hi.. this is mike from india.. can anyone one tell me, my computer is too slow.. it has 256mb ram only.?

it was quite good before, but now its too slow.. can i increase the speed of my computer without replacing the old RAM?? any possible ways to increasr the speed..??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    there are many reasons that can cuase your coputer slower than before:

    -Using alot of programs(Games, Design sofware...)

    -Virus (Trojan horse and the other viruses...)

    In this case you need to set up programm that u can trust like : Avast , Kasper sky etc.

    +Avast is trail version http://www.avast.com/

    +kaper sky is free for 1 month http://www.kaspersky.com/fr/productupdates

    Hope this can help you!

    Source(s): I used to meet this problem.
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    1 decade ago

    Scan your PC for spyware. Spyware will slow it down.All of these are ones that I personally use and all are free.

    AVG Removes I-Worm/Stration · BackDoor.Generic3.GBB and .GBC · Worm/Generic.FX · Exploit.WMF

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5

    Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    http://superantispyware.com/

    SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware that other products miss! SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones!

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    Make sure after you download any of these, that you update them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ensure this:

    1. get rid of scrap files, empty ur recycle bin

    2. uninstall unnecessary unused softwares from control panel---add/remove prpgrams

    2. scan ur computer and get rid of viruses,if there is any

    3. start up---accessories----systm tools----disk cleanup----disk defragmentation

    follow this regularly

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  • 1 decade ago

    get 1gb ram and get the processor checked by an engineer see if its a genuine intel processor

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  • 1 decade ago

    check for virus in ur computer.

    then check whether u have more than one OS installed in ur computer b'cause this may also decrease the speed of ur computer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    needs to be cleaned of junk that accumulates- run Disc cleanup and then disk defragmenter in C: accessories/system tools

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well, you could buy a new ram and add it up so you wont need to dispose the old one

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    1 decade ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    get rid of any viruses, and thing like that...

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