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Slow Computer Performance

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#1 Izzy


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Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:05 PM

What makes a computer drive slowly?

P4 2.8Ghz
80GB Hardrive
1,024mb ram
Radeon 9800SE Pro 256mb graphics/video
INternet: Broadband (DSL 256kb/ps).

Loading up takes a few minutes. Downloading files is fine.
Changing from 1 webpage to another is slow (like dial up)
Open programs takes 30sec to open. sometimes.

Would it be the hard drive being 2 years old and it's going to die or is it something else.
I know virus programs lag a lot of PC's because they run all the time while on the internet.
I know for a fact the PC ran great without the internet and virus programs because it didn't have to load them. So something is driving me down.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:10 PM

Review this checklist to see other possible causes of slow computers:


You may have too many applications running in the background.
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#3 Izzy

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 03:13 AM

thanks for the link. i think my problem is McAfee. I know i had trouble with Norton.

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 06:41 AM

We recommend several freeware antivirus programs here. All of them are as good as the paid programs. They just don't have the extra bell and whistles..

Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition
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