My superdooper supercomputer is on a cross country voyage to be repaired, and thus it's back to my 11 year old Dell for the next few weeks/months.
My question is about all the speed up software you see on the web. Do they really do any good? As in NOTICEBLE speed difference?? I've heard the Doubleyourspeed dot com commercials on my radio so often that's the one I was looking at, but noticed right off when I got here there was ad on this page for another one. LOL.
My old PC is still quite impressive for it's age. It's got a P-4 2.5Ghz processor, and I just spent fifty bucks and got a brand new GeForce 520 video card, which I haven't installed yet. The old one is a GT7600, not a horrible card.
Point is, this old relic still has some geddyup in it, so to speak. But it is way, way, way, way, way slower than it used to be.
I simply can NOT format C and reinstall Windows. That's what lots of folks have recommended, and I'm sure for folks smarter than I that would be the best solution. But I simply can't. I wouldn't know where to begin.
So that leaves these types of speed up software as an option. What do the folks here think?? I really respect your opinions a lot because I've gotten advice here before and it's ALWAYS been top notch.
Are any of those speed up software's worth thirty bucks (or whatever)? Do they actually provide a NOTICEABLE increase in speed? Is there one above all others that you would recommend? Is Doubleyourspeed dot com one of those you might recommend???
Thank you very much for all of your help, and hope everyone has a wonderful and most importantly SAFE holiday season. If you're drinking, please don't drive, ok??
ADDED IN EDIT: Doh!! I can't seem to count. I got this old thing around the middle or end of 2002. That would make it 9 years old, not 11.
Should've used my fingers and toes I guess.
Sorry to have misled folks.
Edited by OldFatGuy, 12 December 2011 - 03:52 PM.