Question about Intel Pentium 4, 2.53 GHz (SL6S2)
I have a Pentium 4 2.53 GHz computer with 0.99 GB or RAM. When I bought it in 2002, it ran super fast. Now it is runs very slow. I have defragged the hard drive, cleaned up the temporary files, and have cleaned up the hard drive as much as possible. I am not considering over-clocking it because I do not believe that my cooling system will handle the heat generated.
It gets so slow that when I send a file to the printer, the computer stops until the printer finishes printing.
I run iTunes, Outlook 2007, MS apps, and IE browsers. Outlook 2007 slows down my computer so much that I open it to check/send email then close it. It takes 1 minute for MS Excel and MS Word to open when I use them.
I appreciate your help.
Which of the following chipsets, and please specify the board, do you have.
Otherwise, I want to thank you for your complete exposition of your problem./
You will need more memory and there are other recommendations I will have when you provide me
with the specifications as requested.
Here are the recommended chipsets for the processor you specified.
Intel 845GE • Intel 845PE • Intel 845GV • Intel 865P • Intel 845E • Intel 845G • Intel 850 • Intel 850E
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
overclocking will kill it off in no time at all, never over-clock, unless your testing a product,
on SOHO systems, they are not built to over-clock really, over-clocking, it will burn out in a 3rd of the lifecycle.
there are a few things you could do,instead.
Backup old data you have on it to an external Hdd, then remove the copy's off the Pc,
use less Applications at once.if not using, close it
Checkout software like Rambooster,
Add bigger Hdd, Add more RAM.
Increase the size of the page file.
In advanced system performance, adjust for better performance,
type MSCONFIG in the run box, in the startup tab, un-tick unwanted/needed items
(( must know what your un-ticking )) or possible DISASTERS.
Defrag twice on the trot,
get rid of anything un-used, go to your programmes, un-install old "un-used" programmes,
( Don't delete everything in sight )
be very specific, but check all over the system,
delete duplicates, update the O/S, update virus sign, run scan check all good.
system should be all good now,
Hope this helps
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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