sandra lite system report!! i dont understand

By neild79
Jul 21, 2006
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  1. my computer has not been running right the last week or so, so i downloaded sisoftwares sandra lite + it came up with the following report:
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    <<< Computer Overview >>>
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    Warning 100: Large memory sizes should be made of
    Registered/Buffered memory.
    Tip 2546: Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
    Notice 5901: CD 1x= 150kB/s; Exercise caution when
    comparing measured versus published ratings.
    Notice 5902: DVD 1x= 11.08Mbps Exercise caution when
    comparing measured versus published ratings.

    <<< Mainboard >>>
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    Warning 2544: System/Video shared memory greatly reduces
    performance. Use external video card.
    Warning 100: Large memory sizes should be made of
    Registered/Buffered memory.
    Tip 2546: Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.

    <<< Mainboard Configuration >>>
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    Notice 224: System BIOS : SMBIOS/DMI information may be
    inaccurate.
    Tip 212: System BIOS : BIOS can be shadowed so check
    whether it is.
    Tip 211: System BIOS : BIOS is flash-able and socketed
    so it can be upgraded when needed.

    <<< Processors >>>
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    Notice 224: CPU 1 [Processor 0, Core 0, Thread 0] :
    SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
    Warning 236: CPU 1 [Processor 0, Core 0, Thread 0] : Vcore
    higher than rated maximum. Check Vcore
    setting!

    <<< Buses and Devices >>>
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    Tip 1202: PCI Bus 0 (1/1x PCIClk) : ASRock Inc VT8233/A
    AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller : Device does
    not support bus mastering.
    Tip 1202: PCI Bus 0 (1/1x PCIClk) : Advanced Micro
    Devices (AMD) Athlon 64 / Opteron
    HyperTransport Technology Configuration :
    Device does not support bus mastering.
    Tip 1202: PCI Bus 0 (1/1x PCIClk) : Advanced Micro
    Devices (AMD) Athlon 64 / Opteron Address Map
    : Device does not support bus mastering.
    Tip 1202: PCI Bus 0 (1/1x PCIClk) : Advanced Micro
    Devices (AMD) Athlon 64 / Opteron DRAM
    Controller : Device does not support bus
    mastering.
    Tip 1202: PCI Bus 0 (1/1x PCIClk) : Advanced Micro
    Devices (AMD) Athlon 64 / Opteron
    Miscellaneous Control : Device does not
    support bus mastering.

    <<< Power Management >>>
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    Notice 224: SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.

    <<< Displays and Display Adapters >>>
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    Tip 319: Video Adapter : Primary Display Driver
    (display) : A refresh rate of at least 75Hz
    is recommended. Increase it if possible.
    Tip 323: Video Adapter : Primary Display Driver
    (display) : Remove the desktop wallpaper to
    save memory and improve performance.

    <<< Physical Disks >>>
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    Warning 3104: SAMSUNG SP2504C (SCSI) : Current
    mode not optimal. Check settings.

    <<< Printers and Faxes >>>
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    Error: No printers detected. : Could not initialise
    the print object!

    <<< Ports >>>
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    <<< Game Controllers >>>
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    <<< Audio Devices >>>
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    <<< Mice and Track-balls >>>
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    <<< Keyboards and Tablets >>>
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    <<< Network Adapters >>>
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    Warning 507: Firewall Programs : More than one firewall is
    enabled! Conflicts may occur.

    <<< Operating System >>>
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    Warning 1316: This copy of Windows contains Product
    Activation Technology.

    <<< Memory Usage >>>
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    <<< Processes >>>
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    Tip 1601: explorer : Program consumes a large amount of
    memory.
    Tip 1601: firefox : Program consumes a large amount of
    memory.
    Warning: wmiprvse : Process no longer exists!

    <<< Modules >>>
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    <<< Services and Drivers >>>
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    Tip 2130: Background Intelligent Transfer Service :
    Service may be disabled on Home/Professional
    OS version.
    Tip 2130: Indexing Service : Service may be disabled on
    Home/Professional OS version.
    Tip 2130: Error Reporting Service : Service may be
    disabled on Home/Professional OS version.
    Tip 2130: Help and Support : Service may be disabled on
    Home/Professional OS version.
    Tip 2130: IPSEC Services : Service may be disabled on
    Home/Professional OS version.
    Tip 2130: Secondary Logon : Service may be disabled on
    Home/Professional OS version.
    Tip 2130: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) : Service may
    be disabled on Home/Professional OS version.
    Tip 2130: Distributed Link Tracking Client : Service
    may be disabled on Home/Professional OS
    version.

    <<< Fonts >>>
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    <<< Media Devices >>>
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    <<< DirectX >>>
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    <<< OpenGL >>>
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    <<< Logical Drives >>>
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    Tip 1821: Hard Disk (C:) : Label (name) drive.
    Warning: 3.5" 1.44MB (A:) : Cannot obtain drive
    information; check that a disk is in the
    drive and it is correctly formatted.

    <<< File Types >>>
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    <<< Environment Variables >>>
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    ***** End of Report *****


    could anyone plese give me some advice as i dont undestand some of it. i went into bios but dont know where to start. the bit where it says explorer consumes a large amount of memory, do i need explorer as i have firefox as my browser? any help is very much appreciated...thank you
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    These messages are harmless.

    If you want to play the latest games with good image quality and frame rates, otherwise you're fine with the onboard graphics.

    Sandra's information may be inaccurate too. BIOS upgrades are recommended only if there are known problems related to BIOS.

    Yes, more inaccurate information. I guess Sandra doesn't detect the Vcore (CPU core voltage) properly.


    Harmless.

    Refresh rate makes no difference with LCD monitors. Removing wallpaper matters if you have less than 64 MB of RAM.

    Funny that it doesn't say what would be optimal. Maybe it means that "Advanced performance", ie. write cache is disabled in Device Manager's hdd settings.

    If you're using a third-party firewall, it's usually recommended to disable Windows' builtin firewall.

    Explorer is needed to draw the desktop and taskbar, among other things. It's not the same as Internet Explorer.

    It probably just nags about memory usage if it's above a couple of megabytes.

    May or may not.

    WIA, for example, is required for webcams and scanners.

    Automatic Updates uses BITS.

    Indexing Service, if properly configured, will speed up file searches a lot.

    Secondary Logon is required for Fast User Switching and running applications as another user.
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