Tweaks for XP on Old PC

  Anti_Virus 12:32 06 Feb 06
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Hi, I've got a new pc, so i've got all my important files off my old one onto the new, then i formatted my old one (a Y2K Dell Dimension XPS T700r) and put xp on there just as a little home project. Well it's fine at the mo, but makes a lot of noise, also, i've heard that xp can overclock old processors (698 MHz (also 128MB RAM)). Just wandering if there are any tweaks for xp that could make it run smoother on an old pc? cause i'm gunna give it to my young cousin so he can have it to play about. Anyway, anything that could help would be much appreciated, cheers

  Strawballs 12:41 06 Feb 06

Upping the ram to at least 256 would help greatly

  xania 13:17 06 Feb 06

The system will work better at 256k, but I would recommend 512k - and its so cheap now. Also, that hard disk is quite slow by today's standards and could be a candidate for replacement.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:20 06 Feb 06

Cut down on the number of services and programs that start automatically

Services click here

Sartup programs (start -run- Msconfig start up tab) all you really need is firewall and antivirus and antispy.

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