CPU or RAM


S

SAM

Hi guys,

Can anybody tell me what the info. below means and how I can improve the performance of my pc?
Following is a printout of status of my computer and it crashes every once in a while specially when I use a media program.
My CPU goes at %100 but my RAM does pretty well when I use these kind of programs.

This is a snap shot of Aida32 of my computer:

Physical Memory
Total 447 MB
Used 307 MB
Free 139 MB
Utilization 69 %

Swap Space
Total 1922 MB
Used 205 MB
Free 1716 MB
Utilization 11 %

Virtual Memory
Total 2369 MB
Used 513 MB
Free 1856 MB
Utilization 22 %

Problems & Suggestions
Suggestion Install more system memory to improve applications performance.


Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0)
Computer Name ZEUS
Logon Domain ZEUS
Date / Time 2005-10-27 / 23:26

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1921 MHz (7.5 x 256)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
System Memory 448 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (03/04/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA nForce2
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1119942815280)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 76345 MB (55548 MB free)

Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
CAS Latency 2.5T
RAS To CAS Delay 3T
RAS Precharge 3T
RAS Active Time 7T

Integrated Graphics Controller
Graphics Controller Type nVIDIA nForce2
Graphics Controller Status Enabled
Graphics Frame Buffer Size 30 MB

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)

AGP Properties
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/page/mobo.html
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

Problems & Suggestions
Problem Current AGP speed is lower than maximum supported. This may cause performance penalty.
 
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J

Jim Macklin

Buy a graphics card, you are using a slow on-board graphics
that is using 64 MB of your system RAM. Get an AGP card
that is current, 8x speed with at least 128 MB.
You can also buy more RAM.
Get EVEREST from www.lavalys.com , it is like AIDA32 but
current and should report on the newer mobo.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm




Hi guys,

Can anybody tell me what the info. below means and how I can
improve the performance of my pc?
Following is a printout of status of my computer and it
crashes every once in a while specially when I use a media
program.
My CPU goes at %100 but my RAM does pretty well when I use
these kind of programs.

This is a snap shot of Aida32 of my computer:

Physical Memory
Total 447 MB
Used 307 MB
Free 139 MB
Utilization 69 %

Swap Space
Total 1922 MB
Used 205 MB
Free 1716 MB
Utilization 11 %

Virtual Memory
Total 2369 MB
Used 513 MB
Free 1856 MB
Utilization 22 %

Problems & Suggestions
Suggestion Install more system memory to improve
applications performance.


Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0)
Computer Name ZEUS
Logon Domain ZEUS
Date / Time 2005-10-27 / 23:26

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1921 MHz (7.5 x 256)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
System Memory 448 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (03/04/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA nForce2
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1119942815280)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 76345 MB (55548 MB free)

Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
CAS Latency 2.5T
RAS To CAS Delay 3T
RAS Precharge 3T
RAS Active Time 7T

Integrated Graphics Controller
Graphics Controller Type nVIDIA nForce2
Graphics Controller Status Enabled
Graphics Frame Buffer Size 30 MB

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)

AGP Properties
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/page/mobo.html
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

Problems & Suggestions
Problem Current AGP speed is lower than maximum supported.
This may cause performance penalty.
 
D

djs0302

SAM said:
Hi guys,

Can anybody tell me what the info. below means and how I can improve the performance of my pc?
Following is a printout of status of my computer and it crashes every once in a while specially when I use a media program.
My CPU goes at %100 but my RAM does pretty well when I use these kind of programs.

This is a snap shot of Aida32 of my computer:

Physical Memory
Total 447 MB
Used 307 MB
Free 139 MB
Utilization 69 %

447 MB is a rather odd amount but since it's saying you have 139 MB
free then it's obviously enough at the moment. I have 512 MB on mine.

SNIP
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1921 MHz (7.5 x 256)
I'm not familiar with AMD's processor specs but it doesn't look like
this is where the problem is. It may not be the fastest processor but
it certainly would cause your computer to crash
Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA nForce2
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1119942815280)

Since you mentioned you have problems when using a media program I'm
willing to bet that the problem is with the integrated video adapter.
I would go out and buy a better video card and install it in the AGP
slot. If you can't do that then I would go to Nvidia's website and
make sure I had the latest drivers for the video adapter.
 
B

Borg hater

Rich text transformed to plain text for more universal readability.

Agree with Jim. Disable the onboard video via the bios setup, use an AGP
oriented video card w/ at least 64 MB onboard.128 or 256MB is more common on
today's video cards. Check under the hood and be sure you have an AGP slot
first. Check with the MB maker to see the AGP X speed capability (2x, 4x,
8x) before shopping for the video card.

Don't understand "media" in terms of your post. An example would probably
paint a better picture.

--
Lil' Dave
Beware the rule quoters, the corp mindset, the Borg
Else you will be absorbed
Hi guys,

Can anybody tell me what the info. below means and how I can improve the
performance of my pc?
Following is a printout of status of my computer and it crashes every once
in a while specially when I use a media program.
My CPU goes at %100 but my RAM does pretty well when I use these kind of
programs.

This is a snap shot of Aida32 of my computer:

Physical Memory
Total 447 MB
Used 307 MB
Free 139 MB
Utilization 69 %

Swap Space
Total 1922 MB
Used 205 MB
Free 1716 MB
Utilization 11 %

Virtual Memory
Total 2369 MB
Used 513 MB
Free 1856 MB
Utilization 22 %

Problems & Suggestions
Suggestion Install more system memory to improve applications performance.


Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0)
Computer Name ZEUS
Logon Domain ZEUS
Date / Time 2005-10-27 / 23:26

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1921 MHz (7.5 x 256)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
System Memory 448 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (03/04/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA nForce2
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1119942815280)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 76345 MB (55548 MB free)

Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
CAS Latency 2.5T
RAS To CAS Delay 3T
RAS Precharge 3T
RAS Active Time 7T

Integrated Graphics Controller
Graphics Controller Type nVIDIA nForce2
Graphics Controller Status Enabled
Graphics Frame Buffer Size 30 MB

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)

AGP Properties
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/page/mobo.html
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

Problems & Suggestions
Problem Current AGP speed is lower than maximum supported. This may cause
performance penalty.
 
T

Tim Slattery

447 MB is a rather odd amount but since it's saying you have 139 MB
free then it's obviously enough at the moment. I have 512 MB on mine.

Most likely he has 512MB of RAM installed, but the video system is
using 64MB or so. This "shared RAM" is common nowadays.
 
S

SAM

Thanks a lot I'll try your suggestions.

Take care
Sam





Hi guys,

Can anybody tell me what the info. below means and how I can improve the performance of my pc?
Following is a printout of status of my computer and it crashes every once in a while specially when I use a media program.
My CPU goes at %100 but my RAM does pretty well when I use these kind of programs.

This is a snap shot of Aida32 of my computer:

Physical Memory
Total 447 MB
Used 307 MB
Free 139 MB
Utilization 69 %

Swap Space
Total 1922 MB
Used 205 MB
Free 1716 MB
Utilization 11 %

Virtual Memory
Total 2369 MB
Used 513 MB
Free 1856 MB
Utilization 22 %

Problems & Suggestions
Suggestion Install more system memory to improve applications performance.


Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0)
Computer Name ZEUS
Logon Domain ZEUS
Date / Time 2005-10-27 / 23:26

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1921 MHz (7.5 x 256)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
System Memory 448 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (03/04/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA nForce2
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1119942815280)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 76345 MB (55548 MB free)

Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
CAS Latency 2.5T
RAS To CAS Delay 3T
RAS Precharge 3T
RAS Active Time 7T

Integrated Graphics Controller
Graphics Controller Type nVIDIA nForce2
Graphics Controller Status Enabled
Graphics Frame Buffer Size 30 MB

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)

AGP Properties
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/page/mobo.html
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

Problems & Suggestions
Problem Current AGP speed is lower than maximum supported. This may cause performance penalty.
 
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D

djs0302

I'm not familiar with AMD's processor specs but it doesn't look like
this is where the problem is. It may not be the fastest processor but
it certainly would cause your computer to crash


OOPS, That should say, "It may not be the fastest processor but it
certainly wouldn't cause your computer to crash."
 

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