Really slow?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by JizzyMojo, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. JizzyMojo

    JizzyMojo MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have any idea why all builds of W8 have run really slow on my machines? I don't think it's hardware specific, seeing as I've installed 2 of the builds on 2 different machines. Everything is laggy: moving windows, typing, web browsing, everything.

    I'm currently on 7989 on a fairly old PC, but it runs W7 perfectly well. Laggy as hell now.

    If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them!
     
  2. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    What are the specs or you PCs?
     
  3. JizzyMojo

    JizzyMojo MDL Novice

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    I only really use this pc for beta's and other stuff, so it's pretty old.

    Dual Core Intel Pentium, 2.93GHz
    512Mb RAM (Pitiful, I know)
    Integrated Graphics.

    Windows 7 works perfect on this PC, but not 8. I tried a few builds on my powerful machine (quadcore i5) and it was still slow, if not slower.
     
  4. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    #4 Nawzil, Jun 20, 2011
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    The RAM is very low. Windows 8 requires at least 2 GB RAM.
    As for your other PC, there might be some other hardware issues.
     
  5. methodbeat

    methodbeat MDL Member

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    download the graphics card drivers for your graphics card.
     
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  6. JizzyMojo

    JizzyMojo MDL Novice

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    My other machine deffinately doesn't have any hardware issues, as when in windows7 everything works fine, I can use all RAM etc. I just hope that when the RC comes out, this issue I'm having (whatever it is) gets fixed.
     
  7. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    He is not talking about graphics.
     
  8. methodbeat

    methodbeat MDL Member

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    exactly what you get it wrong
    windows 7 and 8 need 128mb of gram.
    it would get laggy if you dont have...
     
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  9. torko26

    torko26 MDL Senior Member

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    Win7 and Win8 running well with integrated 16 MB VGA ;) Just use default theme ! and min. 1 Gb RAM :D
     
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  10. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    welcome back torko
     
  11. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    gram ?????
     
  12. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    he means "Graphic Ram"
     
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  13. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    ah, ok. .
     
  14. Jvelo7892

    Jvelo7892 MDL Junior Member

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    Definately get a ram upgrade. That will solve most of your problem.

    I'm running Win8 with a 64MB AGP GFX card I pulled out of a dell GX240 with aero enabled.
    Other specs: 1gb ram, 2.6GHZ P4 o/c to 3.4Ghz. fried ps2 ports.. It's an Asus board P45800-MX
     
  15. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    I have a Sandy Bridge build with 8 gig ram and an SSD. To me Win 8 7989 is a lot faster than Win 7 sp1. You definitely need more ram.
     
  16. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    Even for Win7, the min ram should be 1gb...
     
  17. copilus

    copilus MDL Novice

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    Apart from JizzyMojo's problem, I've noticed that Win8 runs freakin' fast on my system compared to Win7. I mean my system is fast (phenom II 1090T, 16G DDR3, 4870x2, OCZ Vertex 3), but with win 8 it's lightning fast.
     
  18. zflexible

    zflexible MDL Member

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    Yes my friend, it's true :cool:
     
  19. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    Yes, yes, yes, Windows 8 is FASTER than Windows 7