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speed up my sons pc

JFK

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Joined
Feb 11, 2007
Messages
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#1
Hi, my son has a desktop with a AMD sempron 2600, fitted to a ASRock K8VM800 motherboard, his hard drive is 2X 40gb 7200rpm ATA 133 and his memory is 256 mb PC3200 DDR-RAM. The operating system is windows XP home. His pc seems to run slow, which of the above would I need to change to improve his performance.
Best Regards
John.
 

bigmack73

FPCH Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2006
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Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows XP - Home Edition
#2
There is one option, is to defragment the hard drives. That helps my system.

To defrag, right click on the hard drive, then the tools tab, then the defragment now button.

I hope that will help you.
 

SS

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Feb 14, 2007
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Bristol
#3
Defragging is a good idea.

But 256MB is not a lot of memory to run Windows in (although technically possible). In general terms, adding memory is the quickest and easiest way to add performance (not raw speed) to a PC. Personally, I recommend nothing less than 1GB of RAM, more if you possibly can.