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Old 06-26-2012, 08:18 PM   #16
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So it is the GHz speed that's slowing me down?

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Old 06-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
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For Sale: 2012 Hp Pavilion, only been turned on for two days...

Phack, I'm going to have to purchase yet another computer.
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Speed of the Internet package from you ISP is only how fast you are going to be able to download or upload programs and webpages. Has nothing to do with how fast the computer can process information, in say editing photos, working large spreadsheets with large mathimatical calculations, etc.

Two completely different things.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #19
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take it to a local place, not a chain.

ask them to get rid of the crapware.

uninstall any AV on there, install MSE. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials

AVG aint what is used to be.
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take it to a local place, not a chain.

ask them to get rid of the crapware.

uninstall any AV on there, install MSE. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials

AVG aint what is used to be.
Why do that, when the steps to do it are available at both majorgeeks.com and malwareteks.com on how to check for nasties. Also, majorgeeks.com has a tool to strip out the packages that third parties paid the OEM to put on the computers, to get people to try them out.
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Why do that, when the steps to do it are available at both majorgeeks.com and malwareteks.com on how to check for nasties. Also, majorgeeks.com has a tool to strip out the packages that third parties paid the OEM to put on the computers, to get people to try them out.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #22
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I currently hoOked up the first HP Pavilion I purchased some days ago to the modem and my 47" RCA TV through the VGA connection, being used as a monitor. I friggin' love using my tv as a monitor, massive!!

Anyways, this older Pavilion (two years old) has an AMD Sempron Dual Core processor 2200 2.0 GHz on a 32 bit operating system with 2GB Ram and it's noticeabley slower than the brand new Pavilion with the 1.3 GHz processor.

It has a Nvidia graphics thingy but it's nowhere near as good as what's in the new HP.

As a thanks for the help, here's a link to free movies. Most are still in theaters. You don't have to download the movie if you don't want to, simply play it. Some movies are cd quality while others are not. Putlocker and Sockshare are usually always good, no need to download any plug-ins.

I'm watching Wrath of the Titans as I type, cd (cinema) quality.

http://www.watchfreemovies.ch/ (sometimes a bad gateway messege will appear, just keep trying)

Thanks. And while I will keep the new Pavilion and use those links to rid my pc of crap and sell this older 32 bit Pavilion, I'll be on the hunt for a laptop with at least an Intel i3.

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:29 AM   #23
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Why do that, when the steps to do it are available at both majorgeeks.com and malwareteks.com on how to check for nasties. Also, majorgeeks.com has a tool to strip out the packages that third parties paid the OEM to put on the computers, to get people to try them out.
Which one is the right tool to remove the unwanted third party stuff?
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This explains about PC-Decrapifier. http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthr...30#post1664630 Never used it, due to I am one that will take the time and do it myself, since I do not trust third party software for something I can do.
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What is your speed complaint? It takes too long for pages to display on the web browser? Or when you open some other programs they take too long to open?

If the first - are you using Internet Explorer? That would be your problem. I have just-short of a supercomputer here at work, and it still takes forever to open IE, where Chrome and Firefox have me browsing before IE even opens. www.google.com/chrome
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I have Google Chrome installed, thanks. I can't tell any difference between it and Internet Exporer but yes, the complaint is that it takes too long for pages to open up. This site is kinda sorta okay, quick, but on other ones with a lot of images and advertisements it takes about a second or two, sometimes three.

Again, my Dell Latitude would open ANY page within a blink of an eye, or so it seems now compared to this.


On another note, today I went to one of my vacant property jobs with a stolen condenser to replace and what would I find when I open the doOr but an HP Pavilion 540n with an Intel Pentium 4 processor sitting on the dining roOm flOor. Running at 1.60 GHz. Graphics are about as good as the first Nintendo, but it works. Not fast at all, something like 248 mb of RAM.

Also got some kind of digital unscrambler or dvr or something. Renters must have vacated with the quickness!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #27
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Crappy, but it works.

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I have Google Chrome installed, thanks. I can't tell any difference between it and Internet Exporer but yes, the complaint is that it takes too long for pages to open up. This site is kinda sorta okay, quick, but on other ones with a lot of images and advertisements it takes about a second or two, sometimes three.

Again, my Dell Latitude would open ANY page within a blink of an eye, or so it seems now compared to this.

I don't think it has anything to do with the physical properties of the computer (memory, processor, graphics) but would start my assumptions that there is a program in the background causing delay in your image loads. Either an anti-virus/anti-malware program, some crappy toolbar, or even a browser redirect/proxy service.

For fun, download the free version of malwarebytes (google it) and make sure it doesn't find anything.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:42 PM   #29
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Thanks man, I'll try that.

I'll tell you though that the more I use this computer the more I'm liking it.
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and the results:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.06.28.09

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Preston :: PRESTON-HP [administrator]

6/29/2012 12:55:21 PM
mbam-log-2012-06-29 (12-55-21).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 204046
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 18 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)
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