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How to Speed up Your System

We all have slow computers, but those who know how to fix it rise to the top. Here is your how-to guide to a fast stable system with no money needed. Here are the computer programs you will need:
Advanced System Care 3 Free - http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html
CCleaner - http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
Install them and get ready to actually experience windows.
And other programs integrated into windows.*note* be sure to uncheck options from the different menus you don't want.First. Open Advanced System Care 3 Free and click on the Care button in the middle. It will do a complete scan of your system. Then click on Utilities.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Warning - Be sure the files you modify are wanted. These programs do not guarantee that any personal data will be removed. Make sure the files that will me Modified(ed) or delete(ed) is ok. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Do these one at a time.Run these programs - Disk Cleaner (yes it is different than window's version)Shortcut Fixer - Looks for shortcuts with no EXE's for themIObit Registry Defrag - Modifies registry to work faster (safe)Internet Booster - Enables and disables processes and services to speed up the internet.
Then click on security tab
Optional - System File Checker (validates that all windows files are OK)
Then click on Admin ToolsClick on Cloned Files Finder - finds duplicated files and removes themContext Menu Manager - Modifies what you see when you right clickStartup Manager - What starts with your computerWarning - Be sure the files you modify are wanted. These programs do not guarantee that any personal data will be removed. Make sure the files that will me Modified(ed) or delete(ed) is ok.
Then, run CCleaner.
Click on Analyze.You will see a amount (165 MB to be Removed)An amount more than 100 MB is definatly bad, and slows down your systemOnce it is done, click run Cleaner.
Next click on Registry on the Sider
Click Scan for issues
Once it is done, click Fix selected issues.
Click do not backup
Click Fix all Problems
What this does it is removed obsolete registry keys and optimizes the system.

Then if you have vista
Click start
Type RunHit enter

If you have XP or lower
Click start Click Run


Type MSCONFIG
If you experience problems with your system or want a faster boot click the startup tab, and uncheck processes you don't want.
Close it.


Now click Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleaner. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Once that is done, close it and reboot.


And now, you have a faster system.
Not Satisfied? Look it up in Youtube for a more in-depth guide.


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my computer is slow


Win 7 needs at least 3 gb of memory. Run a chkdsk. Then get a free disk defragger from cnet site. Do a defrag of disk and see if your machine runs faster. Another problem can be a virus slowing your computer.

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You can visit the following website
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/syssetup.htm#1138127

Goto the option >Clock Speed


Thanks for using Fixya
Proton

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very slow, old, compaq presario 5000


Beyond adding memory, there really isn't anything you can add or change in the hardware to gain any real speed. Older computers don't support the technology to go as fast as the newer ones.

Other than being slow to start up and load programs, these older machines are still useful. For Internet access, email, word processing and other applications like that, computer speed isn't much of an issue anyway. The people who really need processor speed are gamers or users of power applications like animation or music or big number-crunching financial packages. I've fixed up systems like yours for parents who love the fact that about all their kids can do with them is schoolwork.

Bottom line, though, is that it would be better to put money into a new computer instead of trying to upgrade this one if you truly need more speed.

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