Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:00 AM
There is a Dell Vostro 400 Desktop (dual Core, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP), at work that has progressivley decreased in performance. The internet rarely connects, downloads are really slow and general performance has decreased over time. It is connected on a network with many other computers and is directly hooked up via an Ethernet connection. The other computers connected to the same network seem to be fine. I have done many scans looking for malware/spyware, but it seems to be clean. I was going to reformat the hard drive and start again with factory restore. However, I decided to bring it home and connect it to my Verizon Fios connection. I have 20/5 download and upload speeds. I noticed that the Internet speed was fast and downloads were quick. I am assuming at work that the connection speed is slower! However, I do remember this computer being alot quicker 6 months ago on the same connection at work. Should I call comcast (work ISP) or what other reason could be affecting the PC at work. Thanks.