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Old 09-03-2005, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The other day I had a friend from work upgrade my pc. It's an older computer but works fine, well, until now.
He added a 256 stick of memory (which is now 384), and a 1 Gh Pentium III processor. (I used to have a 733 gh Pentium III or something like that). It's running Windows 98 SE. I used to be able to play counter-strike and other games fairly smooth, wasn't the best but it worked. now after he added this stuff, the games are really choppy. I've already tried changing the resolution, changing the graphic performance down (which i shouldn't have to b/c it worked fine before on Full), downloading different drivers from the nvidia driver archives for my graphic card (its a GeForce 4 MX 440), defragmenting my disk, running scan disk...... Please help!
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also he added another fan for more airflo, so im pretty sure my processor is cool enough.
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weird jsut to add memory, you should check how much ram your pc can take the most.
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks..how do i check how much ram it can handle?
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you need to find the model of your motherboard and then you can serch on Google to find the spec of it. http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=57444
read that it will help you out download that program and it should tell you what you need to know dude.
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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press ctrl+alt+del and close some programs you don't need. 98's "task manager" doesn't tell you what is taking up your CPU time though.
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Some mobos need to have memory installed in equal pairs, I don't know if that would be a problem in your situation, but I know my dual p3 computer has to have memory in pairs.
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ok, i ran a virus scan, found a trogen, deleted it and it works fine now...the only problem is the trogen keeps coming back, im about to google and see if i can find how to permanetly get rid of this..
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what's it called?
and what antivirus program are you using?

I'd recommend Antivir
which is free, really fast, and will detect viruses as soon as your computer gets them, so they won't do any damage.
it doesn't take much resources either, even on a slow system.
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its called troj_delf.nj and i use the trendmicro online scan... i'll try antivir and see how it works
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