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Old 01-26-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default What other reasons for a slow comp?

Besides, clearing your internet cache, removing viruses & spyware and defraging, what other steps would help a computer speed up?

Maybe too many unnecessary programs? I have gone through all my programs and i use them all in one way or another. The two programs i have that can use a lot of resources are limewire (if left running for hours) and firefox can have the same effect when playing an online movie, free video converter (this 1 program running alone takes my CPU up to 100% easily ) - this was the only free, successful and user friendly converter that i could find.

I have checked my virtual memory and it hasnt been changed by any foreign means.

My specs are Intel Centrino, Win XP Pro SP3, 1 GB RAM, 30GB harddrive.

Any suggestions? Maybe running scans in safe mode could help?
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: What other reasons for a slow comp?

a registry cleaner such as ccleaner is a good idea. when you install and uninstall programs, add updates, etc, it can leave crap in your registry that can bog it down.
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Default Re: What other reasons for a slow comp?

Try removing programs from system start up in the MSConfig window.

That should speed things up a little.
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Default Re: What other reasons for a slow comp?

Reformatting.

Or spend some money on some better parts
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Have you deleted your temp files and cookies and also de-fragment you system.
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