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#1 tango3


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:04 AM

Hi Not sure if this is the right procedure, but I would really appreciate it if someone could take a look at my system in order to speed up my pc... especially during internet browsing. I can forward any specs you may require many thanks Carm


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:08 PM

Hello Tango3,

Welcome to WTT Forums.

We'll need more information in order to give you any sensible recommendations.

Please do the following, and post your reply as a New Topic in Browsers, Internet, and Email Forum, here:

The following will be a good way to start:

Please Run the PCPitstop Full Tests, here:
Register and create a password
Accept the ActiveX component to allow your machine to run the Full Tests
Registering and accepting the ActiveX are both SAFE and FREE.
Full Tests is the first item in the left hand column of that page.

The Full Tests take less than 5 minutes for most machines.
Once you have your Results, please post the TechExpress Link back here into this thread for review.
TechExpress is the last item on the list in the yellow box in upper right area of any Results page.
Post the entire URL link information back here into this Forum thread.

Caution: During the testing of Video Adapter, a variety of patterns, shapes, colors and text are “flashed” onto the users monitor screen. In the many thousands of daily uses of the PCPitstop Full Tests over several years, two individuals who suffer epilepsy experienced discomfort and temporary dizziness when viewing the flashing patterns.
If you know that you are susceptible to photo driven seizure, look away from your screen during the Video Adapter testing sequence.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 07:40 AM

Please find below requested test results from pc pitstop

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Windows ConfigurationDescription Your Results
Common Name Windows XP Pro SP2
Full Version Windows XP Pro SP2
First Install Sat Jun 30 2007
Free Resources 90%
Fonts Installed 79
Windows Scripting Version
PCPitstop Version 179
CPU Load 1%
Running ProgramsMalicious or poorly written running programs are a common cause of poor performance and system instability. We strongly recommend that you use an antivirus program like CA Anti-Virus and a spyware scanner such as PC Pitstop Exterminate on a regular basis. To get control over your running programs we suggest WinPatrol Plus. Click on a file name to see more information about it.

Legend: Virus Spyware/Adware Optional Required No data

designates programs that can safely be disabled to improve computer performance, PC Pitstop Optimize disables these programs.

Name Vendor Complete File Name
QuickTime Icon Apple Computer, Inc. C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
Windows Messenger Microsoft Corporation C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
BackWeb Technologies Inc. C:\PROGRA~1\TALKTA~1\backweb\81720\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
ClamTray alch C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamTray.exe
AOL Connectivity America Online, Inc. C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
F-Secure BackWeb F-Secure Corp. C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\bac ... \fsbwsys.exe
Lexmark printer Lexmark International, Inc. C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
Lexmark printer Lexmark International, Inc. C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
Print spooler Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
F-Secure Antivirus F-Secure Corp. C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
F-Secure Antivirus F-Secure Corporation C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\fsav32.exe
F-Secure F-Secure Corp. C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
F-Secure Anti-Virus F-Secure Corporation C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\fsrw.exe
F-Secure Antivirus F-Secure Corp. C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
F-Secure Antivirus F-Secure Corporation C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Common\FAMEH32.EXE
F-Secure Internet Security F-Secure Corporation C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Common\FCH32.EXE
F-Secure Management Agent F-Secure Corporation C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE
F-Secure Internet Security F-Secure Corporation C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Common\FSMB32.EXE
Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
Local Security Authority Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
Service control process Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Service host process Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

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The following settings may be helpful in diagnosing general system performance problems.

Setting name Value
Video acceleration disabled No
Paging of kernel disabled No
Screen saver running during tests No
NOIDE key found in registry No
Running 32-bit code on 64-bit Windows No
System Restore disabled No
Large System Cache enabled No
Has batteries No
Hibernate enabled Yes
HIBERFIL.SYS present Yes
Hibernate policy in use No
Sleep/Resume policy in use No
Running on battery power No
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Description Your Results
Bandwidth Down 532 Kbits/sec
Bandwidth Up Not tested
Average Ping 158 ms
Ping Loss 0%
TCP Receive Window (default)
External IP Address 78.xxx.xxx.xxx <-- Edited to protect privacy
Internal IP Address 192.xxx.x.x <-- Edited to protect privacy
Browser MSIE 6.0; SV1
IE current cache 215 MB
IE max cache 298 MB
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Click here to find a low cost provider in your area! The Bandwidth tests measure the Internet bandwidth between your computer and PC Pitstop's servers. In general, if your bandwidth result is at least 85% of the rated connection speed, you're receiving good throughput (though shared connections may affect this, too).

Average Ping measures the round-trip time for a packet to travel from the PC being tested to PC Pitstop's web site and back; lower numbers indicate better performance. Ping times under 150ms are typical of T1, DSL, or cable modems. Consistent ping times of more than 500ms should only be seen in connections that span continents (e.g., USA to Europe) and/or are linked by satellite. Ping losses usually indicate serious Internet congestion.

Internet performance can be erratic for many different reasons, so you can't expect to get maximum bandwidth and ping performance every time you test. You should test several times and at different times of the day to get the most accurate picture of your connection speed. To repeat only our Bandwidth test and get more information, plus tips for improving performance, click here. For additional testing of your browser configuration and Internet connection, we recommend BrowserTune.

More Internet related Settings
The following settings may be helpful in diagnosing internet performance problems.

Setting name Value
Using a proxy No
HTTP 1.1 through proxy Enabled No
HTTP 1.1 Enabled Yes
Check for newer pages turned off No
Show Pictures No
Format docs using my style sheet No
Content Advisor enabled No
Check Associations Disable No
Enable Automatic Image Resize Yes
Enable third-party browser extensions No
Enable page transitions Yes
Always use my {colors|fonts|size} No
Security ConfigurationDescription Your Results
IE Restricted Zone Permissions None

Security-Related Windows Settings
The following settings may be helpful in diagnosing spyware and browser hijacks.

Setting name Value
Explorer: Some drive letters are hidden No
Explorer: Hide extensions for known file types No
Explorer: Hide protected operating system files Yes
Explorer: Do not show hidden files and folders Yes
Explorer: Do not display contents of system folders Yes
HOSTS location remapped via the Registry No
System File Protection disabled No
Main BoardDescription Your Results
Brand/Model Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX1 350MTbr+
Type Desktop
Serial Number Not available
BIOS Dell Computer Corporation A07 08/04/99
ProcessorDescription Your Results
Brand/Model Intel Pentium II
Nominal Clock Speed 350 MHz
Measured Clock Speed 350 MHz
External Clock Speed 100 MHz
CPU Load 1%
Speed Rating 966 (102% of 245 similar)
Memory ConfigurationDescription Results
RAM installed 320 MB
Windows RAM 320 MB
Total RAM slots 3
Available RAM slots 0
Max RAM module size 0 MB
Memory Type 128+128+64;DIMM,DRAM,|Synchronous;T16
Speed Rating 592 MB/s (101% of 245 similar)
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With prices so low lately I've purchased a lot of memory, and all of it has been from Crucial. Their prices beat the competition and they currently have free shipping.
-- Rob Cheng, CEO, PC PitstopUpgrading memory can give your computer extra performance. Crucial Technology can identify the memory you need at very competitive prices.

Speed rating is measured in megabytes per second. The percentage indicates the performance of this system compared to systems in our database with a similar CPU and clock speed; the number of similar systems is also shown. For example, a score of 50% would indicate this system had half the performance of comparable systems; 200% would indicate twice the performance. A "normal" number is 100% plus or minus about 15%.

Drive LettersThese are drive letters associated with hard disk drives. This list does not include drive letters for floppy disks or other removable media such as CD-ROM, DVD, Zip or Jaz drives.

Description Drive C
Partition format NTFS
Cluster size 4 KB
Drive label No Label
Size 9530 MB
Free space 3411 MB (36%)
Junk files 263 MB (3%)
System Restore Space 1143 MB (12%)
Data fragmentation 23%
File fragmentation 10%
Uncached speed 19 MB/s (150%)

Percentages shown for free space, junk files (temporary files, browser cache, Recycle Bin files), and system restore space represent the size relative to the total disk capacity. A disk with 50% free space is half-full (or half-empty, if you're an optimist). PC Pitstop Optimize is an easy way to keep your hard disk free of unnecessary files.

Our full tests only perform disk health checking on the C drive. We recommend that you check the health of your other drives using Disk MD.
Data fragmentation measures the percentage of data on the disk that is contained in fragmented files. File fragmentation is the percentage of files on the disk that are fragmented. Some disk optimization programs such as Window's Disk Defragmenter intentionally fragment files to place them in the best position to ensure quick program loading, so the fragmentation measures may be non-zero even after running a disk optimizer. For more details check out Disk MD.

Cached and uncached speed is measured in megabytes per second (MB/s). When a percentage is shown for cached and uncached speed, it compares the performance of the drive with those of systems in our database with the same processor and clock speed. (Our database currently has 245 similar systems.) A rating of 200% means a disk is twice the performance of similar systems, 50% means it's half the performance. Cached disk speed generally measures the efficiency of the system's processor and memory system, not the performance of the hard disk. Uncached speed is most affected by the physical hard disk and the disk interface.

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Drive letters C
Removable media No
Brand/Model WDC WD100BA
IDE details DMA
Serial number
Revision level

For IDE drives, IDE details show whether the drive has DMA enabled and is an IDE master (single drive, or master drive in a master/slave pair).

Video BoardDescription Your Results
Brand/Model NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation)
Resolution 800x600 pixels
Colors 16 million
DirectX version 5.03.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
OpenGL version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Acceleration options Enabled
Performance 50.92 MP/s (No similar CPU/MHz/video)

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Monitor Dell D1626HT
Max. Resolution (HxV) 1600 x 1200 pixels
Screen Size (HxV) 38 x 29 cm
Viewable Diagonal Size 18.82 inch
Manufacture Date October 1998
Serial Number 810703425

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Edited by Doug, 28 October 2007 - 09:26 PM.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:58 PM

Hi Tango3,

Just for Clarification, you have posted a copy/paste of the linked function:

or use the test details to see all the data on one page.

While this does provide much of the important information that we need, it displays the information "as the owner/user sees it"
Only the "owner user" (you) should be allowed to see "private" information such as IP internal and external address.
You will please notice that I edited your post above to "mask" that information.

You can "securely" use the TechExpress link to post your PCPitstop Full Tests results.
The TechExpress link function automatically "masks" the owner/user's IP address information to protect your privacy.
Additionally, the TechExpress link provides the robust graphical presentation of the PCPitstop Full Tests - Results, allowing for more detailed examination, while still protecting/masking your private information.

I'll be asking you to post a fresh PCPitstop Full Tests - TechExpress, after you perform the maintenance recommendations below. Please use the TechExpress Link when you post your fresh Pit Test Results in your next reply.

Your machine will be able to perform routine office functions, internet browsing, and management of email, but would not be expected to manage more demanding applications such as advanced gaming and media/photo editing.
I maintain a small number of similar machines that perform happily for the owners.
However, their performance is more strongly affected by neglect of regular maintenance.
Your machine requires routine maintenance that "may" improve performance.
Your machine will probably also perform better with AVG AntiVirus (free) rather than the F-Secure product that you presently have installed. (F-Secure has a larger footprint, utilizing several file processes and services, while AVG typically runs less than four to do the same job with similar good protection.

Things to do:

Consider using AVG AntiVirus instead of F-Secure
--Download AVG AntiVirus (free) and save it to your hard drive.
--Log-Off the internet
--Use Control Panel - Add/Remove to completely Uninstall F-Secure Security products
--After F-Secure is uninstalled, DELETE any remnant F-Secure files and folders in C:\Program Files\
--Install your downloaded AVG AntiVirus
--Allow AVG AntiVirus to access the Internet to Update

Delete Junk files / Run Disk Error Checking / Defrag your Hard Drive
--Run Disk Cleanup ---- Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk CleanUp
--Run Disk Error Checking - Right-Click on C:\ - Select Properties - Tools(tab) - Error Checking - Press Check Now
Place a checkmark/tick in "Automatically fix file system errors
Place a checkmark/tick in "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad-sectors
Press - Start
You will then see a warning that Error Checking cannot be run due to files being in use or locked.
You will be invited to allow Error Checking to run the next time you boot your machine. Press "Yes" - Then Reboot.

After Error Checking is completed
-- Reboot your machine into SAFE Mode to perform Defragmentation of C:\ drive

Consider turning off Hibernation
-- Right-Click on any empty spot on your Desktop - Select Properies - Select ScreenSaver(Tab) - Press Power Settings - Select Hibernate(Tab) - Remove the checkmark/tick from the line "Enable Hibernation"

Consider reducing "eye candy" settings
--Right-Click on My Computer - Properties - Advanced(tab) - Press Settings(button) in Performance/Visual performance
Place a checkmark/tick in "Adjust for Best Performance" , then Apply, then OK/close

Follow the PCPitstop instructions to Reduce the Size of your Browser Cache (make it 90mb)
Follow the PCPItstop instructions to Adjust your Receive Buffer Size

Run PCPitstop Full Tests again and Post the TechExpress Link back into this Thread.

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