Solved Speeding up my Asus AM1201-E1604B

September 2, 2013 at 12:26:13
Specs: Windows Vista
hey guys just was hoping to get some help on some things i can do to speed up my asus desktop, its been very sluggish when on the internet.

anyway of over clocking these?

or should i be looking at upgrading the ram?

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September 2, 2013 at 15:16:33
If it's only sluggish on the net, upgrading hardware is unlikely to help. Check your internet speed/bandwidth as it may be less than you though it was. There are numerous free broadband speed check websites, just use Google to find them.


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September 2, 2013 at 15:48:42
i used

d/l speed 6.23mbps

u/l speed: 0.66mbps

ping 35ms

should i be lookin into overclocking my CPU?

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September 2, 2013 at 19:48:00
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Your don't have an Asus, you have an Acer. And it is not overclockable. Even if it could be, it wouldn't help the internet sluggishness. I have DSL & just checked my speeds, here's what I got:

D/L: 13.55 Mbps
U/L: 0.89 Mbps
Ping: 35ms

It may help to clear out internet temp files, history, cookies, etc. & disable unnecessary startup apps, but that's more for better overall performance. Do you regularly run a cleaner? If not, I suggest you install CCleaner-Slim:

Other than that, did you upgrade to 4GB RAM? Did you ever install a video card or are you still using the weak onboard graphics?

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September 2, 2013 at 20:04:55
i have set my internet explorer to delete internet temp files, history, cookies, etc. everytime the brower closes, i ran "msconfig" and turned off all the stuff i dont need to start up.

havent done the 4gb ram upgrade as getting ram for this is a fortune , unless you know of somewhere?

i put in a nivida ge force gt 520 video card awhile back.

just installed the free version of CCleaner and running it now.

thanks for the help and let me know if you know somewhere i can get some ram cheap

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September 3, 2013 at 05:20:46
I don't know if you have DDR2-667 or DDR2-800, so here's both:

Make sure Vista has service pack 2 & all the other updates, including IE9. And install Hotfix KB2743187 to fix the memory leak, it makes a huge difference.



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September 3, 2013 at 12:13:29
got the SP2 and IE9 already!

i downloaded the Hotfix KB2743187 and just installed it.

as for the ram i currently have 2-1 gig sticks installed.

the price is silly when you try and find 2-2gig sticks.... unless you know of somewhere cheap?

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September 3, 2013 at 12:14:41
i used speccy and it says this is my ram: "2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 349MHz (5-5-5-18)"

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