how do i know what bit drivers im using

Compaq deskpro pc / 5wv252
January 26, 2011 at 22:46:03
Specs: Windows XP, pc133
how do i know if im using the correct drivers for my amd duron 751mhz processor. i have about 384 meg of memory. do i need exactly what pc 133 memory part number for my machine or is it interchangeable. ive found the exact part number. im just curious. my machine has sp2 with xp. it was windows me. but its still slow. even with a 256mg ati video card, a sound blaster card, an 80 gig hard drive. ive done all the updates and i have no faults. its just slow. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. im not a geek as you can tell but i can get it with some guidance.

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#1
January 26, 2011 at 22:53:26
You are using 32 bit drivers on a 32 bit computer with a 32 bit operating system.

More memory would definitely speed things up. 512 Mbs is the comfortable limit for Windows XP.

You can find out exactly what memory you need here:

http://www.crucial.com/

Stuart


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#2
January 26, 2011 at 23:02:55
my mother board is slotted for 3 memory cards of 256 mg. do i have to get the exact part number or will all pc 133 cards work

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#3
January 26, 2011 at 23:15:44
There are different types of PC-133 memory and the crucial site will tell you exactly which is suitable for your computer.

Stuart


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#4
January 27, 2011 at 06:53:35
With a socket A system, you should run the FSB:DRAM ratio at 1:1. It obviously will run with other ratios, but the performance will be less than optimal. Currently, you're running the ratio at 3:4. If you have PC133 RAM, what you should do is underclock it to PC100 speed (100MHz). I don't know if that's possible with your Compaq though. However, if you add a stick of PC100 to what you have, all the RAM will automatically downclock to 100MHz.

http://www.memorystock.com/memory/C...

http://www.crucial.com/search/searc...

http://tinyurl.com/46l44pg


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#5
January 27, 2011 at 06:55:15
what type of internet service do you have? cable, broadband, dial-up???

larry


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#6
January 27, 2011 at 08:31:23
cable but its on a router

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#7
January 27, 2011 at 08:42:54
where can i change the clock speed...in my bios?

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#8
January 27, 2011 at 16:08:57
omg..how do i get my pc from running so slow..the sreaming videos download fast but barely move..my virtual memory is set at 1 and a half times my memory..how do i set up this video card to maximize my online experiance with news videos and such

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#9
January 27, 2011 at 16:34:03
Se the virtual memory to let Widows manage it. There is no advantage in setting it yourself and it can make matters worse. Setting to 1.5 time your RAM is is a throw back to Windows 98.

You are not going to get blistering performance on a computer that old, Maxing out on the memory is the best you can do.

Stuart


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#10
January 28, 2011 at 06:39:33
if you can down load this and create a bootable cd

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06448

choose this one to download

crunchbang-10-20110105-xfce-i686.iso (623MB

boot with the cd and run it from the cd (do not install it you may blow away XP).
See if everything works, internet, sound etc.. if you decide you like it, report back,
and we can discuss install options.

larry


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#11
January 28, 2011 at 23:29:00
so run this software from the cd. oh and i did figure out that my video card is trying to make my cp run 3x faster..i foung a setting to set it back to 2x which is actually 200mhz. will this video card burn out my motherboard or processor..my processor fan runs all the time. and by the way, you guys are awesome.

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