[SOLVED] Programs loading slow

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When I open Lightroom, Photoshop or any Topazlabs image processing software, the splash screen appears quickly but then nothing visibly happens for up to 30 seconds.

My hard drives have plenty of space and two are SSDs used for these program files and their data. Would upgrading from 16Gb to 32Gb RAM help?

My system is pretty fast and reasonably well specced. See the Speccy report

I will confess I forced Win 11 to install as technically I need a plugin TPM module and mine is v1 and not v2.2 but that is not likely to be the issue surely?

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Operating System
Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.00GHz 25 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 (CPUSocket) 34 °C
Graphics
VZ249 (1920x1080@60Hz)
KA220HQ (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (MSI) 46 °C
Storage
931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA ) 25 °C
232GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD)) 30 °C
953GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO 1TB (SATA (SSD)) 24 °C
1863GB Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 (SATA ) 32 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
High Definition Audio Device
Operating System
Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
Computer type: Desktop
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
Notify level 0 - Never Notify
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Firewall Enabled
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Either more RAM, or that off the chart CPU is the issue.

However, I've run Lightroom with an i5-3570k and 16GB RAM no problem.
It never took 30 secs to open up.

Possibly if you have a lot of plugins, that sit on a slow HDD...

Colif

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how much ram do the programs use once loaded? I don't know if more ram will speed up the load speed.
is CPU at 100% load during the process?
what shows on task manager during the loading of the programs?

4790k is from 2014, its not exactly new anymore.

have you run these before on same PC on win 10? just wondering if it is any different?
 

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Looking at Task Manager when calling Topaz from Lightroom, I noted the Status reported 'suspended' for much of the time. No excessive RAM or disk usage noted.

As for why I forced Win 11 on an unsupported CPU, well, I am an early adopter. The CPU is pretty much the best that this mobo can support so any upgrade would be expensive - new CPU & Mobo. Now I've used Win 11 for a year, I'd hate to return to Win 10
 

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This is task manager at the moment I sent a file for edit from Lightroom to Photoshop. I don't understand "power" in this context. Is this electric power drainage? Surely not? In any event it doesn't look good so as this also happens editing in Topaz plugins, it looks like my 16Gb RAM is struggling? Would that be correct? Upgrading the CPU is out as it also would need a new mobo and as much as I'd love to spend $600 or more, I can't justify it to my bank manager!

Any comments and advice welcome. -:)
 
did you get windows 11 through the insider program as an early tester.

Windows 11 is the latest major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft that was announced on June 24, 2021, and is the successor to Windows 10, which was released in 2015. Windows 11 was released to the public on October 5, 2021,
 
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This is task manager at the moment I sent a file for edit from Lightroom to Photoshop. I don't understand "power" in this context. Is this electric power drainage? Surely not? In any event it doesn't look good so as this also happens editing in Topaz plugins, it looks like my 16Gb RAM is struggling? Would that be correct? Upgrading the CPU is out as it also would need a new mobo and as much as I'd love to spend $600 or more, I can't justify it to my bank manager!

Any comments and advice welcome. -:)
"Power" is only useful to look at if you're on battery and you're trying to conserve battery life, so you know which apps need to be closed.

Outside of that, 85% memory usage is creeping up to being full. And if this is just when the program loaded, then it will get worse when you use it. So more memory can help in this case.
 

USAFRet

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Looking at Task Manager when calling Topaz from Lightroom, I noted the Status reported 'suspended' for much of the time. No excessive RAM or disk usage noted.

As for why I forced Win 11 on an unsupported CPU, well, I am an early adopter. The CPU is pretty much the best that this mobo can support so any upgrade would be expensive - new CPU & Mobo. Now I've used Win 11 for a year, I'd hate to return to Win 10
Win 11 has not been around for a year...;)
 

bwallx

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Win 11 has not been around for a year...;)
Ha! Yes it just feels like a year! I got Win 11 from the official MS site before it was released to the public. Not as an Insider since I was not allowed due to the TPM issue. I fiddled the registry during installation to trick Win 11 into installing. It is only a technicality AFAIK that my CPU isn't supported. A case of MS CYA and it all runs hunky-dory so far apart from this issue. At some point, MS may stop offering me certain upgrades but so far I get all updates O.

It looks like a RAM upgrade to 32Gb is in order. And I'll start saving my pension for a new mobo/cpu combo asap!
 

USAFRet

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Either more RAM, or that off the chart CPU is the issue.

However, I've run Lightroom with an i5-3570k and 16GB RAM no problem.
It never took 30 secs to open up.

Possibly if you have a lot of plugins, that sit on a slow HDD...
 
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