Vista x64 Horribly Choppy and Slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by RPGexpert, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Alright So I just recently built a new Machine with vista 64 bit home
    premium and I'm having all kinds of speed issues. Videos are just
    outrageously choppy and browsing around on mozilla gives me a few hang
    ups here and there. I'm pretty sure I have everything updated too,
    including graphic and audio drivers.

    AMD Phenom 9950 X4 2.82 GHz
    4 GB G-Skill Ram (2 X 2GB)
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    1 TB Western Digital Caviar
    Gigabyte GA-MA 790GP-DS4H Mobo

    Not sure if this matters but Windows Experience Index is 5.6
    (Everything is 5.9 except for the hard drive which was 5.6)

    Games Run Great including Oblivion without choppiness, But just about
    everything I do on vista is killing me and horribly choppy.
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 10, 2008
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  2. RPGexpert

    Brink Guest

    Hello RGPexpert,

    Give these items a try to see if they can help speed up your system.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/81176-speed-up-performance-vista.html

    I would double check to make sure that you have the latest 64 bit
    driver versions for your devices. It is possible that a driver has been
    corrupted and that you will need to uninstall and reinstall it.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Oct 10, 2008
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  3. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Thanks for the reply and guides, got a slight concern though. I skimme
    through the list and did a few of the tweaks. I don't have much tim
    before work but I did try the one where it uses each part of th
    processor on boot up. I changed the processors from 1 to 4 and clicke
    the Detect HAL box and made the settings permanent. Well my Reboot tim
    before all of that was 108 and afterwards it was still 108 seconds. I
    this any reason for concern about my processor? I did a few more tweak
    and got the boot time down to 92 but still something doesn't seem right
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 10, 2008
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  4. RPGexpert

    Brink Guest

    If the # of CPUs at boot did not help, the you can uncheck it to set it
    back to the default settings. It will not hurt anything to leave it set
    either way. Some people see a performance increase while others do not
    with this.

    Have you already uninstalled and reinstalled your drivers to see if one
    of them was corrupted?


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    Brink, Oct 10, 2008
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  5. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Sorry for the late response was busy with work. But, I have reinstalled
    some drivers and everything seems to be working just fine on installs,
    no errors whatsoever. But Vista still runs poorly, its even worse later
    at night. I changed up the power settings too, to get the most out of
    my system but I still run into big time lag and choppiness.
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 13, 2008
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  6. RPGexpert

    Brink Guest

    Umm, ok.

    Have you already installed the latest '*Chipset*'
    (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=2887)
    and '*BIOS*'
    (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=2887)
    versions for your motherboard?

    If you have, then you might consider reinstalling Vista. It may have
    been corrupted some how causing these issues.


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    Brink, Oct 13, 2008
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  7. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    The Bios driver was the only one I couldn't install, it wasn't
    compatible with 64-bit windows. And well doesn't look like Gigabyte has
    a 64 bit install either, so I was out of luck there.
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 13, 2008
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  8. RPGexpert

    Kerry Brown Guest


    In the Start search box start typing Performance Information and Tools. When
    you see it in the list above run it. Click on Advanced Tools. Often
    performance problems are listed here. If none are listed click on View
    performance details in Event log. It may take a while going through the log
    and googling for help on the entries but you will most likely find the
    problem here.
     
    Kerry Brown, Oct 13, 2008
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  9. RPGexpert

    Brink Guest

    Hi RPGexpert,

    If you do not have a USB flash drive to use at boot to select the
    unzipped BIOS flash files with *Qflash* (*End *key), then you can
    temporarily '*create a 1GB (1024 MB) \"FAT32\" partition*'
    (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95398-disk-management-shrink-partition.html)
    on your hard drive to place the unzipped BIOS flash files to select at
    boot with *Qflash* (*End *key). Afterwards you can '*delete that
    partition and extend C: back* '
    (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95418-disk-management-delete-extend.html)into
    it.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Oct 13, 2008
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  10. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Wow I totally forgot I could use a flash drive in the Bios, So I did the
    QFlash with no problems, and so far everything seems alright, I'm not
    getting jerky pages or sticking videos. I'll post again if my system
    starts to Bog down later on in the day. But can the BIOS really improve
    performance just from flashing it? I guess I still have things to learn
    heh
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 13, 2008
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  11. RPGexpert

    Brink Guest

    It really depends on what the update adds or fixes in the BIOS, but i
    can make a big difference in how your system runs. The updates ar
    usually to improve motherboard compatibility with devices, or to fix an
    bugs found in the previous BIOS version

    I'm happy to hear that it seems to be working fine for now for you
    :geek

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    Brink, Oct 13, 2008
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  12. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Thanks Brink for all the help, I've run Vista for a few days now wit
    the updated BIOS and everything seems to be running great except now i
    seems to be slowing down again already. I haven't really done much o
    anything different either, but I've also noticed on the two games that
    actually do have installed on my computer, I consistently get an erro
    every single time I try to run the game for the first time. Doubl
    click and I get the program needs to be closed error. I double clic
    again and it runs just fine. I even changed compatibility mode, an
    although this error doesn't stop the games from working its still just
    minor annoyance
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 17, 2008
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  13. RPGexpert

    Brink Guest

    RPGexpert

    Have you tried using the Run as administrator with Compatibility Mod
    for the games to see if that helps any

    What are the names of the games? Maybe someone may know something abou
    them that may help

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    Brink, Oct 17, 2008
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  14. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Yeah I tried both of those, But they are older games just "The Movies
    and "Swat 4
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 17, 2008
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  15. RPGexpert

    Brink Guest

    It could be that they are just to old and not compatible with Vista, bu
    have you already tried installing the patches for them to see if tha
    helps?

    *The Movies:
    'GZ Downloads - The Movies Index
    (http://downloads.gamezone.com/indexes/m20755.htm

    *Swat 4:
    'GZ Downloads - SWAT 4 Index
    (http://downloads.gamezone.com/indexes/m23948.htm)'
    (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/movies/index.html

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    Brink, Oct 17, 2008
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  16. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Yeah I figure its because they are older, but they are patched up all
    the way since they are digital downloads actually. I just buy them from
    Direct2Drive so I don't have to worry about the hassle of CDs, but its
    not much of a problem just a minor annoyance... I'll probably start
    seeing it as second nature clicking past the "close now" screen ha ha
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 18, 2008
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  17. Are you using the Windows Aero or Windows classic theme and color theme? Are
    you games very 3D driven or 2Dish? the Aero stuff uses a lot more horsepower
    then the classic themes and 3D games use a lot more power then 2D stuff.

    If your system is having issues running in Aero or 3D games, then go out and
    get a video card. They are really dropping in price now.

    When i first installed Windows my system ran fine with 2D stuff but once I
    turned on Aero or ran 3D stuff it slowed to a craw. Replacing the video card
    with a gaming card really made a difference.
     
    david manvell, Oct 18, 2008
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  18. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Well I have a Radeon HD 4870, so graphics aren't exactly my issue, fo
    now :p But yeah I worked out my speed issue and vista runs great no
    with aero still turned on and so do the games. It's just they cras
    right when you double click them
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 18, 2008
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  19. RPGexpert

    md.ali972 Guest

    x86 is a better option :
     
    md.ali972, Oct 19, 2008
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  20. RPGexpert

    RPGexpert Guest

    Ok I hate to start up another question but I'm still rather new to Vist
    and trying to figure out everything. Could my CPU usage be causing som
    of these "lag" issues? It Idles around 20-30% on CPU usage and from th
    looks of it, its one big svchost process thats doing it. Dcomlaunch an
    PlugandPlay are the services of it. Also another svchost is taking u
    less cpu usage than the first one (about 6%) and controls many differen
    services, Superfetch being one of them. So I'm just curious isn't m
    CPU supposed to idle around 0% with the kind of system I have
     
    RPGexpert, Oct 23, 2008
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