Quad core, slower than dual core

  moonraker50 12:35 23 Aug 2012

I recently purchased a Quad Core Desktop PC after my Dual Core gave up the ghost. In the package there was no operating system so I requested Windows 7 Professional OEM..Ive got 16 GB of RAM DDR3, and 1TB HDD, however it seems to be slower than my dual core was, has anyone any ideas, any free programmes i could possibly run to see what the problem is. I would have bought an up-to-date laptop, but they seem so very slow compared with Desktop PC's Any ideas or help would be gratefully appreciated? Thanks

  mrwoowoo 00:28 24 Aug 2012

I would do the simple things first. Go into your power options in the control panel, and make sure it's set for high performance. They are usually set to balanced or power saver. If so, you should notice quite a difference.

  moonraker50 02:32 24 Aug 2012

Ive done as you have advised and its already set to High Performance, thanks for the tip though!

  frybluff 08:13 24 Aug 2012

Might be a silly question, but have your installed drivers for everything, and up to date ones. Who is PC manufacturer?

  xania 10:56 24 Aug 2012

When you say its slower, what exactly do you mean. It is just slower to boot up, which could mean you are loading too much to start up (not unfamiliar with all the bloatware you get with new installations from manufacturers). If this is the case, then go to msconfig and see what you can delete from your start up tab. Same thing applies with close down.

However, the same thing could well be hogging much of your resources as well, so it would be worth while to go to Add remove programs and see if there are any programs (trials etc) you can delete from your system.

  woodchip 18:55 25 Aug 2012

there would be no bloater ware on it as it as no operating system, all that's on it is what he as put on it after loading windows

  Terry Brown 19:20 25 Aug 2012

You have a 1TB harddrive. Is that as One drive?.

If set as one drive it means the system has to check the whole drive when working, and 1TB (1000GB) is a lot of harddrive to check.

Try splitting the drive into e.g. System drive 100gb, and the rest into partitions for Documents, videos, music or whatever you choice is.

You can use the partition maker in Windows 7 for this or use a third party program.

Don't forget to defragment it after.


  bremner 19:31 29 Aug 2012

I disagree with regard to the last post.

There is no checking of the whole drive, NTFS and its MFT manages where data is stored and it makes no difference how big or small the drive is or how many partitions it has.

  bremner 19:35 29 Aug 2012

To continue

However building multiple drives into a stripped Raid will speed up access times.

  xania 11:09 03 Sep 2012

Sorry Woodchip, but I have to disagree. Unless he put the OS on himself, which I doubt, I would still suspect some bloatware.

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