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y is my computer so slow

please can some one help me, my computer is so slow

model:aspire L320
Processor:Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2140 @ 1.60Hz 1.60 GHz
memory:1015 MB
System:windows vista home premium 32-bit

it has 2 hard drives 69.7 GB and 69.5 GB I have used 38.7 GB
ther are not put a lot of programs on it i have put on,
bbc iplayer
windows live
gom player
pro desktop
google earth
microsoft office
the program for my printer by hp
daemod tools lite
abobe flash player 9 activeX
eSobi v2
Abobe Reader
sims 2
sim city 4

if any one hase advive please help

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Re: slow computer

I'd start with adding 1 Gb RAM, so you've got 2 Gb in stead of one. That should make a noticeable difference. Then disable Aero ( to see if that helps.

Then go into Task Manager, and tell what processes are using the most CPU (say, the top-5) while you're doing something (tell what!) that you find so slow.


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Scanning for malware isn't a bad idea either. You can do it with your anti virus and anti spyware software. If you don't have an anti virus or anti spyware (you probably have Windows Defender, which is an anti spyware), you can download AVG Free (, and Lavasoft's Ad-aware Free (
Good luck,

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thanks for the comment

i have avg so i will give i a go thanks for the comment

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thanks for the comment 2

ok i will think about puting in more ram

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Well, you do use Limewire.

It's a common issue with slow machines as the owners downloads pests and more on their machines. Even with the best of scans we're never quite sure what we'll find.

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thanks for the comment 3

i do not download a lot of things about 1 or 2 films a month

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Which is a source of malware too.

Time to get scanning.

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thanks for the comment 5

ok i will

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it's slow b/c...

To get faster I recommend an upgrade
at least 2 GHz processor
at least 2 gigabytes of RAM
A better graphics card would help

or downgrade to Windows XP. Vista is always slow unless you have a really fast PC.

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thanks for the comment 4

yeh i will get more ram and maybe a new procesor

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limewire + avg = scary

If you're gonna do 'risky' behavior, you need to protect yourself better than AVG.

If you're computer starts acting up and you've been doing risky stuff, let's rule out the obvious first, eh.

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