computer slowdown

Philippines
October 20, 2006 4:12pm CST
My computer is really slow. I'm planning to buy another one but i would like to ask what causes a slowdown. Is it because of the processor or the hard drive?
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19 responses
@lrajnish (171)
• India
30 Oct 06
your computer might slow down due to various reasons.. 1. Virus in your pc 2. Bios setting... (check if u have disabled external or internal cache) 3. check your system restore... (disable it, then restart ur pc and then re enable it) 4. Scandisk your harddisk and defrag it after that 5. DO NOT OVERCLOCK UR PROCESSOR. IT WILL BURN OUT FASTER try all the tricks i have told u and see the difference if not then just re format ur pc again and everything will be fine... also consider of upgrading ram to min of 256 mb
• Philippines
1 Nov 06
How do I check my BIOS?
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
25 Nov 06
try "cleaning" your harddrive first. Use CCCleaner, Defrag to clean "useless" files that crowds your PC
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• Philippines
25 Nov 06
I already have a defragmenter. My cpu has reached its lifetime. I searched for socket A AMDs in my area but found none. Fortunately there are still on the net and I've found brand new ones at $20. Now I don't need to buy another mobo and new rams.
@sellj75 (208)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Your processor and memory will have a lot to do with how slow your computer runs. Even though it may have been fast when you first got it, what kind of programs were you running then compared to now. A lot of the new programs use more memory and cause the computer to slow down more. The other listings on here are really great advice as well. As far as building one, its not very hard. I'm almost finished building a new AMD Sempron. I'd be done if I hadn't run out of mony before things to buy:)
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• Philippines
1 Nov 06
How much have you spent so far?
@seenoreen (562)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
with your computer's specifications, you would need to upgrade your processor and add more RAM. about 512MB would be a great help if you don't want to upgrade your processor right now. If you plan to upgrade your processor, I suggest you do not buy any more RAM because they will be useless. Buying a new processor requires a new motherboard and different type of RAM as well.
• Philippines
1 Nov 06
Crap. That means buying another motherboard.
@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
Optional: Try Overclocking your processor (if you know how or if you know someone) Try This: -Format your HD Un-Defragmented HD, HD with lots of file will cause some lag(these are the softwares installed, running) -Add another 128 RAM - RAM now are cheap -Install Win98 instead of XP -Greatly increase your Virtual Memory -Read some of my tutorials posted...
• Philippines
1 Nov 06
I always defragment my HD. I can't install win98. Some important software I use will only run with XP. I'm thinking of just upgrading the processor with an Intel dual core and leave the rest intact. Would that be okay?
@cuteboy (171)
• India
24 Oct 06
Check ur system harddrive for any viruses...They are the real culprits which may slow down the comp.....And also check that c drive is not too much loaded...with programmes.. If all the things are right ...then the processor is some what old..I mean it has somewhat slow processing speed... Check ...and correct... Have a nice time..
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• Philippines
24 Oct 06
I am careful enough not to allow viruses and malwares. My computer, old as it is, is multi-fortified. Like a medieval fortress! lol
@blessonje (1652)
• India
23 Oct 06
mostly processor...wat abt the ram?
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• Philippines
24 Oct 06
128 MB.
@jaypee2k6 (304)
• Philippines
23 Oct 06
you might have spywares on your computer or you might need to upgrade your memory
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• Philippines
24 Oct 06
I'm really good at that. I have less than a dozen anti-spywares. Plus an anti-virus and firewall that are all up to date.
• India
22 Oct 06
i wud suggest u to buy a new processor...bcoz harddisk cannot cause a slowdown...
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• Philippines
22 Oct 06
Even if it's old? My HD doesn't have any errors, though. So maybe you're right.
@zubair439 (3188)
• India
22 Oct 06
the reason behind that is ur processor is very slow.... 700 AMD
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• Philippines
22 Oct 06
But when I first bought it was really fast.
@y2ksuprio (850)
• India
20 Oct 06
their are thousands of reasons why does a computer slow down.at frist could u give me ur computer configuration then i can tell u.
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• Philippines
21 Oct 06
700 AMD, 128 MB Ram, less than 20 GB Hard disk. It's 5 years old (or older since I don't buy brand news). It's really slow but it's still okay. But I'm planning to assemble my own and maybe I can just replace either the hard drive or processor? It's actually noisy when it's busy. So could that be just the hard drive? I'm also planning to overclock the processor.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
25 Nov 06
try "cleaning" your harddrive first. Use CCCleaner, Defrag to clean "useless" files that crowds your PC
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• India
25 Nov 06
I think u can increase your RAM memory size. If ur processor is Pentium III then 256MB is the maximum capacity.
@kittu007 (946)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Same with me....
• India
13 Nov 06
hard drive remove register files unwanted using reg cleaner softwares
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@xxxtreme (321)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
i agree
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@J_peso (2434)
• United States
30 Oct 06
prolly u have too many prgs running or its justall of them anti spywares n antiviruses runnin.........Formatting the system would be an option you could consider:) usually slow down due to age takes longer"_"
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@ahalapia (946)
• United States
30 Oct 06
You could go to this website a run a free scan it will tell you everything thats running and what you can take out to make your computer run faster. It even offers online forums to help you if need be. www.pcpitstop.com
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• United States
1 Nov 06
I've read all the comments. So im skipping to this. I've built alot of computers. I can say without the monitor, keyboard and mouse. You can build one for about $350-$500. You can get a case about $30 or less get an ASUS mobo or PC CHIP mobo asus is better but more money into it pc chips do well and much cheaper Get AMD SEMPRON 2800+ or higher, chances are you can find at a computer store that have both mobo and processor together for a better deal. get 512MB which is around $60 or less. try newegg.com or ebay keep your hard drive and/or get a new one and use the old for just plain data/back up most of the mobo's video is fine, but if you do watch or do anything with graphics, get a video card, radeon or nvidia around $45 max, don't need anything higher than that and for dvd+rw are cheap now a days.
• Philippines
1 Nov 06
Some stores here sell brand new computers for less than $500.