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#1 boatdriver

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:33 PM

Hello all...well, it's been 2 years since I've asked for help form you all...

I have a 4 year old Dell Desktop that my duaghter brought home from college...

I have cleaned it up to the best of my ability and would appreciate a bit of help to see if I can save this computer...

Let me know what information I can provide which might allow you insight to the reason it's so slow...

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

Manufacturer and model?

How much RAM installed?

Did you do a clean install?

How much free space on C: and how large is C:?

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:52 PM

Dell Dimension 4600C
50 GB free
Ram..how do I find this out?

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:53 PM

right click on my computer then go to properties.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:56 PM

Can't find the RAM

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

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Its near the bottom. Above the okay button.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:03 PM

nothing there

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:04 PM

How about msinfo32 via run command?

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:05 PM

this system must be older and does not show the RAM

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:06 PM

this system must be older and does not show the RAM


Even my original install of Windows XP Pro back on 10/24/2001 showed the system RAM.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:16 PM

Try this...

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:44 PM

Start/Run...type msinfo32 and hit Enter.

Bottom right screen...Total Physical Memory.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:46 PM

512 MB which may be part of the issue...

It used to run much faster...

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:48 PM

Need about another 1.5Gigs.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:51 PM

Thanks that's most likely the cause....




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