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My pc rapidly got slow and says half of ram in use all time

I have a hp with a 3.2ghz processor and 1.5gigs of ram. It has been getting slower in the last two or three weeks. It is saying that half of the ram is in use when nothing is running. I have one stick of 500mb and one 1.0gb so I know its not a bad stick of ram. I have avast anti virus, tune up utilities and a malware program.
I have also been geting a pop up when I shut it down it says MCCWSAWindow not responding.
If any one has better program ideas paid or free no matter.
I hope some one can help me with the ram issue it has to be why it's slowing down or at least a big part of it.
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    Thank you for all your input I have tried some of your ideas and my pc is already moving quicker.

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Also try malwarebytes. download it, update it, reboot into safe mode and run it. you should also get startup control panel, it provide a better way to see what runs when Windows begins and allows you to deselect programs so they do not run.

and for a way to run through about an hour, if you have a second computer start the task manager on the slow machine and using the second one lookup the processes that are running.

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You must have too many startup processes going at once.

get ashampoo win optimizer 4 its free and you can limit your running processes. It explains what each one does so you won't make a mistake. it also has a lt of other useful stuff that comes in handy.

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Try downloading adware and do a full scan its free ware

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The speed of the ram in your computer is not the same, you should the same speed each other for example if you use 1gig of ram you should have an another 1 gig. Not all the mother boards can manage at different speed of RAMS. About on the other software, that's good, that's no problem on the computer.

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Is this going to be surfice?


Yup this used pc has a superior processor running at 2.8 Ghz, more ram, and a better video card. Also windows 7 is a 64 bit system and it runs better even on slower pcs because its more compatible for dual core processors. Enjoy your faster pc.

Jan 23, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Can i upgrade the speed


Yes.

This is why people (Gamers usually), use harddrives that have a spindle speed of 10,000, or 15,000RPM.
Also why people use SSD harddrives. (Solid State Drive)

(Problem is those harddrives have a small storage capacity, in relation to harddrives that spin at a slower spindle speed.

One example; 1TB harddrive that has a spindle speed of 7,200RPM, compared to 10,000RPM harddrive with only 150GB )

To really improve the performance past that Bob, make sure you have the Ram Memory maxed out.

If the laptop for example, has 1GB of ram memory, and will support up to 4GB; this is the way to go.

Also, let's say the laptop uses DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz.
(PC2-5300 that is SO-DIMM)

But can support DDR2 Sdram at 800MegaHertz.
(PC2-6400 that is SO-DIMM)

It is BETTER to have MORE ram memory, than it is to have faster ram memory.

The first memory area for the Processor is the Cache.
(L1, and L2. Newer processors? L3)

This is a small memory area for the Processor.
Operates at same frequency rate ('Speed') as the Processor does.
Therefore it is the first memory area the Processor accesses.

Next in line is the Ram Memory.
Ram Memory typically operates at HALF, of the Processor's FSB.
(Front Side Bus)

Do not have enough ram memory? Then a small memory area is created on the harddrive. VIRTUAL memory.

Virtual memory is typically 1-1/2 times the ram memory.

More ram memory, faster computer.

Next memory area is the harddrive.
IDE (PATA) and SATA harddrives are mechanical.

As such they are way slow, in comparison to the frequency rate ('Speed'), that ram memory operates at, much less the Processor's cache.

SSD harddrive? Still doesn't operate as fast.

Want to speed your computer up even more?
Delete anything off of your harddrive, that you are not using.
(NOTHING Windows, though)

Programs, and applications.
Copy off personal documents.
Personal documents being photos, videos, music, and personal documents you have created, or downloaded.

The more stuff on a harddrive, the slower the computer.
Hit 50 percent full? You start to notice.
Hit 70 percent full? You REALLY start noticing now.

Also use a registry cleaner. (I use CCleaner. It's FREE, and works as well as paid for versions, plus better than some)

Cookies, and fragmented files take up room also.
Delete a program, photo, video, music, whatever; and bits of fragmented files are left over.

The more room on a harddrive, the faster the computer.
Remember back when the computer was new?

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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What is processor and ram


ram= rapid access memory.this is the memory needed for the laptop to think,the more,the faster it can think
processor= the computer uses this for stored programs the more the better

Mar 16, 2013 | HP Computers & Internet

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6910p really slow


what operating system are you running? How long has it been installed? Do you use antivirus? Did you just install the ram, if so was it faster or slower before? How old is your pc? Common reasons for a slow computer are a failing hard drive, Bad RAM modules, Viruses, Or the hardware is just plain worn out.

Ram is sold in differnet sizes which is the most realized factor of ram. but Ram is also sold at different speeds.

If you have 4gb of ram at 800mhz each then 2gb of ram at 1333mhz would still outperform the slower 4 gb. Make sure this is not the problem (would only be if you changed the ram and encountered problems)

Run a memory testing program, there are thousands of free ram test programs for free.

Try different ram sticks.

Backup important files and reinstall windows (this will fix 90% of slow computers)

Try a different hard drive: you will need to install fresh or take an image of drive and put it on new drive. (if you image your drive make a partition on the new drive that is as close to the same size as you can to avoid problems.

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I have a Gateway computer, model M460E which has 1Gb of RAM and an Intel (R) Celeron (R) M Processor 1.50 GHz and though it has enough RAM with XP, it is slow to warm up. It is encrypted with True Crypt...


First contact gateway or visit their website and findout what the model and part No. of the fastest Intel processor that your motherboard will support is. (Your mothrboard support manual should have this information also). Then try to find one - you might have to try E-Bay if they are no longer manufactured. A faster processor will definitely help.

However incrasing the amount of RAM will help even more. Windows will use all the physical RAM that you can install. Windows will always run faster with more RAM as it will not have to access virtual memory (your comparitively slow hard drive paging file) nearly as much.

Also, If you have the time and a good way to back-up your data files you might want to consider formatting your hard drive and installing a fresh load of your operating system. This is a good idea if you have noticed that the PC has been performing slower and slower over a long period of time. The system registry becomes loaded with no longer needed entries (often from the failure of software removal tools to do a thorough job). Same for the hard drive - even after you defragment it.

Besides, a fresh load would provide you with the opportunity to see if True Crypt is slowing you down to any significant degree. Time a boot of your operating system before installing true crypt and then check the boot time after installing the program.

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In my lan status sent bytes are high in comaprision to received?


This is common.. But if your computer is slow or slower then normal then you may have a virus or some type of malware. To remove malware just go to www.cnet.downloads.com and download the following programs:

***CleanUp (removes all temp files)
***Malwarebytes
***Spybot - Search and Destroy


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I have Latitude 610 Laptop.It contains 1GB RAM ,40GB Hard Drive , 1.73Hz speed.. I need to know can i install java , dreamweaver, .NET , and other programming languages and graphic s/W at the same...


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Slow downloading and slow general usage


If the computer has always been slow, then yes additional RAM will help. If you are running XP, 1 Gb or ram runs great, 2 Gb runs a touch better. If you are running Vista, I highly recommend moving to 2 Gb.

If the computer is generally getting slower and slower, then it just needs a tune-up/clean-up. I am assuming you are not computer savvy, so I would suggest calling a local computer shop. Ask them for a general cleanup service on your computer. Do not pay more than $100.

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I m having Intel D845 Chipset GVFN but Speed is slow.


upgrade the ram to at least 512MB - 1GB that will sort the slow speed issue

kind regards

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sounds like you need a tune up..disk clean, defrag etc.

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