Ok so I have a dell xps 600 With windows media center addition, Pentium D Processor wich has 2 cores, Nvidia geforce 6400 and 1 gig ddr2 pc2- 5200 ram via 2 512 sticks and my hard drive currently has 167 gigs used space and 130gigs of free space. But most the time the computer is slow to boot some programs like itunes take forever to load sometimes internet explorer is slow loading or freezes for a minute when trying to exit multiple windows. When closing out of most programs or games windows takes awhile to adjust and seems to run slow for a few minutes before it returns to normal. I have used multiple antivirus programs like avast anti virus and norton 2009 and avg as well as spybot I have used registry fixers and cleaners and done disk defrags but nothing works to really increase overall performance. So I decided I want to upgrade my ram and found from tigerdirect.com a deal which would give me 4 gigs of ram I know that windows 32bit will not use the full potential of the 4 gigs but I think it is cheaper deal than buying seperate 1 gig chips. So my main question is would upgrading my ram from 1gig to 4gigs increase the overall performance of my computer as mentioned above and what other suggestions would you recomend to increase the speed Also last quick note is I have tried going to msconfig and disabling startup programs and while it may help a little not really much difference.
Greatly appreciate the help.
Edited by jt23, 07 June 2009 - 08:14 PM.