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  1. MSI Afterburner, because XP's supported!
  2. OK, here's what happened: The first try, everytime I un-checked the fast download option, I get redirected to a page with a message telling me that my PC is suspicious and to notify technical support. Obvious malicious web page. And with it checked, the download response looks normal, but it got transformed into an .exe that opens Internet Explorer. The host needs to be changed, pronto! I tried and all attempts failed with a compromise.
  3. The XP post-SP3 QFE package over at Ryan VM has been compromised by an attack at the hoster of the file!
  4. Sounds like a faulty optical drive or a bad CD burn...
  5. Sounds like a faulty USB drive...
  6. Not like 2000s CPUs! Starting in the early-2000s, heatsinks had to exponentially be bigger to cool down CPUs at factory clocks! 1990s CPUs usually required nothing more than a tiny heatsink and fan!
  7. The 6 GB capacity is typical of triple channel. Coming across 6 GB almost always means a triple channel system, which I'm only aware of socket 1366 using and maybe some other Intel high-end platforms... And it looks like nForce 2 may only support 3 RAM slots and thus 3 GB at max...
  8. Check "DMA" on the drive entry in Device Manager. DMA is stubbornly disabled by default and that's probably why the OS lags.
  9. I only heard of such a glitch with processors that have an integrated memory controller. I only heard of that with socket 1366, socket 1156, socket AM3 and later platforms. It seems to be the most common with Core i-series processors. It was believed to be a problem with the CPU pin contact. I saw one report of an insane problem of this type, such as "8 GB 2 GB usable". This kind of thing is reported over at overclockers.com, IIRC. It wasn't common on pre-Core-i-series-era platforms.
  10. The seemingly odd "3 GB" RAM standard was apparently from the socket-462-and-socket-478-era, where motherboards commonly had 3 slots instead of 4.
  11. That kind of stuff will encourage people running old browsers with vulnerabilities! That's absurd!
  12. Perhaps this is why browsers should be blocked from the registry! (I believe this kind of thing can be used as an exploit.)