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PC is VERY sluggish...As a for instance, it took almost 20 seconds to bring up the control panel off the start menu...got the search flashlight. The 2nd time, the Control Panel popped right up. It seems like the problem is most prevalent after the CPU has been idle for a period(an hour?). It's not like we are doing a lot of gaming, just basic messaging & internet lookups. Any ideas as to what to do to make improve its performance.

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Go to http://www.yourwaresolutions.com/ and download the free version of FreeRam XP Pro, install, and use it. It sounds to me like you have something (either a program or utility) that is not releasing its' hold on your RAM.

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