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Windows 7 Slowdown

Postby Karl Shikles » Sun, Aug 14 2011, 10:04PM

I was having trouble with ecabinets crashing when I was using windows vista. I upgraded to Windows 7 per the advice of a friend who works for Microsoft and claimed that the upgrade should solve the problem. I did so, and now the features that I used before seem to run excrutiatingly slowly. I even turned the detail levels to the lowest settings. I understand that my system is rather light...but should it have actually SLOWED with the upgrade to Windows 7? Is there a fix for this? Thanks for your time. I am posting my system's details below:

Windows 7 Home Premium

System:

Processor: Intel Core2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00 GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System

I don't know where to look for info on the graphics/video card...

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Re: Windows 7 Slowdown

Postby Karl Shikles » Sun, Aug 14 2011, 10:05PM

Ah...

Graphics:

Display adapter type Mobile Intel 45 Express Chipset Family

Total graphics memory: 1695 MB
Dedicated graphics: 64 MB

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Re: Windows 7 Slowdown

Postby Rick Palechuk » Mon, Aug 15 2011, 12:36AM

Dedicated, Open GL based video cards work the best. They give you the performance needed for smooth operation of the program. There is a recomended computer spec at the Ecabinet Systems website.

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Re: Windows 7 Slowdown

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Aug 15 2011, 5:58AM

Karl,

Rick is correct about the graphics card. You are way underpowered there. Windows 7 is probably making more demands on your system than Vista did and that is causing the slowdown. You really need a graphics card upgrade but it sounds like this may be a laptop and you will most likely not be able to do that.

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Re: Windows 7 Slowdown

Postby Karl Shikles » Tue, Aug 16 2011, 7:05PM

aarggh!! windows 7 is supposed to be LESS demanding, isn't it? Good thing I just bought it with some Best Buy credit I had laying around. I'd be mad if I actually shelled out cash for it. Yes it is a laptop that'll be three years old after new year's. I plan on getting a big beefy desktop, too after some of these jobs actually pay, so that should probably run ecabinets easily.

So, for the record, there are no tricks in ecab settings or the windows control panel to make the manipulation in the cabinet editor go more smoothly? Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Windows 7 Slowdown

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Aug 17 2011, 6:35AM

With only 64 mb dedicated on your graphics card, there is not much you can do.

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Re: Windows 7 Slowdown

Postby Will Williamson » Wed, Aug 17 2011, 8:44AM

You can't just take an old computer and stick Windows 7 on it and expect it to work properly. You need a new computer with a mother board and Graffix card designed to take advantage of the new Win 7 technology. Take a look at the Computer specs on the bottom of my post. No tricks needed this configuration works. Actually this machine does not need Windows 7 to get the most out out of E Cabinet. I have Win 7 pro and XP pro both installed on the same CPU. I use XP most of the time.
By the way KEG stands for Kipp Edward Gorinski a fellow Ecabinet user
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