A41202813, on 17 October 2009 - 03:17 PM, said:
I Forgot To Mention The Updates For The Office.
Pentium 4 3.2Ghz.
WINXPPROSP3 With 512Mb Ram (Plus Virtual Between 1Gb And 3Gb).
HDD 80Gb / 7Gb Free, But With 20Gb Free Was The Same.
44 Processes Now, Commit Charge: 531M / 1473M.
Right Now I Am Using Winamp, 2 Windows With FF, And The Task Manager.
Obviously The Machine Is Not Slow All The Time, But When It Is, Is Much Slower Than In The Past Year.
Hey A4 !!
Well, as I said , that HDD is actually slowing down the search and retrieve process. Ram at 512 is also Very low , no matter HowMuch Virtual you have.
McAfee is a HOG on XP with so little ram. My Daughter's notebook with XP and 1 Gig of ram , 100 Gig HDD and a 2Gig single core AMD was also slowing
down until I got rid of McAfee.
You could , if you don't need all of those programs, clean out the Hdd . It should not be more than 60 , 65 % full to retain some feel of speed.
So, one stick of Ram @1Gig , unload the HDD , get rid of McAfee , clean out the old restore points and Temps files then do a good defrag with JK Defrag.
. This new version has five processes in it . The first is for Slow Optimize (this is VERY slow) , the second is for Fast Update , the
third is for Fast Optimize and the fourth is Defrag and the last one is for Analyze. Use only the Second , Third and Fourth processes.
Now , once all of this is done , I would suggest you visit Black Viper to lighten up XP on the processes side. This will definitely help your boots and speed.
Scroll down a bit and look at what he suggests you do with some of those unnecessary processes (Do NOt disable unless you Really won't use them)
Also , WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU ARE DISABLING . this will make it easier if you want to re-enable those processes.
Whatcha think ? Do you really want a fast XP or not.