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Posted 02 January 2011 - 07:37 AM

i want to get it as fast as i can !!!!
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:19 AM

View PostAsus70, on 02 January 2011 - 07:37 AM, said:

i want to get it as fast as i can !!!!

Hi, and welcome to the forums.
To get the most accurate responses we'll need more information about your laptop. Generally speaking, however, the only way to speed up most laptops is by increasing the RAM (if it isn't already maxed out) and upgrading the hard drive to SSD (very expensive, and Windows 7 is needed for Trim support).
What are the specs for your PC?
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:52 AM

View Postcompnovo, on 02 January 2011 - 08:19 AM, said:

View PostAsus70, on 02 January 2011 - 07:37 AM, said:

i want to get it as fast as i can !!!!

Hi, and welcome to the forums.
To get the most accurate responses we'll need more information about your laptop. Generally speaking, however, the only way to speed up most laptops is by increasing the RAM (if it isn't already maxed out) and upgrading the hard drive to SSD (very expensive, and Windows 7 is needed for Trim support).
What are the specs for your PC?

And uninstall unused apps, you may also want to run CCleaner.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:00 AM

View PostHoop, on 02 January 2011 - 08:52 AM, said:

And uninstall unused apps, you may also want to run CCleaner.


And type msconfig in the search window under the start button, go to the startup tab and uncheck what doesn't need to "turn on" and run when you boot.
Becareful here, only do what you know.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:08 AM

There are some security software that can slow you performance, as in accessing files etc. You can check out your AV to see where it stands on that front from here:

http://www.av-compar...ce_dec_2010.pdf

http://www.antivirus...ng/performance/

You could also run a HD defrag/optimize scan.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:54 AM

The last time I ran a cleanup and defragged the drive completely (MFT and all) it really made a differece:)
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:24 PM

You could also reinstall Windows - it can cause a major increase in speed if you install/uninstall programs a lot and the install is at least 6 months old.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:26 PM

View Postcompnovo, on 02 January 2011 - 08:19 AM, said:

View PostAsus70, on 02 January 2011 - 07:37 AM, said:

i want to get it as fast as i can !!!!

Hi, and welcome to the forums.
To get the most accurate responses we'll need more information about your laptop. Generally speaking, however, the only way to speed up most laptops is by increasing the RAM (if it isn't already maxed out) and upgrading the hard drive to SSD (very expensive, and Windows 7 is needed for Trim support).
What are the specs for your PC?


Thank You all for the replies!!! ok specs are; 2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium III processor,64 kilobyte primary memory cache,
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache,250.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
,230.50 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space,2048 Megabytes Installed Memory, bus clock 200 megahertz,and running a windows xp professional operating system. i was also wandering if over clocking would help, if that can be done with my specs? I may need to reinstall windows,it's a few years old and i have uninstalled alot of stuff...
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:31 PM

View PostRommel, on 02 January 2011 - 10:00 AM, said:

View PostHoop, on 02 January 2011 - 08:52 AM, said:

And uninstall unused apps, you may also want to run CCleaner.


And type msconfig in the search window under the start button, go to the startup tab and uncheck what doesn't need to "turn on" and run when you boot.
Becareful here, only do what you know.

Rommel


thanx, i have gone through that step i may need to double check as i may have missed some things.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:16 AM

View PostAsus70, on 03 January 2011 - 07:26 PM, said:

ok specs are; 2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium III processor,64 kilobyte primary memory cache,
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache,250.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
,230.50 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space,2048 Megabytes Installed Memory, bus clock 200 megahertz,and running a windows xp professional operating system. i was also wandering if over clocking would help, if that can be done with my specs? I may need to reinstall windows,it's a few years old and i have uninstalled alot of stuff...

In all honesty, I don't think there's a lot you can do to speed up your PC. With your setup increasing RAM won't show any benefits (and I suspect you're maxed out, anyway) and it's unlikely you'll be able to upgrade or overclock that processor. A clean reinstall of WinXP Pro will give you a boost, so I think you're on the right track there. Just be discriminating about the applications you install afterwards and avoid antivirus suites, they're resource hogs. There are lots of good, free AV programs available that have low overhead.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:03 AM

View PostAsus70, on 03 January 2011 - 07:26 PM, said:

Thank You all for the replies!!! ok specs are; 2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium III processor,64 kilobyte primary memory cache,
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache,250.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
,230.50 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space,2048 Megabytes Installed Memory, bus clock 200 megahertz,and running a windows xp professional operating system. i was also wandering if over clocking would help, if that can be done with my specs? I may need to reinstall windows,it's a few years old and i have uninstalled alot of stuff...


Thank you Asus for getting back to us with your follow up acknowledgments of posts, and providing your specs, we appreciate it. :D
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

Asus,

Just to get a feel for what you mean by slow, could you do the following: Time how long it takes for Windows to start up. I want to know the time scheme that it takes from the time that you login to your user account to the time that everything is ready and you're able to open your web browser and surf the internet WITHOUT having to wait for the computer to actually allow this.
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