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Ways to speed up Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Windows' started by shyampc, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. shyampc

    shyampc New Member

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    I have a PC with WinXP installed. Since after installing this, the PC is slow especially while more browser windows are open. How can I speed up the PC?
     
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    Upgrade your XP and if it does not solve the issue increase the hardware configuration of your PC
     
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    Thank you for the response and advice.

    What do you mean by upgrading XP? hat are the specs to increase my hardware configuration?
     
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    My pleasure

    By Upgrading the XP I meant to get the latest SP and updates available from MS.

    I can tell if you have some basic configuration known to us but you can always increase the RAM for some performance gain.
     
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    shyampc New Member

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    I have Win XP Pro SP2. My PC is P4 1.7 GHZ with 256 MB of RAM.
     
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    Upgrading this to 512MB or 1 GB is a good option.
     
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    What will be the cost of 512, 1 GB and 2 GB RAM?
     
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    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    For that you need to contact your local vendor or search in ebay.
     
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    Thank you - can you suggest a few reputed websites apart from eBay that sell these products at competitive prices ?
     
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    Google is the best solution here.
     
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    Thanks. I got a link. I think the prices are competitive. Here is the link;
     
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    new egg is a good online vender. and you could also try tiger direct.
     
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    and i have few optimizing strategy which i employ for best performance --- and that would be
    1.increasing virtual memory
    2.setting windows for best performance
    3.doing few regedits or call it registry hacks
     
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    Increasing virtual memory will actually degrade the performance of the system because when your system needs extra memory it pulls the memory from the permanent media i.e. Hard disk and that operation will always be slower. So its always good to have the high speed memory enough and keep the virtual memory to a bear minimum for optimal performance.
     

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