System too slow

April 24, 2009 at 01:39:29
Specs: Windows XP
My sytem has 128 mb ram. pentium processor. It is too slow to work. Cpu gets heated often. What could be the possible solution?

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#1
April 24, 2009 at 02:15:58
There are many causes to slow down performance of computer.
It may be a virus problem, install of unwanted software, too much temporary files and folders store in computer, hardware problem etc.

You can optimize your computer.

First, You need to delete all temporary files and folders.
Start >run >type Temp > OK and delete all files and folders.
Start > run > type %temp% > OK and delete all files and folders.

You can also run disk clean up utility.
Start > all programs > accessories > system tools > Disk cleanup.
Checked/ tick mark all the box and click OK.

You should also optimize Internet explorer.
Open internet explorer > Tools > internet option
In general tab, delete all files, cookies, history.
In security tab, set as default
In content tab, clear SSL.
In advanced tab, restore default.

You can also update your anti virus or anti -spyware programs and scan your computer in Safe Mode.

You should also update your windows component.

You can also run disk defragment utility.
Start > all programs > accessories > system tools > disk defragment.

You have only 128 MB of RAM. You can also increase it.

You should also clean the dust from the computer. Because due to dust cpu fan of computer can't rotate properly. Due to this heating of cpu will increase and your system will hang or slow down.


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#2
April 24, 2009 at 03:03:07
128 Mbs of RAM and Windows XP is always going to be slow, no matter what else you may do. Get some more RAM, preferably to take it up to 510 Mbs then you will see a dramatic improvement in performance.

Stuart


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#3
April 24, 2009 at 04:37:50
I lose my patience with 512 mg of ram on xp
try at least a gig
and use somthing like spyware doctor to detect spyware and trojans
it works pretty well for me
(i do alot of downloading)

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#4
April 24, 2009 at 05:01:53
128MB is OK for Win98 but it's definitely not enough for XP.

"I lose my patience with 512 mg of ram on xp"

Yeah, I agree. One of the regular helpers in these forums insists 256MB is adequate but to me it's unbearable. 512MB is tolerable but at times can get bogged down. 1GB is the "sweet spot".


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#5
April 24, 2009 at 14:47:47
Problem is, no make, model number or specs supplied to allow us to give the right advice.
Computer may be limited to the amount of memory it supports, maybe as little as 128 or 256mb.
CPU getting hot could be another problem to sort out.
Please supply more details about your system.

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