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    Excel 2013 poor performance

    Hi all

    Anyone else having sluggish performance with Excel 2013? I'm running it on Windows 7 Ultimate with 64bit with 4gb of ram. I will enter a number, then have to wait 4 or 5 seconds for it to move to the next cell. This behavior, though sporadic, is more the norm. When this happens, CPU time goes to 100%, with Windows Desktop Manager running about a third of the CPU time.

    I'm wondering if it is my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5450). Occasionally I will enter a number into the cell and press enter to move to the next cell. The original cell may only pick up part of the number.

    CPU is AMD 64 3500+

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Jeff

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    I don't have XL2013 but this sort of behavior can occur with workbooks that are very calculation dependent and have autocalculation on or have some type of worksheet_change macro in place.

    Steve

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    Excel 2013 - not ready for prime time?

    Hi Steve

    The performance certainly does mimic a bogging down of the calculation engine. However, this behavior occurs mostly when number are entered into cells. I did some further research on the MS community sites. Some suggested that all COM addins be disabled. Tried that, along with any other addins. I still had the same behavior. I started Excel in safe mode, and the product acted like it should have. However, there was little that you could do other than straight calculations in safe mode. It seems that something else is going on that may require a service patch due to the newness of the product. You listening Microsoft?

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    That "something else" you speak of, if not an add-in (since it seems to run fin when they are all disabled), it may be a startup program, some other macro, or even a corrupt configuration file. Do you have any code running in the background (what macros are being run in the file)?

    Steve

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    I have run some sheets with simple formulas and I haven't really found anything substantially different from Excel 2010, performance wise. Maybe this is specific to a workbook?

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