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merlin_2

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Re: Unusually slow
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2005, 06:30:37 PM »
Two pc working ok.......on winxp pro........with 128 ram chips......why is this.?

Armando

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    Hopeful
    Re: Unusually slow
    « Reply #16 on: November 08, 2005, 06:48:38 PM »
    Because that's what it was like when I bought it and I never knew that was bad.

    Armando

      Topic Starter


      Hopeful
      Re: Unusually slow
      « Reply #17 on: November 08, 2005, 06:50:11 PM »
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      It would be more than adequate for Windows 98, even ME if you wanted that. But to buy the cost of these operating systems, you could have had more RAM.

      The difference can be startling with XP. I bet the computer did not come with XP, though, did it? (5 years ago?)



      GX1 man, you're a genius.

      My computer did not come with Windows XP, it was installed. It came with Windows ME.

      merlin_2

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      Re: Unusually slow
      « Reply #18 on: November 08, 2005, 06:51:23 PM »
      most pc five years old came with winxp

      GX1_Man

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      Re: Unusually slow
      « Reply #19 on: November 08, 2005, 06:53:55 PM »
      Wrong as usual Merlin.

      merlin_2

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      Re: Unusually slow
      « Reply #20 on: November 08, 2005, 07:09:49 PM »
      good about time i was ;D

      Armando

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        Hopeful
        Re: Unusually slow
        « Reply #21 on: November 08, 2005, 07:10:32 PM »
        Ironic how you reproach others for making posts with no point and you do the exact same merlin.

        Anyway, what's the easiest most efficient course of action?

        GX1_Man

        • Guest
        Re: Unusually slow
        « Reply #22 on: November 08, 2005, 07:20:05 PM »
        How much is RAM upgrade for your system? Did you check at crucial.com?

        Armando

          Topic Starter


          Hopeful
          Re: Unusually slow
          « Reply #23 on: November 08, 2005, 07:29:09 PM »
          We're Sorry!
          No products are currently available for the system you selected. Your system may require proprietary or non-standard parts. If your system requires RDRAM or Rambus technology click here.

          GX1_Man

          • Guest
          Re: Unusually slow
          « Reply #24 on: November 08, 2005, 07:52:00 PM »
          RDRAM is VERY expensive and somewhat hard to find. It was a standard that never causght on. The cost of upgrading may be prohibitive, unless you find some appropriate model on eBay, etc.

          You may want to go back to WinME if you still have the CD, or remain with the performance you have.

          Armando

            Topic Starter


            Hopeful
            Re: Unusually slow
            « Reply #25 on: November 08, 2005, 07:57:17 PM »
            But if I went to Windows ME wouldn't the computer perform at the same level if not worse assuming I keep all my current programs and all?

            GX1_Man

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            Re: Unusually slow
            « Reply #26 on: November 08, 2005, 08:24:20 PM »
            Windows ME will perform more briskly than XP with 128 RAM. So the choices are:

            1) Keep what you've got
            2) Get more RAM somehow
            3) Use a less intensive operating system

            Really there is no number 4!

            Armando

              Topic Starter


              Hopeful
              Re: Unusually slow
              « Reply #27 on: November 08, 2005, 08:36:03 PM »
              I absolutely hate Windows ME so I guess I will just deal with this piece of crap for the time being.

              One more year and I get a laptop for college anyway.

              GX1_Man

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              Re: Unusually slow
              « Reply #28 on: November 08, 2005, 08:37:33 PM »
              OK, hang in there.  ;D

              Armando

                Topic Starter


                Hopeful
                Re: Unusually slow
                « Reply #29 on: November 08, 2005, 08:50:39 PM »
                Anyway, thanks a lot for all the help.

                Greatly appreicated even though I hoped for a better outcome :P

                One last question in case you see this thread again:

                Are all my programs in my computer "active" even if they don't load at start up or are not in use? WHat I mean is that are they even taking up space and making my comp slower even if they are not being utilized in any way shape or form?

                Because if they don't then I could possibly take some programs off my start up list and get the comp to run faster.