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Increase PC performance

by SimNgu / August 21, 2005 12:00 PM PDT

hi there,

I own a desknote pc and the processor is transmeta 1ghz, 128 mb of RAM and 20 gigabye of harddisk. and currently i'm using win XP (classic mode). the desknote is very very lagging and too ages to switch on an application. i would like to ask is there any possible way of boosting my desknote performace apart fom upgrading the RAM.



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Not really
by Yew / August 21, 2005 12:43 PM PDT

Increasing the amount of RAM would be what would give you the biggest bang for your buck by far and away. XP alone wants 256MB, and then each program you run wants more on top of that (figure anywhere between about 16-64MB for most non-game apps).

Really doesn't matter what else you do to the system, the lack of RAM is your performance bottleneck. Your ONLY other option would be to try reverting back to an OS like Win98 that might run a bit better on 128MB of RAM, but I'm not so sure how well it'd like that Transmeta CPU. It would probably detect it as something like a 486 CPU, and so programs may not run.

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Ram, is the quick cure
by Willy / August 21, 2005 1:33 PM PDT

I think you really answerred you're own question. At 128mb for a XP OS based system you really dragging it around. While it works, 256mb is recommended and 512mb is truly the breakfree point.

If you haven't already review whatever pgms. you run and see what gets loaded at "startup". If they're not used frequently(alot) it will hog the system resources. Constant system demands can be trimmed under such circumstances and thus "you" are the best judge of that. Of course defrag and clean the HD every once awhile to clean house. If you've load and unload pgm. to test/try out, use a registry cleaner to better remove the rememants of old pgms. Those are the areas, i would look into. Check this website for possible hints/clues as well:

tada -----Willy Happy

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