I just used all my bits & pieces & built a PC! Mobo: PC Chips? PC100, HD:6.8 gig,Processor: 500, Ram:320xPC100,on a LAN.It takes 3mins to turn on, which I dont mind, the internet is OK. BUT the only progs. are AVG, adaware, Belarc Adviser, Spybot & CCleaner, & these take minutes to start. I know the HD is small, & it has XP Pro on it, out of an old PC.Where, I'm told, it worked OK. The Bios is also, I assume, ancient but I'm told flashing it wouldn't affect the speed-don't want to risk this, anyway!I have another PC with same 500 processor, only 256 ram & 10+ HD, it runs XP Home great.BTW, I turned on this morning, & the task bar is now an off white colour! Yesterday it was normal blue. Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated. Al.
I defragged yesterday, though it said it wasnt needed on analyse.Pitstop says "HD has uncached speed of 3MB.s. Systems with same CPU & clock speed have 14.7 MB/s".Also said DMA should be enabled- it is!The HD is actually 8.5, only 5400.I assume the uncached speed cant be adjusted, so new HD? Thanks, Al.
Not sure if it would take more ram,& not worth the expense,but am getting a bigger HD for my main PC, so will try that. Its a 40 gig, so can partition it & hope that does the trick.Thanks very much for advice, Indigo1. Cheers, Al.
Just fitted a 40gig HD, still v.slow, compared to a Gigabyte GA-5AX mobo, with same processor & ram. Could it be that the PC Chips? PC100 M599 super socket 7 mobo is just too old & slow? (Bit like me!!)
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