Did you build this computer or buy it?
Did you start out by wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows from scratch, or just start using it as is.
it did not have a bunch of junk on it and no - I did not wipe the hard drive nor do I want to. Ordered it from Dell - no bloat on it
Thank you for the info.
Maybe I missed it, but I did not see your video card listed. Can you give us the make and model?
Also, please check the installed video driver.
Then, since this is a Dell, I would check on their Web site first, to see if they have a newer video driver, and if they do, download and install that.
If they do not, check on the nVidia, or AMD/ATI (depending on what make card you have) Web sites, to see if there is a newer video driver.
Ordered it from Dell - no bloat on it
Start up Task Manager. How many Processes running?
AMD Radeon HD 7700
Updated but was current version
Doing an updayte to the bios now
going to check that now
What Processes should I be looking for?
First, it would be the total number. If high, then it would probably be a good idea to post a screen-cap of all of them, as folk can comment on the "unnecessary" ones, that can likely be safely turned OFF in MSCONFIG.
Unless one builds a computer themselves, or uses a true custom shop, there is likely more than is needed, as most mfgrs. sort of fill up their products with some very general stuff, that is not needed on an editing rig.
I see several that I'd consider bloatware.
Advanced System Care
Multimedia Card Reader
Dell DataSafe Local Backup
I still recommend a complete wipe and fresh install of Windows.
Advanced System Care - I installed and was on my last computer
Bluetooth was installed on my last computer
AVG - I installed and was on my last computer
Cyberlink - DVD burning software I installed -
Mystic Thumbs - I installed and was on my last computer
Akamai Netsession This is the adobe downloader file
Multimedia Card Reader - was installed on my last computer
Dell DataSafe Local Backup- This I can remove - was not on my last computer