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#1 chugg

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:31 PM

My main cpu is broke and Elise is kindly helping me with that. I am on and working from my laptop which is super slow with everything I do and always saying its low on virtual memory. Sometimes just to open a folder it will take 2-5 minutes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:36 PM

Would you Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:12 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/75xcUmOvRUKN1qGIFYqWo5E

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:23 PM

With only 512 megs of ram and part of that being used by onboard video I would try to optimize the computer

http://www.malwareremoval.com/tutorials/runningslowly.php
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:31 PM

Ok I will follow those instructions. Can I upgrade my ram? Will that help? How do I know what to buy and how to do it myself.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:45 PM

What is the model number of the lap top?

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:55 PM

Toshiba Satellite 5205-s703

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:55 PM

Ok I will follow those instructions. Can I upgrade my ram? Will that help? How do I know what to buy and how to do it myself.

the info on the ram is in the speccy file .the main type to look for is,512 meg sodimm PC2100 (133 MHz), once you post the make and model of the laptop people will know for sure but my guess is it will only support 1 gig ,2x512

speccy ram info
type:
DDR
Size:
256 MBytes
Manufacturer:
Hyundai Electronics
Max Bandwidth:
PC2100 (133 MHz)
Part Number:
HYMD232M6466-H
Serial Number:
69039830
Week/year:
57 /02

Edited by caperjac, 10 October 2010 - 02:56 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 03:03 PM

I would get another 512Meg Stick of RAM your video card uses 64megabytes dedicated RAM for itself. It does not share RAM with the system ram.

Graphics/Video
Toshiba Personal Theatre 15.0 UXGA active-matrix display;
internal display supports up to 16M colors at 1600 x 1200
NVIDIA GeForce4 460 Go graphics controller; 64MB 250MHz
DDR external video memory
Direct 3D support, Open GL support, Direct Video, Direct MPEG,
Motion Competition
External Color Support/Refresh Rate:
800 x 600; 100Hz Non-Interlaced @16M
1024 x 768; 100Hz Non-Interlaced @16M
1280 x 1024; 100Hz Non-Interlaced @16M
1600 x 1200; 85Hz Non-Interlaced @16M
1920 x 1440; 60Hz Non-Interlaced @16M


Your lap top can only support up to 1024Megabytes of RAM.

Below is a list of compatible memory for your lap top

Kingston Memory
KTT3614/128 128MB PC2100 SDRAM Memory
KTT3614/256 256MB PC2100 SDRAM Memory
KTT3614/512 512MB PC2100 SDRAM Memory

TOSHIBA SD Memory
SD-M3203B3 32MB
SD-M6403B3 64MB
SD-M1283B3 128MB


Edited by cryptodan, 10 October 2010 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:47 PM

I would get another 512Meg Stick of RAM your video card uses 64megabytes dedicated RAM for itself. It does not share RAM with the system ram.

Graphics/Video
• Toshiba Personal Theatre 15.0” UXGA active-matrix display;
internal display supports up to 16M colors at 1600 x 1200
• NVIDIA GeForce4 460 Go graphics controller; 64MB 250MHz
DDR external video memory
• Direct 3D support, Open GL support, Direct Video, Direct MPEG,
Motion Competition
• External Color Support/Refresh Rate:
800 x 600; 100Hz Non-Interlaced @16M
1024 x 768; 100Hz Non-Interlaced @16M
1280 x 1024; 100Hz Non-Interlaced @16M
1600 x 1200; 85Hz Non-Interlaced @16M
1920 x 1440; 60Hz Non-Interlaced @16M


Your lap top can only support up to 1024Megabytes of RAM.

Below is a list of compatible memory for your lap top

Kingston Memory
KTT3614/128 128MB PC2100 SDRAM Memory
KTT3614/256 256MB PC2100 SDRAM Memory
KTT3614/512 512MB PC2100 SDRAM Memory

TOSHIBA SD Memory
SD-M3203B3 32MB
SD-M6403B3 64MB
SD-M1283B3 128MB



Thank you for this info. I am not very good with RAM terms. What would I google to buy. I saw you listed what was compatable so I googled it and nothing came up. What would the search terms be? I will get 512mb as you suggested.

Also, is there any instructions anywhere of how to open my laptop and put this in? I have done it with my desktop before but had instructions.

Also, thank you for your help Dachew!

Edited by chugg, 10 October 2010 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:58 PM

I would get another 512Meg Stick of RAM


Speccy shows both slots populated with 256 meg sticks

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...205205%20Series

I would just optimize the computer rather than spend any money on it at this point
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:03 PM

I would get another 512Meg Stick of RAM


Speccy shows both slots populated with 256 meg sticks

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...205205%20Series

I would just optimize the computer rather than spend any money on it at this point


ok i will try this first.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:17 AM

Hey dachew. I just wanted to let you know that I only cleared the first step of the instructions so far and my laptop is already substantially faster. You were right. I can only imagine how much better it will be by the end.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:55 PM

Well I know I said my laptop got better but it didnt. I guess I didnt try it out long enough. Its so bad that a simple task like right clicking on a folder to delete it it will sometimes take 2-3 minutes just to recognize that I clicked it. I followed and did everything in the link given to my my cpu faster. Also, in my startup programs I have something called cftmon.exe which after research seems to be a trojan.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:42 PM

I followed and did everything in the link given to my my cpu faster


Reduce the number of programmes that are Auto Starting

You will have to gut these to the bare minimum with 512 megs of ram

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html

see note on ctfmon

Edited by DaChew, 13 October 2010 - 09:48 PM.

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