You said:- LR is recognizing my graphics card and that box is checked.."..
Please Uncheck the Box to disable use of your Graphics Processor in Lightroom under Preferences>>Performance.Restart Lightroom and check
Make sure your Graphics card is up to date
I'll try that and see if it helps with the speed at all.....
takes 12 sec to load a photos and open it in the Develop module and all of the edits lag behind and are very slow....
I checked the preference on both version and they are exactly the same....
And it shows that LR is recognizing my graphics card and that box is checked....
This is a very typical symptom of the graphics card acceleration slowing things down. The GPU acceleration works to speed up things when you only have very basic adjustments to your images. As soon as you do anything more fancy such as use a few brushstrokes or take out a few dust spots, it slows down Lightroom enormously. On almost any hardware I'd advise to turn it off if you are a more than a casual user of Lightroom's Develop environment.
Don't find that at all. Using GPU makes editing faster even if an image is heavily edited, and my GPU is by no means top of the range (Nvidia GeForce GT740).
You're the first one I hear that from. Good that there is sometimes a good speed up. My gpu is similar to yours and some things are much faster such as the basic sliders but if my images are large (I.e. More than 20MP or so) loading times increase considerably making moving through images in develop very painful and brushing slows down to a crawl. I am not a heavy user of brushes but even just a few brush strokes do this. This is across the board what people report and what the Lightroom engineers acknowledge is the case that only a few actions are accelerated. There are several threads here with hundreds of reports on this.