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Offline Gimpy

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speeding up the perfomance for windows xp (sp3)
« on: November 05, 2013, 04:06:56 PM »
hey guys, I have been browsing the web for a few days now looking for remedies for my computer. i have an old seanix running windows xp (wich i had to reinstall, thinking it would solve the problem) with an amd anthon processor. There is currently no graphics card in it, just the one thats built in i guess you would say. The problem with it is its extrmely slow, im talking like tortise slow and im wondering if there are any free methods i can use to make it somewhat faster and game compatable (such as runescape private servers etc) ive tried pc cleaning it and drive cleaning it and nothing seemed to help at all, the program i used for that was reginout. also it seems to lagg extrmely hard on youtube and any other site that requires common plugins. Are there anyways i can speed it up and make it run almost like new, im on a student budget atm so i cant really buy anything :(

(P.s it used to be an old school computer and has probably had many active accounts on it)

Thanks!

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speeding up the perfomance for windows xp (sp3)
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Re: speeding up the perfomance for windows xp (sp3)
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 04:25:23 PM »
Please dont double post, I get an notification on every post made so I will always answer a post :-)

The slow down really comes down to hardware. If the hard drive is old and slow that will make it slow more than anything. And the CPU if it is a single or multiple core will make a difference.

As for some Windows tweaks you can use my program here. :wink:

http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/simple_system_tweaker.html

Other than that, without upgrading hardware there is much you can do when it is hardware slowness.

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Re: speeding up the perfomance for windows xp (sp3)
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 04:58:23 PM »
Thanks shane :) very sorry for double posting but when i put it in the misc folder it got delted somehow so i just moved it to this section, i will try some of those tweaks.
also i think it is only a dual core proccessor and possibly a single (my knowledge with hardware is very slim)

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Re: speeding up the perfomance for windows xp (sp3)
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 05:28:51 PM »
Just tried those tweaks and oh my! it actualy did the trick, i can stably game and browse! Thanks shane  :artist:

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Re: speeding up the perfomance for windows xp (sp3)
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 09:22:16 PM »
Glad it helped :-D

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Re: speeding up the perfomance for windows xp (sp3)
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 09:22:16 PM »

 

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