Question about HP PhotoSmart C4480 All-in-One Printer InkJet
I believe the reason it is taking your computer so long and then appears slow is the lack of RAM. While your processor is the engine that makes your computer run, the RAM is what makes the engine perform better (a gross oversimplification, but you get the point I hope). The recommended requirements for Windows XP is 128MB of RAM. Your system has double that, however, with applications that are running on startup, I believe you are maxing that out. (For an example, I am running windows XP with more than 4 times what you currently have. Running a PC with only 256MB of RAM these days can be quite painful as new versions of internet explorer and applications in general can be quite memory intensive.) The printer you have installs software for picture printing as well as a few other items that do indeed run when you start windows. I would highly recommend purchasing RAM from your local technology retailer (ie Best Buy, etc). If you bring in your tower they can get you exactly what you need. RAM is relatively inexpensive these days and I think you would have a much more enjoyable computing experience if you went from the 256MB to 1GB (1GB = 1000MB). Everything will run faster for you. I know this is not the best answer or a quick fix, but I would just about bet my next expense check that getting a RAM upgrade would solve this problem along with general slowness in applications.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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