Vista working very slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Rohit, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Rohit

    Rohit Guest

    Dear Friends,

    I had purchase one Lenovo Y500 just 20 days ago which having windows vista
    home basic with it, while purchasing it i had upgreaded Ram from 512MB to 1
    GB and after it all my dreams and courage has gone in to vein; when I start
    to use it as it's working too much slow, even for an application like in
    windows mail when I'm creating new message it`s taking at least 22 seconds to
    open it and it's same for other application like forwarding mail etc. I have
    not installed any other programs. System rating at present is :-

    Processor Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2060 @ 1.60GHz 4.5 2.0
    Determined by lowest subscore

    Memory (RAM) 0.99 GB 4.5
    Graphics Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family 2.0
    Gaming graphics 224 MB Total available graphics memory 3.0
    Primary hard disk 10GB Free (20GB Total) 4.4

    Could anybody of you can help me on this matter, I have spoken to Lenovo
    many times who also in turns advise to contact microsoft but their phone
    number and email id is not working (so much lengthy)...
    Rohit, Jun 8, 2007
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    Stiglor Guest

    Hi Rohit,

    I have very good experience with

    they answered my questuion in less than 24 hours.

    Good luck
    Stiglor, Jun 8, 2007
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    Spirit Guest

    Turn Aero off,,,, your graphics are too slow to support that.
    Spirit, Jun 8, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Was it slow before upgrading the ram? If not, then likely it is that one of
    the sticks is either faulty or incompatible with another or the system
    Rick Rogers, Jun 8, 2007
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    JMM Guest

    Spirit: He's running Vista Home Basic, which does not include the Aero UI.
    JMM, Jun 8, 2007
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    Gideon_CC Guest

    I believe the hard drive is too small.
    10GB of free space is not enough for Vista to run at a good speed.
    Vista uses the hard disk much more than in any other OS.
    Disk Cleanup, Possibly clear some System Restore Points if you think the
    risk is worth it or upgrade the Hard-Disk to a higher volume. You really need
    at least 30-40GB of free space for Vista to run fast so 60GB+ hard drive
    would be best.
    Gideon_CC, Jun 9, 2007
  7. See this thread in

    "Emails slow to create and reply" 5/2/2007

    Other people are reporting slow performance with Windows Mail, I'd check
    that forum for your solution. You may have to wait for a hotfix (or even a
    service pack -- ugh!) to get a good solution to the problem. Sadly, there
    are lots of folks waiting for lots of hotfixes.

    About your machine (and somewhat in contradiction to Gideon CC's reply):

    I agree that a 20GB drive is waaay to small for Vista -- but you actually
    have a 120G hard drive (that's in the specs for the Y500). And your
    processor (a stripped-down almost Celeron-like version of the Core Duo
    processors) should be fast enough to give satisfactory performance for most

    However, I recommend upgrading your machine still more: Double your memory
    as soon as you can afford it. The scores for memory, graphics memory, and
    the Intel 945GM are probably better than the machine deserves. Part of that
    1G of RAM you bought is being used by the video card (see ). You might be
    disappointed with many modern games that demand a lot from a machine.

    But it certainly should be BLAZINGLY fast doing email and lots of other
    David Dickinson, Jun 10, 2007
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    Rohit Guest

    Hello David,

    Thanks a lot to you and all who has replied to me for the solution of this
    problem. You have pointed out very correctly about hard disk size. But my
    problem is not related to only email, whatever application I'm working viz.
    creating an email, forwarding an email. Opening any office file. Opening any
    image, open network or my computer etc.

    Do you really think that by upgreading RAM I will able to solve the problem
    in some level, indeed I were thinking same and already ordered one 1GB RAM so
    it will be 2GB Ram. Actually I have not operated this system with 512MB ram
    and have taken in my hand directly with upgreaded 1GB ram.

    I heard that we need to do something in bios to get some good speed, anyone
    of you have any idea on it?

    Thanking you in anticipation to all.

    Rohit, Jun 10, 2007
  9. A lot of people are having performance problems with Vista. If you do a
    search on Google for "speed up vista", you'll find a lot of suggestions.
    Use the ones that are suggested by lots of other people.
    It may not "solve" the problem, but more memory is /always/ good.
    There are some adjustments that can be made in the BIOS on many machines to
    adjust a system's performance. However, choosing the wrong settings can
    degrade its speed. And on some computers, no such settings exist in the
    BIOS. I don't know about your Lenovo machine. Generally, you should assume
    that the problem is elsewhere.

    The first (and easiest) things that I would look at on your computer are:

    1) What programs are starting automatically with Windows? Uninstall or
    disable the ones that you don't need. For instance, if you have a lot of
    little icons in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, they can be
    slowing things down.

    2) Some folks have performance problems caused by McAfee or Norton antivirus
    software. Try disabling them temporarily disabling them (BUT DON'T GO
    ONLINE OR DO EMAIL WHILE IT'S DISABLED) to see if performance improves. If
    one of those programs is the culprit, then re-enable it, and get Eset's
    NOD32 antivirus software. Reliable sources say it's better (uses fewer
    system resources, detects new viruses more reliably, gives fewer false

    There are other suggestions that you'll find from your Google search, such
    as disabling unnecessary services, networking protocols, and the like, but
    they can require some level of technical understanding of Windows.

    Good luck!
    David Dickinson, Jun 10, 2007
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    Rohit Guest

    Hello David,

    Thanks a lot for great help, it's really so useful.

    Thanks a lot again.

    Rohit, Jun 12, 2007
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    Deco1 Guest


    I recently upgraded my new Dell machine to Vista and I have not noticed
    any great drop in desktop performance (opening My Computer Control panel
    Etc). I have however noticed a significant drop in loading times over
    XP. In XP some of my Software took 15 seconds to load, but in Vista
    that time is now upwards of 45-60 seconds. This is very annoying, as My
    machine is new and quite high spec (5.3 on the Vista Index Score).

    Intel Core Duo e6400 2.1 Gz Processors
    2gb Ram
    NVidia 7900gx 256 graphics
    2 x 150Gb hard drives in Raid 0

    I do agree with other postings that vista is very hungry when it comes
    to memory and hard drive usage. I would suggest you download a memory
    manager ( there are loads of free ones on the web), and this will tell
    you your Ram usage at any given time. You will need at least 2gb of ram
    if you intend to use your machine for any sort of medium graphics use(
    games etc)
    Running Vista alone on my machine with no major programmes running
    (only the usual virus protection Etc) uses about 800Mb Ram, so you will
    not have a lot left to run anything major. Your machine therefore is
    using the Page file (Swap File) on the hard drive a lot, and this will
    make it very slow indeed.
    You will also definitely need a much bigger hard drive as 20gb is
    nowhere near enough to give you a reasonable performance. A memory
    upgrade on its own will not work very well without a bigger hard drive
    also (80gb is reasonable nowadays).

    In time I hope Microsoft will sort the slow loading problem, but once
    loaded everything runs very well with very few, if any, problems

    Hope this helps

    Deco1, Jun 16, 2007
  12. I recommend /never/ using a so-called "memory manager". First of all,
    Windows always will try to use as much memory as it can. When you have
    sufficient RAM (and 2G is good enough for many uses), if you see in some
    report (such as Task Manager) that you have very little "free" memory, that
    is a /good/ thing. If some utility creates actual free memory, it robs
    Windows of its ability to use memory efficiently. See:

    for an excellent description of how Windows uses memory.

    With best wishes for Alex Nichol's family,
    David Dickinson

    eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org
    Please reply only to the newsgroup, not by email.
    David Dickinson, Jun 16, 2007
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