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I have a 512 Mb RAM Pentium 4 processor 80 GB hard disk [closed]

I got an old RAM of 512 Mb from my friend. What are the precautions to be taken while changing the RAM? What are the minimum checking's to be done? Can i change it directly?
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1answer
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How to resolve the speed and video streaming issue in google chrome

I have got latest chrome installed in windows platform. The youtube videos are not coming properly, There is voice distortion and the pages are loading bit slow. scrolling is not smooth and It will ...
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712 views

How to detect if a hard drive is in PIO or DMA from command-line, or programmatically?

I work for a company that has many machines around the world in the possession of customers that we need to get continuous diagnostics from. One of the issues is occasionally the hard drives of ...
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4answers
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Possible cause(s) of slow transfer on home network?

I have the following home network setup: ZyXEL P-2602HW-D1A Router Ubuntu 10.04 Server: Ethernet card 100Mbps, directly connected to router Configured with SFTP server Windows XP Professional SP3: ...
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2answers
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How to run the CPU at something like 75%?

My notebook is too old for me to invest into a new fan (it will simply be replaced by a new one when the final heat death occurs), but when it runs on full speed I feel like sitting in front of a ...
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3answers
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Why is my computer taking so long to copy from one drive to another?

I have two disk drives in my computer of about 120GB each. The 'C' drive has about 50Gb of data and the other drive (E) is almost empty. When I try and copy a large directory (65gb) from the 'C' drive ...
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1answer
282 views

Standby-like feature - for individual applications in Windows?

Is it possible to temporarily freeze (pause, block) an application in Windows - so that it doesn't use processor at all and sit in the memory only - and unfreeze it later when you need it? I am ...
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1answer
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Disk Defrag slowing computer down?

I asked How to speed up my computer? in another post and one answer was to run disk defrag. I have done this before and in the majority of cases (with multiple computers not just one) it seems to ...
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1answer
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Single machine within Subnet Has One Tenth network speed

I have an issue regarding my network. One of the machines within the same subnet seems to have its download speed capped at 1 Mbps. Other machines within that subnet hit 11 Mbps or more. The machines ...
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4answers
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Why is my internet connection so slow after using (and uninstalling) the BitTorrent client?

I installed the official BitTorrent client to download (legally, I hasten to add) a Radiohead DVD made by fans after a gig in Prague, and have suffered from a really slow internet connection ever ...
3
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3answers
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How to Check the Internet Connection Speed in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quick way to check my broadband speed. I had internet connection in my home. Its connected by wire with modem(LAN Connection). Now i want to check the internet speed in ...
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2answers
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Why does System Properties display two different frequencies?

My System Properties window has the below text (also see screenshot). What does the "1.20 GHz " refer to? Hewlett-PackardHP Compaq dc7700p ConvertibleIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4400 @ 2.00GHz ...
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2answers
337 views

Downloads speed starts ok but after a few seconds they go down to 10kbps?

Since yesterday any file I try to download from any host start downloading ok (at >1mbps) but after a few seconds the speed start to decrease down to 10kbps. I use a mobile modem (huawei) and I ...
2
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1answer
792 views

Only some motherboards can support faster RAM?

This is a question relating to one of my builds. Here are the specs: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 motherboard Intel P4 Northwood 2.8 GHz (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2) 2x 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM Maxtor 300GB IDE HDD 16 ...
2
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2answers
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What can I use to slow down a Flash .swf file's playback speed?

I've got a pile of .swf files here that are static animations, and I'd like to find some way of playing them at half or quarter speed. Preferably one that doesn't rely on exploiting sloppy ...
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3answers
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Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast Bittorrent Download

I'm using Windows XP SP2. I have a 1 MB connection via a SpeedTouch 585, and my internet speed registers at 0.3 MB, with a maximum download of 30kbps. Not to mention a terrible ping at 500-1500. On ...
2
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1answer
164 views

Determining speed (class) of USB on PC

Is there a method for determining the speed of a USB port on a Windows XP PC, without using a USB protocol analyzer? I'm looking for something simple, such as looking at the Device Manager. I would ...
5
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2answers
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How to measure data transfer speed between my internal SATA HDD and External USB HDD?

How to measure data transfer speed between my internal SATA HDD and External USB HDD? I purchased new Seegate freego USB HDD but when i copy somthing from internal HDD to USB HDD or viceversa data ...
2
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2answers
792 views

Is it possible to optimize internet connection for video streaming [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I throttle the bandwidth consumed by Windows Automatic Updates? I'm always watching anime online. I want to know if it is possible to allot more bandwidth on ...
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2answers
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How do I deal with a slow computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is really slow I want to know how to easily speed up my computer; it runs desperately slow. I am running Windows XP which is about two years old.
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3answers
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Autohotkey … modifying the mouse/touchpad pointer speed?

Is there any way (using autohotkey or not) to create a shortcut (two, actually) for modifying the mouse/touchpad pointer speed ? I have two mices, and one touchpad, which I use alternatively ... and ...
2
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4answers
465 views

Windows XP acts strangely when hard drive is being heavily used

This happens in two situations so far: when I use sabnzbd, after it's done downloading a file and is using par2.exe to stitch it together, and just now, when I'm defragmenting a hard drive from a VM ...
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2answers
663 views

Maximum burn speed keeps decreasing from Nero?

I have a 16x DL DVD burner in my work machine (XP SP3). I'm using 8x TDK DVD+R media. The first dozen or so disks burned fine using Nero, but after that I started to coaster every disk. I asked Nero ...