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Is't there some sort of program or utility that can make my comuter run faster? I have gotten rid of all spy/ad ware and freed up all memory but i still wish that I could have more speed. Is there something that can help manage tasks to make my PC speed up?

I have a Dell Demension 4600 PC running Windows XP Fully Updated, Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz and 256 MB of RAM.

Any help at all is appriciated

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There's not much else you can do to make your Windows XP system faster. Have you looked around for tweaks? they may help.

I would look into a memory upgrade. look for ddr 184-pin memory, ideally 512MB of it, simply install it into your system and you will notice everything running much smoother. Here's some:

http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1304

RAM upgrade is probably the easiest upgrade to do yourself. here's a tutorial if you need it:

http://www.gamespot....i...p;page=2&q=
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Is it possible to add two sticks of RAM to my computer? And is there a difference between Laptop RAM and PC RAM?

Edited by 11010110, 30 June 2006 - 02:48 PM.

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you probably already have one stick of RAM and there is only one more slot, you can check inside to make sure. If you add another 512MB stick like the one I linked to, you will have 256 + 512 = 768MB of RAM which is plenty for general computer usage. If you need more you will need to replace one stick with a larger capacity stick.

There is a difference between laptop and PC RAM. Laptops uses SO DIMM which is physically smaller than PC RAM and they are not compatible.

Edited by MNOB07, 30 June 2006 - 03:01 PM.

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I did some lookin around and this is the best price that i could find...
http://www.upgrademe...41606C10184.cfm
Is everything compatable as far as you can tell?

Edited by 11010110, 30 June 2006 - 03:44 PM.

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yes that RAM will work. You'll then have a total of 512MB RAM if you have an open slot.
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Since the price isnt that different, which would be the better buy... the link you sent me or the one i sent you? and would the 256 have that much of an effect compared to the 512? And i checked online and I have a total of four RAM slots in my computer.

Edited by 11010110, 30 June 2006 - 04:18 PM.

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It depends how much RAM you're using, I always seem to have a lot of windows/browser/some apps running. I have 768MB and it runs fine and I would recommend buying the larger one I linked to. A total of 512MB memory wouldn't be too comfortable for me but if you don't keep much open then you will be fine with the 256MB upgrade.

Edited by MNOB07, 30 June 2006 - 04:30 PM.

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Well im goin with the 512 cuz i do alot of gaming... Thanks alot for all of your help!
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Good choice, let us know how it works out :whistling:
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