PC Very Slow!
Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:14 PM
Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:02 AM
Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:01 AM
start>control panel>system>hardware>device manager
expand 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers'
right click 'primary IDE controllers'...select properties, then 'advanced settings'
Transfer Mode should be 'DMA if available'
Do the same for 'secondary IDE controllers'
Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:18 AM
Unless someone has a better idea, I think I would run it on all 3 first and then pull the two 256 sticks out and run it on just the 1G stick.
You should have memtest86 in your toolbox anyway, so I wouldn't consider it wasted time if it finds nothing wrong. I think I walked someone through making an ISO image awhile back. I'll see if I can't find it and post it here. The above link is for a floppy drive...
Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:30 AM
to make a bootable cd for memtest86, go to the following link and download:
under ISO image.....3.2 ISO image (zip)
then go to the following link and download a trial version of Alcohol 120%
install alcohol 120%
make a folder on the desktop and call it: memtest86 and copy the downloaded memtest zip file to it. You'll need to have a free version of Winzip installed. Right click on the memtest.zip file and select: 'extract to here'. This keeps it all in the same folder.
launch that alcohol program and select: 'image burning wizard' and browse to the memtest folder. Select the file that you extracted and click burn.
I tested my disk and it works.
Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:38 AM
Edited by macten, 25 May 2007 - 07:42 AM.
Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:34 AM
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 11:04 PM
Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:52 AM
Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:17 AM
edit....as far as working with RAM: the best way is to wear a wrist strap. But if you know what your doing, you don't need it. Shutdown and unplug. Keep your feet stationary....don't move them. I place both hands on the frame for a few seconds to make sure that me and the computer are at the same charge potential. In the winter, I'll touch a metal lamp first and then the computer frame. Then remove/install the RAM. I try and grasp it on the far edges only.
Edited by macten, 28 May 2007 - 10:39 AM.
Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:47 PM
We bought it at http://www.pcclub.com/, and they also installed it for us at the local store. If you could take a look at their website and let me know what you reccomend, it would be appreciated.
Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:11 PM
Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:12 PM
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