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Old 09-21-2005, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, my computer is a Dell Dimension xps t600. I have upgraded the RAM to 512, and it has a Pentium 3. Lately, it has been running really slow. I also have an old labtop with a Pentium 2 and128 RAM, and it runs the same speed.

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Windows XP btw
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standard questions.... Have you run spyware scanners, and virus updates?
Defrag, check disk... all that can help.
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I tried limewire once-avast picked up on a bug in it.
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my limewire pro uses 20,000k on w2k
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Yeah man, you should make sure that your computer is clean of spyware/adware/viruses first... If that does not help, then since you have WinXP Do Ctrl+Alt+Del and go to the Processes tab and see how many tasks are currently running, if there are like more then 60 then you might want to consider removing some programs that run in the background. And look for what is taking up the Most RAM, and CPU...
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Here's a quote from a post I made on a different thread:
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OK. Here's a solution for you.

First-
MSCONFIG (when used with the RUN command) opens up the System Configuration Utility. Most of the stuff in there you don't want to mess with unless you know what you are doing or have detailed instructions.

Click the STARTUP tab. The list that it pulls up is everything that you can choose to start up when Windows does.

Why is all of this stuff in the list? Because every program designer thinks his 'creation' is so indispensible that no one could possibly want it to NOT start up with their computer (yeah, right), so they set it into the list and have it to do just that.


Once you're at the list, look it over and see what all has a check mark. Every program that does starts up when Windows loads... EVERYTIME!

If something is checked, but you don't know what it is, Google it and find out.

Once you have seen what is there, uncheck everything that you don't need or want. Keep your firewall, antivirus, broadband drivers, graphics drivers, whatever you absolutely have to have, but uncheck everythign else.

Once you are done, click APPLY, OK, then reboot.

When your computer starts up, you'll get a grey box about the System Configuration Utility. Check the box about 'Don't run on startup' then OK.

If you had a lot of stuff checked, then your comp ought to start up faster and run more stable.

Second-
Download and run AdAware, Spybot, and possibly Microsoft AntiSpyware.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_S...onal_d506.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Sea...roy_d2471.html
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
(All are free. Be sure to have each one update itself before you scan.)

Third-
Uninstall any unused or unnedded programs you have on your hard drive.

Fourth-
Download and run TweakNow to clean up your computer's registry.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/TweakNow_R...ner_d4134.html

Fifth-
Run Disk Defragmenter START- ALL PROGRAMS- ACCESSORIES- SYSTEM TOOLS- DISK DEFRAGMENTER).

Reboot your computer and see if it cranks up a bit faster, plus it ought to have a lot more zip to it as well.
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Here's a tip from Microsoft on how to speed up your computer's performance. It talks about doing regular, chkdsk/scandisk, cleaning temp files, and disk defrag.

http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx/
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Yeah man, you should make sure that your computer is clean of spyware/adware/viruses first... If that does not help, then since you have WinXP Do Ctrl+Alt+Del and go to the Processes tab and see how many tasks are currently running, if there are like more then 60 then you might want to consider removing some programs that run in the background. And look for what is taking up the Most RAM, and CPU...
60?

more like 40 for one user.
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There were 39 programs running when i did the prntscrn, most of which are System operations.

I iwll run spyware devices this afternoon.
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