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Thread: 1GB RAM and PC still slow! ??

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    sameer0807's Avatar I aIn'T nO sErIoUs
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    Hi,

    I just upgraded my PC by adding 2 500 MB RAM (Total of 1GB) hoping that will make my computer run fast.

    I usually work with few programs open most of the time, like: Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver…

    And there are few programs that are running in the background 24 hrs. a day: Azureus, Limewire, Winamp.

    The only reason I upgraded my RAM was to work simultaneity between different programs with out any delay…..

    But things aren’t working right….there is lot of delay in switching between different programs…..

    I defrag my hard drive at least 3 times a week and do virus scan every day……

    How can I make my computer run faster while working in different programs simultaneity?

    Here are my computer specs:
    Intel®
    Windows XP Pro
    Pentium® 4 CPU 2.60GHz
    1 GB RAM

    BTW my computer is ON 24 hrs a day, If that has to do with anything.

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    are there a lot of rpograms running? like useless things such as icons in the system tray aht dont do anything (like the winzip icon and nvidia icon and stuff)?

    use msconfig (start>run>msconfig) to disable some stuff.

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    Shut down a few programs then try. Do your d/l at nite only. Run a ccleaner type program. Dump your prefetch files, and check for spyware. You have a decent setup, mabye running to much memory entensive programs at once ?


    Disable wallpaper just run a blank background .I find when I come home work my computer just crawls . I have three little guys playing on the internet all day. I clean my temps and cache , reboot I'm fine again.
    Last edited by peat moss; 03-30-2005 at 12:43 AM.

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    are there a lot of rpograms running? like useless things such as icons in the system tray aht dont do anything (like the winzip icon and nvidia icon and stuff)?

    use msconfig (start>run>msconfig) to disable some stuff.
    No there are no useless icons in the system tray....I have also checked the msconfig and most of the programs are already unchecked...Infact the only programs that are checked are: Symantic Antivirus and Netgear Wireless Connection.....

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    @samseer , I have Symantic Antivirus too only seems to annoy me at start up .

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    Symantec/Norton causes extreme slowdowns for me, especially on startup.

    Not sure if that's what is causing you problems but it's a possibility.

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    I don't have problem with startups....My computer startsup pretty fast....I have prb...with my computer slowing down while working in different programs simultaneity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sameer0807
    I don't have problem with startups....My computer startsup pretty fast....I have prb...with my computer slowing down while working in different programs simultaneity...


    Friend that was my point !

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    NOD32 owns anyway, get NOD32.

    Mabye your computer is overheating, check your temps

    Mabye spyware is pwning your computer.

    Mabye god dosnt like your computer

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    Mabye your computer is overheating, check your temps
    What program should i use to check the temps?

    Mabye god dosnt like your computer
    lmfao...i like this possibility..
    Last edited by sameer0807; 03-30-2005 at 01:22 AM.

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