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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by keltix, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. keltix

    keltix Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to convince my dad (computer novice) that in spite of what people have told him, deleting files from the hard drive will not make the computer "faster." I tell him that he needs more memory(RAM) but quotes his friends saying that you need to free up space (memory) to keep the computer from acting slow. The miscommunication stems from the interchangeable meanings of the word "memory." He argues that by deleting movies from the HardDrive, the computer will work faster. So I need your support in proving to him that he should buy some more RAM modules.
     
  2. Sherry22160

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    OK,More Mem will make a bit of Difference but not as much as U think.Depending on what U do 512MBs is the Min these days....Make sure U have the fastest Mem your MB will support.

    But before U shell out on more Mem try these:

    1) Do all Adware/Spyware/Anti Virus Scans

    2) Go to Start/Programs/Assessories/System Tools/Disc Cleanup.Put a tick in EVERY box and click OK.

    3) Go to Start/Run and type in msconfig
    Click on the Start Up tab and Uncheck the boxes that U do not need in Start up.Do not uncheck your Anti Virus.

    4) Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Advanced/Performance Setting and uncheck all boxes except Show Windows Contents while Dragging
    Use Common Tasks in Folders

    4)Defrag your Drives

    This will help!!

    Cheers...Sherry
     
  3. Rumpo-Stiltskin

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    Tell us about the system...... age, operating system, motherboard, processor, memory etc.
    What it's used for.
    Nature of the problems (slowness).
     
  4. Rich-M

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    Half the time cleaning out startup will give more of a burst than ram:
    "Run,msconfig,OK,startup" and leave only antivirus and firewall (if used)
    You can Google all the entries that are checked to see what they are for but guaranteed most can be unchecked.
     
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