Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop ?

Windows XP pc running very slowly

\015 I have an old Dell pc with Windows XP SP3. It is 2.8 GHz and has 512 RAM. Yes, I know that's not much RAM by today's standards, but it used to run pretty fast for what I use. Lately, it runs painfully slowly even just to look through my e-mail or surf the web. BTW, I am using Thunderbird for e-mail and Firefox for browsing. Have been using earlier version of both for years. Also, sometimes it's much worse than others for no apparent reason.I looked through fixya and tried several thing recomended for slow pc's, but it hasn't really helped. Here's what I've already tried.Ran a complete virus scan with MacAfee. Ran a registry cleaner (TweakNow) and spyware checker (Spybot Search and Destroy).Deleted a lot of unused files on my hard drive and then defragged it.Removed several things from my startup using msconfig.Restarted the computer several times.Any other suggestions would be welcome. Thanks in advance.\015

Answers :

Hi,

To make your system run faster there are few things you can try.
1. clean out as much things from starting during system startup.
2. check your user profile, reduce your profile as much as possible. create a folder on the root of the C-drive and move as much stuffs off your desktop and mydocument.
3. Make sure you have enough disk space.
4. you can try to increase the virtural memory a little more.
5. last thing is get more memory.
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