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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:38 AM
Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:45 PM
Edited by madman6510, 05 October 2007 - 02:51 PM.
Posted 05 October 2007 - 03:26 PM
Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:14 PM
Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:32 PM
No, that cache is speeding your computer up. Remember folks: Unused RAM is wasted RAM.
Today I was looking at the task manager and see the physical memory is 958 cached 479 and free 22 - can I delete this cached memory? Is that what's slowing down my laptop?
5 hours to run Windows Defender? Something is seriously wrong. Your machine shouldn't be that slow. It is not a bad purchase decision that is causing this. Rather something isn't working as it should. Did those scans find any malware?
It was running worse than a dial up connection, it took 2 hours to run a Norton quick scan and 5 hours to run the Windows Defender. It took a minute or more for a page to come up on anything I clicked on. Now it's back to what it was before, I removed a couple movies but I don't see how a couple movies can make that much difference?
Everyone told me before I bought this new laptop that the dual processor makes a huge difference and it would be sooo much faster than my old laptop - I don't see any difference and my old one was 5 years old before it died. I would like to know what exactly is to blame here so I won't make the same mistake with the next laptop I buy down the road.
Is it HP? VISTA? Or the RAM? Norton?
A bigger hard drive doesn't help with performance. Running out of hard drive space can slow things down though.
I was under the impression that it was a large harddrive that was needed to make things run smoothly?
Having a high memory usage isn't a big deal. This won't start to slow down until you run out of memory (close to 100% memory usage). To be fair having a lot of extra memory lets Vista cache stuff and so speed up application loading.
Yes vista is a resource hog. For vista Premium 1gb is the recommended minimum (even though 512mb, half of a gigabyte, is the technical minimum amount needed) My friend got a new computer with Vista premium and 1gb ram. He would usually have 40-60% memory usage with just the computer idling. Once he got 3gb his memory usage dropped to about 5-15% usage.
Edited by Mr Alpha, 05 October 2007 - 04:32 PM.
Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:10 PM
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