Please Explain to me why I'm slowing down
Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:26 AM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:34 AM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:41 AM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:41 PM
When you removed programs, did you use Revo uninstaller?
When you selected a program to uninstall, which option did you use?
Did you remove McAfee?
Edited by iammykyl, 14 September 2012 - 03:42 PM.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:00 PM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:10 PM
McAfee is still in place. Do I use Revo to uninstall that too?
It is a real resource hog. If it is a paid version, you may feel removing it is wasteful of money.
Please review Macboatmaster's Post #8 then decide if you wish to uninstall.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:09 PM
I have maybe made a false assumption that you guys can set me straight on. I bought this current computer with a relatively high end processor (i7) at the time of purchase. Maxed out the RAM. I assumed that if I couldn't overtax the CPU and had lots of RAM that these slow down issued wouldn't happen.
For instance right now I am running the MSE initial full scan and my little desktop widget tells me my CPU usage is at 8 - 10% and RAM at 27%. I have seldom seen my CPU ever this high, it usually purrs along at 4% and RAm at about 19, yet the machine still slows down what is wrong with my thinking? (That's what my wife always says by the way "Whats wrong with your thinking? )
Thanks to your genius super geeks who advise all of us users on the fine points of your craft.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:30 PM
Lets see how we go
That first scan with MSE will take sometime
You have NOT set full scan have you - as quick scan is all that is needed
Other scans will be a lot quicker, providing you do not use CCleaner which deletes the MSE ,logs and fools it inot thinking that it has never scanned or indeed ever been updated.
The only other thing I would say is that for the average home user there is never a need to purchase an anti-virus
One of those with MBAM the free Malwarebytes as an addtional scan is all that is needed
together of course with the normal precautions and maintenance routines.
Possibly depending on the choice of the AV - a free spyware.adware scanner
HOWEVER ONLY EVER one running in real time.
and just as a matter of interest - which desktop widget - not that the use is high in any manner.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:41 AM
Quite normal, all depends on how intense the work is, reallly heavy video editing can use 100% CPU and all the RAM, say 32GB then us the Page file on the HDD..
. I have seldom seen my CPU ever this high, it usually purrs along at 4% and RAm at about 19
Is Covenant Eyes Monitoring an essential on the computer?.Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests
Edited by iammykyl, 18 September 2012 - 08:42 PM.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:06 AM
Macboat, the widget is the built in one that Windows 7 has. I don't even know where to find it anymore but I put it in place in set up. So it is Win 7 native.
Iamykyl, re the Covenant Eyes. I have wondered about this but would prefer to leave it on. We could remove for testing if we want.
The PC Pitstop results:
Thanks again guys.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:57 AM
Another thing: type MSCONFIG in the search line. Click Selective Startup and then Startup in the drop-down menu. disable every item which is not essential, confirm and reboot. If the speed increase to what it used to be, start enabling the items one at a time to find, by elimination, which one slows your computer.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:44 PM
thanks for your input
Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:26 PM
2. go windows button
type msconfig in search
right click and run as admin
click the boot tab
processors and ram
anything checked please
PLS do not change anything
IF anything is checked post details before proceeding to 3.
exit out of there.
2. On the last from my colleague you misread part of it he did not mean to stop the process from there especially explorer.
However no damage done it recovered.
3. Do this please
which is effectively the same as my colleague suggests in the start tab
clean boot - read CAREFULLY pls.
When clean booting, check before browsing that MSE is still running
HOW is that please.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:46 PM
2) Number of processors is checked, and under that, greyed out is debug port and Baud rate which are both checked.
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