I know this has probably been answered before but I can't find it! I have an Acer Aspire 5315 with a 550 Celeron processor running at 2Ghz with a 1MB L2 cache, 1GB DDR2 RAM with a 120GB hard drive. The OS is Vista. I am getting an awful lot of "Not Respondings", esp when on the net. Generally the comp runs REALLY slow! Step by step page build up etc. Any ideas? (I have run system tools such as defragger, anti-spyware etc etc.)
2GB and Vista should fly... it's exactly what I use, and on an Acer too.
I would open "reliability and performance monitor", just type that phrase into Vista "start search" box bottm left and it will appear. Open it and use the drop downs for CPU and Disk and see if anything is using a lot of resources.
With the PC idling the CPU should be around 2 to 3 %. Disk activity should be minimal.
Do you have a lot of security applications installed and running ? Do the not responding messages require you to close the program or does it recover itself ?
My CPU is all over the place, sometimes as low as 2% and sometimes (quite frequently) as high as 100%. My disk activity is minimal but my physical memory is running between 80% and 90%. I quite often get "high disk usage" messages through Norton (my only security software - apart from Windows) It seems as if Incredimail and Rapport are the two pieces of software that are using up most of my resources
If still slow opening pages go to command prompt and type in ipconfig /flushdns then press the enter button on the keyboard. it should tell you DNS has been flushed if so reboot and see if it works any better.