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#1 drklang86

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:30 PM

I use a Dell optiplex GX270 running windows XP professional version 2002 service pack 3. Its Intel Celeron, CPU 2.00 Ghz, 512 mb ram. I worked through the first forum "slow computer" utilizing as many suggestions as I could understand, being a complete novice. I opened the unit and cleaned out the dust and debris.I regularly rum Malwarebytes, Trend Micro house call, all-in-one fix from tweaking.com, HitmanPro. I use Mozilla Firefox as a browser. I recently switched my server to Google's public server. My thinking there was Microsoft no longer supports my PC, with updates or security.
 
Anyway, I'm stuck with a slowness that appears within the Task Manager system showing the "srvhost.exe" using 95-98% of the CPU. My novice gut feeling now tells me that i've got too many programs vying for space. And, that I need more RAM.
 
I need some expert wisdom from BP to point out what I'm obviously missing in terms of getting rid of unneeded files and programs. I realize the fact that I'm on an outdated and unsupported operating system, but this is an excellent PC to start with.
 
Thanks 
 
Mod Edit.. Moved from AII ~~ boopme

Edited by boopme, 04 October 2017 - 02:07 PM.


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