Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop ?

Slow System My Dell optiplex gx110 is a little slower I've noticed since upgrading to xp. I also note that RAM is maxed out at 256MB, which is what my PC has now. I don't run so many applications, but even opening a Word document can take some time, not to mention my broadband internet connection. Any ideas how I can improve my computer's overall performance?


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XP will drag on this system with just 256 meg of memory. However, 256 meg is not the maximum memory this system will hold. You can install two 256 meg sticks in there for a total of 512 meg. This should provide a noticeable improvement in performance.

Other things you can do to help it would be to upgrade to a faster hard drive. This most likely has one that runs at 5400 RPM. Stepping up to a 7200 RPM will help.

One more thing to look at is the anti-virus you are using. Some of these can really eat up your resources. I've been frustrated with Norton for years as being system hogs. However, they have been claiming that their 2009 versions are very light on system resources. I recently installed one and I couldn't believe the difference. It actually lives up to it's claim and I got a noticeable speed increase.

Other things you can check is making sure you don't have useless items running in your tray and making sure you defrag your system.

I hope this helps!

-jodair
With the Dell GX110, even Windows XP will slow your performance down. The system is quite old and so is the technology inside.
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\015\012It will have performance problems running Word and most other programs out today, but not all is lost!
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\015\012You said the computer is maxed out at 256MB of RAM, but the support page says it can be upgraded to 512MB of RAM. This would be a great start to gain some more performance!
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\015\012Here is the link to your specific computer:
\015\012http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx110/ens/ug/specs.htm
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\015\012As far as memory, you have (2) memory slots available. You could put (1) stick of 256MB in each slot, giving you 512MB total memory alltogether.
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\015\012I even found a link for you if you wanted to purchase some. You could order (2) 256MB memory modules. Each one is $19.95, so you could get two for about $40.
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