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How can I speed up my computer?


Processing speed. Everything I do is very, very slow. Including typing this message. I have to wait for the cursor to "catch up". Short of up-grading, what can I do to "speed-up" processing times?


This question was answered on April 15, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Upgrading is the best option if you are processing too slowly This does not necessarily mean buying a brand new computer You may be able to upgrade your existing system for much less cost The first thing I would try would be to add additional RAM (Random Access Memory) The price of memory has dropped off in recent years and this may give a decent boost to your old system Be sure to research the type of memory you will need and how much RAM your system will support

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Posted by Jeff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 15, 2002