Solved can you replace memory stick

July 31, 2015 at 12:11:16
Specs: Windows 7
computer running slow and wanted to know if I replaced the old memory sticks with new ones will it run any better ?

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#1
July 31, 2015 at 12:31:43
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Not very likely.... Likely your computer is full of assorted junk, etc., and needs a good clean out; and may also benefit from defragging.

What make/model is your computer; and presumably it "is" windows-7?

To start with: run win-7 Disk cleanup utility as per these links:

http://tinyurl.com/ooghshs

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

There will almost certainly be more to do..' assorted pests present; all of which slow down the system... So don't give up after disk cleanup.

Also safeguard (as in copy) all "your" files to external storage; typically DVD but an external hard drive too is nice(r). Do this after disk cleanup. Check the copies can be accessed OK as well. Label the disks, and put in a safe place. These copies are purely to safeguard your personal files in event anything goes amiss whilst sorting out the slow system (unlikely - but always wise to take precautions). Ideally regularly copy/duplicate your personal files etc to external storage...



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#2
July 31, 2015 at 15:37:59
Memory sticks don't slow with age. Adding more can help but only if the bottle neck is memory (RAM).

As already mentioned malware can often be the cause of slowness. Run these three small freebies in the order given. They often find and fix what your antivirus can miss:

AdwCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...
(green Download button top right - not anything else on the page)
Install and Run the program but before doing its Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

Please copy/paste the associated logs on here if they find anything.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
July 31, 2015 at 17:54:44
How much RAM is installed? How much will the motherboard support?

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