Hello, I have recently purchased a 250GB HDD. I installed it into my Dell Inspiron 1521 PC Notebook system and I have installed Vista as my OS. I did this all yesterday. However, earlier today i noticed in my performance tab, in task manager, that I was using 820MB of Memory, but now it shows 1400/1917 MB of RAM is cached with only 44 or so free. I don't know what this means? I have not done any updates for vista since a lot of the time they fail. Does this mean I need new RAM? or upgrade to two 2GB sticks?
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You may need more Memory in your computer. Many computers that you purchase only have the bare minimum amount of Memory to run the Operating System only. When people start downloading Itunes and have videos and pictures in their files it is alot for a computer to process and it will slow your computer down. it may be time to install more Memory in your system, You can click on the link to learn more. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-memory.htm
Firstly, what Operating System came with you Inspiron 1521? It's either Windows XP or Windows Vista, my guess would be that it has Windows Vista (If you've not replaced the Operating System since you purchased it).
I would imagine that if it's not something simple like the volume of the mic being set to zero or muted, then it could be an issue with the drivers.
If you are running Vista, your best bet is to download the following drivers
Hey bro, a gross consumption of system resources s a good sign of... sorry to be the one to tell you, but a virus. A good free virus removal/detector is avg ( http://free.avg.com/ ). If this isn't the problem, you might want to shut down extra junk. You can delete stuff from your Programs folder, or you can do a temp thin. Under run on the start menu, type msconfig. From here, you can shut down any programs that you don't need. Just make sure to restart when you're done.
Just looked at the details that are stored on fixya, I see the laptop would have a SATA connector, so the new one is IDE? you will have to get a SATA drive and it should fit. well compair the original to the new one, the one with flat connectors fits?