How do I update and make my computer better?

March 6, 2013 at 12:05:45
Specs: Windows 7 , 64-bit, Windows service Pack 1, AMD Sempron M120 2.10 GHZ, 2.00 GB (1.75 useable)
I bought my computer in 2009/2010 and since it has slowed considerably I would like to speed my computer up, I play games and do a lot of pictures editing and storing in which I have an external drive to store most of my photos. I also have a lot of music, I love music. Can I add a memory stick, if so what do I get? How do I install it or go about doing that and how much can I add? Is there something that will add to my audio/video quality? My base score is 4.1, I would like to increase that.
Is disk cleanup and defrag important to perform regularily?


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#1
March 6, 2013 at 13:19:03
Some more RAM might help but before that I would suggest you check to see if you have too many background programs running and get some minimal level of confidence that a virus hasn't crept in.

Download, install and run MalwareBytes freebie:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
As this often finds and fixes what AV's miss it can be a good quick gauge as to whether you might have a virus issue to contend with.

Nothing lost by running disk checks and defrag from time to time, although with modern hard disks they have to be highly fragmented for it have a noticeable effect on performance. Windows 7 has scheduled defrag set by default.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
March 6, 2013 at 14:06:37
Please post your complete system specs. Being that your CPU is listed as an AMD Sempron M120, my guess is you have a laptop? And based on the weak CPU, it's can't be much good for gaming.

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