But I find old hard drives can be quite slow compared to today's HDDs. So no to the memory and the CPU is hard to find if it's the common 1.8GHz unit I know of.
What's stopping you from reloading the OS fresh?
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I've got a nearly 10 year old Dell desktop, running Windows XP, with a Pentium 4, 1.80Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM. It's always been quite reliable, but lately it's been slow as all "you know what," and frequently telling me that it's running low on virtual memory. I've already tried deleting various types of files that I hardly ever/never use, and I've also uninstalled unused programs, etc. I know I probably need to upgrade some of my hardware, but I'm not sure which part. Do I need to add more memory, or a newer/faster processor? Any suggestions? Thanks!