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How I can improve my Tecra M7?

Q: How I can improve my Tecra M7?

I have Toshiba Tecra M7-132

I would like to improve everything possible

I want to increase the amount of RAM in my laptop but I do not know does my laptop can handle the memory faster than DDR2 533. I have Windows XP Tablet 32bit, I know it will handle only about 3.5 GB of RAM but it's better than 3 GB

I also want to change the hard drive. My current drive is HTS541080G9SA00 Hitachi, 80 GB, 5400 rpm SATA . Will it run with a bigger hard drive with speed 7200 rpm?

I installed all the most recent official drivers and BIOS

What else I can improve

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Preferred Solution: How I can improve my Tecra M7?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: How I can improve my Tecra M7?

Hello

According the specifications of Tecra M7-132 on Toshiba page it supports up to 4GB RAM but all 32bit OS support only up to 3.2GB RAM and for Windows XP 2GB is more than enough because it doesn?t need much RAM capacity.
The specification for RAM is DDR2-667.

Regarding the HDD: Larger HDDs are no problem because there is no capacity limit on SATA interface. That means you can also install 500GB HDD or larger. Only important is that you buy a 2.5? HDD with SATA interface.
Also 7200rpm shouldn?t be a problem but they creating more heat and need more battery power. Usually 5400rpm are enough and quieter.

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how to improve my computer rating score of 5.9 while still maintaining a decent overall PC temperature; I understand that, that is the highest windows 7 will allow?

rating is low due to low disc data transfer. How to improve?

A:How to improve 5.9 PC rating. How to improve disc data transfer

A HDD will max the score at 5.9. Only way to improve is to change drive to a SSD. I have the same "problem".

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I possess a tecra A10 complete with Windows Vista Business installed (and backed up to an image file using Easeus Todo backup


However I also have access to a Tecra M10 which came with no operating system, although the COA sticker (product key) is likewise for a windows Vista Business.


My question is: would my Windows Vista Business back up from the A10 work on the M10 (ie would it load onto the M10 hard drive and then work properly

If anyone can advise on this matter I would be appreciative please

Best wishes
Ian

A:Can I use Tecra A10 OS disk to install OS on Tecra M10?

At first I must say that Toshiba recovery image is created for each notebook model separately and it is 100% created to work on specific model. Why?
Every notebook model has different hardware platform and all drivers, tools and utilities for certain model are part of recovery image. These recovery images are also tested.

Generally speaking if both models have identical hardware platform (hardware parts) it can be used.

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Dear forum
The above says it all really.

I see the two look similar, but one is smaller. Are these two models different in other ways please.
Ian

A:Difference between Tecra A10 and Tecra M10

Of course the both notebooks are different.
There are different Tecra A10 models and there are different Tecra M10 units.

For example:
Tecra *A10-13B* supports an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2,26 GHz CPU and Intel GM45 chipset.

Tecra *A10-1D2* supports an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.80Ghz CPU and Intel GM45 chipset

You can find details about different discontinued notebook models here:
http://www.toshiba.eu/discontinued-products/
Then you can compare all the hardware parts.

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This is simply brilliant. It adds "don't ask me again" to the UAC prompt.

User Access Control - Vista User Account Control - UAC | Norton Labs

... Personally I trust norton labs as much as I trust microsoft, which is not very much, but I feel that I actually trust norton labs slightly more than microsoft when it comes to keep my computer safe.

A:Improve your UAC.

Or you can elevate uac with the tutorial that Brink made.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

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Hi! I play games on a computer that's a mix of parts obtained on sale, or from other people upgrading their PCs, so it's maybe an odd budget thing:
ASUS Z97-A socket 1150
Pentium G3258 @ 3.20GHz
Pny Nvidia GeForce GT 730 1gb
8 gb ram
500w PSU in case it matters
What is my weakest link?

It runs older things like a champ, but I've been thinking of trying to play newer games (even on low or medium settings).

What should I replace to improve performance the most? I'm not sure if it's my old graphics card or the processor that's worse.

With the age of both things, maybe there's something from the last year or two that's budget priced but would be a major improvement? Any suggestions for both a CPU and graphics card?

Thanks!
 

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ok here are my specs .

RAM 2.50GB
Processor AMD Anthlon 64 3700+ 2.21GHz
graphics card ATI Radeon 4670 DD3 1GB


what do i need to do to improve my FPS in a game?

ive tried playing on very low. and lowering the resolution. it does nothing

i play League of Legends on 31 FPS then it will drop 11-17 FPS later in game or so
 

A:How to improve FPS

Well lets see, you are using a single core, thats your main problem. a single core is good for light to mid games or older ones, but a single core even tho ok is not great. You need at least a dual core , a powerful one.

Your video card is alright, i had a 4670 with my what i am back using now a intel e3300 and it ran games great at high settings. You just need a better CPU thats all. Oh and your fram is fine, i have 2.5gb of ram myself and games work perfect.
 

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:wave: hey guys thanks for the help in advance. Well here is my situation, my father as a gift to me for leaving for college bought me a computer. He bought a nice one my 19' screen rocks but do you guys see anypoint in me updating my ram, do i need it? should i say screw it and upgrade my video card. All i play right now is Counter Strike v1.6 so I do not think I need the graphics boost but maybe

Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
512 MB of RAM
Radeon x300
80 GB mem

PS - I know this sounds really noobish but I know how to make a computer run clean cause I had a really crappy one for as long as I can remember and I do not know how good I can make my new one or how much money I should drop on it, THANKS
 

A:Do i need more ram, what else do i need to improve on?

If your not going to be playing the new games like Battlefield 2 and all of that there is really no point in upgrading everything. Pretty much if you need it to do schoolwork and fooling around on every once and a while it should be fine. If you feel there is a need to go and buy more RAM or a better graphics card etc. you can go and get it but right now it should be fine with what you want.
 

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Hello SF,
I'm looking to buy a laptop, this is what I have in mind.
I'm going to use it for gaming and work:
- ASUS N53SV-B1 Notebook, Intel? Core? i5-2410M 2.3GHz, Intel? HM65, 15.6" Full - - HD Glossy, 6GB DDR3, 640GB, BD Combo, WiFi, NVIDIA? GeForce? GT 540M 1GB Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
-INTEL Core? i7-2720QM Quad-Core 2.2 - 3.3GHz TB, HD Graphics 3000, 6MB L3 -Cache, 32nm, 45W, EM64T EIST HT VT-d VT-x XD, Retail
-ANTEC Formula 7 Nano Diamond Thermal Compound
-CRUCIAL 16GB (2 x 8GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM SODIMM, CL9, Non-ECC
-INTEL 160GB 320 Series SSD, MLC, 270/165 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, Retail
-NOTEBOOK ACCESSORY Built-in 3-in-1 MMC/SD/MS Media Card Reader (Included)
-WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB My Passport Essential SE Black External Hard Drive, USB 3.0/USB 2.0, Retail

I can spend around 1700 USD / 10.000 DKK and this one is 1942 :/ so perhaps if some of this is just pure overkill, maybe some of it would be good to downgrade?

A:How would you improve this pc?

16 GB of RAM is overkill for most people. It might not be overkill for you depending on your intentions and how much you might save if you dropped back to 8 GB.

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I have a linksys router in the other room... my internet goes on and off. Is there anything that I can do to tweak it up a little without having to pay?

And also.. whenever my wireless goes down I usually have to restart my laptop to get it connected again.

A:How can I improve this..?

Hi Kris,

If you open up Device Manager is there any devices with a yellow exclaimation mark next to them?



Is so then try removing/uninstalling the device, rebooting then Windows will re-install the drivers.

If not then you might want to re-boot your router.


   Tip
Normally to reboot just switch the machine off, locate a small hole and press a pen into it for 5-10 seconds then power on the machine. For more information please consult your router documentation.



   Note
If your ISP has sent update data to the router it can cause connectivity issues that would seem to be caused by your computer/laptop and normally a re-boot fixes these isues



OS

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Currently my PC isn't that great, do you know any way to improve it with a low cost? Specs in my sig.
 

A:How can I improve my PC?

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can't upload links or images for 5 post.
 

A:How to improve FPS to 60~80 from 40?

What is the make and model number of the computer you are talking about here?
 

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Hello. I got a new laptop but my ghz are very low...... is there any way I cam improve my ghz.  AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics    1.4 Ghz4GB  Kingston 1600MHzWindows 10 Home 64-bit

A:Can I improve my ghz ?

No you bought a very low-performing computer. The processor is soldered to the motherboard and cannot be replaced or upgraded.  If we had the model number we can tell how easy it might be to upgrade the memory and perhaps install a solid state drive, which are about your only options to make it perform better. 

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Okay, so I have my self this setup:

Gateway NV7802u 17" Notebook
Intel Core2 Duo T6600 2.2Ghz
4Gb DDR3 Memory
Intel Chipset4 GMA4500MHD
Windows 7 Home Premium

Not too shabby for my first laptop, given as a gift.
Now, the part that is not too great is the video card, and I'm trying to explore my options into expanding my gaming potential. I don't think the card is as terrible as some people think, as it runs most games before '07 really well, including World in Conflict, but it isn't a powerhouse. So here are a few options I've compiled.
1. ViDock 2 External Video Card Adapter-http://harmonicinversion.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=162&category_id=4&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=21
A *little* over my budget at the moment But seems to be a very safe way to go. I'm pretty sure it's compatible with my system. The PCI slot it goes into is just over the width of a thumb, correct? Anything about this?
2. I have been told there is a way to solder on a more advanced video card to the mobo-this is very risky, and without the proper heat disipation could fry my laptop even if put on correctly. Any comments or idea towards this path?
3. Going into the BIOS and directing more of the Memory to be used by the Intel card. Would this actually help make the game performance better at all? Specifically Empire: Total War, which runs at about 20 fps on average at Ultra unit size and ... Read more

A:Any way to improve my situation?

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Hi everybody,

i have a problems about my pc, sometimes the cpu usage goes to 90% without opening many things, my ram performance is always around 75%.
also when i play any gameit become lag for a few seconds and weird sound came out, is there any of you have suggestion for me?

my specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Nvidia GT 540M 2GB
RAM 2GB
Processor intel i3
thanks

A:Improve performance

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at this tutorial: Optimize Windows 7

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My cousin used bitdefender back in 2009 i was a newbie that time
i scanned his laptop found many viruses but to my surprise bitdefender was unable to remove it !!
that was the first removal case i had seen.

anyways after that i did not use it for long time

But after the total renewal of bitdefender in 2012 edition i used it and i was a bit satisfied
from that time onwards it just kept on improving and now so many vendors use Bitdefender engine

Now my question is i can understand that detection ratio can be improved with a active team and time but i cant understand what technology did bitdefender introduced that it is now so good not only in removal but allover and why so many vendors use bitdefender engine ? is it because of the detecion rate or there are other reasons to behind it ?
 

A:How did Bitdefender improve so much !?

Detection rate is high and good. And they are one of the very few vendors that allow its engine to be used by others. If for example ESET would allow its engine and signatures to be used by others, many will use it. ESET's engine is better and lighter than BitDefender's.
 

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Hello there,

I want to begin by saying, I have no specific virus problem. But my computer is running a bit slow nowadays (and I don't have the opportunity to reformat just yet). I have tried to uninstall programs and whatnot, but I feel there is more to be done to improve performance. I don't know how much crap I've let inside my computer from before (from before I knew anything).
Also, recently, I installed new ATI drivers and ATI Catalyst center and all of the sudden I have a "new" process called "System" that takes 100mb memory usage. Yes, "system" is not a new process, but the memory usage of 100mb is a new one. It has never been that big. Is that even normal? It does wear down my computer.
Anyway, I would appreciate a bit feedback.

Thanks in advance


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DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_?garen at 16:38:56,60 on 2010-07-02
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.46.1053.18.2047.1294 [GMT 2:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: AVG Firewall *disabled* {8decf618-9569-4340-b34a-d78d28969b66}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.e... Read more

A:improve PC performance?

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:


Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it sh... Read more

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how do i play "devil may cry" on my pc? can i use windows 98 on this game? do i have to upgrade my pc's memory?
 

A:trying to improve my game

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Hi,

My PC is generally slow...I have done the following;

Disk clean up
Disk Defragmenter
Updated browser, anti-virus, spyware programme

PC specs;
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
System Manufacturer: Emachines
Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~1295 Mhz
Total Physical Memory: 256.00 MB
What else can I do other then updating my hardware?

Thanks in advance
 

A:How can I improve the performance...?

We would need as much information on your computer specs as possible so we know what to best help you to do.
 

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The internet connection I am getting is fiber optic 100Mbps Upload & Download. The router is Dlink 850L.

My router is placed in my lounge. I usually sit at a desk with my laptop which is about 6 feet away from the router (in the same room), here I get full signal & my speed is about 40Mbps.
Firstly I'd like to know if there is anything I can do to improve this speed as when I do a speedtest on my desktop PC connected via ethernet cable to the router it is around 90Mbps.
When I move the laptop to the bedroom which is about the same distance but separated by 2 walls the speed goes down to around 10Mbps and WIFI signal changes from full to half full.
How can I strengthen the WIFI signal so I get the same speed & signal anywhere in the house?

I have learn't about 5GHZ signal which my router supports but not my laptop. If I upgrade to 5GHZ on my laptop will this solve the issue of a weak signal & slow speed?

A:improve wifi

Hi,

You might want to try this, How to Improve WiFi Reception: 14 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

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Hello,
My config is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Intel i5 760, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 512 MB Graphics Card (Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS).

My CPU usage maximum is around 25-30%.
Whatever programs i run: antivirus scans, installations, initialization of programs like Netbeans, Oracle, etc.... the maximum CPU usage rarely goes above 30% !!

Only when I am using Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 6, the CPU usage can go upto 100% where each of the 4 processors individually convert the video files.

How can I increase the CPU usage?....Will adding more RAM help?

A:How to improve CPU usage !!

Start more programs at the same time(music,converter,game,messenger,skype) and another big programs who are using the CPU. Maya,SolidWorks,AutoCAD ...

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I have Windows 10 insider 14385 64-bit on a 6 year old netbook with Atom N455 and want to know if there is more room for improving performance.
Currently it performs quite good, battery is good too, even faster than Win 7 in some circumstances, but there is some lag opening start menu and taskbar panels and using the start menu.
Swimming through tutorials I've done this

Software wise:
I have disabled all animations
I have uninstalled all unused apps
I have removed almost all start menu tiles
I have disabled all unnecessary services
I have cleaned all junk with CCleaner.
All drivers updated (even when they are old)
I want to disable Cortana but I don't know how, seems to be changed from 1511 and all tutorials are now useless here.
I would want to disable desktop compositing but I know is not possible. It sometimes eats up CPU.

Hardware wise
Upgraded to 2GB RAM
Replaced HDD with an SSD. This is far the best thing I've done.

Is there something more that I've overlooked?

Thank you

A:Improve performance

When you say you have upgraded to 2GB I was amazed you could even run W10 at 64bit with less than 2GB!! 4GB would be much better for a 64bit W10 OS.

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Hi
I have a wireless router plugged into an extension from the main telephone socket (cos some e-jit placed the main socket behind a door in my living room miles from a mains socket).

Works fine for email and surfing but my son says the PS3 lags (COD6). There is another extension that feeds nearer the PS3 we could try, alternatively, we could get an ethernet cable.

1 Which would be more likely to solve the problem?

2 If you connect an ethernet cable, what is the impact on the WiFi signal (ie will I still be able to surf wirelessly while he's playing)? and can I still use the landline phone?

Many thanks for your advice.
 

A:Options to improve PS3 lag

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Hey I was wondering, how do you make good looking graphics on a video game. Is it in the poly count, or does it depend on the quality of the textures that you use, or does the way you use lighting make the biggest impact? I mean you see several games come out at about the same time, and one game might look fantastic (like crysis 2 for example) and another might look just OK or really bad considering the standard. What exactly makes the graphics look so good?
 

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So I just did a System Reset on my Laptop PC. Now I need to speed up it's performance. How can I do this?

A:How can I improve the performance of my PC?

Originally Posted by Jesse Williams


So I just did a System Reset on my Laptop PC. Now I need to speed up it's performance. How can I do this?



Master Tutorial to Make Windows 10 Super Fast
Do these and check if it helps.

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Hi,

My P.C is a Packard Bell running on XP SP 3 and basically here is my current security set-up:

- Comodo IS (AV + FW + Defense)
- SuperAntiSpyware
- Spyware Blaster
- MBAM
- CCleaner

Is there anything else worth installing?

I don't use a HOSTS file, should I get one of these, I read Spyware Blaster does this job sort of already?

Also i'm using FF 3.5.6 for web-browsing, is there another browser I should consider? (I have IE8, Opera, Safari 4 + Chrome all installed if these are any better?)

Today i've just scanned with Comodo, SAS and MBAM with 0 results so that's good, just wondering if there are any other scanners, or maybe online scans I should use?
So in summary:
- Any more installations I should consider?
- Should I get a HOSTS file?
- Am I Using the Correct Browser?
- Any more scanners/online scanners worth using?

If you can answer 1 or more of these questions or provide any advice it will really be appreicated!

Also please post up your personal current "security set-up" if you can!

Thanks.

A:How Can I Improve my Security

You could check out this one?It is Free, not a System Hog, runs quitely in the Background and is good.http://www.iobit.com/security360.html?Str=download

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i have a really quick question. my monitor displays things too dark so what i was wondering is... i see these adobe color profiles here. I remember on my old PC i was able to change things up and it would display better. i know a long term solution would be to buy a new monitor, but right now i don’t have the money. Is there software that i can download that will help me with this or does anyone know how to change my color? Note: i changed it on the monitor's settings already
 

A:Improve Display

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I have improved this file and added some things in it that is a must have for all Windows XP users. This file includes many must have for any computer to keep it running well and to increase Windows XP and internet security. If you use Windows XP (or even if you don't) then you will want this file to ensure your computer's security and it's performance. Also remember that there is still work to be done and this is still not the final version.
I hope you enjoy it
 

A:Improve Your Windows Xp!!

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So i need someone who is very educated and can suggest extra parts to improve my pc's general performance, boot time, load times, faster rendering times for videos and ofc fps on games...
Currently i have:

This pc is not custom built and is manufactured by ZOOSTORM
CPU: i7 4790 (non k) not overclocked and cant be overclocked, its running at 3.60GHz
GPU: GTX 970 EVGA SC
RAM: 16GB of DDR3 1600 MHz
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte B85-HD3
HDD: 3TB Western Digital Green (no ssd and i get 100% disk usage so i think i need a new one) :/
PSU: CX750M (Coil Whines when playing games)
I need to get something to speed up my boot time as it takes about a minute to load and load times are very long. Fps gets quite low at ultra 1080p from time to time. I want to SLI my gtx 970, so i need to get a motherboard that supports it. Any idea on what motherboard or if sli is a good idea. Also is it worth getting an SSD or new HDD? Another thing i keep thinking of doing is getting the k version of my cpu but do you think its worth that much just to have over clocking capability?
I would really appreciate help on what to do as my pc needs upgrading. Load times are awful fps on games like fallout 4 and others have spikes to 40fps when around alot of objects

A:Help with pc build. What would improve it?

The system looks good I would just use an SSD for OS/Programs. That's the best improvement you can make. And I wouldn't bother with a different motherboard. It's not going to effect performance, IMO.

Just get an SSD.. 200Gb or more.

Jeff

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I want to improve my systems performance, but my computer cannot use aero so that strain is always on the CPU instead of the GPU, any way I can turn this around?

A:How to improve performance. . .

Add more RAM and disable useless star-up programs

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Here are the stats on my Optiplex 990. I.m happy with it's performance the way it is but I was wondering if someone here might be able to have a look see and advise me if maybe I could improve it with some tweak here or there or comment on some other upgrade to it I could do? Here's the link:
www.dropbox.com/.../Dell-Optiplex-990.png

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My case has 3 exhaust fans (PSU, 2nd fan in rear, 1 on top) but only the one intake (80mm inside a fan gasket, behind front bezel). What bothers me are the teeny tiny holes in front of the case. There doesn't seem to be much air available to intake. I thought of a 120mm fan, but the height of the fan would be much greater than the height of those little holes. Any ideas?
 

A:How do I improve air intake?

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One question, will SSD improve overall PC performance? For example, like antivirus scanning or installs faster than usual? Thanks.

A:Will SSD Improve Overall PC Performance?

Absolutely.

Faster boots, faster shut downs, faster game launches, faster AV scans, faster everything. Today at work, I cleaned up a bunch of email and then compacted my PST. Usually it takes 30+ minutes of my hard drive crunching away. On my SSD, done in less than 2 minutes.

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I'm new at this forum thingy so please be patient if i'm not perfect.

Okey, so my problem: I have an old computer, and i like to play games. You might already se my problem here, but is there any way at all i can improve my FPS and gaming experiance through software?? I'm not the brightest person with computers but i'm certanly not the dumbest either. So if anyone have any clues at all. Please help =)

CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) processor 64 3500+
Graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
(not that i know what these numbers are for)

(Quick replies will be appreciated since I'm heading for a big LAN this wednesday)
 

A:How to improve FPS with software?

This will test your existing system. Download the free edition build 1.3.0 (the third one down the page) the post back the results. Have you tried reducing the resolution?

http://www.futuremark.com/download/

Please add what RAM you have.
 

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Hello. I am considering increasing my memory from 2gb to 4 gb, and am thinking about switching from 32bit to 64bit ( 64bit will run on my system just fine. )

The point is to make my desktop run faster. I do not do anything which is processor intensive. Mostly just email and news reading. Occasionally I might modify in image, but that would be the hardest.

Mostly I want firefox to respond more quickly in rendering pages etc.

Would making any of these changes improve my lot in life or should I just settle for my system as is. It is 4 years old and still works like a champ. Dell did a good job on this one.

Thanks for your input!

Richard

A:To Improve my old system.

Hey there,

From the standpoint of a very impatient individual, I will say that once you go there, you can't go back. I have 8 gigs of ram and a killer AMD x6; but the biggest difference is an SSD. Once you host your OS on one, you just wont believe how much faster it is compared to a standard (7200rpm) platter drive. Its crazy.

That's my two cents!

Heather

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I have a 2.4 mhz pentium 4 with 60gb hdd (5400 rpm) and 1 ggi Ram running XP SP2. Starting programs like Quickbooks, Quicken, Office 2007, and even Firefox browser usually take from 45 sec to over 1 1/2 min. About 577mg of ram is free, and 26 gb of hdd free.
Please advise on whether changing hd to a 7200 rpm or adding more ram might help this.
Or, is it time to move to a dual processor PC.
I have defragged, paired down startup list, disabled or set to manual un-need services, and checked for virus and spyware, and I think I'm clean there.
Sending Hijack log if someone can see something else.
Thanks for the help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:10:59 AM, on 3/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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A:Can I improve performance?

All that anti-spyware stuff continually running in the background is going to bog down just about any but the speediest computers. I have nothing continually running in the background, except for the antivirus program. I manually start and run a scan with my anti-spyware programs about once a week.

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None of these startup apps need to automatically load and run:

SoundMan
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=soundman

PCDRealtime
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=PCDRealtime

Adobe Reader Speed Launcher
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=reader_sl.exe

iTunesHelper
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=iTunesHelper

GrooveMonitor
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=GrooveMonitor
(Are you REALLY using the Groove app in Office 2007?)

QuickBooks Delivery Agent
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=QBDAgent.exe

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Hi,
I am doing a write-up on how to improve your computers performance. I know there are a lot of these treads out there but I would like to tell everyone the programs I use, how they help, and why these programs are the best tools for the job.
I was getting tired of looking around for "good" programs, when all I found was junk. So, once I found good programs I decided to write something up to help the advanced computer guru's (hopefully) as well as the people who don't know a lot about computers, and wonder to themselves 'why does my computer lag so much' and 'where has all my room gone on my comp?'Some stuff written will be very 'beginners' stuff and others (hopefully) won't be.

First things first...
Go To...Start...Programs...Accessories....System Tools...Disk Cleanup....clean up all your files and get some nice free mb's storage back. You will be surprised at how much Windows Temporary Files take up. Now...Go to explorer window...Go to home drive directory...Windows...Temp...Everything in that folder you see can be deleted, as complicated as some of the stuff looks there it is useless and taking up space. Delete it all, you can, and there will be no harm to your computer.
Next...Go to Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs...Tab across to Add/Remove Windows Components (it should think for a bit before the next window comes up)...Go through each category and their details, and unclick the ones you KNOW you DONT use.... Read more

A:Improve XP Performance....

Hi There,
Thanks For Your Very Comprehensive Reply, I Have Tried All But The Last Two, As The Computer Has No Antivirus Since The Reformat It Cant Be That And The Links For The Reg Cleaner And Tune Up Are Dead?
 

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I have hp laptop  pavilin - au620tx  this is very good product, this laptop start in more time to other pc how to solve this problem. I have update all item of this laptop and take suport on www.hp.com but this is not work proper manner.

A:improve speed

How old is your computer? The first week that a brand-new Windows 10 computer is connected to the Internet, it can be quite busy, running Windows Update in the background. From: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05306751your computer's specifications are: CPU: Intel® Core? i5-7200U (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)Memory: 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)Video graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)Hard drive: 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA Have you recently run the "Disk Defragmenter"?Windows does schedule this task for once a week, so it may have been done without telling you. The only way to speed-up your computer is to replace the 5400-RPM disk-drive by a 7200-RPM disk-drive, or by a SSD ("Solid State Disk") device, for faster Input/Output. Measure, measure, measure. Use the Windows "Task Manager" to list the tasks that are running, and to see if any tasks are consuming too much CPU. 

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My laptop has been running slower and slower. I've cleared all unnecessary files using disc cleanup,defragment my C: drive and defrag regestry using auslogics,but the peformance still isn't anywhere near "Good". Is there anything else i can do? Upgrading system or installing programs to increase speed and acceleration? Any sort of help is greatly appreciated.

P/S: i've attached my system's info & spec.
 

A:How can i improve peformance?

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Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 224 MB
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
CPU Speed: 1531.7 MHz
Sound card: Avance AC97 Audio
Display Adapters: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 16 bit
:
Network Adapters: Microsoft Loopback Adapter | Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport | WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
CD / DVD Drives: D: LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-811S
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COM Ports: COM3 | COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 37.3GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 12.0GB
USB Controllers: 2 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
:
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: DA201A-ABA 6310US NA850
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AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 12/16/02 | KM266 - 42302e31
Time Zone: Central Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: KM266-8233
Modem: Lucent Win Modem

I want a good system can you guide me in the right direction?

A:help improve my system please!

About the only thing I would do to that system is upgrade the Memory and Video Card.

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Hi

I'd like to improve my download speed.
its at 3 kilobytes per sec, i think
it should be better than that.

Where would i start
to improve it ?

John
 

A:can i improve on 3kbs ?

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Hi... I am trying to improve my 56 dailup and my pc overall performance. I am running Window Me with 1000Mh processor and just install extra SD Ram [128mb to 256mb] but don't see much improvement. High Speed is not availiable in my area..
Do anyone have any tips.....Thanks
 

A:trying to improve my dailup

Hi huggie, there's not much more you can do. Beware of download accelerators, etc; they're of dubious benefit. You'll be better off keeping your system free of any spy/ad ware applications. Spybot and AdAware are excellent:

http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?lang=en&page=download

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=506
A pop-up add blocker may be of use since downloading those banners and stuff takes up lots of bandwith:

http://www.popuptest.com/
Also, make sure you have a firewall. ZoneAlarm and Sygate are good options.

http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conte...ckbox7=yes&checkbox8=yes&image.x=38&image.y=9

http://download.com.com/3000-2092-10049526.html
 

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Hi, i am new here. I just wanted to ask experts' opinion about my PC, cause i am not really satisfied with my PC performance
Spec: Processor: AMD FX™-8350 Eight-Core Processor 4.00 GHz
RAM: 12.0 GB
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Monitor: BenQ RL2455
VGA: Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 jetstream
Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming
Is there any problem with my spec?cause sometimes when i play game like DOTA2, i had some fps drop, and my stable fps with HIGH setting cant reach 100 fps

A:Ask about PC gaming to improve

Please post the make and model of your PSU.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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i downloaded a video from the net in rm format.
the video quality sucks.
is there a way to improve it
i tried to convert it to avi using tinra.
media player could not play it.
 

A:improve rm quality

Hiya

You won't be able to convert it to AVI, as its a different format altogether.
Do you have RealOne, or RealPlayer?

You may also need the DivX codec:

http://www.divx.com/divx/

Regards

eddie
 

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http://www.masta-gamerz.com/

Im not sure on how to improve my site can i please have some suggestions

http://www.masta-gamerz.com/forum/index.php

If it is allowed could i also have some suggestions on how to fix that up!!!!!!

I would appreciate it im not ADVERTISING im asking cuz i wanna affiliate and make ppl happy...........if its not allowed DELETE this thread ok....i wasnt sure
i would like as many suggestions as possible PLEASE REPLY
 

A:I need a suggestion to improve

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Hi, i am new here. I just wanted to ask experts' opinion about my PC, cause i am not really satisfied with my PC performance
Spec: Processor: AMD FX™-8350 Eight-Core Processor 4.00 GHz
RAM: 12.0 GB
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Monitor: BenQ RL2455
VGA: Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 jetstream
Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming
Is there any problem with my spec?cause sometimes when i play game like DOTA2, i had some fps drop, and my stable fps with HIGH setting cant reach 100 fps

A:Ask about PC gaming to improve

Specs is looking nice.

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