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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    In the main the only thing that I have ever messed around with inside PCs and laptops is RAM. When computers become sluggish, (despite all manner of regular scans!), I just upgrade the RAM.
    If your system is not maxing out the RAM use, adding more RAM won't make much of a difference. 8GB is more than enough for basic web browsing. You'd get a bigger performance gain by installing an SSD.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Sheboygan, WI
    Run Win 10 pro 64bit on a old Dell Optiplex 755 with 2 GB of ram.
    I DO USE a SSD though and find it pleny fast enough.

    Getting more than 5 MB in the temp folders does slow it down, therefore I use TFC (Temp File Cleaner)by oldtimer to clean up once week.

    Even use it on this new Toshiba which has 6GB of ram.

    Since windows can not do this, here are the specs , yes I booted to a USB linux stick.

    inxi -Fxz
    System:    Host: antiX1 Kernel: 4.0.5-antix.2-amd64-smp x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.9.2)
               Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
               Distro: antiX-15-V_x64-full Killah P 30 June 2015
    Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite E45W-C v: PSLZAU-00L00E
               Mobo: FF40 model: 06A0 v: 2.0 Bios: INSYDE v: 5.00 date: 07/01/2015
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-5015U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8383
               clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 804 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 799 MHz
               4: 2100 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
               Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.5, 256 bits)
               GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
               Sound: ALSA v: k4.0.5-antix.2-amd64-smp
    Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 508.1GB (0.5% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
               ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: JumpDrive size: 8.0GB
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: 27.8C
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 192 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 206.0/5885.5MB
               Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
               Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.2.25

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Sheboygan, WI
    I vary seldom hit 2 GB used.
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  4. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Thanks for all tips. Like the Old Timer scan. I am getting a laptop and will then start messing with the PC once the laptop is capable of the PC's tasks! Updating the BIOS and then swapping the RAM around. Your comments have been a real education! I have been watching the Windows Task Manager....Performance. Typically the memory usage runs at 88%. (There are 4 blocks of 4GB seen but only 2 of them active! So that is 88% of 8.183GB). I think that ultimately it will be a new motherboard and an SSD!

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Sheboygan, WI
    That SSD will have you jumping for joy!
    I go with a 240 for Windows.

    Yes, TFC by oldtimer is a winner.

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