Question about HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC Desktop
Yes upgrade your ram and follow what these fine teks have told you, and also, remember that if your system only had that much ram it reflects on the minds of those who build it.
Posted on Mar 19, 2014
There are a number of reasons why a computer will seem to run slow. Yes, a RAM upgrade may help but not necessarily.
Firstly, uninstall any software that is no longer required or not really needed. Next, go to Start\Run and type msconfig then Ok. Then click the Start up tab. This will show you all the programs that run as soon as you boot the computer. Many of them will be running all the time even though they are not being used and each one puts pressure on the RAM/CPU and uses resources. Uncheck all programs that are not required at start up. That means most of them, except antivirus software and other vital programs. Check online start up lists. They will tell you what to keep and what you can uncheck.
Next, do a full adware and spyware scan and delete everything that is found. As the hard drives are quite small by today's standards, use the disk defragmenter by going to Start\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Disk Defragmenter and follow the instructions. That will tidy up the disc and the computer should help it to run better.
These are things that can easily be done before upgrading the RAM. If you do upgrade, it may not make any noticeable difference unless the new program they have installed is resource hungry. You can check your CPU usage by doing the following. Press CTRL+ALT DEL click Task Manager then click the Performance tab. The CPU usage will be seen on the top left. If it is above 60% the computer will be running too slow. The lower the percentage the faster your computer. If it is too high then a RAM upgrade may improve the speed.
Finally, make sure the upgrade is suitable. Not all computers will accept upgrades to 2GB. Visit this site >HERE< and run their scanner. It will tell you the best upgrades for the computers and will recommend the chipsets.
Hope this helps....
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
See there are limitations to Motherboard to support the amount of RAM. You must check out the motherboard manul to see how much maximum RAM you can have. The second issue as you think the speed will be increased, you are right but only if your softawre uses more memory than you have in RAM, because in this case OS swap the data from RAM to disk and it makes performance slow.
After all you can slightly increase the speed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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