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Old 02-05-2006, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a old latop dell latitude csx 128 ram 40gb runs really slow when I use bittorrent and some other things how can I make it faster.
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you should probably add more ram, or get better internet, because the OS probably takes a lot from that. Also, you should take a rock and smash that dell. The rocks probably more usefull than that POS
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I have road runner internet & the max ram for the dell is 320mb
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hmmm... so it's not the internet... but the ram is the problem. My laptop has more than that(512 mb). I think you should save up if you're really desperate. Also, your pc may be overheating. Check that
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the max ram for the dell is 320mb
Are you sure that's the max?

That means you must have something along the lines of this configuration for memory:

3x128mb = 384mb
1x256+1x128 = 384mb

It's most likely the second setup, as I believe most notebook/laptops only have two memory slots. I'm guessing you should be able to at least switch out that one stick of 128mb of memory for a 256mb stick for a total of 512mb (448mb including shared VRAM)

Either way, 64mb of your memory is being used as video memory (384mb - 64mb = 320mb).

Windows XP uses about 300mb of memory, so that only leaves about 20mb of memory for your computer to use.

That's not a lot ...
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