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Hi, i have a advent 7011 laptop that runs really slow. it has a 2.4Ghz processor, 256mb ram 30Gb HD (20.5gb free). i did a fresh XP Home install a few months back but it is still very slow - once an item has been clicked it can take upto 10 secinds to actually do anything. Please help!


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Have you tried adding extra RAM?

I've got an Advent 7011 that had 256mg in it. I took it out and replaced it with 1Gb and it works a lot quicker!!
Most slow portable systems (Once software has been eliminated as a cause) run slowly do to problems with cooling the processor. Possible solutions include:

1. Cleaning out the heatsink fins using canned compressed air by repeated blowing in the intake and exhaust vents.

2. Replacement of a failed or failing CPU cooling fan and/or heatsink (Normally I replace both, as some heatsinks use vacuum tubes and the tubes can lose their seal and become ineffective)

3. RARE: Replacement of the processor

4. Just in case you havent checked these SW/Firmware options. In the BIOS make sure the CPU is running in a NORMAL mode (Some have a compatible mode which slows the processor dramatically) Also ensure the power management settings in Windows are set to Maximum Performance/ALWAYS ON
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