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    PC performance

    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 ?

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    Quote 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.
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    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.
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    Quote 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
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    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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    Quote 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
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    i think he means 256 more for a total of 768
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    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 ?
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    Quote 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 ?
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    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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