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SYSTEM HAS BECOME SLOW AFTER INSTALLING NEW GRAPHIC CARD

Hi guys, I have recently installed a new Graphic Card, after which i feel my system be it start up or after start up. i feel that the speed the apps opening and running speed has decreased. Can you guys help me with a solution?
My System Config is:-

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i3 530 @ 2.93GHz 47 °C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Intel Corporation DH55TC (XU1) 39 °C
Graphics
VA1703wSERIES (1440x900@75Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series
Hard Drives
466GB Seagate ST3500320AS ATA Device (SATA) 36 °C
466GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device (SATA) 36 °C
Optical Drives
HP DVD Writer 1260r ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Computer type: Desktop
Installation Date: 14 February 2012, 12:24
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Computer type: Desktop
Installation Date: 14 February 2012, 12:24Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Computer type: Desktop

Antivirus
Antivirus Enabled
Company Name Microsoft
Display Name Microsoft Security Essentials
Product Version 4.1.522.0
.NET Frameworks installed
v4.0 Client
v3.5 SP1
v3.0 SP2
v2.0 SP2

Graphics
Monitor
Name VA1703wSERIES on AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series
Current Resolution 1440x900 pixels
Work Resolution 1440x870 pixels
State enabled, primary, output devices support
Monitor Width 1440
Monitor Height 900
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 75 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0

AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series
Memory 1024 MB
Memory type 2
Driver version 8.982.0.0

OpenGL
Version 4.2.11762 Compatibility Profile Context
Vendor ATI Technologies Inc.
Renderer AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series
GLU Version 1.2.2.0 Microsoft Corporation

BIOS
Brand Intel Corp.
Version TCIBX10H.86A.0048.2011.1206.1342
Date 12/06/2011
Voltage
+12V 11.953 V
+5V 4.969 V
+3.3V 3.365 V
+1.5V 1.512 V
CPU1 VCCP 0.993 V


CPU CORE 1.016 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 0.760 V
+3.3V 3.456 V
+5V 5.184 V
+12V 8.977 V
VIN5 0.760 V
VIN6 1.056 V

RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots 4
Used memory slots 4
Free memory slots 0
Memory
Type DDR3
Size 8192 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 665.0 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 9 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 9 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 9 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 24 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 18 %
Total Physical 7.86 GB
Available Physical 6.44 GB
Total Virtual 16 GB
Available Virtual 14 GB
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  1. What Graphics card did you upgrade from? The HD55xx series are crap for any gaming rig, they work but don't perform very well. Also did you delete the old Drivers? If you didn't then I'm 90% sure they are causing problems, maybe they're not the only cause but they might be one.
  2. UnlimitedBanana said:
    What Graphics card did you upgrade from? The HD55xx series are crap for any gaming rig, they work but don't perform very well. Also did you delete the old Drivers? If you didn't then I'm 90% sure they are causing problems, maybe they're not the only cause but they might be one.



    I had a nvidia gforce 8800 card before thatxs 512 mb. That got screwed and i had to buy a newer one. i Bought this card after reading the answers i got from this website regarding my query in the Graphic Cards Section. So No Worries. I dont Play Games. I use it for PhotoShop and to watch HD movies thats all.

    Now regarding drivers i did not Uninstall the old drivers. I just went to control panel and i saw the Nvidia Drives and apps in the Uninstall Section.
    Uninstalling NOW!
  3. Yes, old drivers unused components should be uninstalled if you are replacing that component with another one. I would assume anyway. Did you download the drivers for your GPU from the manufacturer's website?
  4. NoUserBar said:
    Yes, old drivers unused components should be uninstalled if you are replacing that component with another one. I would assume anyway. Did you download the drivers for your GPU from the manufacturer's website?


    Yes i download them from AMD website.
  5. Has anything changed with speed?
  6. Well, I rarely recommend nVidia for mainstream use, but a GeForce card would work better with photoshop (By a bit). Too bad that 8800 got screwed, those things are museum pieces and are still quite good performers. I gave my old 8600GT to a friend, it still works fine (even after more than 4 years of abuse).
  7. UnlimitedBanana said:
    Well, I rarely recommend nVidia for mainstream use, but a GeForce card would work better with photoshop (By a bit). Too bad that 8800 got screwed, those things are museum pieces and are still quite good performers. I gave my old 8600GT to a friend, it still works fine (even after more than 4 years of abuse).


    Mine worked for about 5 years, i just replaced the SMPS which got screwed as well.
    System has become slow.
    Before when i start my comp the bios screen used to appear for 2 sec and then start up happenned now Bios itself is taking 10 to 15 sec, start up has become slow. AMD had released a new driver for the Graphic card. Im using that now.

    When i type my admin Password at startup.. the Alphabets come on screen after 2 or 3 seconds after i type them... :-(
    Please help... Please
  8. jimmy700us said:
    Mine worked for about 5 years, i just replaced the SMPS which got screwed as well.
    System has become slow.
    Before when i start my comp the bios screen used to appear for 2 sec and then start up happenned now Bios itself is taking 10 to 15 sec, start up has become slow. AMD had released a new driver for the Graphic card. Im using that now.

    When i type my admin Password at startup.. the Alphabets come on screen after 2 or 3 seconds after i type them... :-(
    Please help... Please

    Wow, Maybe you're dealing with dyeing RAM. When your PC runs out of usable RAM it reads and writes using the HDD which is extremely slow. Otherwise I don't know what the problem could be...
  9. UnlimitedBanana said:
    Wow, Maybe you're dealing with dyeing RAM. When your PC runs out of usable RAM it reads and writes using the HDD which is extremely slow. Otherwise I don't know what the problem could be...

    y i

    today i installed PC tools performance. it worked on the registry and stuff and now my pc seems to have improved in speed.
  10. Best answer
    So you just needed to defragment your harddrives?
  11. Best answer selected by jimmy700us.
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