I notice three issues on here
1, This is simply for information and of course your choice
You have just 1GB of ram in two 512MB sticks
The computer has two ram slots, easily accessible from the base I think, by reomoving a plate normally held with two small screws
You would notice a tremendous difference in performance by increasing that ram to 2GB - one GB in each slot, you would therefore have to replace both sticks
A cheaper option would be to replace ONE and therefore have 1.5GB
To ensure you have the correct ram go here, but it is DDR2 PC2-5300 (333 MHz)http://www.crucial.c...drammemory.aspx
let them scan the system and they will confirm that you have, as I have said the two sticks of 512MB and two slots
I think the laptop can take 2GB, it maybe 4GB but the scan will tell you
If it can take 2GB then it is, as I said, a choice between replacing both, to 2GB or one to 1.5GB
I am sure you have the gist by now
You do not have to buy from Crucial, but be careful about buying unbranded cheap ram of the internet it is rarely a good idea.
Cost of the 2GB in tow sticks of 1GB each about £22.00
AS I said only for information , if you feel yourself, that it is worthwhile and you notice a lack of performance especially when downloading, watching video etc.
2. This is more important your antivirus according to the Speccy is AVG
Company Name: GrisoftDisplay Name: AVG 7.5.518Product Version: 7.5.518
That is an OLD version, no longer supported and will not ensure you are protected.
Either go to AVG and update it to the latest free edition
if you wish my advice, I would say use one of thesehttp://www.geekstogo...yware-software/
as the latest AVG is somewhat bloated and a rather heavy user of resources
I use Microsoft Security Essentials it is free, unobtrusive and regularly updated, but not as heavy user of resources as AVG
However the cchoice is yours but you certainly need to do something.
If you are going to change, uninstall the AVG - by going start, all programs and then on he AVG you should find when you hold on that entry the uninstall
If not programs and features and uninstall from there
Then install the one you choose
3. You have windows defender enabled
Windows Defender: Enabled
With the old AVG that is not a bad idea.
MSE will automatically disable Windows Defender.
If you choose another anti virus such as Avast, Avira or indeed you do choose to stay with the updated AVG - disable Windows Defender.
Open Defender and on the tools tab click TURN OFF
Finally see this
Memory Usage: 74 %
Available Physical: 258 MB
Total Virtual: 2.23 GB
Available Virtual: 1.31 GB
That means that you have, even just running Speccy only 258MB of physical ram available and the system is having to use 1GB of Hard drive space as ram that is the virtual memory
It is not quite that simple but I am sure you have the idea of it.
You certainly would see a benefit.
HOWEVER if the laptop is only used for basic office docs, eg letters etc and simple browsing it may not be a matter you consider worthwhile from the cost aspect
There is nothing else I see on Speccy.
You may uninstall it if you wish - Control Panel - programs and features.
NOW please send me this, but her who must be obeyed is on her way home after two weeks away with her sister-in-law, so I will not be looking at it until tomorrowI will post that in a minute or so when I have it copied and pasted - done so separate post below