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    Hi there,

    Last week my uncle donated me his old desktop server; Acer Veriton M661. It had Windows Server X64 pre installed which I replaced with Windows 7 X86. But the computer still runs slow, especially after it woke up from sleep. The Windows is updated and there are no driver issues. I did a Windows Experience Index Assessment test and the scores were:

    Component Details Subscore Base score

    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8300 @ 2.83GHz - 6.3
    Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB - 6.3
    Graphics Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family - 3.9
    Gaming graphics 256 MB Total available graphics memory - 3.4
    Primary hard disk 46GB Free (74GB Total) - 5.4

    Windows 7 Home Premium

    System
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    Manufacturer Acer
    Model Veriton T/M/S661;461
    Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM
    System type 32-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2
    64-bit capable Yes

    Storage
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Total size of hard disk(s) 74 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 46 GB Free (74 GB Total)
    Media drive (D:) CD/DVD

    Graphics
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Display adapter type Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family
    Total available graphics memory 256 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 0 MB
    Dedicated system memory 64 MB
    Shared system memory 192 MB
    Display adapter driver version 8.15.10.1930
    Primary monitor resolution 1280x1024
    DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

    Network
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Network Adapter Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8188EU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
    Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

    I don't know what to do exactly with these number but I think, I need to upgrade this PC. But before I upgrade it, I am here for some expert advice. I actually need a budget friendly upgrade suggestions. Additionally, I am having an another issue, the computer have two hard drive of 80 GB each but it displays only one, even in Windows boot set-up. I have tested both hard drives they are working perfectly fine. I have read in an article that servers uses different hard drive than regular PCs, and Windows 7 doesn't support server hard drives. If this is true, then the performance issues might be, because of hard drive?

    Any advices or suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

    Thanks!!
    Avvy
    09-26-2015 09:39 PM
  2. Sergey Belikov's Avatar
    Possible problem in your storage. Try set other ssd disk.
    10-02-2015 11:00 AM

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