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y is my computer so slow

by BoStor12 / June 28, 2008 11:31 PM PDT

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
by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2008 12:05 AM PDT

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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by IdanH14 / June 29, 2008 12:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: slow computer

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
by BoStor12 / June 29, 2008 7:47 AM PDT
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i have avg so i will give i a go thanks for the comment

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thanks for the comment 2
by BoStor12 / June 29, 2008 7:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: slow computer

ok i will think about puting in more ram

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Well, you do use Limewire.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 12:57 AM PDT

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
by BoStor12 / June 29, 2008 7:57 AM PDT

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.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 8:24 AM PDT

Time to get scanning.

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thanks for the comment 5
by BoStor12 / June 29, 2008 8:31 AM PDT

ok i will

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it's slow b/c...
by repete_smile / June 29, 2008 3:15 AM PDT

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
by BoStor12 / June 29, 2008 7:59 AM PDT
In reply to: it's slow b/c...

yeh i will get more ram and maybe a new procesor

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limewire + avg = scary
by squirtlewa / June 29, 2008 8:52 AM PDT

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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