Free Detailed PC Analysis

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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By Stephen Bucaro

Although Windows Device Manager, Microsoft System Information, and Norton's System Information program can provide you with information about your computer system, they don't providerepparttar 107863 same complete details that are provided by 3b Software's Sandra (System Analyzer Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant).

The free version of Sandra includes 50 modules that provide diagnostic, benchmarking, and performance tune-ups for different hardware devices and subsystems, including CPUs, modems, BIOS, drives, graphic cards, and DOS and Windows memory. It will tell you your system's video memory size, motherboard chipset, PCI slot usage, and SIMM or DIMM memory module identification. The latest version includesrepparttar 107864 additional modules CPU multimedia benchmarking, and network and memory bandwidth benchmarking.

Download Sandra from You will need a file unzip program like WinZip to extractrepparttar 107865 2.36 MB zip file. Close all programs before executingrepparttar 107866 setup.exe program. When setup is complete, click onrepparttar 107867 Finish button to reboot your computer. Like most high quality software, Sandra comes with an uninstall utility. Sandra also comes with a browser based FAQ file and a browser based help file, butrepparttar 107868 help file is Web based.

Should You Upgrade to V.92?

Written by Stephen Buaro

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By Stephen Buaro

In 1998,repparttar 107862 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) approvedrepparttar 107863 V.90 standard. This raisedrepparttar 107864 fasted speed of data transfer with a modem from 33.6Kbps(kilobits per second) to 56Kbps. With this specification, modem technology has reachedrepparttar 107865 technological limit for transferring data over plain old telephone lines.

In 2000,repparttar 107866 ITU approvedrepparttar 107867 V.92 standard. This specification does not raiserepparttar 107868 transfer speed, but only adds a few minor features. The "Modem On Hold" feature applies call waiting to your Internet connection. If a telephone call comes in while you are using your browser, this feature lets you put your Internet connection on hold while you answerrepparttar 107869 call. It works with Caller ID, so you can identifyrepparttar 107870 caller and decide whether to answerrepparttar 107871 call.

Each time your modem connects, it has to negotiate a protocol and speed withrepparttar 107872 other modem. The beeps and tones you hear when your modem dials is that negotiation. The "Quick Connect" feature makesrepparttar 107873 modem rememberrepparttar 107874 connection setting fromrepparttar 107875 last time it connected to that number, and it uses that setting to quickly reconnect.

V.90 modems, referred to as "56k modems" cannot actually communicate at 56Kbps. Because ofrepparttar 107876 antiquated design ofrepparttar 107877 telephone system, signals with a frequency that high would interfere with signals on adjacent circuits. This phenomenon is called "cross talk". In order to prevent cross talk,repparttar 107878 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set a limit onrepparttar 107879 power you can send overrepparttar 107880 telephone line. A V.90 modem can usually transfer data at only 44Kbs to 48Kbps.

In order forrepparttar 107881 new V.92 features to work, modems at both end ofrepparttar 107882 line must be capable of usingrepparttar 107883 V.92 protocol. You can usually upgrade your modem to V.92 by downloading and installingrepparttar 107884 latest driver from your modem manufacturer’s Web site. Although V.92 does not increaserepparttar 107885 maximum download speed, it does increaserepparttar 107886 maximum upload speed from 33.6Kbps to 48Kbps. Many service providers equipment’s bandwidth is already stretched torepparttar 107887 limit and they are not interested in upgrading torepparttar 107888 new standard.

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