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Extremely slow Vista machine


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jt1990

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I've got an extremely slow Vista machine in the shop, atm.

AMD Athlon 5000+
2 GB RAM,
250 GB hdd
64 MB onboard video RAM

The machine is running AVG.

I've boosted the onboard video RAM to 128 (the max) in the BIOS, but that doesn't seem to have helped much.

Anyone got any thoughts?
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If you have AVG 8, then more than likely, it's the real time page/link scanner that's slowing you down.

You could also check 'services' and see which ones to disable or set to manual:
http://www.blackvipe.../servicecfg.htm
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Nope, AVG .75 or whatever it is.

I just put in a video card (nVidia 7200, 256MB RAM) and the speed took off. I'm thinking that may be the problem...
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Ok...This is really wierd...

I pulled the card and reverted back to the onboard video and it seems to be running fine. :) :)
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