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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

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?


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

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.

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:
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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: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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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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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.

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.

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


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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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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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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?


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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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I have 64 RAM, of which 56RAM is available for the internet (as I understand it.) (I have 6.4GB hard drive of which about 4.8GB is free space. While I spend some time on the computer every day, either putting documents in Works 6.0, reading and writing emails, and looking at some favorite websites, and doing some research online, I expect I am still a light user. I'm not having any problems with my computer or doing my "thing" on it, though sometimes it downloads quite slowly. The PC pitstop site, which has received so much attention on the Tips forum, tells me that if I increase RAM to 128 or 256, I will experience immediately improved performance. Even though I am not really experiencing problems, still I am interested in the prospect of improved performance, particularly faster downloads. (I could always use more time to waste.)

I am wondering if I light user like me will experience that improvement or maybe it's something that will only happen to a heavier user.


A:Improve performance with more RAM?

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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


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

A:improve PC performance?


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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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
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
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 guys,

Has any of you had experience with the following and it there an explaination, or better, a way to solve it? Some days ago I completed building my new NAS server. Now, I have what seems to be a very slow file sharing performance that I wish to improve.

Locally, if I log on, I can copy/past a 1.5Gbyte file in the same directory and reach 40Mbyte/s full duplex (40Mbyte read, 40Mbyte write). Nice.
If I download the same file using HTTP I reach a download speed of 35Mbyte/s. Nice.
If I copy the same file to my client's harddisk using windows file sharing I reach a speed of 30Mbyte/s (some overhead, ok, but still nice for a NAS).
If I run iPerf from the client to the server and put it in duplex mode it performs 30-35Mbyte in both directions simultaneously.
If I run NetCPS from the client to the server it performs 30-40Mbyte/s.
Now, if I copy/paste the same 1.5Gbyte file in the same directory, but from the client, and I do in on a network disk (net use Z: \\\data), I reach a performance of only 12-14Mbyte/s. Not nice. :dead:

Server and client are crosscabled using a Cat5e crosscable (properly wired for gigabit). Server uses a Supermicro PDSME motherboard, onboard Intel(R) PRO/1000 PM, 1Gbyte memory, Areca 1120 array controller in raid5 using four seagate barracuda 250Gb disks @ 7200. The client is not new, but holds a 2.8Ghz intel cpu, a Intel(R) PRO/1000 GT network card in 32bit PCI. For now, both are running in a testsetup with 2003 serve... Read more

A:Improve NAS performance

try here ,may help
I have done some server setup work ,but not on this level
my network is now at 70 mb/s full duplex
using only 10/100 nics distance is max 10ft
no mention of ftp server/client testing
love this stuff ,I read some of this and I realy think it will shed some light
big fan of intel products,other than cpu's

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I have a 1080p LG LCD Monitor.

It has 2 inputs, DVI and VGA. I have two different types of cables, HDMI-DVI and VGA-VGA. I tried connecting my laptop to the monitor.

My laptop has two outputs, VGA and HDMI. When I use the HDMI output, the image on my monitor is sharp and clear. When I use the VGA output and the VGA-VGA cable, the image on my monitor is blurry.

Is there any fix?

EDIT: My VGA connector also has one peculiarity. From the point of view of the sockets, Pin No. 9 is missing, for both ends. (although it may unused)

A:How to improve VGA quality?

The vga cable has a lower resolution than HDMI and the HDMI cable is designed to carry the 1080p resolution along with sound. Stick with the HDMI cable it's much better as you found out.

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*Check system specs below*

I just wanted some advice on what to replace or add to my PC to my RIG such as liquid cooling or heatsinks or other CPUs i can get or even GPUs because i have some money id like to use on it and the C70 case is quite spacious and id like to make it better but i really dont know what else to get-- or ahould i get a new monitor?

A:Need a few suggestions to improve this rig.

It is really up to you as to what to get; but it also depends on specifically what you are looking for. For cooling; I just use my case supplied fans and cpu fan instead of any liquid cooling. For heatsink; i would just stick with the one that came with the cpu since it probably was meant specifically for that cpu. For other option you could also put in a second hard drive and use it as extra storage. You could also get a blu ray writer/player. There are too many options to list but hopefully this gives you a idea.

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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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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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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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I'm not too terrible familiar with all the ins and outs of networking, but I have some "basic" questions as I am looking into improving my network speed.

I'll begin with what I have on the network.
2 PCs, PS3, Xbox 360 (all wired) and a Wii (wireless).

I have a WRT54GS router currently. I'm considering getting the D-Link DGL-4500 as an upgrade. My question is, would this be a significant upgrade? One of my PCs has a gigabit ethernet card and one does not. Will this router supply the fastest speed to each device or would it provide the speed that the weakest device was capable of to all devices on the network?

Secondly, my internet provider offers 3 packages.
7 Mbps X 512 Kbps
9 Mbps X 768 Kbps
11 Mbps X 1 Mbps

I currently have the 1st package (7 X 512), so how dramatic would the change from the 1st to 3rd package be?

I'm primarily looking to A) Get constant good speeds when gaming B) Get significant increased speeds when streaming video etc.

Again, I'm quite new to the networking side of things, so I don't know if these questions even make complete sense, but I thought I'd ask before I try the spend and trial/error approach, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Trying to improve my network

According to this Windows 7 Compatibility D-Link D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Wireless Router the D-Link is compatible with both 32bit and 64bit Win7 versions with no additional action required (out of box). However that is a draft N router and to get the full benefit of its' performance, your devices would have to be N type devices, but it is backward compatible with a b and g wireless so that's not a real problem.
According to this Windows 7 Compatibility Linksys Linksys BroadBand w/SpeedBooster 72Mbps 802.11g 4Port Wireless Router the Linksys is compatible with 32 bit Win7 after a firmware upgrade and there is no information regarding Win7 64bit. I have personally used this particular router with Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and while it worked, I was not at all pleased with the actual wireless performance even when my wireless device was very close to the router. (Your mileage may vary)
As for the ISP upgrade in service, I'm all for the latest and greatest, biggest and badest...but it's usually about your personal budget. Streaming video would be all about download and I would think that 7megs would be more than sufficient, would 11 megs be better, well if you're having problems with buffering now, then I would think yes, but I would wonder more about the source of the video and how busy their servers are. Gaming is bi-directional up and down and while the upgrade would double your upload performance don't expect it to work miracles, there are a ton of people out there wi... 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 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
Processor intel i3

A:Improve performance

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at this tutorial: Optimize Windows 7

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I had been using a XFX HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DP Out PCI-E for over a year 13 months to be exact and it died. I was not insured luckily the retailer I bought it from agreed to repair or replace it.

It was completely dead and they no longer stocked the original card, I opted for a Gainward GTX 570 Phantom 1280MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E with insurance as I didn't want to spend a great deal of money on a 580/680. As I'm in and out of hospital at the moment and therefore unable to work.

I'm in the mood for upgrading my computer a little nothing major I'd like to keep my CPU and mobo unless it would offer a significant improvement. Would there be away of improving my current system? Buying a second graphics card, more RAM, adding a sound card or even overclocking?

I use this machine mostly for games and my media playback (Blu-rays etc) If you don't think I need to that's fine but I'm open to all suggestions. Please let me know what you think.


OS: Windows 7 64 Ultimate
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Socket 1366 8 Channel Audio
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Non-ECC Unbuffered
GFX: Gainward GTX 570 Phantom 1280MB GDDR5 x 1

Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case
PSU: Antec Truepower Quattro 1200W

A:How Would You Improve My Setup?

You have a very nice rig currently. I might consider your CPU cooling. Have you considered the great Corsair H100 and adding 4 premium fans in push pull?

Then of course adding an additional GPU would be killer but I might suggest going in stages buy enhancing the CPU cooling and investigating a modest overclock. Then look into a nice SLi set up.

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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
- 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!


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'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 ?


A:can i improve on 3kbs ?

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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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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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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
RAM: 16GB of DDR3 1600 MHz
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.


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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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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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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:\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:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bel... Read more

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.


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



Adobe Reader Speed Launcher


(Are you REALLY using the Groove app in Office 2007?)

QuickBooks Delivery Agent


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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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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 donít 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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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?


Please add what RAM you have.

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Quote : " Security Planner is a custom security advice tool from Citizen Lab. Answer a few questions, and it gives you a few simple things you can do to improve your security. It's not meant to be comprehensive, but instead to give people things they can actually do to immediately improve their security. I don't see it replacing any of the good security guides out there, but instead augmenting them.

The advice is peer reviewed, and the team behind Security Planner is committed to keeping it up to date.

Note: I am an advisor to this project. Bruce Schneier. "
Quote : " Most of us have probably read advice or tips from different information security awareness campaigns. Growing concern over ransomware and other malicious worms have more organizations mounting anti-spear phishing efforts around the office. In fact, one of the better-known groups in this space, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and its Stay Safe Online website, grew out of a cooperative effort by the private sector nearly a decade ago to counter spear phishing. Despite a number of other advocacy and research groups who have also created education or awareness campaigns for online and information safety, several flaws have limited the programs' impact. First, many of these programs about online safety aim toward such broad audiences that the advice becomes too voluminous to follow. Second, traditional security awareness campaigns are difficult to adjust as quickly as the most... Read more

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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:


A pop-up add blocker may be of use since downloading those banners and stuff takes up lots of bandwith:

Also, make sure you have a firewall. ZoneAlarm and Sygate are good options.



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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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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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Hey, I thought it's about time my PC had a little kick. I've got some money around and I've had this one for a year now. It's a Gaming PC but I want just that little extra performance out of it. So I was wondering what you could recommend, for example a new graphics card, some faster RAM, or an SSD or something.

My Specs:
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz
6GB DDR3 Triple Channel 1333MHz
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
1.5TB HDD 7200RPM


A:What will improve my performance?

You could upgrade your RAM to 1600Mhz.

A better graphics card like a HD 6970.

And a Solid State Drive for programs.

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Have a C850D (E1-1200) bought for a one time Windows requirement years ago, which it accomplished. Performance was not stellar on this unit with the default Windows 8.0 o/s.
The RTL8188CE wireless card that comes with this has only one antenna connector, even though there are two antennas in there. Search for images of Toshiba part no PA3839U-1MPC. Many images of this on ebay show the flip side of the card for obvious reasons.
The drive that came with this developed bad sectors pretty early on, SMART didn't report any issues, it's like the firmware of the Toshiba branded drive was gamed from the get-go. Bad sectors tend to increase, and they did, quickly too. Otherwise, performance was as expected.
How to improve?
For a minimal investment, an SSD and replacement wifi card (with 2 antenna connections) work wonders. Further, installing a decent linux o/s improves performance considerably. Go to Distrowatch and pick one. Mageia works, but is a bit demanding. I settled on Solus and it picked EVERYTHING up without issue and works sufficiently well to make use of the machine for some less demanding purposes. I upgraded to 8g RAM but the memory utilization is so low that isn't necessary. The only cost to me was the ssd, on sale. The rest of the parts were all stripped off old machines. An ok ROI for the end result.

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Now firstly, im completly and utterly hardware illiterate just so you know

So anyhoo I have £150 to improve either: my graphics card, Memory or Hard drive. My main aim is to improve the lag I experience when playing games, recently being BF2.

Currently I have:
Graphics card - ATI Raedon X600
Hard Drive - 71.4GB with 14.5GB space left
Memory: 1024mb RAM
And I have windows XP

So improving which one would make the most difference considering my budget, and what should I replace it with?


A:What would Improve my gaming most?

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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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