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Posted: 3/29/2006 5:18:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:24:35 PM EDT
Headers, bigger carb, NOS?

A Windows reinstall would probably do wonders.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:25:55 PM EDT
Maxing out the memory is the cheapest and easiest way to get a noticeable speed boost.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:27:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 5:28:06 PM EDT by TC6969]
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:28:19 PM EDT
go through the startup tab of msconfig
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:29:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 5:29:43 PM EDT by TC6969]
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:30:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:34:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By medicmandan:
I've had this laptop for about 3 years now, but lately it seems to be dragging. I do daily spyware scans as well as frequent disk cleanups and defragments. Anything else I can do?



Double your clock speed. Plug in to 220v.

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:35:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:19:10 PM EDT
Time to upgrade machines. You know you want to...
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:20:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:38:16 PM EDT
Backup, format and reload.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:45:50 PM EDT
About how much free space is on your hard drive?

How much physical RAM do you have?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:47:39 PM EDT
Liquid nitrogen.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:02:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:04:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Foxxz:

Originally Posted By medicmandan:
I've had this laptop for about 3 years now, but lately it seems to be dragging. I do daily spyware scans as well as frequent disk cleanups and defragments. Anything else I can do?



Double your clock speed. Plug in to 220v.

-Foxxz



Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:23:16 PM EDT
I just ditched all Norton products off my computer. Did a wonder.

Otherwise, you can save off all your important files, and do a complete format & reinstall.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:55:32 PM EDT
Put a Hemi in it
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:57:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By medicmandan:
I have 25gb left out of 40.

I think I'm maxed out at 1g of ram.

Can I reinstall windows without having to back everything up? If I run the utility for transferring to a new computer, what exactly does it save?

What would I be looking for in msconfig?



How many items do you have in your system tray (lower right hand corner of screen next to clock)?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:38:42 AM EDT
We have found one way to get them running faster is to upgrade the hard drive to a 7200rpm model. The older 5400rpm drives really suck.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:40:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
We have found one way to get them running faster is to upgrade the hard drive to a 7200rpm model. The older 5400rpm drives really suck.



That, and an XP reinstall made mine seem like a brand new machine.

But, mine was not voluntary. The HD crapped out one day.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:28:43 AM EDT
1 gig of ram and 25 gig free hard drive space I doubt you need hardware upgrades. A faster hard drive might help a little, but not much.

What software are you running? Ditch anything by Norton, especially antivirus. Format and reinstall Windows if that doesnt solve the problem.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:52:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:43:21 PM EDT
run ccleaner

and ditch mcafee its a memory hog

download hijackthis click direct download and post your logfile.
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