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Computer running fine then slows down and has to be rebooted

\015 Im running Windows XP Home Edition on a PC.Its got a 2.8 Ghz Proccesser, and 384Mb of memory.The problem is its it runs fine for a while then it slows down and locks up, requiring the computer to be hardbooted.First I thought it was the DSL cause thats when it usually happened when I was online, then it started doing it when I was playing games offline so thats out.Second thought it was the video card a Nividia 5500, switched it back to the onboard video; same problem.So Im out of ideas. Any help would be greatly appriciated.\015

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Normal\015\012 0\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012With 384MB of RAM it sounds like you have only 512MB with\015\012some being used by the GPU. My first suggestion is to buy more RAM. I like to\015\012have 2GB with windows XP but some older computers can’t handle that much. To\015\012find out what type of RAM and how much you can put in, use a program called\015\012SIW. You can find it free online and try to get the “stand alone executable”.\015\012When you run SIW scroll down to the memory icon and click on it. It will tell\015\012you (in MB) how much RAM your computer can take (1024MB = 1GB). Take that\015\012information and one of the sticks in your computer to your local computer store\015\012(mine is Fry’s) and they should be able to get you the kind of RAM you need.\015\012That would the place I would start with.
\015\012\015\012On a side note, depending the type of RAM you have in you\015\012computer (i.e. SDRAM, DDR, DDR2) I would get the fastest RAM possible. What I\015\012mean by that is, if you computer has DDR-2700 you can put DDR-3400 in and it\015\012will work just fine. As long as you keep to you type of RAM, they are backwards\015\012compatible.
\015\012\015\012Good luck,
\015\012\015\012Eryk V.
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