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#1 taggsonian

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:59 PM

Hi everyone, 

 

I have an HP Pavilion desktop computer that's going to hit its 6th birthday in a few months, and it's gotten much slower in its old age. It never was a powerful computer, but my needs aren't extravagant, and it's served me fairly well. I use it mostly for web browsing, video streaming, iTunes, and as of recently, a bit of audio recording and editing using Audacity. Every once in a while, I go through my startup processes and clear out some unnecessary ones. The extent of the purposeful multitasking that I do is running iTunes while I'm browsing the web (and that slows my computer down considerably), and that's about it. The hard disk light on the front panel of the tower is usually flashing very quickly or just remains steadily lit. I don't have all of my exact computer specs on hand at the moment, but I don't have an SSD, I have 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, and I have an AMD processor. 

 

Last fall, my power supply blew out, so I replaced it and when I opened the tower, I saw that there are no additional slots to expand memory, but would simply replacing the existing RAM help with the speed issues? Thanks in advance!



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:15 PM

Sometimes slow issues has to do computer maintenance and tuneup, you need to make sure you are running the proper maintenance on that computer.

I don't think upgrading the RAM would make a difference and that depends on what Operating system in your computer.

If you have a x32 OS, It won't see the rest of the RAM


Edited by mauguilar, 26 August 2015 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:21 PM

Thanks for the response! I'm running Windows 7, and I'm almost certain it's the 64-bit version (but not 100% certain). Norton Anti-virus is always running, and I back that up with scans from other programs such as MalwareBytes, so the computer is generally virus-free (as far as I know), the system is set to automatically defrag the hard drive once a week, and I apply the necessary Windows Updates when they come up. Anything I'm missing?



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:37 PM

You ca not relay on just those software to keep your PC running smooth there is more to it. If this would be the case there wouldn't be computer technicians..!

You need to research more about maintaining computer systems maybe buy a book or something






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