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#1 Mature Lamb

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:31 PM

Hi guys, I'd just like to introduce myself. My name is Mature Lamb (I'd rather not reveal my real name :thumbsup:). I'm from Australia, NSW, Sydney.

My Computer specs are:
OS: Windows XP Pro
451 MHz Pentium 3 (I know, very bleep)
128MB RAM
No Video Card
No Sound Card

So that's basically how bleep my computer is. The reason I came here is for tips on how to make my computer run faster without upgrading anything.

That's all I have to say,

Peace. :flowers:
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 07:59 PM

Welcome aboard, Mature Lamb.
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Posted 26 June 2005 - 01:30 PM

Welcome to this great user community.
If you are using XP, there is not much you can do until you increase RAM, because XP just by itself uses a lot of membory.
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Posted 26 June 2005 - 11:28 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! Mature Lamb.
Yes I agree with jgweed. XP does use a lot of memory alone. So I would advise to upgrade it. A good place for upgrading would be http://crucial.com/

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:23 AM

Hi guys, I'd just like to introduce myself. My name is Mature Lamb (I'd rather not reveal my real name :thumbsup:). I'm from Australia, NSW, Sydney.

My Computer specs are:
OS: Windows XP Pro
451 MHz Pentium 3 (I know, very bleep)
128MB RAM
No Video Card
No Sound Card

So that's basically how bleep my computer is. The reason I came here is for tips on how to make my computer run faster without upgrading anything.

That's all I have to say,

Peace. :flowers:

1. Every time you accumulate over 50 "items" inside the folder Windows > PreFetch, delete them all.

2. Use the DiskCleanup from Start > All Programs > Accessories > SystemTools frequently;

3. Get into Internet Explorer Properties, click on the Advanced Tab, then un-check the followings: the one, or two "Enable Install...", "Use InLine Auto Complete",, then check "Empty Temporary Files...", "Close unused folders in History ...".

4. On the first tab, GENERAL, "Clear History", "Delete Files", "Delete Cookies", and inside "Settings", click on NEVER, followed by "Apply", on the lower right corner, then OK.

After all this, Defrag it (Start > All programs > Accessories > SystemUtilities), and re-boot your computer.
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Incidentally, if you don't have up-to-date Anti Virus (AVG is fee -n.b.), as well as Anti SpyWare programs, such as the free SpyBot S&D, SpyWare Blaster, Ad-Aware, as well as the MicroSoft Anti-Spyware, :trumpet: your computer may have some other problems as well, all of which contributory to the compute slow-down.

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