Why is my computer so slow between pictures?

Started Feb 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
apoc Regular Member • Posts: 491
Re: Why is my computer so slow between pictures?

chevysales wrote:

Undah wrote:

I have a new system, it runs Windows 7, and Windows Photo Viewer takes about a full second to flip from one photo to the next, as you press the arrow key to advance. These are 12mp jpg files.

My previous XP desktop and Vista Laptop didn't have this lag.

Is it because:

1) pics somehow are not 'cached' yet?

2) the shared video card just isn't enough to drive this 17.3" High Res screen?

3) the slow 5400 rpm harddrive (though my previous Vista laptop was the same).

4) something new in the way Windows Photo Viewer or Windows 7 are implemented?

5) just too many files in a single folder? (this is something new, I've moved all pics into one multi gigabyte folder).

Please help, this lag is taking the joy out of viewing images.

the combination of 2-3-5 is your answer.

breaking down 5 will help a bit but if you got a high res 17 monitor (and i don't know exactly how high that res is) onboard video may not be the best solution.

No, that's not the problem. Windows photo viewer is known as being a shitty picture viewer. Everybody should use faststone and be done with it.
Sorry about my english, it's not my first language.

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