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only 256 mb ram. help!


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kevx312

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i only have 256 mb ram right now and wont be able to get more for a while. did the usual stuff like start up programs and turning visual effects off. but what else can i do to get some more speed from my computer.
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Go HERE and run the Crucial online scanner.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system. You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.


Download and install EVEREST
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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wont be able to get more for a while


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--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer YOUR-27E1513D96
Generator Compaq_Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-06-04
Time 23:29


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name YOUR-27E1513D96
User Name Compaq_Owner

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Sempron, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name MSI RS480M2 (MS-7093) (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200, AMD Hammer
System Memory 224 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (09/30/05)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (128 MB)
Video Adapter ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RS480)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (153616843009)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter ATI SB400 - AC'97 Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP0802N/R (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-4836K
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 69671 MB (45247 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 6653 MB (1483 MB free)
Total Size 74.5 GB (45.6 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.64)
Modem Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem

Peripherals:
USB1 Controller ATI SB400 - USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB400 - USB Controller
USB2 Controller ATI SB400 - USB 2.0 Controller
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
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Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Export As, and save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
Attach the file to your next reply.

Edited by Broni, 04 June 2009 - 09:32 PM.

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here

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You don't have too many startups at all.

Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:
- iTunesHelper
Since your system resources are at stake, I suggest, you either uninstall Spybot altogether, or at least disable TeaTimer. TeaTimer is known resource hog.
You can do it in a same tab, by UN-checking:
- SpybotSD TeaTimer
Same applies to Ad-aware. It not only runs its startup, but also its service runs at startup, no matter, if Ad-aware is running, or not.

When done, restart computer, and....

Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.

When done, run defrag.
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Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged

Edited by rshaffer61, 05 June 2009 - 07:40 AM.

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