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I have a packardbell 1 media 5057 computer which I have had for app. five years and it is running slow. Is there anything I can do to update it or would it be better to get a new tower and if so which one would you recommend - my existing one has Ram 256 mb and hard disk 80 gb Many thanks

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XP machine from the factory? If so, first run a VALID spyware cleaner such as Spybot S&D from Safer-Networking.org After this, see what's running in the system tray. If there are unwanted programs running that you never use, go into Control Panel and remove them. Leave anything related to graphics or sound alone. Machine will be much quicker. If this is a pre-XP machine which has been upgraded, the mainboard was probably designed for Win98 and will be dead slow running current software. Also, XP needs at least 512 mb to run properly. Incidentally, I have 2 Lenovo machines I use myself, and a constant stream of Dells and HPs coming in to be fixed, so draw your own conclusions.

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