Desktop slower than Laptop

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  1. rns3011

    rns3011 New Member

    Feb 20, 2009
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    Anyone know why my Desktop computer which has much better hardware would run Windows7 slower than my Laptop?

    Desktop is:

    3ghz dual core
    Asus P5K motherboard
    4GB RAM
    250GB Western Digital 7200 RPM SATA 3.0
    8800 GT

    Laptop is:
    Dell 1520
    2ghz dual core
    2GB RAM
    150GB Western Digital 7200 RPM SATA 3.0

    The main issue is that the entire OS just seems slow and sluggish on my desktop, while the laptop is just screaming right along.

    Starting up is quick and smooth on the laptop, and it takes forever for my desktop to start up. Even shutting down is slow. Just doesn't make sense.

    The only thing I could really think of is that perhaps the standard drivers are playing better with my Laptop than in my Desktop. Anyone have any similar situation or know why my Desktop is so much slower?
  2. dm00ney1

    dm00ney1 New Member

    Jan 21, 2009
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    Things to consider,

    Age of the equipment, which is older, which is newer

    Type of install (where both same type, new or upgrade)

    Drivers definetely a possibility. would upgrade to check.

    also you have 4g of ram in the desktop, but what kind/speed and such.

    More info would be useful in Troubleshooting
    #2 dm00ney1, Feb 20, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2009
  3. rns3011

    rns3011 New Member

    Feb 20, 2009
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    Desktop is newer and better hardware all around. Both installs of Win7 are from the same exact DVD. Build 7000 to be exact.

    Here's my DXDIAG from my Laptop.

    System Information
    Time of this report: 2/21/2009, 00:05:03
    Machine name: LAPTOPWIN7
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7000) (7000.winmain_win7beta.081212-1400)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    System Model: Inspiron 1520
    BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A09
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 1466MB used, 2925MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7000.0000 32bit Unicode

    Display Devices
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 8600M GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F11028&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 1012 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 245 MB
    Shared Memory: 767 MB
    Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Native Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60.000Hz)
    Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    Driver Version: 7.15.0011.7923 (English)
    DDI Version: 10
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 11/20/2008 21:25:00, 6004736 bytes

    I could post all of it, but I doubt it would be too much more helpful. I'll post my Desktop in a few as soon as I get it up and running again.

    I just finished re-installing Windows7 again.

    I made two slight changes this time:

    1. I turned off AHCI and set my SATA configuration to IDE in the BIOS
    2. I used my Vista CD to delete, create, and format a new Partition for the Windows7 to be installed on.

    So far the Desktop seems to be running up to what I expected it to run at.
    #3 rns3011, Feb 21, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009

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