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    Yes, we have one of those Western Digital My...

    Yes, we have one of those Western Digital My Passport Ultra portable hard drives (2TB). It's very quick making backups on USB 3.0 (OK on USB 2.0 but slower, of course). Mostly we do System Images,...
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    " norton on the xp has saved our butt many times...

    " norton on the xp has saved our butt many times
    when mbam didnt stop it norton did "

    mbam (that's MalwareBytes, right?) free version doesn't stop anything. It's not an anti-virus or active...
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    Your comments prompted me to check performance on...

    Your comments prompted me to check performance on my ASRock Q1900-ITX motherboard. Since this PC is only for recording TV shows and as a media server on our home network we installed a 64GB Kingston...
  4. Try disabling the Bluetooth adapter or the...

    Try disabling the Bluetooth adapter or the Bluetooth feature of the wireless adapter. See if it offers any improvement.
  5. Once had a similar problem. It was cured by...

    Once had a similar problem. It was cured by updating the display drivers (also called graphics driver or video driver).
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    Are those xpprosp3 ones by any chance running...

    Are those xpprosp3 ones by any chance running some version of Norton anti-virus? I only ask because Norton was a resource hog on our XP machines, making them all feel slow or sluggish at different...
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    To be clear, you're saying the your wife's SSD on...

    To be clear, you're saying the your wife's SSD on an ASRock board also has very slow 4K-QD32 READ/Write speeds? If so, i'd better go check [I]my[I] speeds !
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    OK, got it. You installed Win 7 64-bit from...

    OK, got it. You installed Win 7 64-bit from scratch. And, the low 4K-QD32 result happens on both SSDs not just one. The ASRock motherboard may have a problem. If so, the problem would be disguised on...
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    This suggestion may sound redundant in view of...

    This suggestion may sound redundant in view of all your recent efforts, but i'll make it anyway. Do a Secure Erase on the SSD. If the Crucial website has software which accomplishes Secure Erase, use...
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    We've used EaseUS ToDo free version on our PCs at...

    We've used EaseUS ToDo free version on our PCs at home for years. Recent versions do indeed generate a popup every day urging us to upgrade. So, i uninstalled it on one computer and used Windows 7...
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    We're using a powerline adapter kit which has a...

    We're using a powerline adapter kit which has a wireless feature included. Adapter 1 is a standard 500Mbps powerline adapter. It plugs into an A/C wall power outlet near your router (or near your...
  12. If the Gateway "bloatware" includes programs you...

    If the Gateway "bloatware" includes programs you have never used and never want to use then go ahead and uninstall them. Or, if bloatware is loading whenever Windows boots up, you can use msconfig to...
  13. An effective screen recorder that's also free is...

    An effective screen recorder that's also free is SMRecorder. The learning curve is about 5 minutes. You may be able to annotate the recording. i can't remember for sure. However, you can always open...
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    Actually, your best bet is a powerline kit which...

    Actually, your best bet is a powerline kit which includes a wi-fi access point. The kit will contain 2 units. One unit is a standard powerline adapter. Plug it into an AC power outlet near your new...
  15. [SOLVED] From the published specs of your camera on...

    From the published specs of your camera on dpreview.com it says:

    Storage 12.7MB built-in memory
    SD / SDHC / MMC card compatible

    Apparently your camera does have a slot that accepts SD and...
  16. Which version of Windows are you using, please?...

    Which version of Windows are you using, please? Some features of MovieMaker change with different versions of Windows.
  17. Just reading this thread this morning. Glad this...

    Just reading this thread this morning. Glad this problem was resolved for you. Another page that may be of interest for future reference is this:
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    After confirming the old Athlon motherboard is...

    After confirming the old Athlon motherboard is dead i've ordered a replacement. The one i mentioned before which costs $69.99 is, upon closer inspection, limited to 2 x SATA II ports. A similar but...
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    Speaking of broke my old Athlon 64 3000+ PC no...

    Speaking of broke my old Athlon 64 3000+ PC no longer has any display when powered on. Amidst the tedium of troubleshooting that problem i checked out the cost of replacing it with something more...
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    Thanks rstew. i considered swapping out her E6750...

    Thanks rstew. i considered swapping out her E6750 for a quad-core once but, after spending an afternoon playing around on her system and talking with her we decided against it. She has a 96GB...
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    Almost forgot. Here's an old article that makes...

    Almost forgot. Here's an old article that makes for interesting reading:
    http://techreport.com/review/15967/exploring-the-impact-of-memory-speed-on-core-i7-performance/8
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    At home we have a Core i7 with RAM running in...

    At home we have a Core i7 with RAM running in triple-channel configuration and also a Core i5 running dual-channel. There are several differences in the two systems which may skew the results of any...
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    i also rely on an old firewall. Whenever i want...

    i also rely on an old firewall. Whenever i want to go on the internet my wife takes up a position between the cable modem and the computer. In her hand is a large frying pan. At the first sign of...
  24. Thanks for the information. I haven't yet played...

    Thanks for the information. I haven't yet played with Windows speech recognition so the macro you included looks a bit complicated. I need to have a go with the basics of WSR then maybe i can ask...
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    My GF's PC is also an older Core2Duo Socket 775...

    My GF's PC is also an older Core2Duo Socket 775 from around 2007 that was running too warm. i added a front air intake fan and installed SpeedFan, then set both front and rear fans to run at 50% as...
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