how to make computer faster?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by reigoskeiter, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. reigoskeiter

    reigoskeiter New Member

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    how can i make my computer faster, and that the comp plays games faster doesnt load long ect.
     
  2. russb

    russb New Member

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    Try getting rid of programes you dont use,also try a defrag.
    For your games check out your graphics card.
    There are lots of people on here who can help you.
     
  3. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    How much memory does your system have? What version of windows are you using? What processor do you have?
     
  4. reigoskeiter

    reigoskeiter New Member

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    windows version is windows xp
    well local disc has 16 gb free space total size 149 gb
    eh, how do i ceack processor
     
  5. TFT

    TFT VIP Member

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    Click "Control Panel" then "System Properties"
     
  6. diduknowthat

    diduknowthat formerly liuliuboy

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    Memory as in ram, not hard drive space. You can check basic information about your computer by going to system properties, or my computer > right click > properties.
     
  7. 3uL

    3uL New Member

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    If you the game load faster, use SSD but that cost insanely expensive per GB at the moment...
     
  8. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Memory is not disk space. Right click on "my computer" icon and click on properties. On the general tab, it will show you how much ram(memory) is installed and what processor you are using.
     
  9. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow, 3 posts by 3 different people at the same time.
     
  10. reigoskeiter

    reigoskeiter New Member

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    CPU 2.80Ghz 2.79 Ghz, 1.24 GB of RAM
     
  11. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Your system specs look good, you may need to do some system maintenance, like defrag, delete temp files, uninstall programs you don't use, stop any programs from running at bootup. Or depending on how long you've had the system it may be time for a fresh install cause windows can become corrupted over time. Have you done and virus or malware scans lately?
     
  12. TFT

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    To add to what John has said I think adding another 1 Gig memory stick would help especially if you have onboard graphics. Even if you have a dedicated graphics card I still think your RAM might hold you back.
     
  13. reigoskeiter

    reigoskeiter New Member

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    well, i dit do scans lately
     
  14. smukherjee09

    smukherjee09 New Member

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    Personally I use the following free programs to keep my computer in great shape:
    1. Ccleaner
    2. Advanced Systemcare Free
    You can download them and run them at least once a week to help maintain your computer's speed.
     
  15. Andrew Strauss

    Andrew Strauss New Member

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    avoid all the unused programs and stop not using exe process from task manager. and remove all the temporary file from ur computer.
     
  16. Bodaggit23

    Bodaggit23 New Member

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