savings. Changing it resolved the problem.


Glad you fixed it. Now apologize to Windows 7 for being such a doubter.
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