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Should I Get More Ram?


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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:35 AM

I'm a newbie and I'm finding that my computer is a bit slow.

I'm thinking of getting some more RAM installed into my system.

I'm hoping this might speed it up a little. I'm thinking of doubling what I now have. I'd appreciate any advice.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:43 AM

Yes, you could use more memory and it would probably make your computer more responsive. But don't expect miracles from it - you'll still need to remove some of the detritus that's accumulated in the system in order to help restore the system's "peppiness". http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 07:21 AM

Yes, you could use more memory and it would probably make your computer more responsive. But don't expect miracles from it - you'll still need to remove some of the detritus that's accumulated in the system in order to help restore the system's "peppiness". http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/

completely agree

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 07:27 AM

And a great way to check out what is surplus on your C: drive is SEQUOIA VIEW:

http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoe...n/sequoiaview//

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 09:52 AM

Certainly computer maintenance, as been suggested previously, is a good (and inexpensive) way to keep your computer working as it should. And, if you do a lot of media work, or extensively use office-type software, additional memory will certainly speed up photo editing or writing that 600-page novel you are writing in your spare time. Fortunately, RAM while not free, is relatively inexpensive, and well worth the investment.
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:26 PM

Thank you all for being so helpful.

I've been told in the past that one reason my computer is not as fast as it could be is because of all the programs I have at Startup. I was told to dump some of these. But I like my toys.

I like my spell-checker, and my illuminated time-piece, and my email-alerter, and my clip-board, and my appointment reminder. :thumbsup:


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Posted 11 July 2007 - 11:59 PM

Thank you all for being so helpful.

I've been told in the past that one reason my computer is not as fast as it could be is because of all the programs I have at Startup. I was told to dump some of these. But I like my toys.

I like my spell-checker, and my illuminated time-piece, and my email-alerter, and my clip-board, and my appointment reminder. :thumbsup:


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hey im not going to lie that is alot of stuff that could be slowing ur computer down =)

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 12:48 AM

Well you have the motherboard to handle at least 1gb of RAM. That would be advised.
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:00 AM

Thank you noaim and acklan.

Today I took my computer down to the local Computer shop and they said that for my purposes I don't need any more memory.

They instead installed a new and much more powerful 'Power Supply' unit which has made my CPU a lot quieter - and it seems to have speeded it up a bit.

I know I've got a lot of stuff in my taskbar - but I use them all the time.

I still can't understand why Windows XP Home doesn't have a clipboard that operates like Yankee Clipper 3.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/yankee.html

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:22 AM

As long as it does what you need that is great. Good to hear it was that simple.
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 02:55 PM

Thank you noaim and acklan.

Today I took my computer down to the local Computer shop and they said that for my purposes I don't need any more memory.

They instead installed a new and much more powerful 'Power Supply' unit which has made my CPU a lot quieter - and it seems to have speeded it up a bit.

I know I've got a lot of stuff in my taskbar - but I use them all the time.

I still can't understand why Windows XP Home doesn't have a clipboard that operates like Yankee Clipper 3.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/yankee.html




its great that its doing what you need it to do now. However I will suggest that if in future time you decide its still slow ram never hurts IMO. It often makes the computer run smoother.


hope all is well.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 03:56 PM

Thank you all for being so helpful.

I've been told in the past that one reason my computer is not as fast as it could be is because of all the programs I have at Startup. I was told to dump some of these. But I like my toys.

I like my spell-checker, and my illuminated time-piece, and my email-alerter, and my clip-board, and my appointment reminder. :thumbsup:


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Just a thought. Couldn't you take some of those apps. and remove them from the startup bar and put them in the quick launch tool bar?
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 05:53 AM

Thank you all, but I now think my speed is just as slow as it was before.

garmanma - I'll see if I can move some of my Startup apps to the Quickstart section.

I've installed this free software which might help me.

http://www.windowsstartup.com/startupinspector.php




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