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My computer's slow and anyone who uses it complains

Is there any way to speed up my computer without opening the case or linux and is there a way to speed up my internet connection which is sbc

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    Jyackle5 Dec 27, 2008

    Slow sbc need to spead it up some how

  • Ryan Sagun Feb 15, 2010

    Well, I quit on having to reformat every 2 months and installed ubuntu as the main OS and it has made the computer faster. I also got another computer with vista 64-bit which was alot more stable than I had thought. I had avg(which is why the computer is slow) and comodo firewall on the old compaq.And I changed the OS to ubuntu and upgraded it to the latest edition which detected that the hard drive is failing. Thanks for trying to help:)



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The over slow may be due to the great amount of viruses or due to large memory taking programs.try uninstall the programs with large space and check the whole system with a good antivirus.try to go for a good RAM also.thank you

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Download and install a program called Spybot S&D ... install it.. update it and run a scan.... remove all the spyware that it finds... that's a start.

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My computer running slow

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Computer is slow how can i speed it up

There are a number of things you can do but some of these depend on what your computer is and whether it can be upgraded.

1. Add more memory if possible - this will help in most cases. Use the System Scanner on the Crucial memory web site to help you understand what memory can be added to your system.

2. Clean up your hard disk using a tool such as CCleaner to delete lots of unneeded temporary files, internet cache etc.

3. Reduce the number of programs that start up with Windows - you can again use CCleaner to do this - open the Tools section then click on Startup to see a list of what is being started each time you start Windows - there are normally a lot of extras that can safely be 'disabled' and which will speed up the system startup.
4. Defragment your hard disk (after doing the clean up above) so that you make your files more contiguous rather than being scattered all around the disk in fragments. Use one of the free third-party tools to do this such as Iobit's Smart Defrag or Piriform's Defraggler - you can also use the default defragment tool in Windows.

5. Reduce the size of your Internet Browser cache - you probably don't need more than 50 - 100MB of cache - anything more is just going to add to the defragmentation of your disk, and require time to search through when comparing what is held in the cache with the pages being loaded in the browser.

6. Lastly, if your computer hardware is very old then you will probably have reached the limit of performance when running Windows but you could get better performance using one of the smaller Linux distributions such as Puppy Linux which works well with older hardware and can be run from a CD to get an idea what improvement you would see.

Dec 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My netbook is generally running very slow,what can I do to improve speed

To speedup your netbook follow these steps;
1. Remove if any apps in the 'startup' (like instant messaging, dictionary, world clock openoffice etc (just remove it from the startup folder) Make sure programs like these are not starting up when you boot up else your netbook will feel slow.
2. Be sure that you are running your spyware and virus scanners are working, updated, and have fully scanned your system. These malicious pieces of software can slow down a fast system. They will wreck the speed on your netbook if you aren't careful.
3. One upgrade that you can do to your system that is cheap and easy to do on your own is to add RAM. It's best to maximize your netbook's RAM for best performance.
4. Uninstall unwanted or heavy load softwares.
5. Don't have open programs that you aren't using minimized. If you aren't going to use a program, shut it off. Try to only have a few programs open at once.
6. Use cloud based applications. These are software that you can use that are being processed on a server versus your machine. This is a better way to multitask on your netbook.
7. Consider adding Linux or buying a Linux netbook versus a Windows netbook. Typically the Linux netbooks do run much faster as they are designed to take up less resources making your netbook run much faster.
8. Delete temp files.
9. Running heavy loaded softwares will make the battery hot, that way the battery life is shortened which causes a slow running netbook.
Hope this helps.
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Jul 14, 2011 | ASUS Eee PC 900HD Netbook

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So slow

Clean Windows registry as corrupt registry slows down PC performance... you can download registry repairing tool RegInOut from here.

May 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Is your internet connection very slow, or are only, and very slow, with the rest of the internet pages loading at normal speed.

If internet is very slow the fault can be either with your machine or the internet service is slow. Most internet services become slow at times. Maybe in the after noons or public holidays service might not be good. If your machine has slowed down after some time there are many things to do to speed it up. You can use free programs like cccleaner, from the internet to clean the computers registry and remove junk files. Defragging your cmputer can also help speed it up

If the fault is not with your internet connection, or computer but only these email accounts consider the following possiblities.

are you unable to log in because you have forgotten the logon password?
Or are you able tolog in without difficulty, whereas emails and folders take a long time to open.? gets a slowness problem which gets better when you enable java and javascript on your browser. To enable javascript in internet explorer go to
tools>internet options> and click on SECURITY tab and choose CUSTOM LEVEL
scroll to the bottom, make sure ENABLE is selected for ALLOW ACTIVE SCRIPTING

Install java from,com for to open faster

also in choose the USA option or Intermational option depending on whether you are inside or outside the USA

In the case of well in my case someone hacked it and it was slow because someone was messing around with it, but after "they" left things are more back to normal.

Dec 27, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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Hi my pc going slow

There are many reasons causing a PC to slow down performance. The outdated hardware or poor system maintenance is the major reasons. If possible, try to upgrade hardware configuration such as add more RAM, Processor etc.

Otherwise use the best antivirus software to diagnose the and clean junk files. This method surly will increase the speed of your computer.

Sep 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I bought unknown motherboard with a 120 p120 processor on it its not installed yet, doe anyone know the speed of this processor

If it says p120, It will probably be a VERY old Pentium 120mhz CPU.
If this is the case, it is of no use in modern computing.
You would find it very hard to find anything to fit onto the board (memory / hard drive / PSU)
for a bit of fun, you may be able to get it running with a linux installation (DSL - damn small linux), or windows 95 maybe windows 2000.
But this would not run the OS / security software and run a browser for the internet.

Jul 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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IBM thinkpad 600E

You know, I think you might be onto somethin' w/ this whole Scotsman thing..... ;)

You're going to fair a whole lot better running Linux on that old critter. That's why I'm still hangin' onto my old IBM Thinkpad. It's just too good a machine to throw away.

I believe you or the family would actually get some good use out of this machine running Linux on it. The Linux kernel is basically Unix. IMO, the most stable OS around. AND, Linux is open source, which means that it's scrutinized and worked on by top programmers all over the world. There's no hiding bloat or sloppy coding in open source software. Everything's "hangin' in the wind" when it comes to it's code. If anyone developes sub-performing code or distributions of Linux, it wouldn't last a day. Coders would be all over it like white on rice.

I really believe, Linux is going to take over the Microsoft and Apple markets eventually. It's been gaining ground, albeit slowly, for some time now.

Happy Computing!
BJ @:)

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