My computer is as follows: 512 mb memory, 160 gb hard drive. Windows xp home edition AMD athalon 64. 3000+ It is 5 yrs old.
I am having major problems with the computer being slow, not closing down and starting up correctly. Would buying extra ram cure everything or would just buying a new computer be cheaper in the long term. I have defragged etc. nothing helps.
Check the air vents at the back are not covered with Dust and fluff if so inside will need cleaning out.Maybe give it a defrag. I have an old Tiny Computer may be the same make as yours added 2Mb of memory and did not make a lot of difference, maybe download Driver Max and run a scan it will tell you what drivers are needing updated just go to the makers sites and download from there. Make sure it is in DMA mode and not PIO. What security programs do you have including Firewall.Sometimes downloading updating and running malwarebytes free will find some hidden Trojans.And give C Cleaner a run.If you want to know anything about your computer download SIW that will tell you most of the things that you need to know.
Do you run CCleaner regularly? (Including registry cleaner part) Too many stored cookies etc can slow the PC. Also do tou regularly run anti spyware programmes - Malawarebites and Superantispyware, for example? _ I have just read buteman and agree.