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#1 9 years ago

Okay, I'm getting really frustrated with my OS and the explorer on it.

I'm running a 2GB RAM dual core. 512MB GFX card. some other specs lol.

The problem is that my pC will run programs fine and the processor will be only about 20% occupied by running programs (Opera, maybe photoshop) but in explorer I can do as little as right click on a single file for it to freeze and get very laggy...

explorers running a custom version of Aero so there is less lag. also, my resolution is a massive 2150x1115, could that be why?




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#2 9 years ago

2150x1115 is not significantly larger than 1920x1200; in fact it has fewer vertical pixels. I doubt that's it.




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#3 9 years ago
Zamamee;49566692150x1115 is not significantly larger than 1920x1200; in fact it has fewer vertical pixels. I doubt that's it.

klkl, thanks :)




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#4 9 years ago
Fluxx;4956667explorers running a custom version of Aero so there is less lag. also, my resolution is a massive 2150x1115, could that be why?

That's not "massive", that's only "a weird ratio" IMHO. Well, try disabling aero and see if things go significantly smoother ? Try updating your video drivers and enabling aero again (if you really want it, that is ^^ ).

Anyway, the resolution alone shouldn't explain the lag : my desktop resolution is higher (2560x1600) and I get no lag whatsoever on it... but I'm not using aero, since : - I'm on XP - I like the clean look and effectiveness of the "Windows Classic" theme, with all fancy effects disabled :p




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#5 9 years ago

ConstanceJill;4956679That's not "massive", that's only "a weird ratio" IMHO. Well, try disabling aero and see if things go significantly smoother ? Try updating your video drivers and enabling aero again (if you really want it, that is ^^ ).

Anyway, the resolution alone shouldn't explain the lag : my desktop resolution is higher (2560x1600) and I get no lag whatsoever on it... but I'm not using aero, since : - I'm on XP - I like the clean look and effectiveness of the "Windows Classic" theme, with all fancy effects disabled :p

my resolution, compared to what I had is enormous xD I'm still not quite used to it :)

I'm digging through the settings. I don't want the post Xp style display, but I'll cut out the SFX. thanks for the advice.




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#6 9 years ago

That is a weird resolution. However, I doubt that's it. What sort of 512MB graphics card?

Try use HDTach, or do some file transfers, to see how fast your hard drive(s) are. Explorer performance is directly related to the speed of the hard drive where the folders are stored, so if your hard drives are slow or bad in some way that will show up in bad explorer performance.




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#7 9 years ago

Mr. Pedantic;4956707That is a weird resolution. However, I doubt that's it. What sort of 512MB graphics card?

Try use HDTach, or do some file transfers, to see how fast your hard drive(s) are. Explorer performance is directly related to the speed of the hard drive where the folders are stored, so if your hard drives are slow or bad in some way that will show up in bad explorer performance.

the resolution is 2048 x 1152 exactly. which is weirder than my estimate!

the GFX card is a nVidia geforce 9800 GTX + i think.

my HD is a 1TB one with a vista score of around 5.. ill certainly check out HDTach. thanks :)




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#8 9 years ago
the resolution is 2048 x 1152 exactly. which is weirder than my estimate!

That's a much better resolution.

the GFX card is a nVidia geforce 9800 GTX + i think.

It should handle explorer fine.

my HD is a 1TB one with a vista score of around 5.. ill certainly check out HDTach. thanks

That doesn't really say anything about anything that may be wrong with it. For example, my USB drive has a read/write speed of 16-18MB/s, according to HDTach. But when transferring files, it slows right down to closer to 16-18KB/s. And correspondingly, when browsing through the folders on the USB, explorer slows right down as well.




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#9 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4956725But when transferring files, it slows right down to closer to 16-18KB/s.

Wow... what OS are you running ? Is that disk highly fragmented ? I remember someone had posted about an issue with extremely low transfer speed under Vista a few months ago, he had to contact Microsoft and they finally found a fix, which must have been included in SP1...




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#10 9 years ago
Wow... what OS are you running ? Is that disk highly fragmented ? I remember someone had posted about an issue with extremely low transfer speed under Vista a few months ago, he had to contact Microsoft and they finally found a fix, which must have been included in SP1...

Nope. Cleanly formatted FAT32 USB drive on Windows XP SP3. I've found a few 'fixes' from Microsoft, but they were all included in either SP3 or SP2, so it doesn't really help. And my hard drives are fine, all other actions, like writing to DVD, loading applications, transferring files to other disks, all have fairly normal throughput, so I'm thinking it's either the USB drive or the USB ports on my computer.




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