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