Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

computer too slow

  1. #1


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    computer too slow


    CPU INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V

    hi guys,

    i feel my pc is not fast enough, so i opened Task Manager, Performance and as usual when doing almost nothing CPU runs between 1.5 ghz and 3 ghz.

    When needed he goes up to 4.06 ghz.

    i do not like this at all, and want CPU to perform at leat at 3.5 ghz as he is supposed to do.

    above you see both motherboard and CPU.

    any ideas to fix this.

    thanks

    jeff

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    The CPU speed increases as it sees a need for it. That means that the slower speed it clocks down to can never be felt by you.

    Best advice is to enjoy the wonderful processor and motherboard as they are. Otherwise, you would be completely 100% without any technical reason or satisfaction, wasting power and paying more for it, with nothing in return.

    According to this: ARK | Intel® Core? i7-3770K Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)

    you're already getting more benefit out of the CPU than it was designed for. It says: "Up to 3.90 Ghz"

    All that being said, and I feel wrong even telling this lol: If you still wish to do as you want, disable SpeedStep in the bios. (Not only will this cost more without benefit, it will keep the voltage to the cpu at its max 100% of the time, unnecessarily.)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    CPU-Z is a great little tool to monitor what your CPU is doing. Easy to watch it speed up during something intense like a game. There is also GPU-Z for monitoring your GPU.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    ok guys,

    i will leave it like it is, but some Excel docu's are REALLY SLOW (Excel 2013) and i do not understand this.

    Jeff
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Oh yeah, Excel would work well and quickly even on a CPU like a P4 3.0 GHz, which would roughly be something like ~1/25th (give or take) of your CPU processing power. (Even more drastic because of instruction sets.)

    The issue you have then is either with the documents themselves or your install of Office.

    Try some other sample Excel documents as a test, if you can perhaps find one or two from Microsoft.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Thanks Masterchief,
    i was fooling around with a few macro's and swithed from Excel97-03 to Excel (2013), had trouble to save the Macro's, did not know one had to like Excel Macro enabled......which was never necessary in OFfice 97-03.

    It took like 3-4 secs to open a simple docu and running the macro's was also slow and a pain.

    Finally i search for a fast Excel 97-03 docu, from last year with the same layout, removed the older macro's and copied them back in from the newer and slower doc.

    Now it acts normal, still i find this very strange.

    thanks

    jeff
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

computer too slow
Related Threads
Computer running slow in Performance & Maintenance
Alright so my system specs are. Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer OS Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz Motherboard Acer Predator G3620 Memory 32GB DDR3 SDRAM Graphics Card ATI HD...
Recently, my windows 8.1 become extremely slow when booting. As soon as my computer shows the desktop, i can move mouse, but the task bar won't response my click, even i can't right click the desktop to refresh it. This situation will last for about 5 minutes. normal windows program won't stop...
Specs Windows 8.1 MSI Motherboard i5 intel core processor GTX 660 2gb graphics 8gb RAM 1 TB Hard Drive Problem
In general, what makes a computer slow? Considering its not any form of malware or having too many stuff installed. By slow I mean, e.g., when youre playing a game and it takes a long time to switch to another window. When I hear about it, RAM and processor are the first things that come to my...
Does making a new drive by shrinking volume of c: drive and making a volume of the new drive slow down your computer? Oh and does using space on the new drive slow down your computer either?
The computer I am using is a Dell Inspiron M5040 laptop. I got a Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD to replace my HDD, and used the Samsung Software that came with it to image my OS over to the SSD. It had an error at first, so I removed my antivirus program and ran it again, and it worked. ...
Hey everyone, I signed up on this forum because I am having a very frustrating computer problem. I really hope you guys can help me! So I bought this computer about a year ago, it's a gaming desktop that I had my friend assemble using many new parts and old components from a much older desktop I...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook