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Old 07-15-2011, 03:27 AM
aly Offline
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Need some help in what to buy so my computer can run little more smoothly

First question best website to buy the items or store

Second what upgrades should i do first here my spec for my computer was thinking ram should be first but you tell me

Operating System new server roles System Model
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 9/13/2010 1:31:07 PM ASUSTeK Computer INC. CM5671 Rev X.0x
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. CM5671 Rev X.0x
Serial Number: MT7005K27600913
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0305 04/16/2010
new USB Storage Use in past 30 Days (mouse over last used for details) new Hosted Virtual Machines (mouse over name for details)
Last Used
Generic- Compact Flash -- drive 2, s/n 058F63626420, rev 1.01 7/15/2011 3:01:17 AM
Generic- MS/MS-Pro -- drive 4, s/n 058F63626420, rev 1.03 7/15/2011 3:01:17 AM
Generic- SD/MMC -- drive 1, s/n 058F63626420, rev 1.00 7/15/2011 3:01:17 AM
Generic- SM/xD Picture -- drive 3, s/n 058F63626420, rev 1.02 7/15/2011 3:01:17 AM
None discovered
Drives new drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
984.97 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
862.65 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40N ATA Device [Optical drive]

Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- SM/xD Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
ST31000528AS [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 9VP4M91P, rev CC44, SMART Status: Healthy 4096 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes new volume encryption


c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 400.08 GB 278.61 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 584.89 GB 584.03 GB free

* Operating System is installed on c:
Network Drives
None discovered
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Guest 3/16/2011 7:17:55 PM
Mcx1-Alyssa-PC 5/23/2011 2:32:59 PM
Owner 7/15/2011 3:05:16 AM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator 4/27/2010 2:20:22 PM (admin)
ASPNET never
HomeGroupAlyssa$ 2/23/2011 2:46:48 PM

DISABLED Marks a disabled account; LOCKED OUT Marks a locked account

EPSON NX420 Series on EP22EE07:EPSON STYLUS NX420
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
Controllers Display
ATA Channel 0 [Controller] (2x)
ATA Channel 1 [Controller] (2x)
Intel(R) ICH10 Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 3A26
Intel(R) ICH10 Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 3A20 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS [Display adapter]
HRE HAIER TV [Monitor] (31.7"vis, s/n 16843009, March 2008)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A34
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A35
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A36
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A37
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A38
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A39 Realtek High Definition Audio
Virus Protection [Back to Top] Group Policies
Norton AntiVirus Version 5.1.0.29
Norton 360
None discovered
Communications new connection speed & status Other Devices

↓ Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller
Status: Cable unplugged
Dhcp Server: none responded
Physical Address:
↑ Linksys AE1000 #7
primary Auto IP Address:
Gateway:
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address:
Connection Speed: 300 Mbps

Logitech Driver Interface (3x)
HID-compliant consumer control device
HID-compliant device (2x)
USB Input Device (2x)
HID Keyboard Device
Logitech HID-compliant G3/MX518 Optical Mouse
Microsoft Wireless Router Module
USB Composite Device
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub (8x)
Generic volume shadow copy
F:\
G:\
H:\
I:\
Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:33 AM
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Tip1 : It is good to keep the size of the C driver bigger than other slave drives, because the center part of the spiral magnet of hardisk can give more read speed then the outer part of the spiral.

Tip2 : If your windows is 64 bit then you can add more 4 GB RAM
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:39 AM
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Tip1 : It is good to keep the size of the C driver bigger than other slave drives, because the center part of the spiral magnet of hardisk can give more read speed then the outer part of the spiral.
Nah! I don't buy that. That might have been true 20 years ago, but not today with today's drives. And besides, it assumes the data is stored closest to the spindle.

When using multiple drives, I recommend the smaller as the boot drive, keeping only the OS and hardware drivers on it, and installing all your programs and data files on the slaves.

@aly - your dump shows Norton AntiVirus Version 5.1.0.29 and Norton 360. Do you have both installed and running or are they the same? While Norton has made tremendous improvements over the years, it is still a resource hog. I personally use and recommend Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and Windows Firewall with my 64-bit Windows 7 system with no regrets.

Increasing your RAM to 8Gb would help but I don't see a graphics card listed which makes me think you are using integrated graphics. If that is the case, I would consider adding a better graphics solution first.

The downside there, however, is graphics cards are often the most power hungry device in our systems. So, a new PSU may be needed to support a new card.

This all assumes your system is not being bogged down with spyware and other clutter, and too many things being started when Windows starts. If it used to run fine and no longer does, then adding more hardware may not be the solution.
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