Why Does Avg Slow My Computer Down?
Posted 15 February 2004 - 02:30 PM
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 06:27 PM
Edited by merlin_, 15 February 2004 - 06:27 PM.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 06:38 PM
Try uninstalling Zone alarm and see if that fixes the problem.
well I do use zone alarm also but it worked great on my dell pc and this one I built it wants no part of it
Let us know, please.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 06:40 PM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 06:38 AM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 08:37 AM
I moved to pro and didn't notice any difference in performance.
This may be as far Left Field as you are likely to get!!
People have given you really good advice, but PLEASE, just try this one!!!
I had the same problem with AVG Free, turned out the Computor had a faulty stick of RAM memory!! If you have two sticks, after grounding yourself by touching a metal part of the Case, take out one, and try it, then take out that one, install the first one and try!! That will tell you!!
If you only have one stick, borrow, or buy another stick to suit your mobo, and try!!
BTW How are ya Mate!!
Edited by Drovers Dog, 16 February 2004 - 08:38 AM.
Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:25 AM
Obviously turning the PC off first but leave the power cable plugged in (as that keeps the case earthed or you'll mess the ram up), I wouldn't advise putting hands inside the case with the machine running unless you really know what your up to, and with my tiny bit of knowledge my guess is removing anything from the PC while still running (powered on) would be a bad thing if not possibly dangerous, just thought I'd mention this incase a lesser experienced person tried doing it with the machine running.
If you have two sticks, after grounding yourself by touching a metal part of the Case, take out one, and try it
Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:31 AM
Edited by hellmaster4eva, 16 February 2004 - 09:32 AM.
Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:40 AM
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Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:26 AM
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Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:34 AM
G'day Drovers, I'm well, how are you matey?
:beer: :beer: :beer:
Great Mate, Would you like to comment on Static Electricity to the people, just so they know it is serious?
Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:37 AM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:08 AM
We've gone a little off topic here but this is important. You are exactly right.
In order to ground yourself to the PC, the PC MUST be plugged in. When it is unplugged, the static electricity will find its way to the micro circuitry inside the PC. When you unplug the PC, you remove the path to earth ground.
Electricity takes the path of least resistance. If the PC is grounded (plugged in) and you touch the case, the electricity goes straight to earth through the earth lug in your power cable, plugged into the wall outlet (that is assuming your outlet is properly wired).
If you chose to unplug the PC to work on it, it is important to make sure that you are grounded through some other grounded device. I, personally, use a wrist strap that I plug directly into the earth lug in a properly grounded wall outlet.
The beating of your heart and breathing generates static electricity. You can't get away from it. It only takes about 10v of static electricity to damage micro circuitry in a PC. The human body can easily store over 10,000v of static electricity without you even being aware of it.
Here is a good article to read on the subject:
Posted 16 February 2004 - 06:16 PM
Edited by merlin_, 16 February 2004 - 06:18 PM.
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