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Well i would like to know how to speed up my computer's overall performance without spending a lot of money I do have the SystemSuite 8 software

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Hello!

Here a simple way to speed up your system, http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx

and this http://windows.about.com/od/troubleshooting/tp/5waysperform.htm

may this help.

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The best and cheapest thing that can be done is to increase the memory. These days it's cheap, unless your computer is really old, and it can almost always give a nice performance boost.

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I increased memory from 512 to 768 on Dell desktop with 2.4 celeron but did'nt seem to increase speed.what is the problem? Ray.


That minimal amount of increase is not going to be a very noticeable increase also the processor or a faster RPM hard drive is more for the speed. you can go to the system properties in control panel and then the advanced tab and then the settings tab on performance then to the Advanced Tab then to change tab in virtual memory then to custom size make the initial setting 1.5 times the amount of memory installed in your case 768 x 1.5 = 1152
on the max 3 x the amount of memory again, in you case 768
768 x 3 = 2304

Jul 07, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Fix Slow Computers


Computers are used to make our tasks easier and perform them in shortspan of time. However, if your computer starts working slow, then thereis no major significance of having it and using it to carry out varioustasks. Many people get frustrated with the slow performance of their PCand end up spending money by upgrading memory or even sometimes bypurchasing a new computer to get rid of slow performance. However, youcannot do it every time your PC becomes slow. You should look for amore efficient solution.

There are numerous ways to fix your slow computer without having to spend money or to carry your PC anywhere.

Computers can become slow due to several reasons. Given below are some of the possible reasons:

1. Low disk space available on the hard disk

2. Presence of excess temporary files

3. Corrupt registry entries

4. Large number of software applications installed on the computer

5. Presence of incompatible device driver in the system

6. Excess heating of computer

7. Corrupt data

8. Corrupt operating system

9. Presence of virus and other malicious software

There are various other problems which may slow down your computersystem. Now, let us highlight some important steps to fix the issues ofslow computer performance with Windows operating system. Note: Take abackup of your complete data before carrying out any steps.

1. Remove all the temporary files stored in your computer system. Thetemporary files are voracious eaters of system memory. So, the bestpractice to improve the system performance is to regularly delete thetemporary files from the computer.

2. Regain the hard disk space by launching the Disk clean up utilityprovided in the Windows operating system. If even after cleaning up thehard disk from unnecessary programs and files, the space available onthe hard disk is less, then you can uninstall old programs which arenot in use.

3. Update Windows by turning on the automatic update feature when connected to Internet.

4. Registry is a central database of any computer which maintains arecord of the activities and stores them in the form of registryentries like when you install any software application on your PC thenan entry is made in the registry about the installation of thesoftware. So, check for any registry error.

5. Install a good security suite like antivirus and antispywaresoftware and scan your system for the presence of any suspiciousprogram code installed on your computer and eating up your computermemory and remove it to make your system fast.

A computer is a machine which requires regular maintenance for showingbetter performance. Regular maintenance is the best way to improve theperformance of a slow computer.

on Feb 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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What you should do when you have a brand new computer


Most people these days are excited enough to get their brand new desktop/laptops. So their first reaction majority of the time is that they start downloading a lot of random apps, and such. But in all truth, doing this just shortens the length of life and effectiveness of your computer. So I have 5 steps you need to take to ensure long and effective computer life.
  1. You need to have a good anti-virus program. I recommend looking at ESET NOD32, AVG, Avira, and Avast.
  2. You need to have a disk defragmenter/cleaner. I recommend Advance System Care Pro or Free. Depends on if you wanna spend money.
  3. Set up a secure Internet. Most people that have Wi-Fi join an unsecure network in their area. You need to buy a Modem and get a internet service provider. Make sure you set your own password so no hackers, or other Internet users use your wireless connection.
  4. Maintain your computer. Make sure use disk cleaner/defragmenter at least once a month. Do virus scans as well, you never know when a virus could slip into your computer when you leave it alone for just a second.
  5. Finally, know what your Downloading/Buying. You don't have to get or follow every single step to have a efficient computer. These steps have given me the ability to get the best quality and performance from my computer.
NOTE: You will have to spend money, if you want to have a SAFE, RELIABLE, and EFFICIENT computer.
Tutorial By: d-ruffles

on Jan 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Computer is very slow


Try defraging.
If your willing to spend money
get more RAM it worked for me, ask someone or look it up, about how much ram your computer can "handle" and buy the RAM stick according to your pc max capacity

No, in almost all cases upgrading your computer wil only make it run slower. If you want to improve the computers speed there a couple things you can do. 1) Run spyware/virus scans, 2) Add RAM to increase computer speed, 3) Defrag
Software Critics says,

Try these--Highly Effective Ways to Optimize PC Speed made simple
Solution: 1: Create restore point and take registry backup.
2: Delete all temp files.
3: Delete all unwanted software's and security software's from add/remove program.
4: Disable all unwanted services from startup and then remove from registry.
5: Reset internet explorer and then register all .dll files.
6: Scan with spyware removal malwarebyte,hijackthis and Trojan removal.
7: Check windows update if found and then download and install.
8: Defrag C: drive
9: Restart the computer, and then check it.
A big NO NO: It's not recommended to edit registry before upgrading a PC or even making a slow PC faster as some registry cleaners can scrape out old registry entries of which some may be necessary to keep some programs running! And avoid websites trying to sell you something unnecessary.

http://www.supportdock.com/

Apr 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

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Computer got a virus need help badly!!!!!!!!!!!?


install kaspersky internet security and scan computer

its clean ur hard disk virus

Nov 26, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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5 ways to speed up your computer


By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.

1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
Tip: Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.


2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start
  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.


4. Protect your computer against spywareSpyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Microsoft XP SP2. Alternatively, there are other free anti-spyware software programs available.

5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.



on Jan 01, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Want to speed up a Pentium 3


The only feasable fix for this is to upgrade your memory, hopefully your system uses DDR memory in which case you can still find it at reasonable pricing, if you have SDRAM (pc100,333 etc) you may have a more difficult time locating it though many computer shops may have some used memory of this type in stock.


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May 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My computer' sound some areas skipp and missing.


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I think it is that you are using to much of your system resources at one time.

Some things that can determine speed.
1. how old your computer is
2. processor speed
3. actual memory
4. size of hard drive
and many other problems can cause theses issues

Now, what can you do to help solve them without spending money?

a few things.

These are things to try, some will work better than others. It depends on what you want from your PC.

1. go to safemode-
clean disk- uninstall every program you don't use or haven't used in the last six months - and don't plan to use in the future.

DELETE PROGRAMS- BUT NOT FILES THAT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY DO. THAT COULD BE VERY BAD.

Using the clean disk in accessories is fine

Then Defragment your disk

Do this in safe mode

this will take hours


Reboot after complete

Next go to My computer- right click and go to properties.

Click on advanced

Click on adjust for best performance

And one more thing you can try-

Actual Booster 3.1 - use this if you only want to listen to music
It is a simple program that is recommend. It is freeware. and other than an occasional mouse stick it works well. Also, you can enable and disable it.
http://www.tucows.com/download.html?software_id=428031&t=2

Mar 27, 2009 | ASUS PC Desktops

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I do not know which model of compaq deskpro I have, But I have used a couple ram cards from another compaq... it increased the ram but the video(from youtube for example) freezes... what can I do to fix it...


If you added more ram to the computer that is a slower speed, the memory will run at a lower speed overall. Even if one stick is faster, they will run at the speed of the slower memory. I would check that. Sometimes it slows your computer down to increase the ram if you decrease the speed.
If its the same speed, you can usually increase your video dedicated memory in the BIOS settings.
Good Luck!

Dec 09, 2008 | Compaq Deskpro EP 6450+ Model 10000 PC...

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E-MACHINEt1090


Its very hard to tell without seeing the computer, but, can you remember what happened the last time you ran it normally? What OS (operating system i.e. windows 98, windows xp, mac osx etc?)Try using a anti-virus software, but the last resort is to back up everything you want to, on CD or USB keys etc, and re install your operating system. This you can do from a CD you may have gotten with the computer, or, you may have to buy an operating system :(
If you can provide me with as much information as you can, I'll try and help (even if it seems irrelevant)
J

Jan 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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