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Old 10-15-2008, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im running xp pro sp3 on my pc its specs are
1.5GHz and
2x512MB
and ive seen the min specs to run XP and im well clear
300MHz and
128Mb
i want to know why my pc is running really slow is it anything to do with the HD, it could be on its last legs, i mean theHD not making a noise it seems to be running fine, thats the only conclusion i come with

PS the ram is SDram
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those specs don't match your sig :s. Do you mean the general windows environment is slow? Spyware/ adware viruses all scanned for lately?
That processor is OLD and slow but should be ok for word processing and internet browsing. Go into ctrl+alt+del and check background tasks how many???
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no the computer in my spec is my one in bedroom, the old computer i want to give to my mum but its really slow
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You haven't answered the other questions.....
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ive just installed a feresh copy of windows so no reason why it should have any viruses or spyware
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Peculiar are your drivers upto date? Defrag the harddisks and again how many background tasks with a fresh install IRC it should be around 30-40
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il check im just doing a repair of xp because when it installed on pc for first time it came with an error in the installation but i could carry on with the installation which is what i did and i think its to do with that, im not sure
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