Win 7 64bit really slow

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Jens, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Jens

    Jens Guest

    Hello list,

    maybe someone asked this already, but my Win 7 feels (and is) much
    slower than the 32 Bit version. May it be that my system is too old (AMD
    Athlon 3000+), but is has the 64Bit feature, so it should work.

    Every programm (64bit and 32bit) that I use seems to be slower than
    normal. I have no idea why.

    By the way: Terratec Cinergy T² and the software Home Cinema work fine
    on 32Bit, but not on 64Bit (the search for channels does not start)

    Thanks for help,
    Jens, Jan 26, 2009
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  2. Do you mean a dual core AMD64 Athlon 3000+? If so, is it a
    socket 754, socket 939, or socket AM2? How much memory do
    you have installed?

    As for the 2 program, have you checked the respective web
    sites to find out if they are 64-bit compatible? If the
    installer of the program is 16-bit, then it won't install in
    any of the Windows x64.

    To me Win 7 x64 is faster and more responsive that Vista
    x64, but I also have 8GB DDR2 RAM, and a Phenom x4 9750.
    Bobby Johnson, Jan 26, 2009
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  3. Jens

    Kue2 Guest

    Hi Jens!!
    Hi Bobby!!

    I am running a AMD 64 Athlon 3200 socket 754. I have 3 GB memory(the Max for
    this mb K8V SE Deluxe)
    I too fine that Vista run faster on same machine Using duel boot menu.
    (Vista64 & win7 64)
    Win7 beta build 7000 seems to run quite a bit slower than Vista 64. Just my
    2 cents....
    Kue2, Jan 26, 2009
  4. Jens

    Carlos Guest

    I am trying to correlate the few results I have been able to get hold of Win
    7 performance so far.
    It seems as if Win 7 were faster on newer systems and slower on older systems.
    One shot it the dark: Win 7 uses the 2D acceleration of the graphic cards
    (Vista doesn't)
    Newer PC's have newer cards that have better 2D performance. Could it be the
    attempt to use that 2D capabilities in older machines make them slow down?
    My rig is quite similar to yours: 8 gigs DDR2 800 RAM and Phenom x4 9650 (a
    tad slower than yours).

    Carlos, Jan 26, 2009
  5. Carlos,
    You may have hit on a vary good aspect of the difference in

    I know Win 7 32-bit runs faster on my Dell 1501 notebook
    than Win XP that came on it. Never tried Vista on it.

    Bobby Johnson, Jan 26, 2009
  6. Jens

    Jens Guest

    No, it's not a dual core, it is an AMD64 Athlon 3000+ on socket 754 with
    an Gigabyte Mainboard (I tried to update it, but it failed, I'm still
    locking for any reasons) with just 1,5GB and an ATI 9600 card.

    Yes they are 64Bit compatible, otherwise I think I couldn't install them
    (at least Win simulates a 32bit environment, which I guess is slower).
    But I know Firefox and Avast are compatible and it need a lot of time to
    start them.
    But Windows features like Windowsupdate take even more time.

    Jens, Jan 26, 2009
  7. Unfortunately Win 7 x64 needs a lot of resources and a
    single core CPU kinda hamstrings the OS. When I first tried
    Win XP x64 I had the same CPU as you and I quickly
    discovered I would get much better performance with a dual
    core. Vista and Win 7 need a bit more horsepower thna even
    XP x64.

    What would be your prospects be of upgrading your system
    with a new MB, x3 or x4 CPU, and about 4GB of RAM?
    Bobby Johnson, Jan 26, 2009
  8. Jens

    Kue2 Guest

    Jens try what I did it may help.
    Go to your bios & disable all power savings setting. If you have an AMD,
    disable Cool & Quiet too.
    When I did this I noticed a big increase in Win7.
    Kue2, Jan 26, 2009
  9. Jens

    Jens Guest

    Hm.. exactly that is I guessed. I'm not sure if I should even more
    upgrade (this pc got an "upgrade" with parts of another newer pc which
    were upgraded).

    Actually it is only a testing system, on which only some office
    programms run. So I prefer the x32 version for this pc, which works fine.

    It seems that my laptop is better for 64bit with a Dual Core.

    Jens, Jan 26, 2009
  10. Jens

    Carlos Guest

    Nice finding, Hugh!
    Tks for sharing.

    Carlos, Jan 27, 2009
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