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Frustratingly slow PC, advice needed
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Posted March 23, 2008 at 4:57PM
My PC is frustratingly slow, often freezing and taking forever to load applications like Windows Media Player, various games (I think I already have the minimum requirements for them like The Sims 2 etc) my photo software, mp3 software etc. I often have to wait even just right clicking for properties on my desktop- I'm more used to seeing the eggtimer than the arrow..
Would it be worth me getting a new PC and starting from scratch with a better operating system? I'm a little naive when it comes to computer specifications. I use my PC mainly for music, the internet and gaming and just want a PC that when you click something - it happens and you don't have to wait for it to load almost everytime. I also would like a computer where games like The Sims 2 would run smoothly even with all the add on packs, and would last me so I could upgrade in the future.
It would be easier for me to get a new computer from PC world - would this one deliver what I need or could any one point me in the right direction of what I should be looking for?
Packard Bell iXtreme 8520 + LG 22" Widescreen TFT Monitor
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6550 2.33GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB Cache Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium 2GB Memory 320GB Hard Drive Dual Layer DVD Rewriter 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS Graphics 15 in 1 Media Card Reader 6 USB connections 22" LG Widescreen Monitor
I think all the information is below for my current computer, any advice would be appreciated, budget is £800 Max. Many thanks for your help
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
System Manufacturer: eMachines, Inc.
System Model: Imperial
BIOS: Revision 0.90
Processor: Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.30GHz
Memory: 254MB RAM
Page File: 382MB used, 242MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Name: Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip Type: Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
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Posted March 24, 2008 at 4:19PM
I'm with Fruit Bat /\0/\ on this one first thing is to give a good clean up you will be amazed at the difference esspecially if lots of spyware
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