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Old 01-02-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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Hello,

I didnt have a working pc so my friend gave me this old base unit. Its not one of the tall ones its one of the ones you stand your monitor on.

Well i turned it on and it said windows xp. It had the usual icons on the desktop such as

internet explorer, microsoft mail, my computer etc....

Well the first thing i have installed is windows live so i can have msn.

Problem is this pc is so ssslllllooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww!

It takes 10mins to load up before i can use msn & internet.

I havent got a clue what memory it is.

I looked at the black loading up screen and from that this is the info I know:

Windows xp
Inter processor 4
1.4ghz (100 x 14.0)
256 cache memory

The graphics is: Rage Fury Pro/xpert 2000 (microsoft corporation)

Can anyone give me some advice?

How rubbish is it? Why is it so slow?

Any advice is welcome (please bare in mind im a complete omputer novice)

Thanks
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to Computer Forums!!!

If you could go to the control panel -> then click on system, then give us the specs of you computer that will help us with trying to determine the best route for you to take.

I have a couple of ideas, but they all have to do with Linux and I don't want to jump the gun, if that isn't something that you would be interested in.

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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diddo on what wmorri said. Get back soon.
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Welcome to Computer Forums!!!

If you could go to the control panel -> then click on system, then give us the specs of you computer that will help us with trying to determine the best route for you to take.

I have a couple of ideas, but they all have to do with Linux and I don't want to jump the gun, if that isn't something that you would be interested in.

Cheers!
Yep. An alternative method is Start ---> Run ---> then type in: dxdiag

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