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Need some computer help from computer savvy people

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Moto801, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    I'm not sure if this is in the right section but I don't know where else to put it..

    So I'm not to smart when it comes to the guts of computers.. like hardware, graphics, ect..

    I need to know what I can do or add to my computer to make it run software programs faster. Like FriendBlasterPro for example. If I run that program by it self it will work just fine usually. But I need to run 3 of them on my computer at once. When I try and do this all 3 of them run very slow.

    So what can I get or add to my computer to be able to run 3 programs like this at once without slowing them down much?

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. godmonkee

    godmonkee Regular Member

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    To help me on my slow ass computer, I usually switch off unnecessary processes this speeds it up a little, not loads but it helps.
     
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  3. jujubee3422

    jujubee3422 Power Member

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    You could probably go VPS and have two VPS accounts running the program you want.
    But its possible depending on your host..that you could get banned maybe.. I dont know what you are doing would be considered spamming... not too sure check their TOS
     
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  4. Chapati

    Chapati Newbie

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    More ram.
     
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    1. New computer
    Or Faster processor
    Or more RAM
    Or delete all unneeded programs

    You should be good to go
     
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  6. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the answers guys..

    So basically it sounds like I need a better processor and more RAM.

    I'll look into it.
     
  7. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    This is exactly right. More ram will run programs faster.

    Promise.
     
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  8. Abercrombie

    Abercrombie BANNED BANNED

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    Whatever. People, these are relatively uneducated or un-thought through responses. No offence, but first off, OP, you should be telling us what is in your computer already. You will never get a good or anywhere near accurate response with that post.

    Secondly, if you are having problems running programs of that nature, it is could be a couple of things and the processor is the last thing you should be worried about.
    In terms of hardware needed to multitask it is ALWAYS ram first. ALWAYS.

    Yes you could kill some unneeded programs and keeping your taskbar clean of resource hogging programs is always a good idea, but even that is addressing the issue of how much system ram is available to run applications. Again, it is ram first.

    Another bottle neck could be your connection speed if it is that you are running three types of programs that basically mass spam a single website.

    Again, unless I know more, I can't tell you more. What are your system specs? Tell me that and I could probably tell you EXACTLY what it is that you need to do.

    I am no guru, but I have been building and working on comps since I was 13 and I have had more than one paid position as a computer tech. I just may be able to point you in the right direction.
     
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  9. g3ksan

    g3ksan Newbie

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    ^Abecrombie wins this thread btw.
     
  10. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    Hey man I know you have way more knowledge than all of us 100% for sure when it comes to computer hardware but did you ever think we were giving the probable fixes to his problem?

    I'm sure every person in this thread could tell him his exact problem if he posted his specs, but he didn't so we gave him the probable answers.

    Get off your throne and get back down to earth. You're in a forum where people use computers to fuel their life.
     
  11. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    I'm running a 6200 series Averatec lap top. 512 MB DDR, 60 GB HD.. thats all I really know about it. What else you need to know?

    How can I figure out how much RAM I currently have?
     
  12. ForeverNever

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    you have 512 mb RAM. that's what the DDR is. That's very little these days. Most comps are running at least 2gb now.
     
  13. Grizzy

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    If you do not want to spend cash right now, You can try setting you Performance Options to "Adjust for best performance", this will remove all the visual bells and whistles that you don't really need.

    Also you can try moving your page file to a physical hard drive separate from your OS (if you have one). Sounds complicated but it's not really.

    Depending on that OS your running there are a whole ton of little tweaks that you can do to increase your performance. Try googling "xp performance tweaks" or "vista performance tweaks" or whatever you are running.

    GL
     
  14. n00by

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    Chapati had said it best from the start, no reason to be an asshole
     
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    You already posted how much ram you have. Now the question is what type of ddr ram you are using. A quick google search brings me to http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/averatec-6200/4507-3121_7-30994095.html?tag=mncol;rnav which says you need PC2700. OK.

    Since you have a laptop, the only thing you can upgrade is the RAM. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231141 tada! there you have it. you can google instructions on how to replace your laptop's RAM, there are even plenty of youtube videos.



    for those of you that don't want to click the link.....
     
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  16. Abercrombie

    Abercrombie BANNED BANNED

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    You are still running XP and not Vista right? Also, what kind of connection are you running?
     
  17. tehonic

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    i'd hope he wasnt running vista with only 512 MB of ram. Though What everyone has said is correct. You dont have enough ram (Active memory), So your computer has to create a (Page File) on the hardrive to make up for lack of ram and access time To the hardrive is much slower than it is to the ram. Hence the lagg. If you have the money best bet is just invest in a new computer since that one is a bit outdated. Other wise more ram should help you.
     
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    Exactly. If you are making any money off of what you are doing, you can easily turn it around and buy a new PC with better specs. If not and you are short on cash, just upgrade the RAM from the link I posted.
     
  19. Abercrombie

    Abercrombie BANNED BANNED

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    Well, I guess so. Really, these days, computers are so cheap its not even funny. You will find HP, Dell and other big name companies selling comps for a few hundred that would blow away the best computer of a few years ago. In fact, any black hatter that is actually making money should be looking into some new gear because as soon as the economy starts to recover (it always does), comp companies are going to up the prices of everything.

    I am saving up for an Alienware laptop that will not only do all of the work I need to do, but deal swift death at lan parties. And even Alienware has lowered their prices (in a huge way) to adjust to the economy.
     
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    Yeah a VPS would be the best way to go. Especially since you have a better connection with a VPS.