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Nomad
07-11-2008, 06:51 PM
Laptop is a subnotebook P3 600Mhz, 320MB (max) RAM. Running Win2k.

It is v stable.
I have uninstalled Spybot, AVG and other things I don't use like Config Manager that was factory installed and things like that.

It is quite a bit quicker. Does AVG take up a lot of resources?

I still have a old version of Zonealarm running.
Spybot I can just do a scan via network when I can ..
Virus scanner - what should I do here? Do I need a real time virus scanner?


Since in due time I hope to build my own PC.
When I need the portable laptop, is a 1Ghz 1.5GB Ram Max subnotebook a decent upgrade from what I have now or maybe not worth my bother? Since I am getting a PC, I won't be using the laptop much apart from travelling and going to my photography club and sharing etc.. Win2k or WinXP?


Cheers

Nomad
07-11-2008, 06:54 PM
I checked task manager and firefox version 3.0 is taking up to / over 90MB.
So .. I have IE 6.0.

Should I go back to IE?

jwil1
07-11-2008, 10:19 PM
Remove AVG and put Avast on instead.

Remove ZA. You shouldn't need it :)

Stick with FF, but try version 2.0.0.X. It's worth having more memory spent for safer browsing :D

As for your other PC... probably not worth doing if performance is ok after what I suggested above.

micky
08-11-2008, 07:13 PM
Hi you could try K-Meleon its a very light browser ideal for older PC's just google it!