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Help me fix my 2.5 reliability rating!

Q: Help me fix my 2.5 reliability rating!

Hey guys, I've been experiencing the brunt of vista-related problems recently and I can't seem to fix anything. My reliability rating has gone from a 9.5 to a 2.5 over the course of the last few weeks. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Memory intensive tasks (games/dvd burning/bittorent) hang 50% of the time when I try to close them and don't end until I restart my computer.Event Viewer tells me this:Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error

Faulting application Explorer.EXE, version 6.0.6000.16549, time stamp 0x46d230c5, faulting module unknown, version, time stamp 0x00000000, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0248d170, process id 0x52c, application start time 0x01c8506a7cc89230.

Explorer.exe usually freezes/restarts after the FIRST time I type anything while the start menu is open (searching).Event Viewer tells me this:Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error

Faulting application Explorer.EXE, version 6.0.6000.16549, time stamp 0x46d230c5, faulting module unknown, version, time stamp 0x00000000, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0248d170, process id 0x52c, application start time 0x01c8506a7cc89230.

I have AVG antivirus installed, it has not found anything
I run Ad-aware to check for spyware, and that has not found anything.
I use ZoneAlarm as a supplementary firewall.
I am pretty experienced with computers..so feel free to suggest anything. I can post a HijackThis! log if you guys need it.
Computer is a Sony Vaio sz660n running windows vista with all windows updates installed from automatic update.


Edit: Closing event viewer and the reliability monitor both just caused explorer to crash/restart (twice!).

Preferred Solution: Help me fix my 2.5 reliability rating!

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A: Help me fix my 2.5 reliability rating!

Just got a new error related to the explorer one:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 1/6/2008 10:09:44 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
The description for Event ID 1000 from source Application Error cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:


The substitution string for insert index (%1) could not be found
Looks like media center is corrupted..but I have no idea

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When an UPS has both surge and backup/surge outlets, does the VA or wattage ratings include both, or only the ones that run on battery?

A:UPS VA Rating

I'd have to make an educated guess but from the logical POV it seems like those ratings apply to the battery buffered outlets only since the others are basically just extended, unbuffered wall outlets.

You'll find that whatever is connected to those ports shuts down if you pull the main plug on the UPS


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I would like to know what you guys would rate the:

Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT
It seems that its a good price and is a fairly new card. So what do youguys think.....??

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how do i get a higher score than 5.9 on my hdd as that the only thing holding back my score from being 7.3? i heard i need a SSD to get it higher is this correct?

A:HDD only gets a 7 rating of 5.9

You can't improve your hard drive's WEI rating without buying a new better one.

An SSD would be a sure fire way of getting your system rating up but I'm sure there are some high RPM hard drives that can do that too.

To be honest though a WEI of 5.9 will sure as fire run just about any piece of software you want 2 fold.

You have to remember that this is just a number and and will not drag your system performance down too much anyway, the only noticeable difference I would see from having a better WEI scoring HDD/SSD would be boot speed and local file transfer rates.


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I'm building a new PC soon and am considering this case here:

I like the look of it and the features sound good for my use.

The question is, this 350w case is only 5 more than the same one with a 300w PSU, the cases are relatively cheap probably 'cause they use a generic PSU, does anyone see a reason why i shouldn't buy this case?

A:What PSU rating do I need?

* B.U.M.P. your previous thread or list the componets your using, which determines psu requirments. You've been building this PC for over 6 months now; & I'm afraid you haven't learned a thing.
Better to buy a good case w/ good internals & cooling, rather than buy a cheap case that will give you fits.

KT333 Chipset Motherboard Questions
Athlon XP OEM or Retail Boxed
DDR RAM Configuration
Perfect Upgrade: GeForce2 GTS --> GeForce 4 TI4200

Originally posted by PHATMAN5050
How big must the power supply be?

Bump To The Top
For the sake of continuity, it would have been better to reply to your previous post. That way people can follow your problem & the story line. Anytime you reply to a post,
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Has anyone had a problem getting a Windows Experience Index rating?

I keep trying to get one and it won't work. The progress bar moves about 5% of the way and then stops. I have closed all running programs and let it sit for an hour. Task manager shows WinSAT.exe at 0% CPU usage.

Any ideas?

Here's my system:

Processor Information:
Vendor: AuthenticAMD
Speed: 3006 Mhz
2 logical processors
2 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Windows Version:
Windows 7 (64 bit)
NTFS: Supported

Video Card:
Driver: ATI Radeon HD 3850 (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)
DirectX Driver Name: atiumdag.dll
Driver Version:
DirectX Driver Version:
Driver Date: 13 Nov 2008
Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
DirectX Card: ATI Radeon HD 3850 (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)
VendorID: 0x1002
DeviceID: 0x9505
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
No SLI or Crossfire Detected
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Primary Display Size: 26.65" x 16.65" (31.42" diag)
67.7cm x 42.3cm (79.8cm diag)
Primary Bus Type Not Detected
Primary VRAM: 1024 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x

Sound card:
Audio device: Speak... Read more

A:Can't get a WEI rating.

Quote: Originally Posted by dukeofhurl

OS Install Date: Dec 31 1969

What? lol

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is this ne good for a PSU?

This ATX power supply features 550-watts of power with a Serial ATA (SATA) connector, six large 4-pin power connectors, and two small power connectors. There are two fans that glow a bright blue LED when the system is on, and features a chrome knob that adjusts fan speed and thermal degree. Styled in an aluminum and clear acrylic finish, this power supply offers maximum performance for your PC gaming needs!

Aluminum and Clear Acrylic finish
550 watts total
Two (2) 80 mm LED fan s that glows blue and red
Adjustable chrome knob that adjusts fan speed and thermal degree
One (1) 20-inch ATX connector
One (1) 20-inch ATX12V connector
One (1) 20-inch ATX Auxiliary connector
One (1) Serial ATA (SATA) power connector
Six (6) large 4-pin power connectors
Two (2) small power connectors
Supports Intel P4 and AMD motherboards
ATX ver 2.03 & ATX 12V ver 1.1 compliant
Works with Always "On" applications
High energy power
Low ripple
Short circuit protection
Overload protection

Power Specifications:
115V, 230V switchable power supply
+3.3V, 28A
+5V, 40A
+12V, 25A
-12V, 0.8A
-5V, 0.5A
+5Vsb, 2.0A
Unit Dimensions: 3.25 x 5.75 x 6.5-inches (H x W x D)
Regulatory Approvals: FCC, CB, TUV & UL

it is 35 dollars

A:PSU Rating plz


that is a good gauge for figuring out what is a quality PSU. it lists all of the major ones from best to worst to not-recommended.

unfortunately for you, you'll find that even a tier 2 or 3 power supply, and 3 is pushing the limits of quality, will range from 80 dollars and above.

one of the cheaper ones that i believe is good enough to run most systems, based off of what i'm told and recommended, is the Corsair CMPSU 450VX. it gives a lot of power for the price, and it's very high quality. 80 dollars from newegg.com.

anything below that price is pushing it. because when you start seeing 600watts going for 50 dollars, then you know you've found the low quality pieces of junk.

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Getting this for $900. But I have one day to make up my mind and I really know nothing about computers. I really just want a gaming PC that will run any game no matter how many units on screen.

? Case ? Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP
? Sony NEC Optiarc Black 20x DVD+-RW DL DVD Burner
? BFG Tech 680i Sli Motherboard
? Intel E6400 Processor (BX80557E6400)
? Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7
? Maxtor DiamondMax 21 320GB Hard Drive
? eVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB Video Card
? Corsair XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin PC26400 RAM
? Acer X171s Silver 17" LCD Monitor

A:I need a rating

>I think Maxtors have a reputation of being noisy, u can always get two smaller HHD that add up to the same GBs

>u can try to get the SLI on it, u do have the SLI capable mobo

>i will love to get the quad instead of the dual core,for 50 bucks more

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Im download driver on Vista VGA but low Rating


A:why low Rating

Vista VGA is a generic driver that will not make use of your Graphics Accelerator(s) special functions. You need to use the driver made by either your manufacturer or the GA manufacturer.

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Been running XP Pro 32 forever.
Installed Windows 7 on a second hard drive with the following core following components.
Asus M3A78-EM motherboard
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+(2x2Ghz.)
4GB. of of DDR2 memory.

I like what I see in Windows 7 so far, and the performance seems just as good as XP, the install was fast and boot up time better.
Had to go to Windows update for 3 drivers, only 1 item did not not have a driver available,
An ancient Pinnacle TV tuner card, PCTV Rave, everything else is working.

I skipped Vista, but Windows 7 has got me interested, just have to get use to the GUI, and a couple other minor things.
My rating is 7.5/10 for Windows 7
XP is still ahead 8/10

A:I like 7 so far, my rating 7.5/10

What the hell is a 10/10 for you then?

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today I thought that I haven't updated my WEI some time and ran the assessment. Now all of a sudden my processor's rating dropped from 7.7 to 7.6.
Is that normal that it drops for some strange reason or what might be causing this?


A:CPU WEI rating getting lower?

I would not worry about it. That is within the rounding accuracy. And the WEI does not mean much anyhow. It is just a number.

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I have latest inspiron n5110
4gb ram
500gb hard drive
1gb nvidia gt525m and also intel HD integrated

but system graphic rating is just 4.8

hpw can I improve it ?

A:Low system rating

Hi there.
Your system has a featured called "Optimus" if my memory serves right. What it does is the nVidia chip will only be activated if the system needs it (i.e. if you run a graphic intensive application) and otherwise, will use the Intel Integrated graphics to save power.

Is there a way to let WEI know there is an nVidia GPU? I don't know but at least, I told you why you have that score

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A:Overall Rating Not Showing

The rating means little except for bragging rights.....

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I want know what happens if a unsigned undetected malware is rated as safe by file rating in comodo?

A:File rating

Well with proper configuration if the file rating cause to bypass and rate Safe then it should monitor by BB/HIPS for the detection that cause to be suspicious and since its unsigned then that should be the first observation by Comodo's function.

Or you may test to run via Comodo Autosandbox to observe any changes happen to the system.

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Hi! I'm looking to purchase additional memory for my Dell computer. I have seen many brands of memory, but wonder if there is a site that rates and compares them.does anyone know?

A:Rating memory

Crucial is a well respected RAM brand. Other brands are Corsair, Mushkin and Kingston.
You can go to www.pricewatch.com to compare prices. Not sure about where to get reviews though.

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U must have seen in it on many sites like if u like this joke or something rate it in between 1 to 10,

how do I do that on my site also

if I send jokes to my friends by email is there that in the email it can be included that rate the joke


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Any opinions on google's G-Mail? I am thoroughly fed up with hot-mail live mails or whatever microsoft calls it now. I know it's no longer hot mail but even using the new "live"
mail I have constant password recognition problems.
thanks and God save us...

A:rating G-Mail

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Hi, I have the following problem - from time to time my WEI score just disappears as it shown on the picture

I had this problem since Vista but it also appears on Windows 8.When this problem is present when I check for updates it is not showing the updates - just a blank screen and I cannot see which are the updates.
I don`t know if it is related but estimated usage on my Wifi connection is also not present.
Thanks for your help!

P.S. I have already deleted the content of WinSAT/DataStore and run the following command Winsat formal -restart clean - the result is shown on the above picture.

A:System rating is not available

Reset the Windows Experience Index

Windows Experience Index - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I might just be being an idiot as per usual, but if i use this RAM:
Crucial PC2700 512MB

with this processor/mobo:
Barton XP2500 333FSB
Shuttle 333FSB mobo

will i be able to run at 333FSB?
Also, the Barton cores have more cache than the Thoroughbred, don't they?

A:FSB and RAM PC rating Confusion

Yes, and yes.

PC2700 RAM is DDR333, which means it runs at a 166mhz bus speed, but since it's DDR, it can go at twice that speed.

The '333FSB' of the Barton is similar to the DDR memory. When you change the settings in the BIOS, don't set it to a 333FSB - you just want to set it to 166.

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My overall Vista rating is down to 5.0, the slowest device in the rating has always been my hard disk - but that device always scored 5.3. After a reinstall of Vista I initially got a rating of 4.8 for my primary hard disk and after a re-test I got 5.0.

All disks are running in Ultra DMA Mode 6.

Where has my +0.3 gone

A:Vista Rating. Down, but why?

DoubleThink said:

My overall Vista rating is down to 5.0, the slowest device in the rating has always been my hard disk - but that device always scored 5.3. After a reinstall of Vista I initially got a rating of 4.8 for my primary hard disk and after a re-test I got 5.0.

All disks are running in Ultra DMA Mode 6.

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maybe your manufacturer mobo & processor drivers did not take this time-- only generic MS... Viiv chipset drivers also tweak dma....
Did you enable write behind caching & advanced performance for your hard disks? device manager/policies... they fully formatted / defragged?

Also in Device Mangler could be another setting for dma: ide/ata/atapi controllers/channel 0...

system still reporting same amount of ram?

good luck.

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I have recently upgraded (open to debate), to an Intel I5 3570k setup. I am carrying over my 700w OZC Stealth Xtreme II to this setup. I am giving my old kit to my children whos C2D 6320 gave up the ghost. I have spare, an Aopen 450w PSU, would this be enough to power the following, all at stock speeds: AMD Phenom II 1090T
AMD HD5770 Gfx card
4 Gig Patriot Gamer 1600Mhz Memory
1x80 gig sata 2 and 1x 250 gig sata h/d
1 x dvd writer.
If I disabled 2 of the cores in the bios would this help with power management?

My neighbour did give me an Evolabs 750w psu he had lying around (unused). Not knowing who this company is, I'm in two minds whether to use this instead.
Thanks in advance.

A:PSU rating for mobo/cpu

Have a look at these power calculators
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator
Thermaltake Power Supply Calculator
they should tell you exactly what you need to know

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I was wondering why oblivion was rated "M"
ERSB says
"Blood and Gore, Nudity, Use of Alcohol, Violence, Sexual Themes,"
But i've heard that there is no sexual content in this game. Is there anyone that owns this game that could tell me about why this game is rated "M" If it really is just violence, and blood and gore then i really don't care.

And i don't plan on playing it on my current system so don't comment on it not being powerful enough, i know full well that i will need a major upgrade to play this game.

Speaking of which, if i upgraded to an X850xt (256mb gddr3) with 1gb patriot signature ram and dual core pentium d, would my computer be adequetly prepared to play this game at modest resolutions such as 1024X768 or 800X600?


A:Oblivion Rating

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how do I check to see that I have a high enough power rating to support all of my components?

A:power rating?

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hello all!

i recently went and picked myself up a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB. previously i was sporting a dual core 2.8GHz AMD which rated at like 6.4 on the windows rating for my system, i was expecting to see a pretty big leap in to the mid 7's when i re-rated my computer for the cpu but it dropped to a 3.7!!! any one know what is going on?

A:the rating system

Can you post a screen snip of it ?

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I don't understand the Reputation carry on on this Forum . It looks a tad ****y and unnecessarily competetive .

Why have it?

A:Reputation rating..Why?

Hello Black Dog, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Reputation points is a way to express your thanks to someone that has helped you solve your problem or answered your question to your satisfaction. By doing this, it helps let others know how reliable that member's suggestions are.

Unfortunately, it can bring out the competitive side for some. However, when positive and negative rep points are given appropriately by members, it all works itself out in the end.

Hope this helps,

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Hello I am having some problems with my xP and its behaving weirdly. This problem started after having bluescreen of death so i reinstalled my xp and formatting my harddisk.
1st: I recently used a software to check my system specs it told me my processor is intel pentium II 2503 MHz, but i bought Intel core i3 2.93 GHz processor. I went to systemrequirementslab.com to check if i can run some games it showed me "?" for the game APB and again "?" for Age of empires 3 and not enough processor speed. But before formatting i always passed the system requirements check.

2nd: I always get a error when I try to install something which i downloaded from the net. Yes I am running it in Administrator mode and its not blocked by firewall or anything.

3rd: In the device manager tab i always get "!" for Audio device on High definition Audio Bus telling me to reinstall driver but when i reinstall nothing happens and it sometimes doesnt show dat message.

4th: When installing driver for my Graphics card I sometimes get blue screen of death or an error message and sometimes no problem at all( yes! I tried to install driver number of times because i thought it would solve the 3rd problem).

5th: This is a hardware problem my DVD-rom which is a Samsung TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C detects only CD but doesnt detect DVDs at all.

My PC:
Motherboard: Intel DH55TC
Processor: Intel Core i3 2.93GHz
RAM: 3GB DDR3( two 2GB DDR3 rams)
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeFo... Read more

A:PSU low power rating

1st: Have you installed the chipset driver and was this the first driver that was installed?

2nd: What's the exact error message that you are receiving?

3rd/4th: Try uninstalling the drivers first (tutorial here), restarting your computer, and then installing the drivers again.

4th: Open up the device manager and uninstall the DVD-rom and then restart your computer. Windows should reinstall the drive upon reboot. Once it has installed the drive, check to see if the drive is reading DVDs now. If not, try downloading the latest firmware for the drive.

Last question: XP 32-bit supports 4GB of RAM maximum, but this includes the RAM utilized by your graphics card. So in your case with your current graphics card, you could only have 3GB of RAM. And I believe for 64-bit it's around 128GB.

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This seems like a dumb question but I'm asking it anyway, when replacing a cooling fan in a PC I guess the power ratings have to be the same? What would happen if I put a 12v 019A fan in place of a 24v 0.27A one?

A:Fan power rating

In general case fans are only rated by the physical size, how fast they spin and how much noise they make, because power and amperage are standard. Not sure exactly what you are asking, a computer PSU can only provide a maximum of 12V DC.

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Hi! I seem to have a problem with my processor rating, but only in the final version. I have installed previous beta versions and my processor always had a rating of 5.2 (it's a Core 2 Duo [email protected] 2 Ghz). If it was only the problem of the rating, I wouldn't mind. But the computer is very slow. Do you have any ideeas? I rerun the assesment tool but with the same result. I checked the BIOS, everything looks ok. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop, it it helps, and Dell provides no driver support for this model in Win7.

A:T7300 rating

Some kind of throttling on the cpu that might not be working correctly. Look at bios options for that or utilities from Dell that you installed.

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I can't rate my system performance under buld 7022 ...

screenshots ...

I did not installed ay driver after installing the build 7022 ... it has the newer ver. I suppose ...

Thanx in advance ...

A:System Rating is not Available

Hi junkieweb,

Why don't you download and install the Official RC build 7100? Instead of having 7022, which is quite old already. It may solve you problem.
Official Windows 7 RC Available Right Now!

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I have windows 8 pro 64-bit installed on my machine....when I look at the system rating it says it is not available....every time I try to run it the message says monitor may flicker.....well mine shuts off and does not come back on until I reboot....I have tried this 6 times with the same result...I have NO problems with the monitor other than this ......any help appreciated

A:system rating is not available?

Welcome to Eight Forums, johnnyok.

It may be that files are corrupt within the system rating program. Try doing a scannow. A handy new fearture of 8.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8[1]=Performance Maintenance

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I have tried it before on windows 7 beta Build 6xxx x64 and now again when i installed windows 7 RC build 7100 x64 I'm unable to get the WEI rating.

Both time, I got an error when the progress bar for the procedure completes.

I have installed latest nvidia drivers which support windows 7

I ran that also via cmd(as admin) using command winsat formal -v

A:Unable to Get WEI Rating

open Windows event viewer see that if any error is Listed there. posting the screen shot would be nice.

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After a ram stick exchange I noticed I don't have a rating for my system, When i click on "Rate this computer" nothing happens.. I also noticed that the admin sign()doesn't exist next to this button.


A:System rating is not available

Windows Experience Index - Reset

Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score

Try one of these tips found elsewhere in this forum.

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I recently heard of this anti-virus program called AVG and then heard of an even better thing and that was that it was free. I run a small computer business called Unreal Designs (haven't got the site up quite yet) I am the business end so I'm not quite as sharp as my tech-king friends but I am still very experianced. I am contantly looking for good FREE programs to give to my customers. If you were to rate the program the following that would be greatly appricated....

Overall proformance:
Ease of use:
Any other notes:
Thank you kindly

A:AVG Rating: good or not?

I use it and think it's good. You can probably find a review on CNET or Tucows. Check it out at http://www.grisoft.com.

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Hi is there any reason why i cant to a performance rating any one come across this ??

A:performance rating ??

Another 2 screen shots if it helps to determain the cause

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Hi all,
I have some pics(44) that i need to be rated by my friends in the office. I am talking about the regular star rating in oredr to select 15 out of 44 pics that i have. Does anyone has any ideas about the way I can do that? Do I need any speial sw? Or maybe there is some feature in Exell that can be useful(with the Hyperlinks)? I am not talking about uploading the pics to the web, it can be just some smart file to forward, if it's possible.
Thanks a lot

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I came across the system requirements lab and rated my laptops reuirements for the world of tanks ,etc...and it said this about my CPU... you have a 2.4Ghz and it is rated at 7.42 Ghznow,What does this actually mean?

View Solution.

A:A-10 9600p CPU rating help

Hi, The following link shows the specs of your computer:       http://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c05112067 It has an AMD Quad-Core A10-9600P (2.4 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 2 MB cache), which is rated 2.4GHz. It is a quad core (means 4) therefore I think the tool says it has 2.4 * 4 = 9.6 GHz but with muti -core factor it can only have 7.42GHz. That is totally wrong, 2.4GHz is 2.4GHz, it can run up to 3.3GHz max as above. Let me give an example:  a car can normal run at 120 Kmh, it can run 165 Kmh but not for long period. Now you have 4 cars, they can't run 370 Kmh , they still can only run at 120 Kmh  BUT they can deliver more. Regards. 

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So I just put together the following build:

MB - MSI 770-G45
CPU - AMD Phenom II 1090T 6-core 3.2GHz
GPU - Radeon HD 5770 Sapphire 100283-3L 1GB
RAM - 8GB (4x2048) Corsair Dominator DDR3 1333MHz
HDD - (4) Hitachi 500GB SATA-3G (1TB Raid 1+0 setup)
ODD - LG Super Multi Blu-ray Rewriter SATA
PSU - Ultra X4 600-watt Modular Power Supply
Cooling - Corsair Hydro H50 CPU cooler + (4) 140mm Case Fans
Case - Cooler Master Gladiator 600
Monitor - Dual Gateway 23" HD Widescreens
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Everything boots up, runs and I have installed the OS. When viewing the Windows Rating I see the following (or close, this is from memory):

Processor - 4.1
RAM - 4.9
Graphics - 7.4
Gaming - 7.1
HD - 5.9

I have another computer that I built that has half the ram, a quad core 2.2GHz, and single hard drive that rates as:

Processor - 6.9
RAM - 7.2
Graphics - 4.8
Gaming - 6.1
HD - 5.9

Now correct me if I am wrong, but a faster processor with more cores, more ram, and a RAID drive should accomplish higher ratings right? What do I need to do to correct this if it is a problem?

A:CPU and Memory Low Rating

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Hi, was wondering if someone could tell me whats a good window experience index score.? want to rate my pc. thanks

A:Vista rating

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Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn

New study finds 13 of 15 flash-based solid-state drives suffer data loss or worse when they lose power.

Companies adopting flash-based SSDs as a cornerstone to the data center storage systems are risking "massive data loss" due to power outages, according to a new study titled "Understanding the Robustness of SSDs Under Power Fault" by researchers from the University of Ohio and HP Labs. In exposing 15 SSDs from five different vendors to power loss, researchers found that 13 suffered such failures as bit corruption, metadata corruption, and total device failure. The paper did not specify which vendors' drives were used.

The researchers' conclusion: "SSDs offer the promise of vastly higher performance operation; our results show that they do not provide reliable durability under even the simplest of faults: loss of power."

Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn | Solid state drives - InfoWorld

It certainly pays to have a complete disk image at all times.

A:SSD Reliability

And always use a UPS on your systems.

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System Requirements Lab. This site is mentioned in several posts here but I hestitate to follow recommendations listed on the SRL site until I hear that it is reputable. If your game does or doesn't meet minimum requirements, they have a 'recommended' list page which then leads to a site to buy the recommended item(s). Is this truly a good site and the way to go?

There's so much I don't know about computers but my Dell is only 2 years old and was bought with the object of playing games. It is supposedly built for game playing and top of the line for that purpose. However SRL is always saying that I need upgrades. I realize that computers change in the blink of an eye but surely game designers want their games to play on as many different computers as possible?

Thanks for any info or suggestions.

A:Not sure about reliability of

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hi i am concerned about buying an ssd drive ( OCZ vertex III 120GB for operating system), for my new pc, i've heard that they have quick reads but slow write speeds. and thus are unreliable, am i correct? isn't someone out there fixing these problems?, what should i do? thank you .(please don't email your reply as it is down)

A:ssd reliability?

SSDs are probably more reliable than mechanical hard drives. They are best suited for an OS and programs. As such, you will never notice the 'slow' write speeds. I have 5 of them and am quite happy with them and have had no problems. There have been some issues reported with the Vertex III firmware. I don't know if it has been resolved or not. My best suggestion is go to a place like Newegg and read the user reviews. They are the best judge. I'm not sure where you are, but even if you don't buy at Newegg, it is still a good place to research.

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I see lots of problems come by in various forums related to marginal/bad RAM. It is somewhat surprising that more people don't spend the small additional price for ECC memory, which a vast majority of PC chipsets support today. The $20 you save on 512mb of memory is small potatoes to the hours of work and debugging you may spend trying to determine what's going on with your system. I've been equipping my PC's with ECC or parity memory since the '386 days, and I've yet to spend any time debugging memory issues. In the worst case, you get a parity error indication, for most transient errors, ECC will correct them on the fly invisibly to the user. Don't you have better things to do with your time than shoot mystery crashes?

Next time you're buying new memory, consider stepping up to ECC RAM.

A:RAM Reliability

ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is similar to Parity, but more advanced. It can detect multiple errors in data returned from memory and actually correct a single error. ECC memory has 8 extra bits to support the ECC. The System board to be used must support ECC, and all of the memory in the system must be ECC for it to be actively supported. Your system board specifications will tell you whether or not you can use ECC.

More about memory here

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· OS - Windows Vista 
· x86 (32-bit) · What was original installed OS on system? Vista· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system)  · Age of system (hardware)  2009· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?  2009  no· CPU  Intel® Core™2 Duo [email protected]· Video Card  AMD Radeon HD 5450· MotherBoard -  Dell   0RY007· Power Supply - brand & wattage · System Manufacturer  Dell· Exact model number    Inspiron 530

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Hey guys, im new to vista although im fairly experienced using windows xp, i recently swapped to VISTA but unfortunately i kknow nothin about it.
If you know anything about computers than you know that xp and vista are both basically the same thing, because of this i have fair idea about it.

However some of the new little nick nacks are unkown to me such as:

-The Performance Rating

From What iv'e heard it's fairly unimportant, however mine is currently at 1.0 which seems kind of low.. how would i go about increasing it?

-Ctrl Alt Del

I know its not a really pressing problem but it's annoying, is there any way i can set it to go instantly to task manager instead of opening that little windows screen?

-3D Window Interface

I've seen a few different little tricks done with vista's windows like opening some sort of effect which moves all open windows into some 3D booklet on the Desktop, if you know anything about this it would be greatly appreciated.

-Start Menu

Is there any way to revert it back to the way it is with XP?


A:Vista Performance Rating

The 1.0 rating reflects the lowest rated component so upgrade that component if possible and then the rating will be determined by the previously second lowest rated component.

Right click on the task bar and choose Task Manager is probably the quickest way unless you find the task manager program and put a shortcut to it on your desktop or somewhere else convenient.

Program and open aero window scroll is called Windows Flip 3D. I think you press Alt-Tab and use the arrow keys to scroll.

The start menu stays pretty much as is. Maybe with skinning program or an outright hack you could change it to XP-style.

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First of all, thanks to everyone here who helped me put this thing together. It was my first build and while I destroyed the pins on my first MOBO, I think it was a success - as in - I had a great time building it and it works.

MOBO - Asus P7P55D Deluxe LGA1156
MEMORY - Corsair Dominator 4gb (2x2) @ 1600 DDR3
VIDEO - Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD5750 1GB
CPU - Intel i7-860 2.8GHz
CASE - Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
OS - Win 7 64bit
Boot Drive - Intel 80 gb SSD
PSU - Corsair 750w
HD's - 6 hd's ranging from 1tb to 1.5tb - all are 7200 RPM with the exception of the WD Caviar Green which is intelliseek (5400 to 7200)

I'm over 7pts on all except data transfer rates, which is at 6.4. Is it the RAM? Would adding a couple flash drives and configuring ReadyBoost help?

Can anyone recommend a good PCI SATA controller card? 4 ports necessary. Thanks.

A:finished first build, win 7 exp rating too low

Don't trust the windows rating, it isn't very reliable. If you want a real rating, you would be better off with proven benchmarking programs like Futuremark. Trust me though, you have one hell of a system there.

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I am just curious because I am getting one soon.

A:Does anyone know what Vista rating I will get out of an AMD X2 6000+?

It depend on other hardware also
lowest score of any of these is your score

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