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Computer slow

Nov 28, 2008 11:44PM PST

I have an eMachine T3306 with an AMD Sempron processor 3300. It had 524mb memory and was running very slow. I recently upgraded memory to 2 gb but it didn't help. I have defragmented the hd and done everything that I could think of to increses the speed. It appears that something is running most of the time but I can't find out what it is. Is there some way to find out what is running or how to speed up the computer.

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That machine was never quick.
Nov 28, 2008 11:54PM PST

I wonder if you are comparing this Sempron machine to some other faster computer?

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computer slow
Nov 29, 2008 12:00AM PST

When I bought the machine it was twice as fast as it is now. I am running windows XP with Norton Internet security & Systemworks on it.

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You just gave up a good clue.
Nov 29, 2008 12:07AM PST

I slammed Systemworks years ago over a bug they let out the door. Norton and this can consume a machine's CPU and you should expect to run at about half speed given all the things it must do with that software.

Members have learned this on their own and share daily replacements.

If this was my machine I'd consider ejecting Norton, using forum favorites instead and a scan with MBAM and Superantispyware to be sure. Both those titles are free (if you are asked for payment then you went to the wrong site) and find items Symantec didn't look for.
Bob