Lightroom: Slow display of 1:1 images

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Dear LIGHTROOM people. Can somebody PLEASE reply to the distressed users.

LR6.1 performs reasonable on my desktop, but no 6.x version does well on my laptop.

Why can NIKON display a full size NEF file in less than a second and why does it take LR up to 10 seconds ?

I have thousands of pictures of my last trip and cannot afford days of wasting my time.
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Have previous versions worked well on your laptop?

What are the desktop specs and laptop specs? And where are the images stored?

And you trying to view the 1:1 in Library or Develop module? If Library, have you previously rendered 1:1 previews?
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My problem is with the lossles compressed NEF files from D810, in both cases stored on the normal hard drive, as are the catalogs.

Both have I7, The desktop has 8Mb RAM and an AMD graphics card.
I am on travel and don't have the specs from my desktop. LR5 did run faster, not much on the desktop, but noticeably faster on the laptop. The laptop info is below:
CC 2015.3 [ 1052427 ]
License: Creative Cloud
Windows 10
Version: 10.0
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 2.3 GHz
Built-in memory: 6027.3 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 6027.3 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 371.9 MB (6.1%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 1742.9 MB
Memory cache size: 953.6 MB
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2
System DPI setting: 120 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1920x1080
Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info:
GeForce 820M/PCIe/SSE2

Check OpenGL support: Passed
Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 353.54
Renderer: GeForce 820M/PCIe/SSE2
LanguageVersion: 3.30 NVIDIA via Cg compiler

Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom
Library Path: C:\Users\e.m\Pictures\LRcat\NLDQ4\NLDQ4.lrcat
Settings Folder: C:\Users\e.m\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

Installed Plugins:
1) Facebook

Config.lua flags: None

Adapter #1: Vendor : 10de
Device : 1140
Subsystem : 228a1043
Revision : a1
Video Memory : 1996
Adapter #2: Vendor : 8086
Device : a16
Subsystem : 228a1043
Revision : 9
Video Memory : 70
Adapter #3: Vendor : 1414
Device : 8c
Subsystem : 0
Revision : 0
Video Memory : 0
AudioDeviceIOBlockSize: 1024
AudioDeviceName: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
AudioDeviceNumberOfChannels: 2
AudioDeviceSampleRate: 44100
Build: LR5x102
Direct2DEnabled: false
GPUDevice: not available
OGLEnabled: true

I cannot see a difference in the time NIKON Capture NX takes to display 1:1

Let me know if you want me to measure specific things. Helping fixing this is worth my time/
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I suspect your card is on the underpowered side. Have you tried going to Preferences>Performance... and uncheck "Use Graphics Processor" and restart Lightroom. Does performance match Lightroom 5?
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I have taken two screen vids, very amateurish, but enough to show the difference.

One show dispkay with ViewNX the other LR

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ku4cg32ldh...
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View NX is a different deal completely, as it'll likely be using the embedded JPEG stored in the file rather than rendering its own preview.
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OK shall I record the behavior of Capture NX-D, which is the same or similar as ViewNX?
Or, am I missing something ? Did you notice how long it takes to display a picture in LR.
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Have you rendered 1:1 previews before trying to view them?
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Yes I have and I do have set "never delete". I will double check again, because it didn't always have the expected effect.
But it is worth testing this again, perhaps I made a mistake. It will probably take the entire night to re-gen my last batch.
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Deleted all previews, re built 1:1. Some, but not all, take 10s to display.
Before bothering you even more I will try to run diag on the disk, even though any disk issue should also affect the other programs/
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I read about a temporary solution that works well in my case. I now use smart previews and everything works as expected. At export time I connect to the original pictures.
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I have no replaced my HD for an SSD. It makes a huge difference on the performance of my laptop, but surprisingly very little on the display of 1:1.

Is there a structured approach available for testing what may cause this ?
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Not sure if this helps. This happens when moving from one picture to theother at 1:1 display

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I think I can sign-off from this. I have re-installed most software and it feels that LR displays now at the same speed as Nikon Capture .

NC however, shows only one CPU usage peak. So I wonder if LR is doing the same thing twice.

I will check again when finally at home (on my desktop).

Even though it has been a bit quiet from Adobe's side .. Thank you Victoria for your initial help.
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this problem has now gone away