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System Processor/s Anomaly?


Graphicool1

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Windows 7 - FF7 - IE9

My new PC seems to me to be running below par. There are many little things, that make me think that it's not firing on all cylinders/processors? Mainly, everytime I open a folder or file there is a lag a brief waiting time before something happens?

So I went to a website that said it could speed up W7. One of the first things it said was how many processors have you got? Then it said the quickest way to check was to type...msconfig...in the search bar and open the 'Boot' tab. He said top left it will tell you how many processors you have. I followed his directions and it listed my PC as having only one (1).

However, in it's drop down box there was an option to change this to either 1 - 2 - 3 or 4? I was under the impression that the number originally showing was the number of processors my PC actually has.

So I went to the 'Device Manager' and it (like me) seemed under the impression that I actually have 4 processors.

Question: Is my PC running slow because hitherto it's only been firing on 1 processor?...CLICK HERE

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Graphicool1

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buteman

I clicked on 'Start' and got a folder called 'services' when I clicked on that I got the picture of an icon, which said...'VeriSign' on it. That's all it was a bmp.

With this were 347 files which contained the word 'services'? DNS also draws a blank?

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buteman

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Ok try control panel.Administrative tools.Then click on services.

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Graphicool1

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I clicked on 'START' typed 'services' which brought up one folder named 'services' but when I clicked on it, the contents consisted of a BMP Icon with the words 'VeriSign' on it. I clicked the icon, but it just made it bigger?

With the folder were 347 files, all of which contained the word 'services' in some form.

Clicking START and typing DNS showed me 'Internet Properties' specifically 'setting up an 'Internet Connection'?

As for MSE, no I didn't remove it, I'm just not using it or Windows Defender.

"Were there no programs in all programs that scans for driver updates"...No nothing like that.

I know what MOBO I have, it's an ASUS P8H 61-M LE/USB3

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Graphicool1

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DNS was already set to 'Automatic' 'Windows Defender' was set to 'Manual' I've now disabled it.

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Graphicool1

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While in 'Services' I noticed something which calls itself...

'Microsoft Network Inspection' It says...

"Helps gaurd against intrusion attempts targeting known and newly dicovered volnerabilities in network protocols"

It's set as 'Manual' shouldn't something like this be set to 'Automatic'?

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rdave13

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I can't find that service, on Win 7 HP.

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rdave13

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All I have is a few.NET, iSCI initiator and Software Shadow copy in the Microsoft list.

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Graphicool1

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rdave13

I also have...

Microsoft Antimalware Service..."Helps to protect users from malware and other potentially unwanted software"

It's 'Started' and set to 'Automatic'

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Graphicool1

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I'm running Windows 7 32 bit.

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rdave13

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It must be to do with MSE as I don't have that service either.

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