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My computer is really slow i noticed i bought an AMD64 but it says my processor is 32 not 64 y

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  • William Velez Jr May 11, 2010

    Are you sure you're not looking at the operating system which is possibly 32 bit?



    What computer did you get? What processor?

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Yes i agree with shadowpr, the 32 refers to 32 bit, you may need to run a spyware and virus scan in safe mode (press F8 on start up and highlight start windows in safe mode) or maybe you are low on memory, especially if you are running Vista as sometimes it can be working hard for 5 minutes on boot up causing your system to slow up.

Check what memory you have installed and upgrade if no viruses or spyware are found

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The most likely problem is that you are either, buffering from an internet feed (slow internet) or you are overloading the processor. The Pinball would indicate that your processor is too slow. Buy a new graphics card or more RAM. Also run CCleaner to get rid of any rubbish that is slowing down the computer.

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I increased memory from 512 to 768 on Dell desktop with 2.4 celeron but did'nt seem to increase speed.what is the problem? Ray.


That minimal amount of increase is not going to be a very noticeable increase also the processor or a faster RPM hard drive is more for the speed. you can go to the system properties in control panel and then the advanced tab and then the settings tab on performance then to the Advanced Tab then to change tab in virtual memory then to custom size make the initial setting 1.5 times the amount of memory installed in your case 768 x 1.5 = 1152
on the max 3 x the amount of memory again, in you case 768
768 x 3 = 2304

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What kind of process is it?


The Gateway® GT4022 desktop computer features the following:
  • AMD Anthlon™ 64 4000+ processor
    • Operates at 2.4 GHz
    • 2,000 MHz system bus
    • 512 K L2 cache
    • 64-bit processor with AMD64 Technology
  • 1,024 MB 400 MHz (PC3200) DDR memory (two 512 MB modules)
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  • 56 K data/fax V.92/V.90 PCI modem
  • Integrated 10/100 LAN
  • Stereo speakers (USB powered)
  • Premium multimedia keyboard
  • USB optical mouse

Should be AMD Anthlon™ 64 4000+ processor 2.4 GHz

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Hi, my brother has a computer with 20gb hard drive, 248mb ram and a amd duron 850mhz processor and the computer is really slow. if i add more ram and change the hard drive to a bigger one, will the...


of corse it will be much faster, **** the speed will be limited, because the cpu is slow, actually it depends on what do u want to do on it?
windows xp will work flawless if u changed ram and video card....

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Can not load drivers do not have disks tried to down load from the net.


Maybe you're using a wrong set of drivers. Try to distinguish your operating system first to install the right set of drivers.

For example in Windows XP 32Bit is differ from Windows XP 64Bit Set of Drivers.

View System Information
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type winmsd.exe, and then click OK.
  3. When System Summary is selected in the navigation pane, locate Processor under Item in the details pane. Note the value.
* If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with x86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of Windows.

* If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with ia64 or AMD64, the computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows.

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How do i tell the diff between 64 bit and 32 bit windows xp


Method 1: View System Properties in Control Panel loadTOCNode(4, 'moreinformation');
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Click the General tab. The operating system is displayed as follows:
    • For a 64-bit version operating system: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version < Year> appears under System.
    • For a 32-bit version operating system: Windows XP Professional Version <Year> appears under System.
    Note <Year> is a placeholder for a year.
Method 2: View System Information window loadTOCNode(4, 'moreinformation');
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type winmsd.exe, and then click OK.
  3. When System Summary is selected in the navigation pane, locate Processor under Item in the details pane. Note the value.
    • If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with x86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of Windows.
    • If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with ia64 or AMD64, the computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows.

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I bought a nvidia geforce 84 gs for my emachine today with a600 wat power supply now my computer is really slow and it wont run my command and conquer game the tech people at compusa said it would run fine...


are you referring to an nvidia 8400gs video card? thats not a very good card. still. i hope you uninstalled the old drivers and have also updated your new drivers already, as well. 

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Processor is extremely SLOW


Processors are what they are. They run at the speed that is selected. In your bios you can change the automatic settings and speed it up or slow it down but if you've done nothing to change this then it should be the same speed as it was when you bought the computer. I will say that if you're running XP then your computer probably has slowed down considerably since it was new. As they add more and more service packs and security updates windows seems to bog down more and more. Also as you install programs on your computer, they all think that they are the most important software on your computer and should start automatically every time windows starts. If you do nothing to stop them then you have more and more programs running at windows startup using up more and more computer resources. If you're adept at computers then you can fix this by clicking on run and typing "msconfig" and disabling some of these programs under the "startup" tab. BE WARE!! Some of these programs are needed and you can mess your computer up bad if you disable a bunch of stuff you're not suppose to.

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"Call of Duty" runs in slow motion on my PC.


Hi thomas,

Upgrading video cards will definitely increase in performance. You asked whether you should upgrade your entire PC or just the card and that really depends on the hardware you are running. If all of your hardware just barely meets the requirements than upgrading the videocard WILL give you a noticeable improvement but obviously it will not be as good as getting a better CPU and more RAM as well as a new card.

A good measure of a cards performance is based on the series of cards it is from. Your Geforce is from the 6000 series of Nvidia cards, they have 7000, 8000, and even 9000 series cards atm.

I would recommend something like an XFX Geforce 9800 GTX+ series card with 512MB of onboard memory, or any other competing card in the 200$ price range. This will definitely give you an increase in performance, and is a very popular card.

Hope this helps and please take a second to rate!

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Savedump.exe error


Hi there
Savedump.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. savedump.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous.
Some malware camouflage themselves as savedump.exe, particularly if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Thus check the savedump.exe process on your pc whether it is pest. I recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security.

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