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Vista...Running very slow

I recently upgraded to a compaq SR5123WM-B with a AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ Processor..  I also have 4 gigs of onboard memory.. Yes..  I know that while I am running a 32 mgz operating system I can only access 3.37 GBs of ram..  

I also have 320 gb's of HD space..  

Why does my old maching running xp and with a pentium 3 seem to run faster than my Vista??

Any way of speeding it up?

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  • glennponn Apr 07, 2008

    Yes I have..  And I scan my system on a regular basis for virus's, adware and assorted bad guys..

    I also defrag my HD periodically..

    This system is so slow.  I am thinking I am going to have to switch back to XP

  • glennponn Apr 07, 2008

    yeah..  firefox was hogging alot of it..  400,000+ but I had closed that and its still running slow

  • glennponn Apr 08, 2008

    yes...  

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Vista problems like this offently happens because of viruses,spyware or registry problems. If <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.improve-pc-tools.com/index.php/dealing-with-windows-vista-running-slow/">vista is running slow</a> you might wanna check for viruses in your PC first.

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Every since I upgraded to Vista SP1, I have a periodic problem where, after 10 minutes of use, my machine runs so slow it is useless. For the first 10 minutes after a reboot, it runs normally. The problem is that none of my diagnostics finish before my computer goes into molasses mode.

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    Georgia B Apr 07, 2008

    Have you monitored your system with Task Manager to see what is hogging all of your resources?

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    Georgia B Apr 08, 2008

    Was it running slow before you updated to SP1?

    Read this

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    Georgia B Apr 08, 2008

    I see your system came with GFX 6150 onboard graphics which means it uses system memory. A PCI-E graphics card may speed things up. And a 250w power supply which is a little weak 500w would be better.



    Also check in device manage to see if your drives are using DMA and not PIO.



    Check Services to see if you have Indexing enabled this is also a resource hog.

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