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With no application running cpu is very slow

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November 5, 2012 5:43:54 PM

Hello,
cpu is very v--e---r----y s------l-------o-------w
with only this browser running on the system

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November 6, 2012 8:14:07 AM

You can check what takes up the CPU time in Task Manager, from the Processes tab.
November 26, 2012 4:07:13 AM

It could be that your PC is Dell and that the PSU is inefficient. Make sure that it is at least 600 watts.
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November 26, 2012 10:09:40 AM

TenPc said:
It could be that your PC is Dell and that the PSU is inefficient. Make sure that it is at least 600 watts.

Really ? !
November 27, 2012 1:39:46 AM

If you have a sata hdd and the bios is set to ide mode rather than AHCI then this will reduce performance quite a bit. Unfortunately, you cannot change to AHCI mode after installation, you would need to do a clean install if you change the setting.

Sometimes, though, the setting is a dual mode for both IDE/AHCI then it might be set to IDE, try to change to dual mode. If it doesn't work, you get a BSOD then just change back to IDE mode.
November 27, 2012 1:41:29 AM

ksiemb said:
Really ? !


You don't get good performance if the PSU is 264 watts.
November 27, 2012 9:19:21 AM

TenPc said:
You don't get good performance if the PSU is 264 watts.



Wattage does not tell the whole story these days.

There are 350W PSUs that are superior to some 500W variants. Manufacturer, weight, Amp distribution, noise & heat levels, ATX specification, form factor, modular connectors etc .... are all things that need not be overlooked when comtemplating a PSU purchase. Hardware, especially graphics cards must be considered.

Here is a good way to determine what one needs, based on the system being run.
http://www.journeysystems.com/power_supply/
November 27, 2012 11:08:38 AM

Try defragmentating your HDD, run CCleaner, check in the Task Manager in the Processestab if there aren't any weird programs running.
Try hitting the CPU Usage a few times so it sorts out the highest usages on the top
November 27, 2012 7:17:33 PM

@Ksiemb - thanks for the update about PSU's but your link returned -

"Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /power_supply/ on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache Server at www.journeysystems.com Port 80"

Perhaps the Asker could give an update about his rig? It could be mixed ram or has got an older PC running Windows 7?
November 27, 2012 7:39:30 PM

TenPc said:
@Ksiemb - thanks for the update about PSU's but your link returned -

"Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /power_supply/ on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache Server at www.journeysystems.com Port 80"

Perhaps the Asker could give an update about his rig? It could be mixed ram or has got an older PC running Windows 7?

@TenPc: Must be your security software - I have no problem with the link.
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