Slow computer.

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  1. Dan Whalen

    Dan Whalen Stunt Coordinator

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    My computer is extremely slow. What can I do to get it to run faster, short of buying a new one (this one's not even payed off yet)? It's a Gateway and it's a couple of years old. I'm a computer idiot, so if you all have any suggestions I need them in laymans terms.[​IMG] Thanks.
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  2. Carl Johnson

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    What are you trying to do? The answers for speeding up your web surfing, printing, or game playing would be different.
     
  3. Dan Whalen

    Dan Whalen Stunt Coordinator

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    Mainly web surfing.
     
  4. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

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    What browser are you using? What are the current specs for processor and RAM. Any computer will surf fast over a broadband connection unless its all full of junk and not optimized. I've got my in-laws 200Mhz over here working on it and its on my lan, getting a broadband connection, and because its a fresh install and pretty bare bones in the software, it loads web pages almost as fast as my daily-use 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM. Give us a few more details to work with.
     
  5. Carl Johnson

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    How are you connected to the internet? A brand new top of the line computer connected to a dialup isp will be slower than an older model connected to a cable modem.
     
  6. Robert_Gaither

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    If you don't use a fast connection service (like cable or DSL) then at least consider getting more memory, a V92 compatible modem (these seem to hook up at a slightly higher rate), and maybe consider changing to a different OS (I run a dual 98SE/XP computer and XP seem to always hook at 53200 vs the 49999 or 50000 that 98 hooks up and the pages seem to load twice as fast as well).
     

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