I have two suggestions. First, adding more RAM will help your computer run faster. Second, you'll see a huge improvement if you reinstall the operating system. Here are instructions:
I own a Dell Dimension 2400 from like 4 or 5 years ago, which has become reeeeaaalll slow recently. Its configuration is Pentium 4 2.6 GHz processor with 256 MB DDR RAM.
It takes 5-10minutes to boot up. Another 5 minutes for even a browser like Firefox to startup.
I did the usual disk cleanup, defragmentation, etc to help speed it up.
Now, will adding RAM improve my system?? I opened and saw that there are only 2 long slots for RAM, 1 of which has this 256 MB RAM seated in it.
Do you all think this is the best way to get it functional again? If so, how much RAM should I upgrade it? 2GB, 4GB or even more?
Is there a maximum limit on the number of GB RAM that this computer will run on?
Please help me out.
Thanks in Advance!!