View Full Version : my PC is very slow

04-07-2010, 12:47 PM
what is the best thing to do.


or buy new one?

since my friend told me that upgrading prices is just the same as buying new one.

what is your idea?

04-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Welcome to PF1 :)

Before you go looking at buying a New PC-- Post the spec's of your current PC here.

Could just need a damn good clean out, or maybe even a RAM upgrade. Really depends on what you want to do with it - What sort of activities.

04-07-2010, 12:57 PM
Can you tell us what the PC is, Ram,CPU and what OS.

How old is it etc.

What do you mean by slow and what applications are you running.

04-07-2010, 01:02 PM
slow - means even opening browser it run so slow.

04-07-2010, 01:08 PM
Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

System Model
Acer Aspire 4315 0100

Processor a
1.87 gigahertz Intel Celeron 540
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready

80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
23.72 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Memory Modules c,d
1016 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'M1' has 1024 MB (serial number 1234-B0)
Slot 'M2' is Empty

Speedy Gonzales
04-07-2010, 01:34 PM
Replace the CPU. Post a hijackthis log. Update XP. Since SP2 will no longer be supported after July

04-07-2010, 01:36 PM
Is that a laptop? or a desktop

04-07-2010, 09:22 PM

05-07-2010, 09:27 PM

05-07-2010, 09:28 PM

crap machine, crap specs.


05-07-2010, 10:19 PM
Run CCleaner. Do a Malwarebytes and Spybot scan. post a Hijackthis log

Yeah, the more RAM the better. a new CPU would help a ton aswell

05-07-2010, 10:23 PM
Agreed LL, another 1GB of memory would help if you really have to hang on to it, as well as Speedys post to replace CPU.

05-07-2010, 10:38 PM
Upgrading from 1GB to 2GB RAM won't make that much difference on an older XP PC with a low end CPU. What do you usually use the computer for?

The Hijackthis log will probably reveal something that can be turned off to speed up the PC until you can afford a new computer.

06-07-2010, 10:56 AM
+1. Usually I find stopping 10-12 startups speeds up an older machine no end. Get that HJT log posted.