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Slow computer I have a Dell Dimension 4600i and it runs VERY slowly even with cable internet. It has a total physical memory 256mb; avail. physical memory 42.27mb; total virtual memory 2 gb; avail. virtual memory 1.96 gb; page file space 750.20 mb. What can I do to speed it up? Kent

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Id do the same thing as wayne said.

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Add more memory and run an anti virus and anti spyware scan

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You may have an open circuit on one of the Crimms.
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-- cleaning system junk
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-- repairing registry
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do these things with some secure tool such as Intel Software Partner Reginout.

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Computers slow down, even after a short time, there is a little guide that will help to speed up, and keep it safe and secure
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5272277-secure_clean_computers
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Add more RAM -- your computer will run much better.

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Well your Dell 2300 has a total max. memory of 1 GB from both slot.
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Dell 2300 only has 2 memory slots. Memory comes in 1- 128MB, 256MB and 512MB PC-133 DIMM modules. So if you want to max it out get (2) 512 MB PC-133 DIMM.


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You must wear a static strap or ground yourself first on the computer chassis before you touch any thing inside your computer
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For further instruction check this out:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2300/replace.htm#1101964

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