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August 15, 2005 12:17:32 PM

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When ever I close out an application and return to the Windows screen
on my computer the icons will first appear as white blocks then slowly
fill in each with the unique icon associated with the application.
This will take about five seconds.

The monitor is a Dell flat screen.

Anything I can do to speed this up?
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 2:36:35 PM

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Presuming that your computer is 100% virus- and spyware-free:

If it always was this way, from the first moment you turned on the computer,
call Dell technical support.

Otherwise, the usual drill is:

1. Does the same thing happen on a different monitor? If not, the original
monitor is the problem.
2. If the same thing happens on a different monitor, restart your computer
into Safe Mode. Is the problem solved? Then your video driver is the
problem - download the latest, uninstall old one, install new one.
3. If the problem remains even in Safe Mode, your video card is the problem.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Bill" <bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote in message
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> When ever I close out an application and return to the Windows screen
> on my computer the icons will first appear as white blocks then slowly
> fill in each with the unique icon associated with the application.
> This will take about five seconds.
>
> The monitor is a Dell flat screen.
>
> Anything I can do to speed this up?
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 4:35:15 PM

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Bill wrote:
> When ever I close out an application and return to the Windows screen
> on my computer the icons will first appear as white blocks then slowly
> fill in each with the unique icon associated with the application.
> This will take about five seconds.
>
> The monitor is a Dell flat screen.
>
> Anything I can do to speed this up?

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Scroll down to number 121. This registry edit will increase the shell
icon cache to speed up screen redraws of icons.

Q
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August 15, 2005 8:57:45 PM

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On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 08:17:32 -0500, in alt.sys.pc-clone.dell, Bill
<bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote:

>When ever I close out an application and return to the Windows screen
>on my computer the icons will first appear as white blocks then slowly
>fill in each with the unique icon associated with the application.
>This will take about five seconds.
>
>The monitor is a Dell flat screen.
>
>Anything I can do to speed this up?
Sounds to me like Windows refreshing the icons, but taking a long time to do
it. Not a monitor, video driver, or video card problem, just Windows taking
its own sweet time.

If I remember right, there's setting somewhere in Windows that affects this:
something related to 'Icon caching' or something along those lines. No idea
where that setting is, though. I'll rummage around a bit, and I'll post
back if I can find anything for you.

--
Nick <mailto:tanstaafl@pobox.com>
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 10:18:58 PM

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What you are seeing has nothing to do with the monitor. Some process or program
is taking up lots of CPU time, preventing timely refresh by Windows itself.
Could be a virus, a worm, spyware or a trojan. Could also be that the system is
low on memory for the tasks you want it to do. Could be the hard disk needs
defragmenting. Could be the system has a huge clutter of temporary files.

Start by doing a Disk Cleanup, followed by a defrag. If that does not clear
things up, look into a spyware cleaner (e.g. Spybot), an ad-ware remover (e.g.
Ad-Aware), and/or up-to-date virus scanning and removal... Ben Myers

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 08:17:32 -0500, Bill <bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote:

>When ever I close out an application and return to the Windows screen
>on my computer the icons will first appear as white blocks then slowly
>fill in each with the unique icon associated with the application.
>This will take about five seconds.
>
>The monitor is a Dell flat screen.
>
>Anything I can do to speed this up?
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 10:18:59 PM

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I like your answer better than mine. I thought the refresh might have been
the sign of a video problem. But, IIRC, the rest of the OP's experience was
fine.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:4300dbb1.8143079@nntp.charter.net...
> What you are seeing has nothing to do with the monitor. Some process or
program
> is taking up lots of CPU time, preventing timely refresh by Windows
itself.
> Could be a virus, a worm, spyware or a trojan. Could also be that the
system is
> low on memory for the tasks you want it to do. Could be the hard disk
needs
> defragmenting. Could be the system has a huge clutter of temporary files.
>
> Start by doing a Disk Cleanup, followed by a defrag. If that does not
clear
> things up, look into a spyware cleaner (e.g. Spybot), an ad-ware remover
(e.g.
> Ad-Aware), and/or up-to-date virus scanning and removal... Ben Myers
>
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 08:17:32 -0500, Bill <bgross@nospan.airmail.net>
wrote:
>
> >When ever I close out an application and return to the Windows screen
> >on my computer the icons will first appear as white blocks then slowly
> >fill in each with the unique icon associated with the application.
> >This will take about five seconds.
> >
> >The monitor is a Dell flat screen.
> >
> >Anything I can do to speed this up?
>
August 15, 2005 10:18:59 PM

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I've got Norton AV running full time as well as MS spyware, also run
Spybot as well.

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:18:58 GMT, ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net
(Ben Myers) wrote:

>What you are seeing has nothing to do with the monitor. Some process or program
>is taking up lots of CPU time, preventing timely refresh by Windows itself.
>Could be a virus, a worm, spyware or a trojan. Could also be that the system is
>low on memory for the tasks you want it to do. Could be the hard disk needs
>defragmenting. Could be the system has a huge clutter of temporary files.
>
>Start by doing a Disk Cleanup, followed by a defrag. If that does not clear
>things up, look into a spyware cleaner (e.g. Spybot), an ad-ware remover (e.g.
>Ad-Aware), and/or up-to-date virus scanning and removal... Ben Myers
>
>On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 08:17:32 -0500, Bill <bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote:
>
>>When ever I close out an application and return to the Windows screen
>>on my computer the icons will first appear as white blocks then slowly
>>fill in each with the unique icon associated with the application.
>>This will take about five seconds.
>>
>>The monitor is a Dell flat screen.
>>
>>Anything I can do to speed this up?
August 16, 2005 12:31:13 PM

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On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:42:56 -0600, Notan <notan@ddress.com> wrote:


[. . .]
>Hey, Bill! If you want to take a look at what's being loaded at startup,
>there are lots of good, freeware programs out there. One that I've been
>using is CodeStuff Starter (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/starter.html).
>
>Give it a try!
>
>Notan

Here the basic info
1.50 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB

Display
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
DELL 1701FP [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 06HRM17RAQ1Q, July 2001)

"Starter" reports

Norton Password Manager
Acronis Schedule
Acronis True Image
Adobe Reader
Norton Advanced Tools
Billminder.lnk (quicker application)
ccApp (norton app)
CleanSweep SmartSweep
Copernic Desktop
DeviceDiscovery (HP Digital imaging)
Dimension4
Microsoft Anti-Spyware
HP Connect
HP Software Update
HPDJ Taskbar
Logitech Utiilty
Maxtor Combo
MSMSGS
Printing Migration
QD FastAndSafe
SunJavaUpdate
Symantec NetDriver Monitor
VirtualDrive
Weather Bug
WordWeb.lnk
zBrowser Launcher (Logitech iTouch app)
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 12:31:14 PM

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Bill wrote:
>
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:42:56 -0600, Notan <notan@ddress.com> wrote:
>
> [. . .]
> >Hey, Bill! If you want to take a look at what's being loaded at startup,
> >there are lots of good, freeware programs out there. One that I've been
> >using is CodeStuff Starter (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/starter.html).
> >
> >Give it a try!
> >
> >Notan
>
> Here the basic info
> 1.50 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
> 8 kilobyte primary memory cache
> 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
> 512 Megabytes Installed Memory
>
> Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
> Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
> Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
> Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB
>
> Display
> NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
> DELL 1701FP [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 06HRM17RAQ1Q, July 2001)
>
> "Starter" reports
>
> Norton Password Manager
> Acronis Schedule
> Acronis True Image
> Adobe Reader
> Norton Advanced Tools
> Billminder.lnk (quicker application)
> ccApp (norton app)
> CleanSweep SmartSweep
> Copernic Desktop
> DeviceDiscovery (HP Digital imaging)
> Dimension4
> Microsoft Anti-Spyware
> HP Connect
> HP Software Update
> HPDJ Taskbar
> Logitech Utiilty
> Maxtor Combo
> MSMSGS
> Printing Migration
> QD FastAndSafe
> SunJavaUpdate
> Symantec NetDriver Monitor
> VirtualDrive
> Weather Bug
> WordWeb.lnk
> zBrowser Launcher (Logitech iTouch app)

While you're not running a cutting edge system (Sorry! <g>), and assuming
your video card has its own on-board memory (i.e., it's not sharing memory
with the system), the first thing I'd try would be disabling your Startup
programs:

Start | Run | MSCONFIG

Under the "General" tab, click "Selective Startup" and un-click "Load
Startup Items." Then reboot.

What this will do is load Windows *without* loading your (somewhat lengthy)
list of startup programs. Then see if the slow refresh problem persists. If
it doesn't, come back and I'll/we'll tell you how to load startup programs,
selectively, so you can sort out which ones are the culprits.

Notan

PS - Hey, Stew! It looks like we might owe Bill some money! :-(
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 1:35:17 PM

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"Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
news:4301F2DC.73248F@ddress.com...
> Bill wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:42:56 -0600, Notan <notan@ddress.com> wrote:
>>
>> [. . .]
>> >Hey, Bill! If you want to take a look at what's being loaded at startup,
>> >there are lots of good, freeware programs out there. One that I've been
>> >using is CodeStuff Starter (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/starter.html).
>> >
>> >Give it a try!
>> >
>> >Notan
>>
>> Here the basic info
>> 1.50 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
>> 8 kilobyte primary memory cache
>> 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
>> 512 Megabytes Installed Memory
>>
>> Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
>> Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
>> Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
>> Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB
>>
>> Display
>> NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
>> DELL 1701FP [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 06HRM17RAQ1Q, July 2001)
>>
>> "Starter" reports
>>
>> Norton Password Manager
>> Acronis Schedule
>> Acronis True Image
>> Adobe Reader
>> Norton Advanced Tools
>> Billminder.lnk (quicker application)
>> ccApp (norton app)
>> CleanSweep SmartSweep
>> Copernic Desktop
>> DeviceDiscovery (HP Digital imaging)
>> Dimension4
>> Microsoft Anti-Spyware
>> HP Connect
>> HP Software Update
>> HPDJ Taskbar
>> Logitech Utiilty
>> Maxtor Combo
>> MSMSGS
>> Printing Migration
>> QD FastAndSafe
>> SunJavaUpdate
>> Symantec NetDriver Monitor
>> VirtualDrive
>> Weather Bug
>> WordWeb.lnk
>> zBrowser Launcher (Logitech iTouch app)
>
> While you're not running a cutting edge system (Sorry! <g>), and assuming
> your video card has its own on-board memory (i.e., it's not sharing memory
> with the system), the first thing I'd try would be disabling your Startup
> programs:
>
> Start | Run | MSCONFIG
>
> Under the "General" tab, click "Selective Startup" and un-click "Load
> Startup Items." Then reboot.
>
> What this will do is load Windows *without* loading your (somewhat
> lengthy)
> list of startup programs. Then see if the slow refresh problem persists.
> If
> it doesn't, come back and I'll/we'll tell you how to load startup
> programs,
> selectively, so you can sort out which ones are the culprits.
>
> Notan
>
> PS - Hey, Stew! It looks like we might owe Bill some money! :-(



Notan,

Crudders. I owe you $10 at least due to the RAM config.....

:-)

Startup is certainly beefy as you've pointed out (not just the quantity of
programs, but the selection he has), and if he'd go to "custom" in his
performance settings (with only 2-3 items enabled), he's going to lose his
icon problem for sure - unless he's infected......


He appears to be running a Dimension 8100 (RIMMs) judging from the CPU clock
rate. I wonder if he's using XP or still has WinMe......(performance
settings not really an issue with Me...)


Stew
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 1:46:27 PM

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Looks like Stew's in the money.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Bill" <bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote in message
news:vbp3g19vp9plh33oa11uppto9603292evm@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:42:56 -0600, Notan <notan@ddress.com> wrote:
>
>
> [. . .]
> >Hey, Bill! If you want to take a look at what's being loaded at startup,
> >there are lots of good, freeware programs out there. One that I've been
> >using is CodeStuff Starter (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/starter.html).
> >
> >Give it a try!
> >
> >Notan
>
> Here the basic info
> 1.50 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
> 8 kilobyte primary memory cache
> 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
> 512 Megabytes Installed Memory
>
> Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
> Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
> Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
> Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB
>
> Display
> NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
> DELL 1701FP [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 06HRM17RAQ1Q, July 2001)
>
> "Starter" reports
>
> Norton Password Manager
> Acronis Schedule
> Acronis True Image
> Adobe Reader
> Norton Advanced Tools
> Billminder.lnk (quicker application)
> ccApp (norton app)
> CleanSweep SmartSweep
> Copernic Desktop
> DeviceDiscovery (HP Digital imaging)
> Dimension4
> Microsoft Anti-Spyware
> HP Connect
> HP Software Update
> HPDJ Taskbar
> Logitech Utiilty
> Maxtor Combo
> MSMSGS
> Printing Migration
> QD FastAndSafe
> SunJavaUpdate
> Symantec NetDriver Monitor
> VirtualDrive
> Weather Bug
> WordWeb.lnk
> zBrowser Launcher (Logitech iTouch app)
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 1:51:39 PM

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"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:a6mMe.5079$3d3.11816070@news.sisna.com...
> Looks like Stew's in the money.
>
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>



Ted,

No, I lost. The OP has 512mb in his config., thereby indicating that Notan
will have him fixed up in no time. I was right about the startup, but the
OP didn't comment on his OS (WinXP or WinMe), or the number of icons on the
desktop.

I'm out at least $5.00....

(g)


Stew
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 1:51:40 PM

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"S.Lewis" wrote:
>
> "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
> news:a6mMe.5079$3d3.11816070@news.sisna.com...
> > Looks like Stew's in the money.
> >
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> > "You can do it if you try."
> >
>
> Ted,
>
> No, I lost. The OP has 512mb in his config., thereby indicating that Notan
> will have him fixed up in no time. I was right about the startup, but the
> OP didn't comment on his OS (WinXP or WinMe), or the number of icons on the
> desktop.
>
> I'm out at least $5.00....

How 'bout we call this one a wash? (You were right about the startups,
but wrong about the memory).

Notan
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 3:15:32 PM

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I think you've got the full $10 if the OP actually has so-called continuity
RAM in two of those RIMM those slots. That means he's only got 256MB of
RDRAM, IIRC.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message
news:v2nMe.17938$XL3.3207@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>
> "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
> news:a6mMe.5079$3d3.11816070@news.sisna.com...
> > Looks like Stew's in the money.
> >
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> > "You can do it if you try."
> >
>
>
>
> Ted,
>
> No, I lost. The OP has 512mb in his config., thereby indicating that
Notan
> will have him fixed up in no time. I was right about the startup, but the
> OP didn't comment on his OS (WinXP or WinMe), or the number of icons on
the
> desktop.
>
> I'm out at least $5.00....
>
> (g)
>
>
> Stew
>
>
August 16, 2005 9:29:55 PM

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Sorry, didn't add that is an XP machine w/SP2 and other fixes I am
aware of. I'll go back and take out some of the stuff that get's
loaded. Why Adobe wants to get loaded till needed is beyond me.
Wonder what the HP think is doing in there since I've got an Epson
scanner. WordWeb is a neat dictionary which heaven knows I need.
Don't need the Password Manager.

>>> "Starter" reports
>>>
>>> Norton Password Manager
>>> Acronis Schedule
>>> Acronis True Image
>>> Adobe Reader
>>> Norton Advanced Tools
>>> Billminder.lnk (quicker application)
>>> ccApp (norton app)
>>> CleanSweep SmartSweep
>>> Copernic Desktop
>>> DeviceDiscovery (HP Digital imaging)
>>> Dimension4
>>> Microsoft Anti-Spyware
>>> HP Connect
>>> HP Software Update
>>> HPDJ Taskbar
>>> Logitech Utiilty
>>> Maxtor Combo
>>> MSMSGS
>>> Printing Migration
>>> QD FastAndSafe
>>> SunJavaUpdate
>>> Symantec NetDriver Monitor
>>> VirtualDrive
>>> Weather Bug
>>> WordWeb.lnk
>>> zBrowser Launcher (Logitech iTouch app)
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 10:13:40 PM

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"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:HpnMe.5090$BA4.13508731@news.sisna.com...
>I think you've got the full $10 if the OP actually has so-called continuity
> RAM in two of those RIMM those slots. That means he's only got 256MB of
> RDRAM, IIRC.
>
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>


heh heh. You can be my agent or attorney anytime:

From the OP's response post:

<paste>

Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB

<end>

Nice try though:) 


Stew
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 10:14:08 PM

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"Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
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> "S.Lewis" wrote:
>>
>> "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:a6mMe.5079$3d3.11816070@news.sisna.com...
>> > Looks like Stew's in the money.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Ted Zieglar
>> > "You can do it if you try."
>> >
>>
>> Ted,
>>
>> No, I lost. The OP has 512mb in his config., thereby indicating that
>> Notan
>> will have him fixed up in no time. I was right about the startup, but
>> the
>> OP didn't comment on his OS (WinXP or WinMe), or the number of icons on
>> the
>> desktop.
>>
>> I'm out at least $5.00....
>
> How 'bout we call this one a wash? (You were right about the startups,
> but wrong about the memory).
>
> Notan



DEAL!!! :) 


Stew
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:27:59 AM

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Bill wrote:
>
> Sorry, didn't add that is an XP machine w/SP2 and other fixes I am
> aware of. I'll go back and take out some of the stuff that get's
> loaded. Why Adobe wants to get loaded till needed is beyond me.
> Wonder what the HP think is doing in there since I've got an Epson
> scanner. WordWeb is a neat dictionary which heaven knows I need.
> Don't need the Password Manager.
>
> <snip>

Don't "take out some of the stuff that get's loaded,"
take out EVERYTHING, using MSCONFIG, and let us know
what happens.

Notan
August 17, 2005 12:10:28 PM

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Taking this off on another track, could you expand on the comment on
RAM below? Why do I have in actuality 256 instead of 512, is there
any way to get to 512, or higher with only four slots?

On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:13:40 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com>
wrote:

>
>"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
>news:HpnMe.5090$BA4.13508731@news.sisna.com...
>>I think you've got the full $10 if the OP actually has so-called continuity
>> RAM in two of those RIMM those slots. That means he's only got 256MB of
>> RDRAM, IIRC.
>>
>> --
>> Ted Zieglar
>> "You can do it if you try."
>>
>
>
>heh heh. You can be my agent or attorney anytime:
>
>From the OP's response post:
>
><paste>
>
>Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
>Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
>Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
>Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB
>
><end>
>
>Nice try though:) 
>
>
>Stew
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 1:32:37 PM

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RDRAM had to be installed in pairs. If you had 4 slots for memory, and all
four were filled, that meant you either had four sticks of RAM or two sticks
of RAM and two sticks of so-called continuity RAM, essentially empty
modules.

Since four 125MB sticks of RDRAM was a most cost-inefficient way of arriving
at 512MB of memory, I postulated that you may actually have two sticks of
128MB and two sticks of 128MB continuity, thus arriving at 256MB of RAM in
total.

The way to settle it once and for all, presuming that all installed modules
are exactly compatible with your computer, is to go to Control Panel >
System and read the amount of RAM from the General tab.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Bill" <bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote in message
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> Taking this off on another track, could you expand on the comment on
> RAM below? Why do I have in actuality 256 instead of 512, is there
> any way to get to 512, or higher with only four slots?
>
> On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:13:40 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:HpnMe.5090$BA4.13508731@news.sisna.com...
> >>I think you've got the full $10 if the OP actually has so-called
continuity
> >> RAM in two of those RIMM those slots. That means he's only got 256MB of
> >> RDRAM, IIRC.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ted Zieglar
> >> "You can do it if you try."
> >>
> >
> >
> >heh heh. You can be my agent or attorney anytime:
> >
> >From the OP's response post:
> >
> ><paste>
> >
> >Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
> >Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
> >Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
> >Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB
> >
> ><end>
> >
> >Nice try though:) 
> >
> >
> >Stew
> >
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 5:23:28 PM

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From what one of your earlier messages stated, your system has 512MB of main
system memory (4x128MB RIMMs) and 256KB CACHE memory. To install more than
512MB of memory, you need to remove a pair of 128MB in one bank and replace them
with a matched pair of higher capacity RIMMs, PC800 speed... Ben Myers

On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 08:10:28 -0500, Bill <bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote:

>Taking this off on another track, could you expand on the comment on
>RAM below? Why do I have in actuality 256 instead of 512, is there
>any way to get to 512, or higher with only four slots?
>
>On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:13:40 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com>
>wrote:
>
>>
>>"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:HpnMe.5090$BA4.13508731@news.sisna.com...
>>>I think you've got the full $10 if the OP actually has so-called continuity
>>> RAM in two of those RIMM those slots. That means he's only got 256MB of
>>> RDRAM, IIRC.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ted Zieglar
>>> "You can do it if you try."
>>>
>>
>>
>>heh heh. You can be my agent or attorney anytime:
>>
>>From the OP's response post:
>>
>><paste>
>>
>>Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
>>Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
>>Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
>>Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB
>>
>><end>
>>
>>Nice try though:) 
>>
>>
>>Stew
>>
August 17, 2005 9:26:17 PM

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On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 09:32:37 -0400, "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com>
wrote:

[. . .]
>
>The way to settle it once and for all, presuming that all installed modules
>are exactly compatible with your computer, is to go to Control Panel >
>System and read the amount of RAM from the General tab.

It says I've got 512 MB of RAM
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 8:05:06 AM

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"two sticks of 128MB continuity"? Two sticks of zero MB continuity!

Another posting by OP indicates 4x128MB... Ben Myers

On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 09:32:37 -0400, "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote:

>RDRAM had to be installed in pairs. If you had 4 slots for memory, and all
>four were filled, that meant you either had four sticks of RAM or two sticks
>of RAM and two sticks of so-called continuity RAM, essentially empty
>modules.
>
>Since four 125MB sticks of RDRAM was a most cost-inefficient way of arriving
>at 512MB of memory, I postulated that you may actually have two sticks of
>128MB and two sticks of 128MB continuity, thus arriving at 256MB of RAM in
>total.
>
>The way to settle it once and for all, presuming that all installed modules
>are exactly compatible with your computer, is to go to Control Panel >
>System and read the amount of RAM from the General tab.
>
>--
>Ted Zieglar
>"You can do it if you try."
>
>"Bill" <bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote in message
>news:5md6g1d7gltasfui189h7ph4t85pt4ks8t@4ax.com...
>> Taking this off on another track, could you expand on the comment on
>> RAM below? Why do I have in actuality 256 instead of 512, is there
>> any way to get to 512, or higher with only four slots?
>>
>> On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:13:40 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
>> >news:HpnMe.5090$BA4.13508731@news.sisna.com...
>> >>I think you've got the full $10 if the OP actually has so-called
>continuity
>> >> RAM in two of those RIMM those slots. That means he's only got 256MB of
>> >> RDRAM, IIRC.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Ted Zieglar
>> >> "You can do it if you try."
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >heh heh. You can be my agent or attorney anytime:
>> >
>> >From the OP's response post:
>> >
>> ><paste>
>> >
>> >Slot 'RIMM_1' has 128 MB
>> >Slot 'RIMM_2' has 128 MB
>> >Slot 'RIMM_3' has 128 MB
>> >Slot 'RIMM_4' has 128 MB
>> >
>> ><end>
>> >
>> >Nice try though:) 
>> >
>> >
>> >Stew
>> >
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 8:05:07 AM

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<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:430408c0.29880253@nntp.charter.net...
> "two sticks of 128MB continuity"? Two sticks of zero MB continuity!
>
> Another posting by OP indicates 4x128MB... Ben Myers
>


"The crimm de la crimm", or words to that effect.


Stew
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 8:05:08 AM

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That line alone is worth $10.

Ted Zieglar

"S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message news:0XTMe.28040$rp.4603@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>
> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> news:430408c0.29880253@nntp.charter.net...
>> "two sticks of 128MB continuity"? Two sticks of zero MB continuity!
>>
>> Another posting by OP indicates 4x128MB... Ben Myers
>>
>
>
> "The crimm de la crimm", or words to that effect.
>
>
> Stew
>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 10:51:47 AM

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S.Lewis wrote:

> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> news:430408c0.29880253@nntp.charter.net...
>
>>"two sticks of 128MB continuity"? Two sticks of zero MB continuity!
>>
>>Another posting by OP indicates 4x128MB... Ben Myers
>
> "The crimm de la crimm", or words to that effect.

OUCH! Way to go, Stew!
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 1:33:58 PM

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That settles it.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Bill" <bgross@nospan.airmail.net> wrote in message
news:99e7g19dsojc1m5u3cnal3pl25dv2sil81@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 09:32:37 -0400, "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> [. . .]
> >
> >The way to settle it once and for all, presuming that all installed
modules
> >are exactly compatible with your computer, is to go to Control Panel >
> >System and read the amount of RAM from the General tab.
>
> It says I've got 512 MB of RAM
August 19, 2005 11:33:26 AM

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On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 08:06:20 -0600, Notan <notan@ddress.com> wrote:


[. . .]
>
>Start | Run | MSCONFIG
>
>Under the "General" tab, click "Selective Startup" and un-click "Load
>Startup Items." Then reboot.
>
>What this will do is load Windows *without* loading your (somewhat lengthy)
>list of startup programs. Then see if the slow refresh problem persists. If
>it doesn't, come back and I'll/we'll tell you how to load startup programs,
>selectively, so you can sort out which ones are the culprits.
>
>Notan
>
>PS - Hey, Stew! It looks like we might owe Bill some money! :-(

I'm getting ready for some other projects, when I get a chance I'll
get this a try and report back. If I remember, age and all that. . .
!