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Sluggish computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by anais4uk, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. anais4uk

    anais4uk Thread Starter

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    My computer has been running very slow for a while and I have searched for answers but come up with nothing as yet. I have a pentium 3 processor, running windows XP with 64 MB, 7.87 GB with 1.26 GB free. When I first boot up the computer it is extremely slow in starting up, also I have the same problem when I try to start any programs that I have on my sytem. The only thing that works ok is the internet, I dont have any problems with speed there, but the only other thing is when I try to close my browser it fades down from top to bottom and takes ages to close. It is very frustrating as I also have a pentium 2 running windows 98 SE and this machine is 10 times faster. Could it be Windows XP that is slowing it down?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Anais
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    XP needs a minimum of 128 ram to run properly and it's slow with that, a realistic view is that XP will run only smoothly on 256 ram or more.

    Trying to run XP with only 64 ram is like trying to wade through treacle.

    Increase your ram and all your problems will be solved.

    What is happening is that instead of using fast ram, XP is being forced to use the HD as a paging file constantly and writing constantly so slowing everything down
     
  3. anais4uk

    anais4uk Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your fast response, can you tell me how to increase my ram please as I aint got a clue what to do.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    anais4uk Thread Starter

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    LOL I realised what you meant when I reread your reply DUH Im as slow as the comp.... Thanx once again for the advice :p

    Anais
     
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    Something else that might help...........if you haven't already, is to turn off all the fancy bits in XP and have it display like win98.
    Control panel/system/advanced/settings. Then chose 'custom' and untick the lot...............:) Then click 'apply' and 'ok' and close.
    That should help some....:D
     
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