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Dell DIM. 3000 PC very slow & freezes up at times.

Ran full McAfee Security Ctr scan, Windows Defender scan and defragmented.

Still very slow and freezes up at times. Have over 50% free space.

Fred

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  • Chris  Morse
    Chris Morse May 11, 2010

    Yes there is much more to a slow computer than just hard drive space. What kind and speed is your cpu, and again how much ram/memory do you have?

  • Dwayne Dennis
    Dwayne Dennis May 11, 2010

    How big is the hard drive and how much memory is in your computer

    to find this out right click on my computer and go to properties


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There are several reasons for a slow computer:

  1. Processor speed
  2. Memory size
  3. Too many program running
If your computer used to run fine, then it could be that there is too much running now for it to handle, in which case either a cleanup or upgrade (or both) is in order. Based on the specs from the CNET website, the Dimension 3000 comes with a Celeron D 2.4 GHz processor and 256MB of RAM (Memory).

If this is the case, then your memory needs to be upgraded at the very minimum. Anything less than 1 GB (1024 MB) just doesn't cut it anymore.

I would also HIGHLY suggest looking at the programs you have running in the system tray (bottom right corner of the screen) to see how many programs you have running, you might check to see if all of those are necessary.

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