Having a slow computer can lessen enjoyment of being on the internet.

@deeeky (3667)
Edinburgh, Scotland
April 9, 2008 7:47am CST
I use ccleaner and has a dramatic effort and seems to get rid of the items that were slowing the computer down. What do you use to quicken your computer?
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9 responses
9 Apr 08
My problem was that my computer did not have enough memory. I wanted to do more with my computer than it was able to. So, I got a 1gb memory chip and things are running a lot faster. I also use the disk cleaner and defrag every week.
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Apr 08
Memory does really help, as the computer starts to use the hard disc as memory and that can slow the computer considerably as the processer has to go back and forth for the data.
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@Darkwing (21588)
9 Apr 08
I have broadband, a live box, everything I can to keep my computer to speed, but occasionally, my security programme or my e-mail slows it down. When this happens, I just reboot and everything is back up to speed again. Brightest Blessings.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Apr 08
Everthing should be constant from boot up so if the computer starts to slow down there must be an interference building up in one of the programmes. It might be better deleteing the browsing history rather than boot up.
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@Darkwing (21588)
9 Apr 08
I clear my cache at least once a day, and do a defrag once a week, unless I think it needs more.
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Apr 08
That a good way if it needs more often depending on the amount of internet sites that have been visited.
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Apr 08
it is really annoying if your computer slow in respond to any command. you wait couple of minutes before if opens the window. before experience very slow and it take 10 minutes before my computer open. but i solve the problem by deleting all files on my computer after i got the back up (burn it into hte cd) so no files inside then i defrag. from now on my computer is now faster to respond.
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Apr 08
Having a back is good but not so good if the back up has to be continually used to get rid of bugs as that takes a lot more time.
@ahalapia (946)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I make sure that I defrag at least once a week and check my control panel often to make sure there is nothing there that is not in use or that is not supposed to be there among a few other things, it's a pretty old computer but it still runs pretty good (fingers crossed}.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
10 Apr 08
When you have your fingers crossed it must be difficult to use the mouse sometimes.
@ahalapia (946)
• United States
12 Apr 08
LOL, How true
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Apr 08
And even if we ourselves are getting on a bit we can still function as good as a computer.
@jason_co (408)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Yah I agree with you there. I have experience this situation. When I still have a dial-up connection. I have fell asleep when I was surfing the net. Because it takes long to load a page.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
15 Apr 08
Surfing the net on dial-up is like watching pait dry sometimes
12 Apr 08
I don't use anything. I just format once awhile, that keeps the computer clean.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Apr 08
Formatting can really take a long time is a bit drastic to go to that length.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
i just defrag my laptop whenever i see that it kinda slows down
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
10 Apr 08
I notice that defragging my laptop take a lot longer than my desktop!
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I use Ccleaner as well. I found it gets rid of a lot more then just using the delete section under Internet tools. When I first got it I looked to see what cookies it found. It found ones from sites I hadn't been to in a year and I had been deleting my cookies quite a bit. I've really noticed a difference when I use it. I also defrag regularly and when needed do a reboot. Often times that is what it needs, is just rebooting to get it to start moving normally again.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
10 Apr 08
It is great that we come across a programme that helps us that little bit extra and finds the problems that other programmes miss.
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@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
9 Apr 08
Well, if my computer is slowing down, I will firstly ensure the startup programs are minimised to the ones that are necessary for use, defrag my hard disks to make sure the data are more organised and lastly, to uninstall the programs and clear those files and folders (including browser cache)... But of course, these only help a little at speeding up the computer. If upgrading of components is above my budget, I will probably choose to overclock my system instead....At least the cooling fans will be cheaper than the components..
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Apr 08
What you have done is to give the workload of the fans less to do in keeping the processor cooler. Well done!
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