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Giniene

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I have a fairly new Dell Inspiron 531S. It's less than a year old; I don't use it often because it runs very slowly. I'm sure it's a hardware issue but I don't get any of this hardware stuff. It has 512MB of RAM. My C Drive is total size 64.4 GB; free space is 40.9. Can anyone guide me through what I need to make this run quicker? I appreciate any information I can get. Thank you!
 
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For starters try upgrading the ram, 1GB is recommended and you would notice an improvement with just that upgrade. Also, Dell installs alot of unnecessary programs, if you don't use them you really don't need them
 

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Just because a program is install, does NOT mean it will slow down a machine. BUT, if that program is set to start on boot up, then yes it MAY slow down the machine.
 
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Fwiw. Did you buy it new?
Where did you find that it had 512mbs ram? It should have 2 Gbs as standard.
 

Giniene

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Thank you, everyone. It says 512 MB in the system information.

I think I'm going to try upgrading the RAM; is this difficult to do?
 
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