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horrible performance, decent specs.

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    windows 8 pro 32bit

    horrible performance, decent specs.


    Right guys, so i'm using a fairly old P.C. I understand my P.C is not going to be lighting fast, but it should be somewhat usable right?
    Incorrect. My specs are:
    AMD ATHLONG 64 x2 5000+ 2.60ghz
    1gb nvidia 9500gt
    2gb ram
    some nvidia board, pretty old
    not high resolution screen, 1280x1024.
    not sure what else i'd have to put on here.

    Anyhow, it takes google chrome minutes to open, it takes apps ages to open!
    I've not got many apps installed neither.
    i do have quite afew videos and pictures on my pc though? i have 100gb free out of 240gb?
    I've been on laptops with old intel celerons 2.00ghz and are WAY quicker than my pc.
    Just need some advice on what to do to speed it up, i know theres buying new parts but i cant afford anything
    thankyou all.

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    This is a fairly decent PC and should be reasonably fast. Look into Resource Monitor > CPU tab what is noodling whilst you are trying to open a program or Chrome.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    windows 8 pro 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    This is a fairly decent PC and should be reasonably fast. Look into Resource Monitor > CPU tab what is noodling whilst you are trying to open a program or Chrome.
    You mean task manager, right? It's taking ages to open. I notice i get a lot of force closes. Could anything be related?
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  4. #4


    Hi there. Does all of your 2GBs of memory show up in PS information?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 12
    windows 8 pro 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hi there. Does all of your 2GBs of memory show up in PS information?
    PS? ou, you've got me there! not sure what ps means, sorry
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by idonttakedrugs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    This is a fairly decent PC and should be reasonably fast. Look into Resource Monitor > CPU tab what is noodling whilst you are trying to open a program or Chrome.
    You mean task manager, right? It's taking ages to open. I notice i get a lot of force closes. Could anything be related?
    No, I mean Resource Monitor.

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  7. #7


    Posts : 12
    windows 8 pro 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by idonttakedrugs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    This is a fairly decent PC and should be reasonably fast. Look into Resource Monitor > CPU tab what is noodling whilst you are trying to open a program or Chrome.
    You mean task manager, right? It's taking ages to open. I notice i get a lot of force closes. Could anything be related?
    No, I mean Resource Monitor.

    Click image for larger version
    ohhhhhhhh, oops. just tried opening it. it's sending me to internet explorer with "<configuration/>" on the page?
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  8. #8


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Open the Run window and paste that in

    %windir%\system32\perfmon.exe /res

    Then hit OK.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 12
    windows 8 pro 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Open the Run window and paste that in

    %windir%\system32\perfmon.exe /res

    Then hit OK.
    okay, i've got it- now, what shall i do?
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by idonttakedrugs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hi there. Does all of your 2GBs of memory show up in PS information?
    PS? ou, you've got me there! not sure what ps means, sorry

    Lol! Sorry. I meant PC information or system information to be exact.
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