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    alright, I want to up the speed of my computer (home, not car).

    it's 2.8 ghz P4, 512 RAM. It's been running a little slow for me lately, and I was looking into buying RAM, because its when I'm running lots of programs and burning CDs and all that that it lags. Before I did this, I wanted to make sure that the processor wasn't also "maxed out" during these times of peak performance. Is there any diagnostic program / tricks that I can use to figure this out ?

    thanx
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  • #2
    Originally posted by pimpJ
    alright, I want to up the speed of my computer (home, not car).

    it's 2.8 ghz P4, 512 RAM. It's been running a little slow for me lately, and I was looking into buying RAM, because its when I'm running lots of programs and burning CDs and all that that it lags. Before I did this, I wanted to make sure that the processor wasn't also "maxed out" during these times of peak performance. Is there any diagnostic program / tricks that I can use to figure this out ?

    thanx
    Built into Windows XP. Ctrl + Alt + Del /click on performance.
    Definitely need more RAM. I would get at least 256MB.
    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
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    • #3
      In windows if you bring up the task manager(ctrl-atl-del) and then go to the performance tab it should tell you the CPU usage, my bet is on the RAM. Also check for spyware.

      EDIT: Bah, beat me while i was typing.
      Kefka_Killer.owns(you);

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      • #4
        Originally posted by brady
        Built into Windows XP. Ctrl + Alt + Del /click on performance.
        Definitely need more RAM. I would get at least 256MB.
        I've got 512
        I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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        • #5
          if it isn't your ram, i cuz just be you have to many programs running in the background and using up your ram...how big is your harddrive?

          i have the same set up, only difference i have a prescott chip but still a p4 2.8
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          • #6
            Originally posted by kefka_killer
            In windows if you bring up the task manager(ctrl-atl-del) and then go to the performance tab it should tell you the CPU usage, my bet is on the RAM. Also check for spyware.

            EDIT: Bah, beat me while i was typing.
            I'm good on spyware, no probs there

            I didn't trust the ctrl-alt-dlt data.. I don't know why..

            It was saying like 15-20%, in which case it's def. the RAM. I assumed that was wrong.. maybe not
            I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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            • #7
              i think he means 256 more for a total of 768
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              • #8
                HD is 55 gb, 49 used. I've been considering updating.. there's also a ton I could delete. would that make a diff. at this point ?
                I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nav_Attack
                  i think he means 256 more for a total of 768
                  I get it. If I up it I'll probly just get a gig

                  as long as we're on the topic. dual channel 1024 mb vs. 2 seperate 512 mb sticks ? any universal advantages ? or is it on a system to system basis ?
                  I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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                  • #10
                    it can make all the difference, u should upgrade your hd or just delete unwanted programs and file that you dont use.. i have a 120gb harddrive and only have 20 gibs left, but when it was new it was alot faster then now,
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WeeZyFellA
                      it can make all the difference, u should upgrade your hd or just delete unwanted programs and file that you dont use.. i have a 120gb harddrive and only have 20 gibs left, but when it was new it was alot faster then now,
                      interesting, I'll do that
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pimpJ
                        I'm good on spyware, no probs there

                        I didn't trust the ctrl-alt-dlt data.. I don't know why..

                        It was saying like 15-20%, in which case it's def. the RAM. I assumed that was wrong.. maybe not
                        Trust it. It is your RAM. That or an overly fragmented hard drive. But it is your RAM.
                        And yes I meant at least 256MB more.
                        AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
                        Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
                        Installed.


                        -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
                        -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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                        • #13
                          i also add another 512mb kingston ram, so i have 1024mb
                          that helped speed up the programs when i was multi-tasking, especially when workin with photoshop and the internet at the same time

                          if anything upgrade your ram and delete the garabe off your hd
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pimpJ
                            HD is 55 gb, 49 used. I've been considering updating.. there's also a ton I could delete. would that make a diff. at this point ?
                            Also have you defraged lately?

                            My Computer> Right Click C:> Properties> Tools> Defrag

                            Run it right before you go to bed and leave your computer on
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pimpJ
                              I get it. If I up it I'll probly just get a gig

                              as long as we're on the topic. dual channel 1024 mb vs. 2 seperate 512 mb sticks ? any universal advantages ? or is it on a system to system basis ?
                              Mmmm dual channel 1024MB. I hope you have a lot of money.
                              AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
                              Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
                              Installed.


                              -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
                              -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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