A slow Dell computer can be caused by many many reasons such as outdated
hardware, overload start up programs, corrupt registry issues, too many
junks, virus attack, poor security software taking too much system
resources, remnants of uninstalled applications etc. The fact is, you
should keep some system maintenance job regularly.
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Re: Need to speed up my computer.
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Re: Need to speed up my computer.
There are several areas that slow. you can address them one at a time.
1. internet... download and run ATF Cleaner here www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1 -
Run it everytime you exit your internet broswer, always run it twice and look for the "no files found" message. this free program belongs on everyone's desktop and almost eliminates the need for spyware programs.
2. Programs-- go to your programs list and UNINSTALL (NOT DELETE) any old programs your not using-- if there's no uninstall for the program, do it from the add/remove software area of the control panel.
3.remove all entries from the start-programs-startup folder.. This will not uninstall programs, just keep them from starting untill you actually need them (imagaine that)
4. Start- run- type in MSCONFIG, click the startup tab at the top. uncheck all boxes for stuff like yahoo messenger, real player, quicktime....make sure you dont touch the ones for your virus programs and video and sound cards. restart the computer, asnwer ok when it says you've changed things.
5. Get a can of canned air unplug the computer from power take the side or back off the case and blow all the cobwebs out. especially the fans and metal finned heatsincs under them.
there is more , but this should speed ya up a bit.
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If your hard drive is too full, then your computer is going to perform slower. Delete old files which are not required.
Remove programs that you are no longer using. Delete temporary files.
Empty your recycle bin. Right click on Recycle Bin. Click Empty Recycle Bin>Yes.
Run an error check on your computer. The error check can remove errors that slow down your computer. If you are using Windows, you can do this by clicking Start>My Computer. Right click on your hard drive (typically c:) and then select Properties. Click the Tools tab>Check Now and then Start.
Clean up your registry. You can purchase software that will fix any registry errors on your computer.
Perform this computer maintenance on a weekly basis.
If your willing to spend money
get more RAM it worked for me, ask someone or look it up, about how
much ram your computer can "handle" and buy the RAM stick according to
your pc max capacity
No, in almost all cases upgrading your computer wil only make it run
slower. If you want to improve the computers speed there a couple
things you can do. 1) Run spyware/virus scans, 2) Add RAM to increase
computer speed, 3) Defrag
Software Critics says,
Try these--Highly Effective Ways to Optimize PC Speed made simple
Solution: 1: Create restore point and take registry backup.
2: Delete all temp files.
3: Delete all unwanted software's and security software's from add/remove program.
4: Disable all unwanted services from startup and then remove from registry.
5: Reset internet explorer and then register all .dll files.
6: Scan with spyware removal malwarebyte,hijackthis and Trojan removal.
7: Check windows update if found and then download and install.
8: Defrag C: drive
9: Restart the computer, and then check it.
A big NO NO: It's not recommended to edit registry before upgrading a
PC or even making a slow PC faster as some registry cleaners can scrape
out old registry entries of which some may be necessary to keep some
programs running! And avoid websites trying to sell you something
Free Up Disk Space : clean up the unneeded temporary document and internet files on your computer. also use the Add/Remove Programs function on your Control Panel to delete unwanted software that are occupying space unnecessarily. Fix Your Computer Registry : clean out your registry, you will need to get cleaner software to do a scan and fix. This software manage to restore computer speed back
Removing spyware should remove the irritating popups that they cause, and also improve your computer speed. One good antispyware that I would recommend is Spybot Search and Destroy.
I would recommend you to get a free scan on your computer now, and determine the main causes of your computer speed problems.
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modern Boards Auto-Detect FSB speeds, usually determined By CPU fsb And Memory/Ram speeds. It may be Wise to see if theres A user manual/guide for this board. or a possible bios update to support the CPU. also check the boards fsb speed ratings charts. overclocking is not recommended, as this can damage cpu/ram and motherboard.
hi, i also hav a dimensions 8200 which i recently uprgaded to a 2.8gh, but i discovered there were two versions of this system one which supports a 400FSB and the other 533FSB, these can determine the speed of ur cpu. Like you, I havent been able to unlock my clock speeds in the bios but i think you should be able to get more from ur new cpu by updating ur bios version to A09. check the dell site for more info on how to do this.