Speed up adivce

Discussion in 'Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones' started by aviation_man, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. aviation_man

    aviation_man New Member

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    Hey all I have a Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop (Intel Celeron (forgot the GHz) 192MB RAM (I know,192. What a joke :p), Windows XP)

    I was seeing if anybody had any tips on some things that can help to speed it up? I did all the obvious stuff like defrag, clean programs/uninstall, changed the skin, scan and stuff like that.. And I know that more RAM will help... But is there anything software wise that can help? Like something that runs in XP that is unnecessary? Thanks!

    It also seems like Adobe reader had slowed it down quite a bit, unfortunately. I would just uninstall it but I use it constantly. I know that XP has a few programs out there that just bog it down when installed..
     
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  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    192mb? Upgrade the memory to at least 1gb if you can. You won't be able to do anything else to get it to run quicker, that is just not enough ram to run XP.
     
  3. aviation_man

    aviation_man New Member

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    Yeah. I know. I'm in the process of buying more memory. But the thing is, it says XP certified, and it came with 192MB of RAM...
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Well unfortunately when XP came out they said minimum memory requirements was either 64 or 128mb. Minimum should be more like 512mb.
     
  5. aviation_man

    aviation_man New Member

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    Yeah. I agree... And of course you have these programs like Adobe Reader that just bog the heck out of XP too... :(
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You aren't allowing adobe's software to run on bootup are you? Disable it...
     
  7. Bodaggit23

    Bodaggit23 New Member

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