My sister's laptop has been running extremely slowly for over a year now and I'm trying to fix it for her.
On the software side of things, i used anti virus/spyware, ccleaner, uninstalled programs, msconfig etc but that didn't really help..
Then i checked and saw she only has 256MB RAM!! So my plan to make her laptop a lot faster is to replace the RAM with 2*1GB sticks and get compressed air to clean out the dust which has accumulated there for the last 4 years she has been using it.
Is there anything else I should do?
She has a Toshiba Satellite Pro L20 and she has a slow, small hard drive and something like a 1.2GHz single core CPU. Can I replace either of these cheaply and will it make a big difference to the speed? Or will the RAM be a big enough difference?