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#1 golfnut64

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:04 AM

Hi to all First time here so hope this works I have an IBM A21m i bought on EBay with windows XP Pro 128 MB with a wireless system At times this thing is fast & then it will slow to nothing It is bad when starting in the AM & then again in the late afternoon any ideas would help I dump files & cookies every day and dump any thing i am not using Thanks

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:01 AM

Hi Golfnut, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

If you are running XP on 128MB of RAM I'm not surprised that it is slow. With that little amount of memory some applications could take a long time to execute. Most will agree that XP needs a minimum of 512MB of RAM to start to run properly, 1GB will get it humming along. There may be some applications running that you don't need that can be shut down, but the best and easiest way to speed this up will be to add more RAM.

I just did a quick look and that is an older ThinkPad, it has two expansion slots with a maximum of 256MB per slot of PC133. Module this old are going to be dear in price.

By the way, Crucial wants $49.99 for one 256MB module. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:13 AM

Thanks dc3 I just orderd a 256 module from Crucial Will see if this does the trick Thanks again




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