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Why O Why So Slow?


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#1 fleamour

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 01:21 PM

I did a fresh install of Win XP Home for a friend recently. I am familiar with defraging, disk cleanup etc... The computer in question is a Toshiba Satellite 1110 laptop equipped with a Pentium Four 1.5 GHz, but for some unknown reason runs slower than my Pentium III 1 GHz. Although my laptop runs Win2k I'm sure this alone is not the reason, I mean their Toshiba is the slowest computer I've come across!!! Even when compared to my old Slot A tower.

I am not on my friends laptop as I write this but can run Aida to gather system info if that would help? Please ask for any details needed & I will try to provide them.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 01:30 PM

Kinda foolish to compair system run times...if the programs installed and RAM installed are not the same.

You might want to consider looking at apps (in general), startups, and malware possibilities. Process of eliminating each, one by one.

And...is the same amount of RAM installed in each system? If not, that tends to make a difference.

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278

http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...estoreperf.mspx

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for the help. Makes interesting reading.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:23 AM

Well I must say after following all those tips & 1 stick of RAM later my mates computer runs a goodun!

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:03 AM

Great, happy computing :thumbsup:!

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