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updated ram but computer is slower!


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vonstogner

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We just installed a 512 stick of ram into our computer (pc133) and for some reason it is slower! I looked at the properties and it is detecting that the ram is there, however it is not running faster at all. There is a 256 and a 512 in there which is updated from 2 sticks of 128. We should see a difference in the speed....shouldn't we? Is ther something that I am forgetting to do after installing the ram?
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if the ram is compatible with your motherboard you shouldn't have a problem...plus keep in mind that ram only runs as fast as the slowest stick in the pot....so if you have one that's running at 233mhz (making up numbers here cuz i can't ever remember that stuff) one at 333 and one at like 400...all of them will run at 233
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If my computer is recognizing them in the bios and under the properites, does that mean it is compatable? I took all of the others out and only put in the 512 stick and it isn't any faster. Why would someone upgrade an add a second stick if it only runs as slow as the smallest one? Does it help to upgrade at all? (233mhz is fine for an example...you're not going to get a critique from me...I am coming to you for help...ha ha).
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go to our download section and download EVEREST Home edition. Run a report, save it, and attach it to the next post.
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Okay......gee you're fast!!!!
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Okay....it is alot of stuff.....


--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer CALEB (Caleb's room)
Generator user
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2006-01-27
Time 19:12


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name CALEB (Caleb's room)
User Name user

Motherboard:
CPU Type VIA C3, 800 MHz (6 x 133)
Motherboard Name ECS P6VEM3 (3 PCI, 1 AMR, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, CPU)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 630E
System Memory 496 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (11/13/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter SiS 630/730 (16 MB)
3D Accelerator SiS 300 Integrated
Monitor Compaq 5500 [15" CRT] (1301360989558)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter SiS 7018 Audio Accelerator

Storage:
IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 6E030L0 (30 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-52MAX (52x CD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (FAT32) 29307 MB (20032 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network:
Network Adapter SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (192.168.2.28)
Modem HSP56 MicroModem

Peripherals:
Printer \\CAMBONE\hp deskjet 3500 series
Printer Auto hp deskjet 3500 series on CAMBONE
Printer Auto Microsoft Office Document Image Writer on KELLYANN
Printer Lexmark 510 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Printing Support


--------[ DMI ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Version 062710
Release Date 07/15/97
Size 256 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

[ System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer ECS
Product P6VEM3
Version 123456890
Serial Number 00000000
Wake-Up Type Modem Ring

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer ECS
Product P6VEM3
Version 1.0
Serial Number 00000000

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:
Manufacturer ECS
Version Version 1.00
Serial Number 123456890
Asset Tag 0123ABC
Chassis Type Desktop Case

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method 32-bit ECC
Error Correction Single-bit
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types SPM, FPM, EDO, Parity, ECC, SIMM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 128 MB
Memory Slots 4

[ Processors / C3 ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer VIA
Version C3
External Clock 133 MHz
Current Clock 800 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 3.3 V, 2.9 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade Slot 1
Socket Designation Slot-1

[ Caches / Internal Cache ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Write-Back
Associativity 4-way Set-Associative
Maximum Size 1024 KB
Installed Size 128 KB
Supported SRAM Type Synchronous
Current SRAM Type Synchronous
Error Correction None
Socket Designation Internal Cache

[ Caches / Internal Cache ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Write-Back
Associativity 4-way Set-Associative
Maximum Size 1024 KB
Installed Size 64 KB
Supported SRAM Type Synchronous
Current SRAM Type Synchronous
Error Correction None
Socket Designation Internal Cache

[ Memory Modules / ROW-0 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation ROW-0
Type DIMM, SDRAM
Installed Size 512 MB
Enabled Size 512 MB

[ Memory Modules / ROW-1 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation ROW-1
Installed Size Not Installed
Enabled Size Not Installed

[ Memory Modules / ROW-2 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation ROW-2
Installed Size Not Installed
Enabled Size Not Installed

[ Memory Modules / ROW-3 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation ROW-3
Installed Size Not Installed
Enabled Size Not Installed

[ System Slots / PCI1 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI1
Type PCI
Usage In Use
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Long

[ System Slots / PCI2 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI2
Type PCI
Usage Empty
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Long

[ Port Connectors / Def ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type SSA SCSI
Internal Reference Designator USB
Internal Connector Type Mini-Centronics
External Reference Designator Def
External Connector Type DB-25 pin male


--------[ Overclock ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type VIA C3
CPU Alias WinChip 5B, Samuel 2, Cyrix IIIA
CPUID CPU Name VIA Samuel 2
CPUID Revision 00000673h

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 801.75 MHz
CPU Multiplier 6.0x
CPU FSB 133.63 MHz

CPU Cache:
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 64 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 62-1113-001131-00101111-071595-000000$P6VEM3_P6VEM3 RELEASE 11/13/2002S
Motherboard Name ECS P6VEM3 (3 PCI, 1 AMR, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, CPU)

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset SiS 630E
Memory Timings 3-3-3-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

BIOS Properties:
System BIOS Date 11/13/02
Video BIOS Date 12/28/20
DMI BIOS Version 062710


--------[ Power Management ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Power Management Properties:
Current Power Source AC Line
Battery Status No Battery
Full Battery Lifetime Unknown
Remaining Battery Lifetime Unknown


--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type ITE IT8705F (ISA 290h)

Temperatures:
Motherboard 28 °C (82 °F)
CPU 48 °C (118 °F)
Maxtor 6E030L0 34 °C (93 °F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 5672 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.65 V
+2.5 V 1.79 V
+3.3 V 1.66 V
+5 V 5.00 V
+12 V 11.84 V
+5 V Standby 4.92 V
VBAT Battery 2.03 V
Debug Info F 77 FF FF
Debug Info T 253 28 48
Debug Info V 67 70 68 BA B9 A0 F7 (F7)


--------[ CPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type VIA C3, 800 MHz (6 x 133)
CPU Alias WinChip 5B, Samuel 2, Cyrix IIIA
Instruction Set x86, MMX, 3DNow!
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 64 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info:
Package Type 370 Pin CPGA
Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
Transistors 15.8 million
Process Technology 6M, 0.15 um, CMOS
Die Size 52 mm2
Core Voltage 1.6 V
I/O Voltage 3.3 V
Typical Power 6.1 - 6.2 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 10.4 - 10.6 W (depending on clock speed)

CPU Manufacturer:
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Information http://www.via.com.t...ucts/processors

CPU Utilization:
CPU #1 0 %


--------[ CPUID ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPUID Properties:
CPUID Manufacturer CentaurHauls
CPUID CPU Name VIA Samuel 2
CPUID Revision 00000673h
Extended CPUID Revision 00000673h
Platform ID 00h (Unknown)
IA CPU Serial Number Unknown
HTT / CMP Units 0 / 0

Instruction Set:
64-bit x86 Extension (AMD64, EM64T) Not Supported
Alternate Instruction Set Not Supported
AMD 3DNow! Supported
AMD 3DNow! Professional Not Supported
AMD Enhanced 3DNow! Not Supported
AMD Extended MMX Not Supported
Cyrix Extended MMX Not Supported
IA-64 Not Supported
IA MMX Supported
IA SSE Not Supported
IA SSE 2 Not Supported
IA SSE 3 Not Supported
CLFLUSH Instruction Not Supported
CMPXCHG8B Instruction Supported
CMPXCHG16B Instruction Not Supported
Conditional Move Instruction Not Supported
MONITOR / MWAIT Instruction Not Supported
RDTSCP Instruction Not Supported
SYSCALL / SYSRET Instruction Not Supported
SYSENTER / SYSEXIT Instruction Not Supported
VIA FEMMS Instruction Not Supported

Security Features:
Advanced Cryptography Engine (ACE) Not Supported
Data Execution Prevention (DEP, NX, EDB) Not Supported
Hardware Random Number Generator (RNG) Not Supported
Montgomery Multiplier & Hash Engine Not Supported
Processor Serial Number (PSN) Not Supported

Power Management Features:
Automatic Clock Control Not Supported
Enhanced Halt State (C1E) Not Supported
Enhanced SpeedStep Technology (EIST, ESS) Not Supported
Frequency ID Control Not Supported
LongRun Not Supported
LongRun Table Interface Not Supported
PowerSaver 1.0 Not Supported
PowerSaver 2.0 Supported
PowerSaver 3.0 Not Supported
Processor Duty Cycle Control Not Supported
Software Thermal Control Not Supported
Temperature Sensing Diode Not Supported
Thermal Monitor 1 Not Supported
Thermal Monitor 2 Not Supported
Thermal Monitoring Not Supported
Thermal Trip Not Supported
Voltage ID Control Not Supported

CPUID Features:
36-bit Page Size Extension Not Supported
Address Region Registers (ARR) Not Supported
CPL Qualified Debug Store Not Supported
Debug Trace Store Not Supported
Debugging Extension Supported
Fast Save & Restore Not Supported
Hyper-Threading Technology (HTT) Not Supported
L1 Context ID Not Supported
Local APIC On Chip Not Supported
Machine Check Architecture (MCA) Not Supported
Machine Check Exception (MCE) Not Supported
Memory Configuration Registers (MCR) Not Supported
Memory Type Range Registers (MTRR) Supported
Model Specific Registers (MSR) Supported
Page Attribute Table (PAT) Not Supported
Page Global Extension Supported
Page Size Extension (PSE) Not Supported
Pending Break Event Not Supported
Physical Address Extension (PAE) Not Supported
Secure Virtual Machine Extensions (Pacifica) Not Supported
Self-Snoop Not Supported
Time Stamp Counter (TSC) Supported
Virtual Machine Extensions (Vanderpool) Not Supported
Virtual Mode Extension Not Supported

CPUID Registers (CPU #1):
CPUID 00000000 00000001-746E6543-736C7561-48727561
CPUID 00000001 00000673-00000000-00000000-00803135
CPUID 80000000 80000006-00000000-00000000-00000000
CPUID 80000001 00000673-00000000-00000000-80803135
CPUID 80000002 20414956-756D6153-32206C65-00000000
CPUID 80000003 00000000-00000000-00000000-00000000
CPUID 80000004 00000000-00000000-00000000-00000000
CPUID 80000005 00000000-08800880-40040120-40040120
CPUID 80000006 00000000-00000000-40040120-00000000

MSR Registers:
MSR 0000002A 0000-0000-C2C4-0000

Problems & Suggestions:
Suggestion SSE is not supported. Upgrade your CPU to speed up applications optimized for SSE.


--------[ Motherboard ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 62-1113-001131-00101111-071595-000000$P6VEM3_P6VEM3 RELEASE 11/13/2002S
Motherboard Name ECS P6VEM3

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel GTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz
Effective Clock 133 MHz
Bandwidth 1067 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type SiS MuTIOL
Bus Width 16-bit

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AMR
RAM Slots 2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN, CPU
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 190 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset SiS630E

Motherboard Manufacturer:
Company Name Elitegroup Computer Systems
Product Information http://www.ecs.com.t...nuID=16&LanID=0
BIOS Download http://www.ecs.com.t...px?Categoryid=1


--------[ Memory ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Physical Memory:
Total 495 MB
Used 274 MB
Free 220 MB
Utilization 55 %

Swap Space:
Total 582 MB
Used 212 MB
Free 369 MB
Utilization 36 %

Virtual Memory:
Total 1077 MB
Used 487 MB
Free 590 MB
Utilization 45 %

Physical Address Extension (PAE):
Supported by Operating System Yes
Supported by CPU No
Active No

Problems & Suggestions:
Suggestion Install more system memory to improve applications performance.


--------[ Chipset ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ North Bridge: SiS 630E ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge SiS 630E
Revision 21

Memory Timings:
CAS Latency (CL) 3T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 3T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 3T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 6T
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 9T
RAS To RAS Delay (tRRD) 2T
Write Recovery Time (tWR) 2T
Refresh Period (tREF) 15.6 us

Memory Slots:
DRAM Slot #1 512 MB (SDRAM)

Integrated Graphics Controller:
Graphics Controller Type SiS 300
Graphics Controller Status Enabled
Graphics Frame Buffer Size 16 MB

AGP Controller:
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Device SiS 300 Integrated
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Not Supported
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation
Product Information http://www.sis.com/p...ex.htm#chipsets
Driver Download http://www.sis.com/download


--------[ BIOS ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

BIOS Properties:
BIOS Type AMI
System BIOS Date 11/13/02
Video BIOS Date 12/28/20

BIOS Manufacturer:
Company Name American Megatrends Inc.
Product Information http://www.ami.com/amibios
BIOS Upgrades http://www.esupport....fm?refererid=40

Problems & Suggestions:
Suggestion Are you looking for a BIOS Upgrade? Contact eSupport Today!
Suggestion System BIOS is more than 2 years old. Update it if necessary.


--------[ Windows Video ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ SiS 630/730 ]

Video Adapter Properties:
Device Description SiS 630/730
Adapter String SiS Compatible
BIOS String 2.00.50
Chip Type SiS 630
DAC Type SiS
Installed Drivers SiS630v (6.13.10.2090)
Memory Size 16 MB

Video Adapter Manufacturer:
Company Name Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation
Product Information http://www.sis.com/p.../index.htm#gpus
Driver Download http://www.sis.com/download


--------[ PCI / AGP Video ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SiS 300 Integrated Video Adapter
SiS 300 Integrated 3D Accelerator


--------[ Monitor ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Compaq 5500 ]

Monitor Properties:
Monitor Name Compaq 5500
Monitor ID CPQ1444
Model COMPAQ 5500
Monitor Type 15" CRT
Manufacture Date Week 1 / 2003
Serial Number 1301360989558
Max. Visible Display Size 28 cm x 21 cm (13.8")
Picture Aspect Ratio 4:3
Horizontal Frequency 30 - 54 kHz
Vertical Frequency 50 - 120 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1024 x 768
Gamma 2.63
DPMS Mode Support Standby, Suspend, Active-Off

Supported Video Modes:
640 x 480 105 Hz
800 x 600 85 Hz
1024 x 768 65 Hz

Monitor Manufacturer:
Company Name Hewlett-Packard Company
Product Information http://thenew.hp.com...projectors.html
Driver Download http://support.hp.com


--------[ Desktop ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Desktop Properties:
Device Technology Raster Display
Resolution 800 x 600
Color Depth 32-bit
Color Planes 1
Font Resolution 96 dpi
Pixel Width / Height 36 / 36
Pixel Diagonal 51
Vertical Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Desktop Wallpaper C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp

Desktop Effects:
Combo-Box Animation Enabled
Drop Shadow Effect Enabled
Flat Menu Effect Enabled
Font Smoothing Enabled
Full Window Dragging Enabled
Gradient Window Title Bars Enabled
Hide Menu Access Keys Enabled
Hot Tracking Effect Enabled
Icon Title Wrapping Enabled
List-Box Smooth Scrolling Enabled
Menu Animation Disabled
Menu Fade Effect Enabled
Minimize/Restore Animation Enabled
Mouse Cursor Shadow Enabled
Selection Fade Effect Disabled
ShowSounds Accessibility Feature Disabled
ToolTip Animation Disabled
ToolTip Fade Effect Enabled
Windows Plus! Extension Disabled

Problems & Suggestions:
Problem At least 85 Hz vertical refresh rate is recommended for classic (CRT) displays.


--------[ Multi-Monitor ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\\.\DISPLAY1 Yes (0,0) (800,600)


--------[ Windows Audio ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

midi-in.0 0001 0067 MPU-401
midi-out.0 0001 0066 Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth
midi-out.1 0001 0066 MPU-401
mixer.0 0001 0068 SiS 7018 Wave
wave-in.0 0001 0065 SiS 7018 Wave
wave-in.1 0001 0050 Modem #0 Line Record
wave-out.0 0001 0064 SiS 7018 Wave
wave-out.1 0001 0051 Modem #0 Line Playback


--------[ PCI / PnP Audio ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SiS 7018 Audio Accelerator PCI


--------[ Windows Storage ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Floppy disk drive ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description Floppy disk drive
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File flpydisk.inf

[ Maxtor 6E030L0 ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description Maxtor 6E030L0
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File disk.inf

Disk Device Physical Info:
Manufacturer Maxtor
Hard Disk Family DiamondMax Plus 8
Form Factor 3.5"
Formatted Capacity 30 GB
Disks 1
Recording Surfaces 1
Physical Dimensions 146.1 x 101.6 x 17.5 mm
Max. Weight 510 g
Average Rotational Latency 4.17 ms
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Interface Ultra-ATA/133
Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 133 MB/s
Buffer Size 2 MB

Device Manufacturer:
Company Name Maxtor Corporation
Product Information http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/

[ ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-52MAX ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-52MAX
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File cdrom.inf

Optical Drive Properties:
Manufacturer Acer
Device Type CD-ROM
Interface ATAPI

Reading Speeds:
CD-ROM 52x

Device Manufacturer:
Company Name BenQ Corp.
Product Information http://benq.com/prod...uct.cfm?plid=14
Firmware Download http://www.benq.us/serviceandsupport

[ Primary IDE Channel ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description Primary IDE Channel
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2600.1106
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File mshdc.inf

Device Resources:
IRQ 14
Port 01F0-01F7
Port 03F6-03F6

[ Secondary IDE Channel ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description Secondary IDE Channel
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2600.1106
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File mshdc.inf

Device Resources:
IRQ 15
Port 0170-0177
Port 0376-0376

[ SiS PCI IDE Controller ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description SiS PCI IDE Controller
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2600.1106
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File mshdc.inf

Device Resources:
Port FFA0-FFAF

[ Standard floppy disk controller ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description Standard floppy disk controller
Driver Date 7/1/2001
Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File fdc.inf

Device Resources:
DMA 02
IRQ 06
Port 03F2-03F3
Port 03F4-03F5
Port 03F7-03F7


--------[ Logical Drives ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A: Removable Disk
C: Local Disk FAT32 29307 MB 9274 MB 20032 MB 68 % 0533-07F0
D: (QCL_03_01_ENU) Optical Drive CDFS 150 MB 150 MB 0 KB 0 % FA16-BDD9


--------[ Physical Drives ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Drive #1 - Maxtor 6E030L0 (28 GB) ]

#1 (Active) FAT32 C: 0 MB 29321 MB


--------[ Optical Drives ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-52MAX ]

Optical Drive Properties:
Device Description ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-52MAX
Manufacturer Acer
Device Type CD-ROM
Interface ATAPI

Reading Speeds:
CD-ROM 52x

Device Manufacturer:
Company Name BenQ Corp.
Product Information http://benq.com/prod...uct.cfm?plid=14
Firmware Download http://www.benq.us/serviceandsupport


--------[ ASPI ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

00 00 00 Disk Drive Maxtor 6 E030L0
00 07 00 Host Adapter atapi
01 01 00 Optical Drive ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-52MAX
01 07 00 Host Adapter atapi


--------[ ATA ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Maxtor 6E030L0 (E1ADH9XE) ]

ATA Device Properties:
Model ID Maxtor 6E030L0
Serial Number E1ADH9XE
Revision NAR61590
Parameters 59582 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector
LBA Sectors 60058656
Buffer 2 MB (Dual Ported, Read Ahead)
Multiple Sectors 16
ECC Bytes 57
Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA-133)
Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 0
Unformatted Capacity 29326 MB

ATA Device Features:
SMART Supported
Security Mode Supported
Power Management Supported
Advanced Power Management Supported
Write Cache Supported
Host Protected Area Supported
Power-Up In Standby Not Supported
Automatic Acoustic Management Supported
48-bit LBA Not Supported
Device Configuration Overlay Supported

ATA Device Physical Info:
Manufacturer Maxtor
Hard Disk Family DiamondMax Plus 8
Form Factor 3.5"
Formatted Capacity 30 GB
Disks 1
Recording Surfaces 1
Physical Dimensions 146.1 x 101.6 x 17.5 mm
Max. Weight 510 g
Average Rotational Latency 4.17 ms
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Interface Ultra-ATA/133
Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 133 MB/s
Buffer Size 2 MB

ATA Device Manufacturer:
Company Name Maxtor Corporation
Product Information http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/


--------[ SMART ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Maxtor 6E030L0 (E1ADH9XE) ]

03 Spin Up Time 63 220 220 8284 OK: Value is normal
04 Start/Stop Count 0 252 252 2661 OK: Always passing
05 Reallocated Sector Count 63 253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
06 Read Channel Margin 100 253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
07 Seek Error Rate 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passing
08 Seek Time Performance 187 252 242 42180 OK: Value is normal
09 Power-On Time Count 0 241 241 60932 OK: Always passing
0A Spin Retry Count 157 253 252 0 OK: Value is normal
0B Calibration Retry Count 223 252 252 0 OK: Value is normal
0C Power Cycle Count 0 252 252 611 OK: Always passing
C0 Power-Off Retract Count 0 253 253 3 OK: Always passing
C1 Load/Unload Cycle Count 0 253 253 3254 OK: Always passing
C2 Temperature 0 253 253 35 OK: Always passing
C3 Hardware ECC Recovered 0 253 252 855 OK: Always passing
C4 Reallocation Event Count 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passing
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passing
C6 Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passing
C7 Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate 0 199 199 0 OK: Always passing
C8 Write Error Rate 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passing
C9 <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 5 OK: Always passing
CA <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passing
CB <vendor-specific> 180 253 252 0 OK: Value is normal
CC <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passing
CD <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passing
CF <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passing
D0 <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passing
D1 <vendor-specific> 0 188 182 0 OK: Always passing
63 <vendor-specific> 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passing
64 <vendor-specific> 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passing
65 <vendor-specific> 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passing


--------[ Windows Network ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter ]

Network Adapter Properties:
Network Adapter SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Interface Type Ethernet
Hardware Address 00-0A-E6-FD-C8-23
Connection Name Local Area Connection
Connection Speed 100 Mbps
MTU 1500 bytes
DHCP Lease Obtained 1/27/2006 7:24:56 AM
DHCP Lease Expires 1/18/2038 9:14:07 PM
Bytes Received 5523376 (5.3 MB)
Bytes Sent 523102 (510.8 KB)

Network Adapter Addresses:
IP / Subnet Mask 192.168.2.28 / 255.255.255.0
Gateway 192.168.2.1
DHCP 192.168.2.1
DNS 192.168.2.1

Network Adapter Manufacturer:
Company Name Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation
Product Information http://www.sis.com/p...tm#connectivity
Driver Download http://www.sis.com/download


--------[ PCI / PnP Network ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SiS 900 Fast Ethernet Adapter PCI


--------[ DirectX Video ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Primary Display Driver ]

DirectDraw Device Properties:
DirectDraw Driver Name display
DirectDraw Driver Description Primary Display Driver
Hardware Driver SiS630v.dll
Hardware Description SiS 630/730

Direct3D Device Properties:
Available Local Video Memory 12205 KB
Available Non-Local Video Memory (AGP) 32768 KB
Rendering Bit Depths 16, 32
Z-Buffer Bit Depths 16, 24, 32
Min Texture Size 1 x 1
Max Texture Size 2048 x 2048
Vertex Shader Version Not Supported
Pixel Shader Version Not Supported

Direct3D Device Features:
Additive Texture Blending Supported
AGP Texturing Supported
Anisotropic Filtering Not Supported
Bilinear Filtering Supported
Cubic Environment Mapping Not Supported
Cubic Filtering Not Supported
Decal-Alpha Texture Blending Supported
Decal Texture Blending Supported
Directional Lights Not Supported
DirectX Texture Compression Not Supported
DirectX Volumetric Texture Compression Not Supported
Dithering Supported
Dot3 Texture Blending Not Supported
Dynamic Textures Not Supported
Edge Antialiasing Not Supported
Environmental Bump Mapping Not Supported
Environmental Bump Mapping + Luminance Not Supported
Factor Alpha Blending Supported
Geometric Hidden-Surface Removal Not Supported
Guard Band Not Supported
Hardware Scene Rasterization Not Supported
Hardware Transform & Lighting Not Supported
Legacy Depth Bias Not Supported
Mipmap LOD Bias Adjustments Supported
Mipmapped Cube Textures Not Supported
Mipmapped Volume Textures Not Supported
Modulate-Alpha Texture Blending Supported
Modulate Texture Blending Supported
Non-Square Textures Supported
N-Patches Not Supported
Perspective Texture Correction Supported
Point Lights Not Supported
Point Sampling Supported
Projective Textures Not Supported
Quintic Bezier Curves & B-Splines Not Supported
Range-Based Fog Not Supported
Rectangular & Triangular Patches Not Supported
Rendering In Windowed Mode Supported
Scissor Test Not Supported
Slope-Scale Based Depth Bias Not Supported
Specular Flat Shading Supported
Specular Gouraud Shading Supported
Specular Phong Shading Not Supported
Spherical Mapping Not Supported
Spot Lights Not Supported
Stencil Buffers Supported
Sub-Pixel Accuracy Supported
Table Fog Supported
Texture Alpha Blending Supported
Texture Clamping Supported
Texture Mirroring Supported
Texture Transparency Supported
Texture Wrapping Supported
Triangle Culling Not Supported
Trilinear Filtering Supported
Two-Sided Stencil Test Not Supported
Vertex Alpha Blending Supported
Vertex Fog Supported
Vertex Tweening Not Supported
Volume Textures Not Supported
W-Based Fog Supported
W-Buffering Supported
Z-Based Fog Supported
Z-Bias Not Supported
Z-Test Supported

Supported FourCC Codes:
AGPM Supported
MPEG Supported
SUBF Supported
UYVY Supported
Y411 Supported
YUY2 Supported
YV12 Supported
YVYU Supported

Problems & Suggestions:
Problem Hardware Transform & Lighting is not supported. Modern 3D games may require it.


--------[ DirectX Sound ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Primary Sound Driver ]

DirectSound Device Properties:
Device Description Primary Sound Driver
Driver Module
Primary Buffers 1
Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 48000 / 48000 Hz
Primary Buffers Sound Formats 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Secondary Buffers Sound Formats 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Total / Free Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0

DirectSound Device Features:
Certified Driver Yes
Emulated Device No
Precise Sample Rate Supported
DirectSound3D Not Supported
Creative EAX 1.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 2.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 3.0 Not Supported

[ SiS 7018 Wave ]

DirectSound Device Properties:
Device Description SiS 7018 Wave
Driver Module ac97sis.sys
Primary Buffers 1
Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 48000 / 48000 Hz
Primary Buffers Sound Formats 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Secondary Buffers Sound Formats 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Total / Free Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0

DirectSound Device Features:
Certified Driver Yes
Emulated Device No
Precise Sample Rate Supported
DirectSound3D Not Supported
Creative EAX 1.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 2.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 3.0 Not Supported

[ Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated) ]

DirectSound Device Properties:
Device Description Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)
Driver Module WaveOut 1
Primary Buffers 0
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gerryf

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good grief, where did this come from?

A via C3 cpu? Holy smokes, I've heard of it, but never saw it. They made these things for like, 5 minutes back in the late 90s.

This is an old motherboard and I cannot help but wonder if this is one of those rare cases where your motherboard while supporting 1 gb of ram, cannot cache that ram...what does this mean...

OK, you've got some memory built directly into your mobo, and one thing that it does is keep track of where everything is in your memory that you inserted. If the cache is too small, it cannot adequately track all that is going on, and spends a lot of time shuffling things around. Certain, this CPU was not a performance processor, but one designed for inexpensive systems..and that means the may have cheapened the whole memory cache process.

I don;t know...I cannot find enough info on this system at the moment
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vonstogner

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We bought it at Fryes but it was very cheap. We dumped linnux and loaded xp. I guess you get what you pay for....huh? What do you suggest that I do. It says that I have 3 slots for ram...but there is really 2. I have a stick of 512, 1 stick of 256, and 3 sticks of 128. should I just put the 2 128's back in? I hate to waste the 512 on this computer if it won't help it. I do have another 'real' computer that takes pc133 that I can use it in.
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First, as already explained, Windows will not run faster with more RAM, it runs better. The distinction is that Windows will load more things into memory so that it can access it from quicker memory rather than hitting the harddrive.

So,I do not know if it is truly running slower, or it is not meeting your expectations. Really, you need to run a Memory Benchmark to determine if more memory is worse--it should not be that obvious--I was dealing more in the theoretical realm

Since your PC supports the extra memory, I would say that it's not bad that it is in there...Windows will always try to use all the RAM you have.

As for slowness in general, the CPU is old and outdated, the videocard is slow, your harddrive is actually a nice drive, but the controller it is going through is slowwwwwww.

That I think is a huge issue with your slowness...why it is in udma 0 mode--that is weird. Your drive supports udma 6...your motherboard, according to the manual I found, supports UDMA 4 (ata 100)

Did you isntall the ide drivers for this motherboard? The vga drivers? Or just use the Windows default driver?

http://www.ecs.com.t...nuID=35&LanID=8

Had to go to the Elitegroup Taiwan site to find the motherboard info, which is limited. But that ide driver is pretty critical
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