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Old 10-06-2005, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my computer is sooo slow - i have a p3 which takes ages to work. i keep pressing ctrl alt del to stop some of the processes which arent necessary but i thought i should ask here the importance of each task so that i keep the imp ones and get rid of the unimp ones. so can anyone advise which one needs to keep and ones i can do without? id like to get rid of whatever i dont need. these are the processes running:

image name / user name / mem usage
svchost.exe / system / 3688K
lsass.exe / system / 1640
csrss.exe / system / 1412
rundll32.exe / anuj / 864
services.exe / system / 808
mdm.exe / system / 460
nprotect.exe / system / 408


can anyone advise?
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Well, aside from that not being a complete list of the processes running, everything looks good. If you have the few things running, and you still have a problem with slowness, perhaps its time to downgrade your OS, or upgrade your hardware.
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Or Upgrade your OS. I Had a P3 866MHz processor running xp pro, the thing ran better then i would have ever imagined. Beleive it or not, i could run games that a 866Mhz shouldn't handle. I was playing Counter strike, doom 3 and everything. Had 1GB Ram, and a 256 Radeon PCI Video Card. What Operating System Are you runnning?
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yeah this has been slow for years.

Here are the specs:

AMD Duron Processor
901 MHz
120 RAM

I should maybe put win 98 on it but cant find that anywhere. Hey how hard would it be to put RAM in here? I havent bothered because a friend told me the RAM in here would be so old I wouldnt be able to find it anywhere except in an old computer, is that true? Woudl it be available at the big stores like Futureshop?
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Sure it would be available through bigstores. Ad oalso online. I would upgrade the ram to at least 512mb. i would get a oem version of windows xp pro. and i bet that it will run very smoothly.
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click start>run

then type msconfig

click on the tab at the far right (startup) and uncheck things you don't use.

repost if your not sure about something...

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