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Forum: News 09 Jan 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By McDougal
Yeah sorry guys for getting a little off-topic. ...

Yeah sorry guys for getting a little off-topic. I've come to a conclusion that an SSD is not worth it for my laptop now, because of the fact that it has no battery.

BTW - about Windows...
Forum: News 08 Jan 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By McDougal
Very true. After installing an SSD into my new...

Very true. After installing an SSD into my new desktop, it's the fastest computer I've ever owned. But the main reason why I don't think my laptop is worth it (although I'm pretty sure the...
Forum: News 08 Jan 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By McDougal
I have a laptop about the same years old and with...

I have a laptop about the same years old and with a Core2Duo also. I'm also considering if I should upgrade it to an SSD. The problem is there's a problem with the electrical stuff, I've gone...
Forum: News 07 Jan 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By McDougal
Only thing I'm worried about is if I start...

Only thing I'm worried about is if I start playing CPU-intensive games. Being only a dual-core, it might struggle a bit. But I'm not doing much of that, so it's not an issue.

I've got a 4 year...
Forum: News 07 Jan 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By McDougal
It isn't Windows 8 that boots quick, it is the...

It isn't Windows 8 that boots quick, it is the SSD. I have Win 7 with an SSD and I get the 20 second boots also. I just looked at your specs, we have the same CPU.[/QUOTE]

Interesting. I haven't...
Forum: News 06 Jan 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By McDougal
Sorry for getting slightly off-topic, but I don't...

Sorry for getting slightly off-topic, but I don't think it's entirely true that a well-maintained install always boots instantly.

Back when i had 7 and a regular HDD, my boot time was around a...
Forum: News 06 Jan 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By McDougal
I'd say the most obvious performance improvements...

I'd say the most obvious performance improvements are boot times. It could just be my SSD, but now my system boots up in 15-20 seconds and programs instantly open afterwards. And there's also the...
Forum: News 06 Jan 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By McDougal
I got the Win8 Pro upgrade for Xmas along with a...

I got the Win8 Pro upgrade for Xmas along with a new 120GB SSD. Upgraded from Win7 Pro, been running it for a little more than a week with no problems at all.

The interface took a little...
Forum: Drivers 15 Dec 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 8,277
Posted By McDougal
Indeed, it does make the job faster for old...

Indeed, it does make the job faster for old hardware. A friend had an old GPU laying around (no box, we didn't even know the brand, lol) and wanted to use it on his Win7 PC for a second monitor.
...
Forum: Drivers 14 Dec 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 8,277
Posted By McDougal
Thanks again guys for the replies :). I will...

Thanks again guys for the replies :). I will look at DriverPacks.net but I've already got DriverPack Solution downloaded so that's no issue (I store it on my 1TB external hard drive).

Now I...
Forum: Drivers 13 Dec 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 8,277
Posted By McDougal
Thanks for the input, glad to find driver...

Thanks for the input, glad to find driver software that actually works.

Now I can run this on the family PCs :)......and another question.

Does anybody know if this works with Windows 8? I...
Forum: Drivers 13 Dec 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 8,277
Posted By McDougal
DriverPack Solution - safe?

Hey guys, got a question about driver software.

From my experience, most driver update software is a scam, and should be avoided. But a friend showed me DriverPack Solution (http://drp.su/). He...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Dec 2012
Replies: 1,939
Views: 312,697
Posted By McDougal
Not sure what happened to my reboot time :(. ...

Not sure what happened to my reboot time :(. Checked msconfig for startup and services and everything's ok. Oh well, guess I'll just have to wait for that SSD.
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Dec 2012
Replies: 1,909
Views: 176,436
Posted By McDougal
Thanks lol I've been wanting one for a while :)!

Thanks lol I've been wanting one for a while :)!
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Dec 2012
Replies: 1,909
Views: 176,436
Posted By McDougal
Don't remember what the scores were last time I...

Don't remember what the scores were last time I posted, but here they are now. I'm hoping to get Win8 Pro and a 120GB SSD for XMas :D.
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,891
Posted By McDougal
Don't know if this will solve your problem, but...

Don't know if this will solve your problem, but for starters, check out the stuff here (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6152/use-advanced-tools-to-troubleshoot-performance-problems-in-windows-7/). ...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,891
Posted By McDougal
Are you running the original OEM installation? ...

Are you running the original OEM installation? Sounds to me like it could be a bad install. You've removed all the crapware right?

If you can find the time, then I highly suggest you do a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,891
Posted By McDougal
Agreed. Scan your system before trying anything...

Agreed. Scan your system before trying anything else. Software I recommend are MSE, Malwarebytes, and Superantispyware. If you go with MSE make sure to remove your current anti-virus first (never...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Oct 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,115
Posted By McDougal
Comodo is decent software and it would be my...

Comodo is decent software and it would be my choice for a 3rd party firewall. But now I'm only running MSE and Win7 firewall and have been virus-free for over a year :).
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Oct 2012
Replies: 749
Views: 36,027
Posted By McDougal
Thanks :)!

Thanks :)!
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Oct 2012
Replies: 749
Views: 36,027
Posted By McDougal
Here's mine. 8GB DDR3 @ 802MHz. ...

Here's mine. 8GB DDR3 @ 802MHz.

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee420/mcdougal1/Capture_zps1144ab73.jpg
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Oct 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,115
Posted By McDougal
Sounds to me like you've got a bad install. With...

Sounds to me like you've got a bad install. With that being said, you have two options.

The first one, is to do a clean install. You mentioned that you already did one, did you use the factory...
Forum: Gaming 13 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 11,853
Posted By McDougal
Didn't realize it was against the rules, thanks...

Didn't realize it was against the rules, thanks for the heads up. I was just trying to find a solution to my problem.
Forum: Gaming 13 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 11,853
Posted By McDougal
Good news, it worked! I replaced the...

Good news, it worked!

I replaced the original speed.exe with the downloaded one. Then I set it to compatibility mode for XP SP2 and set it to run as administrator. Now the game starts normally...
Forum: Gaming 13 Oct 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 11,853
Posted By McDougal
Thanks for the download, will try :).

Thanks for the download, will try :).
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