W7 significant drop in performance

SOLVED Discussion in 'Windows 7 Support' started by Jimmy_Banana, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Jimmy_Banana

    Jimmy_Banana

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    Hi,

    My Windows 7 machine has been an absolute beast since I have owned it. Never skipped a beat until now.

    Recently one day I arrived at my computer to find it had rebooted itself, my desktop background was replaced by default as were many of my personalized settings. Since this self-reboot, everything has become choppy, like dragging a window across the screen will appear as if a video had a very low frame rate. I can get videos to play OK but only in a minimised screen, any full screen video (vlc, youtube) will play as if there is a very low frame rate.

    I have run a few disk defrags and they always end up freezing somewhere.

    Please help :(
     
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    By the way are you guys doing a W10 forum?
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    Hi Jim, yep, there's the Windows 10 forum here :)

    https://www.windows10forums.com/

    If you're having problems with video performance, I wonder if you are having problems with your display drivers. Do you know which graphics card you have?
     
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    I've experienced that in the past a bit. but updating drivers helped me a bit.
     
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    Hi, yes it's a GTX 580. That's great you guys have a W10 forum this place has always been good to me.
     
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    Really glad you like it here :D

    You can grab the latest drivers from here:
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

    Just make sure to get the correct bit version (32 or 64 bit) for Windows 7.

    At some stage during the installation, you'll be asked if you'd like to do a clean install of the drivers - make sure you select this option. It'll make sure they're installed with the default settings, and it will remove the old drivers from the system.
     
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    tHAT WAS ALL i NEEDED, MY MACHINE IS BACK TO ITS OLD SELF AGAIN, THANKS A MILLION! :)


    wups caps
     
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    Excellent, I'm glad that helped Jimmy :).
     
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    Yes indeed it did thanks again.

    I have a mega flashing screen issue with W10 so I may just see you on that forum soon :)
     
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