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Windows 7 64 bit Upgrade From Xp Pro 32bit -SLOW


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#1 ChapperZHTID

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:30 AM

Hello.

I have a Toshiba Satelitte Pro L300 Laptop which came with Vista a year ago. As soon as I got it I downgraded to XP as I didn't like Vista. At Christmas I got Windows 7 with a 32 and 64 bit disc to install.

I brought 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM for my laptop as that is the max it likes and installed the 64 bit. But it is sooooo slow. Its reasonable on startup. It takes about 5 mins to shut down, CPU goes up to 100% when media player open.

Just want to no is there anything I can do to make it fast or should I downgrade to the 32bit?

All your help is most welcome I have a fair knowledge of computers so you can use jargon etc lol.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:36 PM

Where or how did you change this laptop to use 64 bit architecture? According to the spec sheet this is a 32 bit machine.

http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/product/pdf_files/detailed_specs/satellite_pro_L300-EZ1523.pdf

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:55 PM

<br />Where or how did you change this laptop to use 64 bit architecture? According to the spec sheet this is a 32 bit machine.<br /><br /><a href='http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/product/pdf_files/detailed_specs/satellite_pro_L300-EZ1523.pdf' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/product/pdf_files/detailed_specs/satellite_pro_L300-EZ1523.pdf</a><br />

&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br /><br />Hello. Most likely you got the wrong specification there.  My laptop is Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-23L Model No: PSLB9E-03F00FEN<br /><br />Before I upgraded I had a 32bit XP ran a few tests and it said my laptop was x86 which i believe is 32bit but i formatted harddrive and installed 64bit as according to software I have my laptop can support 64 bit.<br /><br />Perhaps you could help more and thanks

I just checked Toshiba website my laptop is compatible with windows 7 but it dont say which version
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/bulletin.jsp?ct=SB&soid=2467684&ref=EV

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:13 PM

According to this spec sheet now that you have updated the information: http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=UK&toshibaShop=true&com.broadvision.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=1065999

You have a Intel® Celeron® Processor 900

http://starredreviews.com/intel-celeron-900-processor-2-2-ghz-review/2572/ states: "These mobile celeron processors, that includes the Celeron 900 support the 64 bit architecture."

If you have done a fresh install of Win 7 I can't think of anything that would be a cause for slowness. Someone else may know something more about this processor and Win 7 compatability.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:06 PM

Toshiba amongst other companies had a problem with selling underpowered laptops with Vista, including the one you purchased. A single core Celeron is not powerful enough to run Vista or Win7 at full performance. My advice would be to go back to XP or get another laptop with a dual or quad core processor if you want to see performance increases. I'm not saying the laptop is junk, but it's obviously not powerful enough to do what you want.




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