I am using my brothers laptop for the forseeable future. Its a Dell XPS M1210 that runs on Windows Vista.
It is incredibly SLOW! It struggles to run more that 4-5 web pages even when nothing else is open and it takes an age to power up.
When you run task manager (with just five IE windows open now) it shows (under performance) a CPU usage of less than 8% but "Memory" and the "Physical Memory Usage History" guages show that is constantly at almost 100% capacity. Further details here show the following:
"Physical Memory MB"
"Kernel Memory MB"
Non Paged 51
The system info under control panel has the following:
"Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 CPU T5600 @1.83GHz
RAM: 1.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System"
Even my "dummies guide to computers" knowledge seems to show that the RAM is pretty low. Is this the same thing at the Physical Memory showing up under Task Manager? Would this be the cause of it all running so slow? (I've ran virus scans and deleted unwanted software)
Is there anyway of increasing RAM if this is the case? Could I buy more RAM and fit it myself or would this be incredibly difficult. Could I just supplement the exisiting RAM?
Any direction/advice/wisdom would be awesome, espeically if it means I can work like a normal person again and not have to tune out for 30 seconds between doing anything.