Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by mliu, May 25, 2007.
well I'm assuming he has vista and he wants to stick with it.
Run IE7 in safe mode (without any add-ins) and see if it's any faster.
If that makes a difference, go through all your add-ins and get rid of the ones you don't need (someone had a similar issue with the Skype add-in for example)
Also definitely uninstall bloated stuff like Norton. You can find better.
yea i want to stick with vista. turbo memory doesn't work with xp...
Add more RAM
Is a slow performing computer a means of being able to return the product as "defective" for a full refund?
25% ? Something's off there.
Turn off norton crap if you have any
And are you using the battery by chance? If so, maybe your CPU settings are quite low in that battery profile. Does it help if it's plugged in?
100 processes is on the high side, and that's likely why you are seeing CPU at an average of 25%. That's going to cause a performance hit.
I have some questions:
1. Do you have the X3100? It uses shared memory, so the video card will use some of your system memory. Could use a lot of memory is you have Aero enabled.
2. If you look at Task Manager, what processes are taking the most CPU cycles?
3. What if you run msconfig and turn off some of the services and apps that start with your system?
I agree with doing a clean install. By that, I mean wiping the hard drive and installing Windows clean. The problem is that I don't know how Lenovo ships Windows. If you get an image that restores it to original state (with all the bloatware,) it won't do you any good. You need a non-OEM, clean version of Windows. In my experience, new computers with factory installed software are always slow.
So you're saying you have to pay FULL price for windows vista AFTER spending $1,600+ on a new computer just to get it to run smoothly? That's a little ridiculous don't you think?
No, I'm not saying that you have to do that. What I'm saying is that I don't know what Lenovo ships. If they ship you a Windows DVD, just use that. If not, you're left with having to try and manually remove all of the stuff you don't want.
What you really want to do is examine Resource Monitor in Windows to see what resource you're running low on. Sounds like CPU might be your main issue, but not sure.
Gotcha. Anybody know how Lenovo ships Windows with their systems??
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