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Adding speed

I have a Dell E310 Desktop and it seems so slow. I am using my Asus Lamborghini Laptop and it is so fast....but I am not crazy about being on it. Can I add speed to my Dell. Like adding RAM??? I did a scan disk and defrag...deleted the programs I felt SAFE in deleting.

ANy ideas....suggestions.

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Adding RAM will generally help.

But since you didn't tell us:

Your current OS
How much RAM is there now
Maximum RAM that will fit

All I can say is yes. Maybe.

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It could also be ...

that the maximum amount of RAM supported by the motherboard already is present. Then the answer to the "Can I"-question is clearly no, at least by adding RAM.

And there are other reasons for slowness, such as a slower CPU, a slower disk, running more background programs and the presence of malware.

Kees

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Quck and dirty

The E310 wasn't a speed demon to begin with. You need to supply all details of your system in order to get better responses, etc. However, most systems tend to get faster only when you address some deficiency but we don't know what yet, please supply. Get your hands on PC Wizard 2010 and run it to see what your system h/w is, etc.. I also tend to use CCleaner(google for it) and run that too as a quick and mostly safe way to clean-up tid-bits. You can also use it to remove any other un-used pgms. safely.

tada ------Willy Happy

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How do I

How do I find all this info out?? So I can see if I can upgrade....

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Re: upgrading.

First tell how much RAM you have now. Running msinfo32 from Start>Run will tell you (total physical memory), so you can tell us. It will also tell you the CPU you have, although in some cryptic form.
And tell your OS (Windows XP, Vista, 7). And tell the statistics on your hard disk (total size and free space) from it's right click properties in My Computer.

Adding RAM seems the only practical way to speed this machine up. But if you already have 1 GB and Windows XP you won't notice the difference.

Kees

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Go here . . .
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Try this....

Google for the pgm. PC Wizard 2010 and use that as a reference of your system innards. If you like visit the Dell support website. In the support section enter your "service tag#", that's the white decal usually on the back of PC with bar code and #. -OR- any of the suggested Dell entries offers to locate your system info. The service tag# usually refers to the day it was build and a good start. You can also review the tech. specs of your system there as well. These aren't secrets so its all there for you to find.

tada -----Willy Happy

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