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March 3, 2011 9:41:37 PM

I am running:

Model : Acer Aspire M3910

Processor
Model : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Speed : 3GHz
Cores per Processor : 4 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Quad-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 4x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L2 On-board Cache : 4x 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L3 On-board Cache : 8MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size, 8 threads sharing

Computer
Mainboard : Acer Aspire M3910
BIOS : AMI P01-A3 05/17/2010
Bus(es) : ISA X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 4GB DIMM DDR3

Chipset
Model : Acer Clarksfield/Lynnfield DMI
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 2.4GHz (4.79GHz)

Chipset
Model : Intel Core Desktop (Lynnfield) UnCore
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 2.4GHz (4.79GHz)
Total Memory : 4GB DIMM DDR3
Channels : 2
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 665MHz (1.33GHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Kingston ACR256X64D3U1333C9 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Kingston ACR256X64D3U1333C9 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5)

Video System
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (48 SM4.1 1.3GHz, 1GB DDR3, PCIe 2.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
OpenCL Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (72SP 9C 1.3GHz, 986.6MB)
CUDA Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (72SP 9C 1.3GHz, 986.6MB)
Compute Shader Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (48SP 1.3GHz, 986.6MB)

Storage Devices
Seagate ST3500418AS (500.1GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 16MB Cache) : 466GB (C:) 
Generic-Compact Flash (USB) : N/A (E:) 
Generic-SM/xD-Picture (USB) : N/A (F:) 
Generic-SD/MMC (USB) : N/A (G:) 
Generic-MS/MS-Pro/HG (USB) : N/A (H:) 
Generic-SD/MMC/MS/MSPRO (USB) : N/A (I:) 
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653G (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (D:) 

Logical Storage Devices
SYSTEM RESERVED : 100MB (NTFS)
Acer (C:)  : 451GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3500418AS (500.1GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 16MB Cache)
PQSERVICE : 15GB (NTFS)
Removable Drive (E:)  : N/A @ Generic-Compact Flash (USB)
Removable Drive (F:)  : N/A @ Generic-SM/xD-Picture (USB)
Removable Drive (G:)  : N/A @ Generic-SD/MMC (USB)
Removable Drive (H:)  : N/A @ Generic-MS/MS-Pro/HG (USB)
Removable Drive (I:)  : N/A @ Generic-SD/MMC/MS/MSPRO (USB)
Hard Disk (Q:)  : N/A
Optical Drive (D:)  : N/A @ TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653G (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : Acer H57 LPC Interface Controller
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T2 87-21
Audio Device : Acer P55/PM55/3400 High Definition Audio
Audio Codec : Realtek Semiconductor Realtek 662 High Definition Audio
Audio Device : PC Partner High Definition Audio Controller
Audio Codec : nVidia 000Dh
Audio Codec : nVidia 000Dh
Audio Codec : nVidia 000Dh
Disk Controller : Acer ICH8R (ICH8) SATA RAID Controller
USB Controller 1 : Acer P55/PM55/3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Controller 2 : Acer P55/PM55/3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)
Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

Peripherals
Media Player : ()
Media Player : ()
Media Player : ()
Media Player : ()
Media Player : ()

Network Services
Network Adapter : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (Ethernet, 100Mbps)

Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home 6.01.7601 (Service Pack 1)
Platform Compliance : x64

I have 345gb of free hdd space, I defrag regularly and use cc cleaner to clear temp files, cookies etc and to fix registry issues. I use spy-bot search and destroy regularly and lava soft ad-aware too. I keep windows up to date.

My system seems slower than windows xp that I had on an ancient laptop tecra by toshiba that I had.

Slower when it comes to opening firefox, surfing the net and doing other tasks on windows. Only thing I can think might be slowing it down is zone-alarm security suite version 9.3.037.00 and also I think the power supply is over taxed.

Any one have any thoughts on this? I am wondering if I upgrade the power supply and change to a different security suite
if it will speed things up?

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated!

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March 3, 2011 10:28:35 PM

New OS's are always slower than old OS's on the same hardware .... trying to make speed comparisons between systems with both different hardware introduces too many variables.

Right click on the Zone Alarm icon in the system tray and disable it .... see if anything changes..... no hacker is going to find you in the 2 minutes it takes to check things.

To check PSU, download OCCT and run the GPU and CPU tests, monitor voltages during the test .... any variation more than 3% is something too look at ...ATX spec requires < 5% voltage variation.

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download
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March 3, 2011 10:40:38 PM

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March 3, 2011 11:02:28 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
New OS's are always slower than old OS's on the same hardware .... trying to make speed comparisons between systems with both different hardware introduces too many variables.

Right click on the Zone Alarm icon in the system tray and disable it .... see if anything changes..... no hacker is going to find you in the 2 minutes it takes to check things.

To check PSU, download OCCT and run the GPU and CPU tests, monitor voltages during the test .... any variation more than 3% is something too look at ...ATX spec requires < 5% voltage variation.

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download


I tried turning off zonealarm like you said... it might be slightly faster but barely noticeable will have to do some more testing like

that... I downloaded the OCCT... for how long should I run the GPU and CPU tests?
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