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Re: [PLUG] update strategies/partition issue
Art Alexion wrote:
Well, I finally got the memory issue resolved. What it needed was
*low density* pc 133 -- odd because Compaq support told me that ¨the
memory with chips on both sides won't work¨ and that is the only
thing I got to work. I can't believe how snappy this machine is now.Great! \(^o^)/ How much RAM did you have originally, and how much do
you have now?
Recently I was investigating memory and I noticed claims that low
density memory is compatible with more systems than high density
memory. I guess it's true!
Seems like it.
I'm about to upgrade a customer's PC from 64MB to 320MB. I'm
expecting a noticeable performance increase. Also in Windows I
recently ran into another performance killer. For some reason an
Ultra DMA 4 drive dropped back to PIO mode, resulting in slow access
Reminds me to brush up on hdparm.
And I tried F-Prot. F-Prot is a good, efficient virus scanner. It's
available for multiple OSes. I think there is a free version for
Linux. The Windows version costs $30 per year for up to 5 PCs. The
reason why I mentioned this is because installing the more common
Norton AV seemed to slow the system down a lot.
Norton very slow. Not at windows machine now to give you URLs, but
replaced Norton with a good freeware firewall (Zone Alarm), and a
periodic scan via a web app. Zone Alarm offers minimal virus protection
in addition to usual firewall features, and a periodic scan = no
noticable performance hit.
Arthur S. Alexion LLC
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