Dell XPS 410:
Now this is the type of machine that I actually have. And I just have been having over the past several weeks various types of screen freezes with regard to my WinTV software that runs the television on my computer.
At first I thought it was because some of the video technology with Internet Explorer version 10 was in fact migrating more in terms of PCI rather than PEG. So when my system was booting up. I went into the setup menu and I selected for the system to identify video information in terms of PCI rather than PEG. No big deal.
Still, I began to have certain amounts of screen freezes with the wintv software. So I then began to look further into the manner in which my machine was booting up. In the setup menu. There is a selection regarding what is called as speed step technology. Now speed step technology is simply a way of accelerating certain procedures regarding how the chip inside my computer relates to the various types of programming on the system. And therein lies a rather interesting thing.
With Internet Explorer version 9, the user, such as myself and any of you, had the opportunity to be able, in the advanced section of the settings to either select or to not select a selection that would in fact protect the memory from hacking. But in Internet Explorer, version 10. That option is already selected and can not under any circumstances be deselected. Meaning memory protection is turned on whether you like it or not.
Now, I don't believe that Microsoft has done this in order to be sinister or that there's anything going on behind the scenes. Not one bit. I believe it is nothing more than an added bit of security by Microsoft to attempt to protect not only the browser and your computer. But your computing experience. However, as a result of that selection already being selected in Internet Explorer version 10. That basically locks up a certain amount or a certain type of memory in your system. And now we get to the heart of the matter.
Because with a certain amount or a certain type of or a certain section of memory already being locked up by Internet Explorer when you begin your Windows 7 session. That means that the selection when your computer boots up, on a Dell XPS 410, if you select to use speed step technology. You are in fact doing so on the basis that all of the available memory in the system, other than the amount of memory reserved for the operating system itself, would be available for speed step technology to actually work. Wherein the chip inside the machine would then be able to accelerate the accessing and functioning of certain programming on your system.
But given the fact that Internet Explorer version 10 has been set up in such a way so that the memory of the system would prevent any kind of hacking whatsoever. If you select in the setup menu for your system on a Dell XPS 410 to use speed step technology. You are then setting up your system to use or to accelerate certain programming or system interactions with programming on your system based on the memory not being locked up, or all available memory being available to the chip to do that particular function. But of Internet Explorer version 10 has locked up memory from any kind of hacking. That means that Internet Explorer is actually overwriting any possible speed step technology that might in fact take place because Internet Explorer is actually preventing any manipulation of the memory. Whereby, as a result of that manipulation certain accelerations of programs as they relate to the system might actually take place. And that if certain accelerations of programs to the system are in fact taking place that as a result of the memory protection being in place in Internet Explorer version 10. That such acceleration put in fact be looked upon as a hacking of the video aspect of the system. Or the video memory of the system. Or the system itself.
Wherein as a result, certain visual aspects of the system would either freeze are hanging or in fact generate a blue screen. But furthermore, wherein as a result, the system would in fact end up having various programming interface issues. Whereby conflicts that might otherwise not exist, would in fact exist.
And like I said, this is nothing really sinister on the part of Microsoft whatsoever. It's just a method on their part two, with Internet Explorer version 10, protect the system and the memory of the system with a slightly bit more amount of integrity and credibility. But knowing this now if you have a Dell XPS 410 machine. And in the bootup sequence to go into the setup menu and you do select for speed step technology in fact, to be used in the processing of the chip in the system. And you are at the same time using Internet Explorer 10. It is my opinion from what I've seen so far that if you do that you are in fact infighting various types of video interface problems with the various programs on your system. And additionally also providing these circumstances. Whereby, as a result years system could end up with various types of system hangs. Or in fact possible soft crashes.
So, consequently, that is what I have done. I have selected in the bootup sequence of my machine to not use speed step technology. And furthermore, I have gone back to using the PEG standard rather than the PCI standard. And by doing that, initially right of the bat by using the PEG standard. I am finding that as a result of the type of screen that comes with my Dell XPS 410. That the screen is actually a lot clearer. In other words, everything is just a lot easier to read because it is much more sharp or sharper.
And by turning off or deselecting the speed step technology I am finding that the programming on my system is actually loading in a very stable manner. Whereby even though it might've felt that way before. It probably wasn't as stable as it is now.