Very slow HP - 4 GB ram, but 90+ phys mem!

July 19, 2011 at 05:44:21
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB
VERY slow Windows 7 on BRAND NEW HP -

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#1
July 19, 2011 at 11:18:34
perhaps you can supply the specs of the machine and exactly what is slow?

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#2
July 19, 2011 at 13:54:39
Windows 7 does use a lot of ram. 64 bit OS is even more and it uses what it wants when it wants.

Problem is you say it is slow. Was it slow the very first time you booted? If so then return to store. If it got slow in a few days then return it to OEM state. You may have a virus on it already. Put a good security suite on it and make a standard user and only use it's account.

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#3
July 20, 2011 at 19:26:28
You need to make the Recovery Disc in case their needed.
It takes 3 DVD (4.7Gb) but have extra just in case their needed.
Only one copy allowed by HP.
For HP to make the Factory recovery disc - Start - All Programs -
Recovery Manager - Create Recovery Media (Create Recovery Disc)
I've had 2 HP and the wording was different for each.
Lightning came through the AT&T U-Verse cable and destroyed the mother board
on the first one.


You can try the HP Tune up. I ran it, not that I needed to do so.
Start - Help and Support - HP Support Assistant -Click for to Continune -
Click - Maintain - Click Tune up - Start Tune up - Click Start Now.
It will say that it can take several hours but it only took about 15 minutes for me.
I bought my computer with 4 Gb of ram and added 4 more from the computer that
was hit by lightning.

In the Control Panel - Performance Information and Tools Icon - Here you can rate
your computer. I can't say if that will be of any help.

You can reinstall Windows 7 and if it's still slow, than I would take it back.
I don't mean if your using dialup on the Internet. Dialup is always slow.
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I'll give you a list of tools that comes with your computer.
Repair Disc - sfc /scannow - Error Checking - Diagnostic Tool
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1. Error Checking- CD not needed
Start - my computer - right click local disk (C) - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start -
This requires a restart to begin.
2. Start - Run - type - sfc /scannow - OK
Don't forget the space between c and /
You will need the Recovery CD if any thing is found wrong.
Not sure what CD would be needed for Windows 7
Their are 3 Install CD
Don't insert unless asked for.
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Repair Disc
Start - Control Panel - Backup and Restore - at the left top corner -
Create a System Repair Disc - It may say DVD but a CD works OK
With the Repair Disc in the tray, Restart your computer and be ready
to press any key when asked.
If it doesn't find and fix right off than click next and follow directions
from the list that should come up.
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When you turn your computer on start tapping the F9 key to get to
the Diagnostic Tool. It test 3 things.
CPU
Memory
Hard Drive


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#4
July 21, 2011 at 12:09:02
Found these under "Hardware Resources: Conflicts/sharing":

I/O Port 0x00000000-0x0000000F Direct memory access controller
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x0000000F AMD PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics

I/O Port 0x00000060-0x00000060 Motherboard resources
I/O Port 0x00000060-0x00000060 Motherboard resources

I/O Port 0x00000064-0x00000064 Motherboard resources
I/O Port 0x00000064-0x00000064 Motherboard resources

Memory Address 0xFE800000-0xFE9FFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xFE800000-0xFE9FFFFF ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics

IRQ 16 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
IRQ 16 High Definition Audio Controller
IRQ 16 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller

Memory Address 0xFEC00000-0xFFFFFFFF System board
Memory Address 0xFEC00000-0xFFFFFFFF Motherboard resources

Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF AMD PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver

IRQ 18 PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
IRQ 18 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
IRQ 18 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
IRQ 18 PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge

Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF AMD PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver

I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics

I/O Port 0x0000D000-0x0000DFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x0000D000-0x0000DFFF ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics


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#5
July 21, 2011 at 19:33:33
Your system is BRAND NEW, TAKE IT BACK. If it came that way you should get a new one, if it is something you installed or a conflict or infection that happened after then you still qualify for free warranty tech support and they can set it straight for you. If you have files on the machine then make a back up to an external source before you go back so you will save the risk and the time if they need to do a factory restore or replace the system or hard drive.

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