I'm wondering now if upgrading my RAM will speed my computer up without me having to uninstall a bunch of programs or delete a bunch of files. Katana also said to post the following information with this thread:
Dell Dimension 5100 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 | 400GB HDD (Combined C:150GB [144GB Formatted] H:250GB [232GB Formatted]) | Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz CPU 1GB RAM | RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory Graphics (+Secondary) | Hauppauge WinTV PVR TV-Tuner | Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit Audio
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English
CPU 0: IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 CPU 2.80GHz
CPU 1: IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 46%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1022.07 MiB / 550.09 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 2459.45 MiB / 1916.61 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1919.76 MiB
A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 144.31 GiB total, 14.42 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (No Media)
E: is CDROM (No Media)
F: is Removable (No Media)
G: is CDROM (No Media)
H: is Fixed (NTFS) - 232.88 GiB total, 34.6 GiB free.
Just today, I installed Ubuntu to H via Wubi, and that runs AMAZINGLY, but I still need to be able to use Windows and all of the programs I have on C more often than Linux, so upgrading my RAM or whatever else is needed to speed it up is still necessary.
Thanks in advance. :-)