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are there any ways i can engage in to speed up my comp and how many days can i keep my comp on continuously? i do not wish to over work the comp... heres the info of my comp... if theres any other programs that provides more info on wad u need to deter those 2 questions, feel free to gimmi the link and i'll post the result asap... ty


Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, v.2055 (build 2600) MATSONIC MS8158EC 7.2
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MATSONIC MS8158EC 7.2
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01
Drives Memory Modules c,d
57.24 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
40.09 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space



HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8523B
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]



ST317221A [Hard drive] (17.25 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 7EJ10ASZ, rev 3.32, SMART Status: Healthy
ST340810A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3EX0NKRR, rev 3.60, SMART Status: Healthy 768 Megabytes Installed Memory



Slot '0' has 512 MB
Slot '1' has 256 MB
Slot '2' is Empty
Slot '3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes



c: (on drive 0) 40.01 GB 32.12 GB free
d: (on drive 1) 17.23 GB 7.96 GB free



Network Drives
None detected
Users Printers
local user accounts last logon
Administrator 1/11/2005 7:23:01 AM (admin)
User X 1/31/2005 8:05:14 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never



Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
PHILIPS 107E4 [Monitor] (15.2"vis, s/n BZ 264103, March 2003)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM)


Installed Microsoft Hotfixes [Back to Top]
Internet Explorer
SP2 (SP2)
Windows XP
SP3
KB873339 on 1/12/2005 (details...)
KB885835 on 1/12/2005 (details...)
KB885836 on 1/12/2005 (details...)
KB885884 on 11/13/2004 (details...)
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The main thing affecting speed is the number of processes going... I'd suggest you go here
http://www.spywarein.../downloads.html
and download StartupList, then post the results... it'll show every process running, every file that starts when you bootup, etc...

As for how long you can leave your computer on... we have one computer at work that has been on for over 2 years, running Win2k... on the other hand, there are computers that need to be rebooted every day... just depends on how polite the programs you're running are... some programs leave bits of themselves in memory even after they've been closed... so, eventually the memory gets eaten up and a reboot is needed
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StartupList report, 2/1/2005, 9:42:47 AM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\unzipped\startuplist\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2, v.2055 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2055)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\User X\Desktop\d2jsp\autod2jsp.exe
C:\Program Files\Diablo II\Diablo II.exe
C:\unzipped\startuplist\StartupList.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE

--------------------------------------------------

Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

BluetoothAuthenticationAgent = rundll32.exe irprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
SunJavaUpdateSched = C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
Cmaudio = RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
Zone Labs Client = "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
AVG7_CC = C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
AVG7_EMC = C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

MsnMsgr = "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background

--------------------------------------------------

Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell=*INI section not found*
SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
drivers=*INI section not found*

Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

Shell=Explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=*Registry value not found*
drivers=*Registry value not found*

Policies Shell key:

HKCU\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry key not found*
HKLM\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*

--------------------------------------------------


Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Download Program Files:

[WUWebControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuweb.dll
CODEBASE = http://v5.windowsupd...b?1100382220755

[Anonymizer Anti-Spyware Scanner]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\WebAAS.dll
CODEBASE = http://download.zone...ctor/WebAAS.cab

[MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.ocx
CODEBASE = http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx
CODEBASE = http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

PostBootReminder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
CDBurn: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll
SysTray: C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll

--------------------------------------------------
End of report, 4,797 bytes
Report generated in 0.150 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only


hmm, so theres nothing that determines how long a comp can stay on? its not the memory im worried, i just worried if my cpu will get burned out if its turned on for 3-5 days continously... are there factors like if theres fan in it, it can last a week, etc?
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the only thing I see in your running programs that you can do without is the java schedule updater, jusched.exe ... you can disable it from running automatically by running the jucheck.exe program in the same directory...

This is a very clean report, not really anything going on that you don't want going on... mirc... other than the java scheduler, you're pretty slim already. If you don't need your computer always checking microsoft for updates, you can get rid of wuauclt.exe. Right click on My Computer, choose properties, then the Automatic Updates tab, and choose to turn it off... you can still check youself by going to the website from time to time.

As for the time you can leave your computer on... in most instances it's less stress on everything to leave it on... the constant turning on and off cycles are much worse than just leaving it one. Servers stay on constantly... in fact, I leave my main network file server on all the time, the other computers I turn off simply because they won't be used sometimes for days.

Now, back to speeding up your computer... you do have a relatively slow processor to be playing D2 and having all the other programs on as well... you have plenty of memory, you just might consider moving up to the fastest cpu your motherboard can use. I didn't see the motherboard name listed anywhere, but that info should be easy to find online. If you can get up to an AMD 2200+, or even a 1900+ cpu, you'd notice a nice increase in speed

You can also run disk cleanup and see if you need to defrag your harddrive, that might speed things up a bit, but looks like your weakest point is the processor speed, everything else (except the two autoupdaters) looks fine
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Nicely done Tim! :tazz:
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hehe, thats a nice one , ty

how can i check my motherboard?

if im not wrong, im using amd duron 2200...
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how can i check my motherboard?

Here's a couple links to free utilities:
http://www.google.co...oad.html&e=9833
http://www.lavalys.c...ang=en&pageid=1
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ah ic...

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, v.2055 (build 2600) MATSONIC MS8158EC 7.2
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MATSONIC MS8158EC 7.2
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01
Drives Memory Modules c,d
57.24 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
39.98 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8523B
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST317221A [Hard drive] (17.25 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 7EJ10ASZ, rev 3.32, SMART Status: Healthy
ST340810A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3EX0NKRR, rev 3.60, SMART Status: Healthy 768 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot '0' has 512 MB
Slot '1' has 256 MB
Slot '2' is Empty
Slot '3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0) 40.01 GB 32.02 GB free
d: (on drive 1) 17.23 GB 7.96 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users Printers
local user accounts last logon
Administrator 1/11/2005 7:23:01 AM (admin)
User X 2/2/2005 1:33:58 AM (admin)
local system accounts
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never


Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
PHILIPS 107E4 [Monitor] (15.2"vis, s/n BZ 264103, March 2003)


there u go..

btw, do i save more electricity when i turn my comp on all the while, instead of turning on and off? just wondering
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oh btw, wuauclt.exe is the one that updates my comp right? it has always been in the task tray... should i just install it? im afraid that it might crash my system, i dont know how, but it did last time out... server pack 2's bug i reckon.. any advise on that as well?
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yes, if you go to the proper procedure, Right click on My Computer, choose properties, then the Automatic Updates tab, and choose to turn it off... you shouldn't have any problems... it's just Microsoft checking, usually on the first internet connection of the day, for any new updates... but there's a link on the Start button to go to the update website, so, you really don't need to have the program constantly checking for you... it's just taking up processing percentage points :-)

Your report shows you have a 1.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP... I believe the 2200 is 1.8gig... which, if your motherboard can take it, would be a very nice upgrade for you, and the 2200's are dirt cheap on ebay now (50-60 dollar range for new ones). But, if you can find the actual name and model number of your motherboard, I can check what cpu's it can use
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AMD Duron 2200 Pro CPU / Motherboard <-- there u go...

"I believe the 2200 is 1.8gig" according to wad u said, looks weird to me.. cos it shows im at 1.2 gigahertz and u mentioned 1.8 gig is 2200 ? and my motherboard is already at 2200?

does that mean i cant upgrade anymore?
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Well, not sure where to go with this because you have reported two different cpus... your original post said:

-Operating System System Model
-Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, v.2055 (build 2600) MATSONIC -MS8158EC 7.2
-Processor a Main Circuit Board b
-1.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP

So, where are you getting the 2200 Duron info from? Right Click on My Computer and choose Properties... what does it say your Computer: is? It should say something like AMD Duron™XP 2200+ , then right below, would say, 1.8ghz

If you have the Duron 2200, then you really don't need to think that much about updating the chip....
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i got my motherboard info from my purchase receipt...

i was told its built according to that, and my technician, i find him fishy.. i think he actually switched to a lower one for build in...

lmk if its according to wad he states or did he actually gave me a lower one when stating 2200...

heres the SS:

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if theres any other ways to confirm this, let me know thx... i'll flame that guy up so i'll have to be certain he cheated on me, thx =)
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Yep, you have the 1.2 ghz, not a 2200 (the 2200 would say 1.8ghz). So, you may think twice about buying anything else from that tech guy :-)

But, this is why you need to find out the manufacturer of your motherboard, so you can see just what cpu's the board can work with
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is there no problem to check what cpu the board work with? cos i've no idea at all where i can check it otherwise

also, i recalled i did ask that tech guy why is it 1.2k when i said i wanted 2.2k... he told me its works like this... and he convinced me that time that when i reboot my comp, i'll see 2200 when it first starts... its true that i do see it, but i have no idea if its showing a AMD Duron 2200 pro cpu/motherboard as stated...

could he be right with that tho? or does that 2200 actually means something else? it appears right after i start my computer... top left hand corner... i doubt i can take a screenshot of that ya?
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