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skyjet
10-07-00, 09:41 PM
I just had a Road Runner Cable modem installed and have been on the tech support lines all week and have had two techs to my house and they told me that I needed to reformat my computer.

I have 2 windows 98se computers. With both computers configured the same, using the same modem and cables, one downloads at 7kb/sec and the other downloads at 250kb/sec.
I really don't want to reformat if I don't need to. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The slow computer is a Dell 733 Pentium III and is only 9 months old.

Thanks

haze
10-07-00, 09:46 PM
First thing I would do (if you have not done this all ready) is try the tweaks from this site on the slow comp.
http://www.speedguide.net/Cable_modems/cable_patches.shtml

Lex Luthor
10-07-00, 09:50 PM
The SLOW PC is a P-III 700??? LOL!

It has nothing to do with the PC being to slow or not enough memory.

Try the tweaks first and report back.

lex

striderf1
10-07-00, 09:58 PM
reformatting isn't a bad thing... it usually fixes most problems, its a viable alternative

skyjet
10-08-00, 06:14 PM
The tweaks worked!!! Thanks alot! I was not looking forward to reformatting.