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Windows 7: Settings not staying set ?

19 Jul 2014   #11
FredM8

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

This exercise has all been very informative. I have got into the BIOS and adjusted the date and time and all seems to be OK now. The info that I have been given and in particular the links will give me more stuff to play with.
Many thanks to all !

FredM8


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19 Jul 2014   #12
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Your welcome Fred, glad to hear you were able to get your problem sorted out.

Give it a few days and if your machine remains stable come back and mark your thread solved.
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19 Jul 2014   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Fred another last little thing you might want to try is this
Optimize Windows 7 it will help with performance mate.
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27 Jul 2014   #14
FredM8

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Well folks, it all seems to continue to run ok, so I think that this one can be laid to rest. One additional thing that I checked was my RAM. It turned out that one bank of 4GB ram had gone kaput. I installed this RAM update a couple of years ago. So now I am back to the original 2 X 2GB banks of ram and all seems ok. I can't say that I noticed any difference when I was using 8GB ? The only other update that I can think of before I am forced to buy a new system is to install a SSD. The 250 GB SSD's are coming down in price all the time, and for storage and backups I am quite happy to live with the speeds of my eSATA external storage devices. I reckon to get 10 years use or more from my PC, I have had 5 already.
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27 Jul 2014   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm me too Fred and all of mine have SSD's mind you the tutorial I linked will improve ven on a simple SSD install.

If you are ever up for anew machine why not try a build?? Plenty of help in here.
John
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28 Jul 2014   #16
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

That's great Fred! Thank you for marking the thread solved.

Were you sure that 4GB stick of RAM was bad? Machines can be particular about their RAM and its best if you have matched pairs. Say, 2x2x2GB or 4x4x4 There are eight factors involved see: How do I interpret the specification of memory (RAM)? - Super User. If you check at the local repair shop they might have a ram tester to see for sure, maybe it was just kaput for that one machine of yours.

Sometimes it's hard to notice any increases in performance with a 4GB bump up, at the very least it should of helped your paging file and calmed down the HDD thrashing.

For more on RAM: Search for RAM | Hardware Secrets

Johns right, Don't be afraid to ask if you need help with a SSD install. Here's a tutorial to start with, and don't forget to check the bottom of the tutorial for more on the related subject: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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29 Jul 2014   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
That's great Fred! Thank you for marking the thread solved.

Were you sure that 4GB stick of RAM was bad? Machines can be particular about their RAM and its best if you have matched pairs. Say, 2x2x2GB or 4x4x4 There are eight factors involved see: How do I interpret the specification of memory (RAM)? - Super User. If you check at the local repair shop they might have a ram tester to see for sure, maybe it was just kaput for that one machine of yours.

Sometimes it's hard to notice any increases in performance with a 4GB bump up, at the very least it should of helped your paging file and calmed down the HDD thrashing.

For more on RAM: Search for RAM | Hardware Secrets

Johns right, Don't be afraid to ask if you need help with a SSD install. Here's a tutorial to start with, and don't forget to check the bottom of the tutorial for more on the related subject: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Couldn't agree more Anak always something I am always on about - matched sets ie 16GB = 1x16GB stick or 2x8GB set / pack or 4x4GB set / pack due mainly because it is more likely to have come off the same production batch. Unless the factory matches them I suppose.

I liked the links too very easy to understand and I have used that site before bit not those particular links.

Just as by the by I use a lot of G Skill RAM and Tradesman from the forum there is real good at matching the G Skill RAM to any board you want to know about.
Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM
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30 Jul 2014   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredM8 View Post
So now I am back to the original 2 X 2GB banks of ram and all seems ok. I can't say that I noticed any difference when I was using 8GB ?
You probably won't notice any difference, if you don't:
  • Play recent games
  • Edit large pictures
  • Edit video
  • Try to run virtual machines
  • Compile software
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