have plenty of resources and no viruses or crap on computer

September 8, 2012 at 14:33:01
Specs: win7 ultimate, 2.8amdx4/12g ram
i have an amd quad core, with 12gig of ram, ive been backing up with carbonite last couple of days but that should slow me down i dont think. its getting really slow and computer is not moving very fast much here is a list of computer hardware. hope this helps. please help

System Vendor



Serial Number



103C_53316J G=D

BIOS Information


American Megatrends Inc.



Board Product ID


Processor Information


1 Physical Processors / 4 Cores / 4 Logical Processors / 64 bits


AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor



Original System Clock

200 MHz

Storage Device Information

Disk 0

1000.2 GB

Hitachi HDS721010CLA332


Disk 1

1000.2 GB



Disk 2

Generic- Compact Flash USB Device


Disk 3

Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device


Disk 4

Generic- SD/MMC USB Device


Disk 5

Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device


DVD Writer 0

hp CDDVDW TS-H653R SATA CdRom Device (hp DDVDW TS-H653R)


Memory Information

Slot 1

DDR3 (PC3-10700)

4096 MBytes


Slot 2

DDR3 (PC3-10700)

4096 MBytes


Slot 3

DDR3 (PC3-10700)

2048 MBytes

Micron Technology

Slot 4

DDR3 (PC3-10700)

2048 MBytes

Micron Technology

Display Adapter Information

ATI Radeon HD 4200

256 MBytes

Sound Adapter Information

Webcam C260


Realtek High Definition Audio


Network Adapter Information

802.11n Wireless LAN Card


Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller


Connected [100 Mbps]

Operating System


Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1

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September 8, 2012 at 15:36:48
I don't know how long you've had your PC or how much software you install & uninstall, but the system hard drive could have heavily fragmented data on it.
This will slow down all aspects of computer use.

So disable your antivirus temporarily, then run the Disk Defragmenter on the C: drive
Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
Don't forget to re-enable antivirus when defrag has finished, and don't use your PC while defrag is running or it will just keep re-starting.

Another thing you can do is to check how many startup items you have enabled. The more you have, the longer it takes Windows to load completely, and there's less RAM available for Windows & applications to use.

You can easily check & configure your startup items with Ccleaner from here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_c...

Your startup list can grow longer with almost everything you install, but most of the items on it just aren't necessary.

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September 8, 2012 at 15:51:41
ill do that phil, but i figure with a quad core and 12g of ram i should be able to fly no matter what,,how do i streamline this thing if possible, i have at least 10g left of memory at any time and cpu usuage is not heavy,

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September 8, 2012 at 16:46:29
How to Speed Up a Slow Computer

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September 8, 2012 at 19:08:04
Uninstall programs you never use.
Run msconfig Start Tab and uncheck all except Microsoft and your antivirus program.
If you are using Norton or McAfee (bloatware), uninstall and try Avast Free instead. It is better and uses your system resources more intelligently. I use Webroot's SecureAnyWhere at home. Note that both Norton and McAfee need to be uninstalled using their downloadable uninstaller in order to completely remove it. I know that Norton has recently taken to hiding it on their site, but it is there and you just need to be persistent to find it.
Do a Disk Clean Up on each hard drive. Repeat Monthly.
Clean out your browser's Cookies, History, Temp Internet Files, etc. Repeat weekly.
Set your browser to delete cookies when you close it.
Set your browser to keep history for only 2 or 3 days.
Windows 7 normally is pretty good at self defragging (unlike XP and others before it) so you should not need to do this, but it cannot hurt.
In addition to your antivirus program, install Malwarebytes and update and scan with it manually about monthly and anytime you suspect a problem. No antivirus or malware program can protect you from 100% of the nasties 100% of the time so this can just add an additional layer of protection.

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

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