slow computer

osho67

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I get a feeling that my laptop has slowed down over last 3-6 months. Is there any free software I can run which might help. It may not help because the MHz is about 700-800. I have installed XP pro on the machine but that was very recently. C drive is 40 and memory is 124. If need be I can go back to Win 2000 (laptop came with it, I think)

Comments and help much appreciated.
 

rossored

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Osho, run the tests at PC Pitstop.

They tell you the state of hard disk, whether you need a defrag, etc. Might be useful.

www.pcpitstop.com
 

wheezergeezer

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Osho67

try running your Defrag, also so get rid of any old files that you don't use i.e. digital photo's, music files, I can't see that changing your XP back to win 2000 win make much difference !

good luck
 

Racer

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Clear out the cache, cookies, temp files for IE, also check for spyware that is on your computer (I use Ad-Aware) www.lavasoft.de
 

osho67

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I forgot to mention few things. I am running broadband and the computer is running till 10. pm. I run defrag regularly and also clear out temp files for IE.

Will I be able to upgrade RAM? It had only 64 when I bought it and in the empty slot I added another 64.Can I remove both and put 128 each in both the slots? Laptop is compaq . I will do other things as suggested above.

Thanks to everybody for help
 

oatman

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When you've got Everest running, go to Motherboard/ SPD. That will tell you how many RAM slots you've got and the type of RAM.
 

ilia king

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XP is much more greedy on RAM than 2000, as Oatman said 512 is enough, could you post your motherboard or laptop name as I think you could try getting the fastest 512, 3200? But that might not be supported. If you dont mind xp or 2000 try 2000.
 

osho67

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The machine is Compaq modek Presario series 1200. I am going to try to get 2x256 memory.I have two slots for ram-one had 64 and other was empty and I got another 64. I donot know about the memory prices and how much this might cost to put 2x256.
 

osho67

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Thanks oatman

How do I find details of the motherboard?The exact model is 12XL222 . Your help much appreciated.
 
 
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