I am running a Pentium 4 3ghz Dell Dimension Desktop with 3GB DDR Ram and a 250gb HDD with 113Gb free space on XP HOME SP3. Recently I upgraded my 1gb of ram to 3gb of ram. When I right click on my computer the ram shows up and appears to work correctly.
Anyway....my problem is that on start up it takes a [bleep] long time for me to start using programs. For example if I start the computer up, wait for the desktop to load then open firefox, it will take a good couple of minutes for the firefox tabs to start responding properly and not lag and for me to be able to start browsing. Also if I load a program like Photoshop CS3 or Illustrator then they also take a long time to load. I presumed that after adding more ram that i would see a speed increase but I think it may have even got worse.
Even if I leave the startup for a long while then come back, it still takes longer than usual to load firefox.
I have no programs in my start up apart from rocket dock and kaspersky internet security, and maybe msn (which keeps going back into my start up after I open it, any way I can disable that?)
Anyway...any help with these issues would be greatly appreciated.
All the best
Edited by sere83, 23 November 2009 - 08:30 PM.