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not the normal slow PC question, becomes unusable quickly


bumpkin
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Hi all, I have an old Sony Vaio, P4 2.8 XPhome. Used primarily as a monitor for CCTV. Worked fine for years. I also use it as a back up PC and my daughter has recently been using it for normal things, web browsing, banking, facebook etc. About a month back it started to become noticeably slow. Now from bootup it will take 1 to 2hrs before it becomes unusable, reboot and it is fine again for a few hrs. Tried everything I could think of including another Hdd with a new instal of XP Pro, still the same problem. memory a bit on the small side at 512 but I would have thought that was enough for what is required. Also has the same problem if I take the CCTV out of the equation. Has to be hardware in my opinion but need help please.

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bumpkin

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rdave13, I see your point, it is a tricky choice hence me asking. Working very well at the moment as I suspect it would with either option. Best left alone for now I think, thanks for getting back.

Ray

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rdave13

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bumpkin , thanks for the feed back. If it's working well then I'd leave it 'as is' also.

Unless I'd have a few idle moments...

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Secret-Squirrel

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" I put the cards in earlier and the difference is amazing, so quick now, a pleasure to use."

Thanks for the feedback :)

PS: If you want to prove that 2GB will make a difference to your PC's performance then check Task Manager's Commit Charge - Peak section and if its value is 1500000 (1.5GB) or greater then it'd be better to use all four of those eBay modules bringing it up to 2GB of RAM. However, I think that 1.5GB is going to more than enough for an XP PC with your modest requirements.

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