my computer is running very slow .

April 29, 2012 at 07:37:12
Specs: Windows XP, 496
my computer is very slow when i take tools to make it faster then vice versa happens now does anyone know any thing about virtual processor or something like that in older times people ran computer with 1-2 mb of rams why can't i ?

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April 29, 2012 at 08:10:27
Why u can't? U just said yourself in older times. Win xp isn't that old and it needs 512 MB to run smooth(i recommend 1 GB).

There are number of reasons why your system run slow.
-infected with virus
-Alot of garbage starts with computer
-Use of high demanding resouce applications
-Sometime low disk space.

For now make sure the system is not infected(use good AV soft like Avast free to scan the whole system) and clean the system with Ccleaner.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.

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April 29, 2012 at 08:40:51
"in older times people ran computer with 1-2 mb of rams"

They also ran DOS & had processors that only ran at 75MHz. Times have changed. As operating systems become more complex, they need more RAM & faster processors. As kuwese said, XP needs 512MB to perform reasonably well, but you're only showing 496MB. You probably have 512MB but 16MB is being used by the onboard video. If you were to upgrade to 1GB or more & add a real video card, you would see a huge improvement. You should be able to tweak some settings to make your system run better, but no amount of tweaks can make up for lack of RAM & weak onboard graphics.

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April 29, 2012 at 20:43:26
ALSO: any program or website that claims that it will speed up your computer is just trying to fool you. They typically will tell you that you have all kinds of problems (some they may introduce themselves) and that you need to pay for a premium version of the program. This rarely does more that remove most of itself and maybe clean out some things that Disk Clean Up actually does a better job of doing (it is included with XP).

As above, upgrade your memory and add a decent graphics card, or replace the system.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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