sluggish comp

  gingerfox1570 11:01 07 Aug 2005

my computer has loads of memory yet it is still sluggish
2.6 ghz
just put in a new graphic card geforce 6600gt
i use xp home
and aol 1mb broadband which i'am not getting it's full potential
any ideas.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:39 07 Aug 2005

Sluggish PCs

1. Check for viruses, spy and malware

2. Clear out all your temorary folders
Crap Cleaner click here
run and delete anything it finds

3. Clean the registry crap clener will do this click on issuses and scan again dlete anything it finds.

4. Defrag the hard drive

  LastChip 11:42 07 Aug 2005

1. A Virus or Malware. Use suitable utilities to remove.

2. Too many programs being launched automatically at start-up. Close down all programs that are not needed.

3. Too much rubbish on the hard drive; temp files and suchlike. click here for ccleaner to remove.

4. Defrag the hard drive.

  The Spires 11:45 07 Aug 2005

If you are running XP on 256 Meg of Ram you will notice a huge improvement by adding a further 256 Meg. 256 Meg is I think the bare minimum of Ram for XP. The most cost effective improvement you could make.

  BigRik 12:42 07 Aug 2005

Try all of the above first (especially adding another 256mb of RAM), but if you think it's still not right, try this link: click here

Hope it helps.

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