Dell Dimension B110 Laggy

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December 24, 2009 at 15:41:02
Specs: Windows XP, Q6600/4.00 GB PC8500
My uncle sent me a Dell Dimension B110 Desktop and I know all along that its a crappy machine. Not only its a typical home machine, it has terrible onboard graphics, basic celeron processor, etc.

Now, based on what I have, the processor is a Celeron D 2.53 GHz, 512 MB PC 3200 of RAM, Onboard Intel Graphics, 160 GB Hard Drive, Single DVD-RW Burner, No Floppy. I am planning to replace a 2001 computer, a Dell Dimension 8100, which is only a Pentium 4 1.5 GHz.

In the Dell Dimension B110, put an Nvidia GeForce 5200 PCI Video Card, a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum Pro Sound Card without the external box and swapped out the crappy Celeron with an Intel Pentium 4 3.00 GHz Processor (With Hyper-Threading Technology) in it.

Now, I can't seem to disable the onboard graphics card for some reason, I looked up on the internet and people said that its not possible. In fact some people are saying they are 8 MB of Memory Down, which gives them only 504 MB instead of 512. I get the full 512 MB :P However the processor says 2.99 instead of 3.00 GHz. I installed Windows XP Professional, I just disabled the Intel Video Card in the Device manager. Everything is well except the speed.

Now, for some reason, I find the PC quite laggy. I personally think its the onboard video card and the 2.99 processor speed. I have an HP Pavilion a150n Desktop computer which has only an Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz, but has 1.00 GB of PC 2700 RAM, Delta 1010LT (For Music Recording) and a Geforce 440 AGP 64 MB Graphics Card and that computer is very fast.

How come the Dell is much slower? What should I do to increase the speed of it?

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December 24, 2009 at 21:16:27
Oh,the problem is u need more memory add another 512mb pc3200.

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December 28, 2009 at 20:02:41
kuwese, I had computers with 256 mb of ram and windows xp and they are faster than what i am dealing with right now, i even looked in the task manager and saw that there is around 100-200 MB of memory free, so i know its not the memory. i may upgrade later on though, i wish they were only 10 dollars and not over 30.

I am pretty sure its the hard drive, whenever I log into Windows, the PC just keeps reading the hard drive and the entire system just lags. This is also after I CLEAN installed Windows on this machine and installed Roxio Easy CD Creator 6 and Office 2007 and updated all patches (Sorry for run on sentence here). Oh, I also have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro to it specifically for connecting my Piano to it.

I believe the sound card and the video card both adding on the pci slot is hogging up system resources.

I have an HP a250n with crappier hardware, such as a slower hard drive and memory speed (PC 2700) from the Dell and its much more faster than the Dell. The Video Card is on an AGP slot though.

I am now defragmenting my hard drive.

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