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asus A4000

by grepo / October 5, 2010 1:44 PM PDT

I/m running asus lapy xp pro 512 ram 35 gig h/d but always have to gefrag or clean up every second day i/ve also run glary utilities is there any other free programes to use or is it just too old i don/t use it that much as its to slow

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 2:20 PM PDT
In reply to: asus A4000

The moderators here don't care for optimizers. You are right that it may be too old for today's games.

Try this. Run games that came out when that machine was made.

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reply to profitt
by grepo / October 5, 2010 6:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Odd.

not much help with u what the hell are u talking about

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Re: laptop
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 7:19 PM PDT
In reply to: reply to profitt

He means to say that this laptop is rather old. That means:
1. The hard disk is rather small, so you have to know a lot about deleting unnecessary files. We recommend ccleaner for that, not Glary.
2. It's rather old, so it's rather slow and not really usable for playing modern games.


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by grepo / October 5, 2010 9:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: laptop

i don/t know how both reply's are about games i don/t use it to play games only surf the net/ emails &forums to get some helpful advice but so far i have/nt

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Re: games
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 9:58 PM PDT
In reply to: games???

Sorry, I continued where Bob stopped, and only now I see that you didn't talk about games at all. It's just a old, slow laptop with a small hard disk and 512 MB of memory.

The best thing to do: go back to factory settings via the recovery disk that came with the laptop. Then it will be as fast as it was when it was new. Then immediately go to Windows Update to install SP3.


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You're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2010 1:09 AM PDT
In reply to: reply to profitt

Try this. Reload the machine with the restore media it came with to give it a fresh start. Don't install anything you don't use and don't use current apps. Think back to when it came out and stick with that.

For example, even though you didn't mention games you failed to mention what you do use so I'm left to offer ideas even if you find them non-helpful.

You can avoid that.

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