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#1 appolloww

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:09 PM

Hello,
I have an HP Pavilion524w with a1.73 gigahertz AMD Athelon XP processor, 60 gigabytes hard drive with 35 gigabytes of free space, & 352 Megabytes installed memory. This info is provided by the program Belarc Advisor. If you need more, please let me know.
My problem; I'm on Broadband supplied by my cable supplier, Mediacom. When I click on the Internet, a program,e-mail, etc, the computer would react instantly in bringing it up. However, for the last couple of weeks it takes a very long time to bring up anything, sometimes as long as 7 minutes, on average much slower than dialup. To correct this problem, I bought & installed a program from Uniblue called SpeedUpMyPC. When first installed, it indicated my "optimization level" was at very low. After running the program, it jumped up to medium. However, it did not speed up the computer to its normal operating speed at all. It remained the same. Can you help me find the problem??
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 06:08 PM

You can start by reviewing the steps suggested in this pinned topic:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/

Since it appears that you are having problems launching applications off-line, it would appear that these are not related directly to your internet connexion.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:02 PM

Windows XP suffers from "bloat" as it ages. It's the additional stuff that's installed as you surf the web and try out programs. It's cure is the steps that jgweed suggested.

Sometimes wiping the computer clean and starting over will give you a temporary boost in speed - but it won't last for long.

Since you only have 352 mB of RAM, I'd suggest that a RAM upgrade would be advisable. XP works OK with 512 mB of RAM, but anything less will handicap your performance severely. I recommend 1 gB of RAM as it will let you worry less about what's taking up the memory than will 512 mB.
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