Recently purchased from Dell a new laptop. Inspiron 1501.
Have only installed some utilities, CCleaner, TuneUp, AVG Anti Spyware, and AVG anti virus.
Also a Roxio CD burner program that Dell forgot to install when built. (they sent me the disc).
I've emailed Dell with this same question, no answer as of yet. Wanted your opinion.
This puter came with 512 RAM, AMD Sempron 3500+ mobile processor. Since it was new, I've tweaked things, startup menu, etc.. The RAM since new is 2/3 to 3/4 used up already. I've followed all of TuneUp's suggestions, helped a little bit to free up some RAM.
Also, both TuneUp and Windows Task Manager (control/alt/delete) show CPU usage at near 100% nearly constant. From the day it was taken out of the box.
I'm going to add another 512 RAM, make a total of a gig. Will this relieve the processor? Get it off 100% or do I have some other problem?
P.S. Forgot to mention.... Windows XP Home, 60 GB HD, 512 RAM.
Edited by Pluto56, 24 December 2006 - 01:36 PM.