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Old 01-15-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default my computer is really slow how can i make it run better

i have a crappy computer and I wanted to know ho i could get it to run faster. It's a compaq presario sr1500 with only an amd sempron 3000 processor, 80gb 7200rpm hard drive, and only 512mb of ram so i thought if i upgraded that to like 1 gb it would help because right now it is running like crap. please help
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: my computer is really slow how can i make it run better

Check out http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...-12201242.html see if that'll help any.

I would definitely upgrade memory to AT LEAST 1GB, ... what are your other specs?
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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erase your whole hard drive and reinstall windows
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: my computer is really slow how can i make it run better

reinstalling windows WOULD help but make sure you back up all of your files, drivers, etc. (duh, you prob. already knew that!)
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:00 PM   #5
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What do you mean by other specs?
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:01 PM   #6
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Don't have to back up the drivers. With a brand-name computer it usually has all the drivers on disks for you. . .
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #7
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i dont think i want to reinstall windows because im afraid i would do something wrong, is there anything else i can do ?
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Try a defragment.
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^^dude as above , reformat , with restore disks you cant go wrong . then after this install antivirus and firewall so you dont get any more viruse's ectc , and by the way upgrading to 1GB ram would be good but windows xp should run fine on 512MB for simple web surfing and word processing
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