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By Obersturnbanfuhrer ·
I am very frustrated when several Pentium 4 2.0GHz at my department running Windows XP Pro with everything updated, are actually slower than Pentium 3 500MHz! After one whole day tweaking to improve performance, then I found out the main reason why those PCs are extremely slow.
Their Local Area Connection Status show that over 100 million packets were received and almost 75 millions packets were sent! All these happen only within 5 minute after fresh reboot! No wonder those PCs are crawling, even to open NotePad.
Activation of firewall also doesn't help. No files are shared. Viruses has been cleaned, and spyware has been swept off. No P2P program (ie Kazaa) is installed. But still, the activity are extremely high even after I disable printer sharing. Please, anybody can help me out?

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by aliz In reply to Local Area Connection

please look in processes list of windows task manager and search which program has taken cpu usage.

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by pgm554 In reply to Local Area Connection

I can make guesses ,but what you need is a packet capture program on that network segment.
There are a few you can download that have limited capability (Network Asscicates Sniffer and Wild Packets from Etherpeek),but could give you(and us) some insight as to what is going on.

Post the results to the forum and we will decipher.

Otherwise it could be :
Bad switch,bad nic,cabling ,duplex mismatch settings ,ip settings,unwanted broadcasts ,poorly written programs.
With a packet sniff trace, it gives us a clue as to where to look.

Good Luck

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The sniffer program can't grab those packets you mentioned. There are too many settings...

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by TheChas In reply to Local Area Connection

Actually, for most common applications, the P-IV IS slower than a P-III.

The P-IV has extra overhead in the instruction set and architecture that does allow it to perform faster for digital video editing.
Conversely, these extra features slow down the P-IV for 'normal' tasks.

This is even more true if your systems use RDRAM or SDRAM.

Intel was finally able to get P-IV performance up to near the level of the P-III by switching to DDR RAM.

Chas

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by jaboy78 In reply to Local Area Connection

i think u have open an attached e-mail messages.zip..
if so, go to norton antivirus to download the mirmail.exe removal..

try....

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by Obersturnbanfuhrer In reply to Local Area Connection

Is there anybody out there that could help me on this matter?

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