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Old 02-23-2010, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer is a five-year-old Gateway E4100 desktop with a 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 processor. I find that when I'm running AVG anti-virus software (sometimes with Spybot and Disk Defrag running simultaneously), my browser is painfully slow to open and/or surf. If I were to upgrade from my present 1 GB RAM to 2.5 GB, do you think I'd see any improvement?

P.S. Please don't get too technical, since my computer knowledge is moderate at best.
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Probably not much.
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You probably wouldn't see much. It eats up CPU cycles like no tomorrow. A CPU upgrade would be much more beneficial
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Agreed. Upgrading to a core 2 duo processor is very cheap these days, definitely worth it for you.
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