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#1 simonrjnash

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:17 PM

Extender Resource Moniter keeps telling me my system resources are running low, my system is:

Processor: Intel ® Celeron ® M CPU 410 @1.46GHz
L2 Cache: 1,024kb
Memory: 1,016 MB (56% used)

C: Drive:

Total size:
51.13 GB

Used: 21.51 GB
Free: 29.62 GB

I dont understand why the system is running slow to start from the login screen and takes a while to load completely and takes a while for xp to be usable, but occasionally laggs i.e. internet explorer

i've run my norton 360 completely and ad-aware completely and has come back clean

used windows tuneup utilities to clear all uneeded clutter, but i dont understand why its running slow?

any ideas????

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:36 PM

You could try increasing the size of your paging file.

To change the size of the virtual memory paging file

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:40 PM

You can watch the usage of 3 of the major resources in your system by using the Processes tab of Task Manager.
CPU and Memory are already listed there - and if you go to the View...Select Columns option and put a checkmark in IO Reads you'll be able to watch your hard drive activity also.

Don't be surprised if Norton takes up a big hunk of the hard drive activity - and that's usually the source of a lot of system "lag". But, the 56% memory used may also be a concern if it's a continuing thing. The names of the processes will give you a clue as to what's causing the lag tho' - as will the total number of processes running.
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