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Q: does better hardware increase speed on simple board and card games

My girlfriend has a 566mhz celeron with 11mb shared intel integrated video. I have a 866mhz pentium3 with 32mb nvidia riva tnt2 agp graphics card. She has gotten hooked on a game called 99 bottles where you have to slide the bottles across the screen to line them up. I have noticed that they move much slower on her computer than on mine. I am considering buying her a 16 or 32 mb pci (she doesn't have an agp port) video card (I know they make faster now but she only plays simple games), but I'm not sure if it'd make a difference in games like this, like solitaire games where you have to watch the card move across the screen when it's dealt. Does anybody know about such things?

thank you very much,
Robert Kupferer

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hi there, i have a sony ericsson wireless pc card for laptops and the highest download speed i get is about 16k and that is with full reception. Is there some way to make this go faster. i heard some people say something about unlocking ur pc card to make it go faster? is that true and how do u do this. Or is it up to the phone company to do so? Or is this the fastest such a pc card can work?

A:is there a way to increase the speed of a wireless card


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I just installed a Western Digital VelociRaptor 1 TB hard drive and did not gain any speed according to the Windows Experience Index of 5.9. I then purchased a HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card thinking that since my motherboard is not SATA III, that was the problem. Exact same results. I have an Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard which is not AHCI compliant. Could that be the problem? From what I have read, AHCI will make the drive hot-swappable but not increase the performance that much. I thought the 10,000 RPM drive alone would make a big difference. Are there better (free) tests that I can run besides the Windows Experience. It bothers me that I have invested all of this money and did not increase the index at all.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Installed SATA III card & 10,000 RPM drive and no speed increase

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If the mobo has onboard video of 4 megs but allows you, in bios, to increase to 8megs, where does the memory usage come from?

By changing from 4mb to 8 mb the memory usage has to affect something else? Right? (besides the improved video)
What is or may be negatively affected?

Hope this makes sense.

A:On-board video increase

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Hello again..
i have anough space left on the other data partition and i need to redistribute some of it to my system partition. paragon partition manager can't finish the task due to some x64 conflict.. can someone please link me or advice me on the best safe way to do it?


A:simple and safe way to increase system drive size partition?

i'm trying to do it with windows disk managment (by first shrinking the big partition) but it's showing the mouse "working" logo for a long time with no change.. don't even know if i should stop this and how..

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very basics for testing a new board. shouldnt i be able to get bios to post with just power,cpu, and ram..no video card? i know I wont be able to see post screen, but should'nt I get a beep or clicking.
as of now, i get cpu fan spin and no sounds at all. and yes, internal speaker is hooked up

A:simple m-board question

Hi aderek,

You won't necessarily get beep codes if there is a problem on startup. It depends how far in the boot process the system gets. There are critical motherboard components (including the cpu and bios) that must be functioning properly for the POST program to get that far. It's the cpu itself that runs the post and the code for it is located in the bios.
I've seen motherboards that won't do much of anything without a video card attached. All depends on motherboard design.
p.s. Keep in mind that basic video functions are usually tested very early during the POST and may precede initialization of the speaker function.

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A VERY simple query (except it eludes me!)
I have a succesful merged label run of 500 plus ,two to a page labels, but as the sheets already have a top printed I need the line from the merge to be about 3 lines further down each label and not where word currently decides to place it.
I guess there is a simple way of doing this?
If anyone could tell me what it is I will be grateful



A:Mail Merge -- Simple 3 clicks of key board !

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I play dota and i lag what can u do or buy to increase its speed and not lag?

A:What can u do to increase my com speed?

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how can i increase PCI bus speed other than overclocking? or increase pci bandwidth?

A:how to increase PCI bus speed?


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not sure but i think it should be faster

A:increase speed?

True : check this out : Auto Tuning - TCP/IP receive level

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is it possible to increase the fsb on an Abit KT7-Raid motherboard
from 100 to 133 by flashing the prom ??

A:fsb speed increase ?

Your best bet is to check out overclocking.com (or overclock.com- cant remember)- they have a big list of hw and what can be done with it. Remember to make sure that it won't affect your pci stuff, as some cards etc do not like a bus increase.

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Hi all.

I recently upgraded my ram up to 16gb of 1600mhz (4gb x 4) . However on my pc and bios I see that it is only running at 1333 mhz. I've seen some videos on how to speed it up and it says to enable XMP but for some reason it is greyed out and I can't enable it. My specs are

- gigabyte Z87X-UD3H

-Corsair vengeance 1600 RAM


A:Increase Ram Speed

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Both, the CPU and the Case fan runs 50% of max rpm, but I wanted 100% rpm. Desktop Board: Intel D946GZIS. Spend hours on de Intel site, looking for a selution, can't find.
The use of SpeedFan don't succeed, adjusting the fan speed didn't work.
Who can help me?

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My computer has been overheating lately. I was wondering how I can run the fan at a high speed to hopefully decrease the temperature. I have a HP Pavilion dv5z-1000 laptop.


A:Increase Fan Speed

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Hello, in my AMI BIOS simple setup utility the CPU PnP setup tells me that there is a CPU speed available up to 550MHz with CPU base frequency 100MHz
and CPU multiple factory 5.5x
I'm now at 300MHz base frequency of 66MHz and multiple factory4.5x and the computer works fine. My question is if its save to increase the speed to the 550MHz? my CPU brand is a AmD K6-2.

A:CPU speed increase

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Most people talk about there CPU fans being to loud and that they wanna know how to decrease their speed because theyd rather have peace and quiet and have there CPU take some heat. Well i have speedfan and my cpu fan rpm sits around 3400rpm, ive seen it get into the 5000rpm ranges. How would i go about having full control of my cpu fan? I wanna have it running at maximum speed all the time, i wanna bring my cpu temps below 40C at idle.

A:How to increase CPU Fan Speed

It depends on the type of fan you have.

Some of them alter their own speed according to the temperature, some of them have their speed adjusted by the motherboard.

How many wires run into your fan? If it's three wires then there is no way to control its speed. If it's four wires then connecting the speed control wire to +5V should do the trick.

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can i increase my transfer rate for internet

A:increase net speed

Google TCPOptimiser.

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Normally my net speed is 29kB/s and i use uTorrent a lot so can i increase my speed?

A:Speed Increase

I have done a speed test


Still why i am getting speed in Kb/s?

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how can we increase the speed of my laptop hav 2GB RAM and 250GB HD,intel core 2 duo,window xp sp-2.

A:increase the speed of pc

Install SP3 for security reasons. Malware slows your computer down.

Use MyDefrag.

Uninstall as much unnecessary software as you have.

Increase your RAM if possible.

Uninstall anything with the word "toolbar" in it, and get as many of the update.exe disabled.

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I am paying for a 1 something or other mb, maybe? I can never remember. My question is when I download, at the most I am getting 200k. Is that as good as it can get or is there something I need to do?
I am using XP home edition version 2002 Sp2, My network adapter.. NVIDIA nForce. What else afects your actual speed?


A:How Do You Increase Broadband Speed?

I verywell could be. The download speed is determined by several factors. The most restrictive is how much bandwidth will the remote server let you have to download the software. I have 6Mbps download speed. MajorGeeks and Download.com seldom allow me more than 250Kbps and it is not uncommon to be as low as 150Kbps. With that said I have downloaded from Source.Forge.com at over 2.5Mbps on occassion. Have you tried testing your download speed? Try testing your speed at the following link.http://performance.toast.net/

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well ive checked out some otther threads and i dindnt get the part on how
to increase the speed on bit torrent or on utorrent ive seen some videos too
but how do i increase the speed too somthing like 512kb or somthing alike please
anybody who knows anyrhing about this please help

A:Bit torrent speed increase


Bit torrent and the like are peer to peer software and work on the basis that you take pieces of the item you want from people who have either the full file or part of it, in a sense this means the actual download speed is dictated by how many people are giving the file (seeding) and how fast there connection is to the internet, if for instance the majority were still on an old dial up then you would see a slow connection and download rate, however if they have a good broadband speed then the download speed would increase.

You cant do anything about the speed other than to try and get a file from those who have a good internet connection, as this isnt something you can guess at then your stuffed and have to wait for the file at whatever speed you can get it at.

I will say this, ensure your router (if you use one) has the correct ports opened on it to allow BT to connect properly, and remember that BT itself is an illegal method of sharing files and you run the risk of being taken to court for any files you choose to download.

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how to increase processor speed?

A:how to increase processor speed?

Unless the CPU is setup with a speed boost of some sort, there is no accepted way to "overclock" a OEM processor.  It is usually done throught the BIOS settings, but again OEM's normally do not allow that.If you have a specific question about the hardware you have purchased, post a model number

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Comcast seems to have souped up our connections, and I didn't even hear about it! Last time I heard, we had 4000/384, but today I was downloading a large file, and noticed that I seemed to be getting really fast downloads, maintaining 600kb/sec for a 100mb file. I checked the speed test at www.dslreports.com, and it does seem that the connection is faster right now.

2005-08-20 20:47:51 EST: 5435 / 338

Anyone else notice this with Comcast?

A:Comcast Speed Increase?

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how download speed increase in windows xp.my modem is airtel its speed is 60kbps

A:how download speed increase

In any other method.

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I have a Gateway desktop with Win 98, SP3 that is getting progressively slower --several minutes to boot up and 30 -60 seconds between commands. I have deleted files and cookies regularly.

I need help.

A:How can I increase my computer speed?

May be time to get a new system.

What size HDD? How much free space? How much RAM?

Possible causes:
bad RAM
bad/corrupt HDD
MB failing
and the list goes on.

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Hi experts

I tried some comments of people and I did use some software but none was realy usefull. My speed is with dial up is something like 30to 33 and download is 2,5Kb/s .
Please if anybody with experience (I mean did prove it) and did increase speed of internet and download , Please inform me .

Thanks in advance

A:Please help to increase speed on Dial up

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hello, i have a windows 7 with netzero dial up 3G and my download speed is aprox. 4kb a sec. i really want to make my download speed faster. canu guys please help.

A:increase download speed

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hey, can you help me, how can I increase my speed in firefox, I've heard that this can be done, but I do not know how . also, how could I disable windows defender in order to save resources?

A:increase speed in Firefox

You can disable windows defender in control panel/security settings.
I don't use Vista anymore, but think that's right.

Not sure about Firefox its fast already.

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If you check out the below image of windows default Internet connection status dialer. You see that Sent Compression is 67% but Receiving compression is only 2%. What's the meaning of this and we can improve or increase the receiving compression. In my system Windows XP SP1, IE6 is installed. And i already increase the port speed of my modem (Com3) to 115200 BPS.

A:How to increase receiving speed.

You apparently do more receiving than downloading. Almost everything that you are "sending" is an acknowledgement that you received the packet. These acknowledgements can be compressed much more than the data itself, therefore you will only get a 2%-3% receive compression, but a much higher send compression.

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Alright, I may be totally wrong on this but I figured it was worth asking about just incase...

I have dialup, first of all, meaning im connected at 53kps usually.

However, when I download things, like via download managers or torrents or something, it is very rare for me to get a better speed than 5kps.

So my question is, is there a way to allocate/tweak my bandwith or something to let my download managers/torrent programs use more and thus download faster than 5kps?

Any suggestions are welcome, even if they make only slight improvements (on dialup even 1~2kps diffrence is pretty important =/)


A:Way to increase download speed?

Not quite sure what you mean by "5 kps", but I will assume you mean 5 kB/s

That is actually a very good result on dial-up, and equates to a sustained stransfer of 40 - 50 kb/s. ("b" = bits, "B" = Bytes).

Many people on dial-up would die for those results....

5 kB/s is 5 x 8 x (error correction overheads) giving 40 or 50 kb/s.

You must have a good modem and good copper to the telephone exchange....I know of nothing that can magically push more data through the phone line, you are already well up to the physical limit possible.

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im using a mobile operator;s internet line and m using nokia 7610 or sony ericsson k510i as the modem. Nokia has a class6 gprs and ericsson has class 10 gprs. My net connection has dynamic ip. Is there any way that i can increase my net speed or have the level best of the modem? because my net speed is very slow compared to other who are using it.


A:Increase internet speed

Contact your mobile operators Internet provider for answers to this

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You have probably seen plenty of threads on this but I would like a personal judgment opinion on how i should do this. Thanks

A:How to increase boot speed?

Here - Optimize Windows 7

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This computer is directly hooked up to the router using an ethernet cable, and then the router is connected to the comcast modem. Can I take out the ethernet cable from the router and attach it directly to the modem, to increase download speeds, and speed in general?
Thanks in advance.

A:Increase speed on computer

Bypassing router with do nothing, regarding your internet speed.

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I am looking for a way to increase speed of my direct pc satellite.
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My download speed was like 1.53 Mbps and my upload speed was 0.01mbps... i can't upload any file, what should i do? Thanks

A:Can I increase upload speed?

Can you please give a little more information?

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I recently purchased a new computer (parts) from Newegg. My motherboard is an ASRock P45XE,
My processor is an E8400, and I have 4GB of G.Skill DDR2 1066.

In the BIOS settings, I change the FSB of my processor from 333 to 356. Which is 3.0Ghz to 3.21Ghz. Increasing this, changes my DRAM frequency from 1066 to 1138. For some reason, my computer won't function after the BIOS screen with 3.21Ghz AND DDR2 1138.

Although, I am able to run my computer safely at 3.21Ghz and DDR2 854.

So my question is... Should I run my computer at 3.0Ghz and DDR2 1066? Or should I run it at 3.21Ghz and DDR2 854? For the best performance

A:FSB increase or higher RAM speed?

You can OC and manually set a divider in the BIOS to allow you to run your RAM and FSB at different speeds. For your given numbers, you can set a RAM:FSB divider of 8:5.

Your OC may also be limited by your motherboard. But generally speaking, a higher CPU frequency nets a greater boost in performance compared to a higher RAM frequency.

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Is there a recommended free software, which would increase the speed of 56K modem?


A:to increase 56K modem speed

Here's a page from "Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips" site.


It applies to Win98 though so I'm not sure how applicable it is for you.

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I have a 3.0ghz, 1gb ram, winxp pro. It had been running just fine and started just average speed. But lately when I enter in the username password, it takes 3-4 minutes to load everything.

The regular programs that load at startup are Zone Alarm, Windows Messengers, NOD32, AVG Anti-Spyware, Sound...

What is the best way to speed up the startup process?

A:Best way to increase startup speed?

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i have a p4 1.7 ghz pc having 128 ram and windows xp as operating system.
more than half of my hard disk space is empty but still the starting, shutting down and operating speed is as good as it was in beginning.
i deleted many programs and games directly without goin to add remove directory so there names r still appearing in add remove directory.
how to clear that directory.does it affect the speed.
a guy told me that ur ram may be used in unnecessary processes,is that right?
i have a software of ram booster ,is it the right solution.
tell me how does should i use it and all possible ways to clear unnecessary data to get the best speed.

A:want to increase systems speed

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why my brodband speed is very slow????
my internet speed is only 20 to 30 kb/sec....
how to increse my internet speed????

A:increase my internet speed

Buy a better plan from your ISP?

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How can I increase my download speed

Are the roads please

A:How can I increase my download speed

You need a faster DSL line. Talk to your ISP.

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Just nosing around the web and found this tip. Go to control panel/internet options/connections/lan settings and uncheck automaticaly detect settings.

Seems to speed up the loading time for web pages for me Hope it does for you

A:Small speed increase

That will be very dependant on the type of connection you have.

I use a BT connection and doing what you suggest increased its reliability a little but i have seen no change in connection speed.
I did it about a week ago so i have had time to see if there was any other benefits.

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Try this, it improved my pc but not much

Click the start button
then type in the start menu system.ini

in the system.ini copy this

page buffer=10000000Tbps

Tbps means Tera bytes per second which means the internet speed will improve

Second method:
If it did not work try this other method
1-go to run
2-type gpedit.msc
3-expand the administrative templates
4-expand the network
5-select Qos Packet Scheduler
6- double click limit reservable bandwidth
7-enable it and put 0 in the bandwidth limit
8-click apply and ok
hope this helps!!

A:Increase internet speed

Well, I am always a sucker for Internet speed so I will try anything once, sometimes though, even more than once )

Hey, I wonder if I would gain twice the speed if I was to do both methods at the same time?

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Is it true that a download manager helps in making download speed faster? If so, which is the best download manager to download for free? Also, which free file hosting site has the fastest download or maybe upload speed?

A:How do I increase my download speed?

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I was just reading your instructions and I feel there is something missing.

2. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER ?> Software ?> Microsoft ?> Windows ?> Current Version ?> Internet Settings (there are 10 folders in that folder which one?)

Thank you.

A:Increase Browsing speed in IE

Hello Jlynn

Which instruction are you reffering too? is this for the runonce error?

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Hello everybody,

I was wondering if anybody knows how to increse the speed of firefox. I downloaded fasterfox but the speed didn't seem to change any.

Any suggestions.

A:Anybody Know How To Increase The Speed Of Firefox

[email protected]@k here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/1782/firefox-web-browser-pipelining/And here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=14029&hl=

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