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#1 median

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

AMD Athelon 3200 processor

2 Gig ram

Windows XP Pro

 

I noticed my machine running slow (it is about 5 years old) and ran SuperAntiSpyWare as well as Malwarebytes in Safe Mode. It's still running slow! I'd like to figure out what the hold up is in running programs, closing programs, loading Firefox, etc. Maybe I just need a new computer? I'd like to avoid that right now if possible and get this thing as fast as possible. Can anyone help?

 

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

1) Do you have an anti virus app installed and if so did you also run a scan with that?

2) How does the system run in safe mode?

 

And age alone should not slow down a computer's performance to any significant extent.


Edited by Allan, 29 July 2013 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

Age alone can, indeed, slow down a computer. The age of most capacitors, specifically non-sealed non-Japanese capacitors, will cause a computer to slow down. The instability caused by ages, swollen, capacitors is usually noticed due to the slowing of a computer. Of course, this may not be your issue, but it is a possibility. An Athlon XP 3200+ processor is fairly old. AMD started producing that processor in October of 2003. Is this the processor you are using? If so, the motherboard may be 8 or 9 years old.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:36 AM

1) Do you have an anti virus app installed and if so did you also run a scan with that?

2) How does the system run in safe mode?

 

And age alone should not slow down a computer's performance to any significant extent.

I stand by my statement, but appreciate your comments.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

 

1) Do you have an anti virus app installed and if so did you also run a scan with that?

2) How does the system run in safe mode?

 

And age alone should not slow down a computer's performance to any significant extent.

I stand by my statement, but appreciate your comments.

 

Really? I think it is a disservice to not inform this user that the capacitors may be slowing him down. Capacitor issues can cause freezing, slowing, failure to boot and motherboard failure.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

It seems like a software issue really.


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