Help with Vista performance ASAP

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  1. ii CoRrUpT xX

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  2. Ibdc

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    Multiple antivirus programs can sometimes conflict and slow you down.

    One thing you can do is open msconfig by typing it in the start menu search button, and that will get you the list of programs running on startup. If you don't know what something is, google the name to try to figure out what it is. If no results come up, then it's probably a virus, so disable it from running on startup.
     
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  4. OP
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    Thanks but I did that already I think.

    Used this too.
     
  5. KranK

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    Buy bigger ram....and try increase your virtual memory.And try to reduce how many processes you have.
     
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  6. OP
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    For how much?
     
  7. Ibdc

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    That laptop model comes with 1GB of RAM stock, which I would assume is two 512mb sticks, so your best bet would be to go with two 1GB sticks and switch them out.
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    That should compatible, and the price is reasonable.
     
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  8. OP
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    I think I have already updated my memory though. Is there a way to tell?
     
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    Right click my computer and hit propeties, (windows logo key + pause/break opens the same window) in the general tab it should tell you somewhere towards the bottom.
     
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    Yeah I'd say it's definitely time for a RAM upgrade. That or time for a downgrade to xp. Your call, either way you'll get better performance.
     
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  12. OP
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    Can I buy an RAM stick or whatever from a local store such as Best Buy?
     
  13. TorMenT

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    Yes. RAM can be bought at local stores such as best buy :wink:
     
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    So now what exactly should I be buying?
     
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    If you dont' want to buy it online, even though you will find MUCH better deals, you can always tell the people at best buy what kind of laptop you have and they will suggest what RAM you should get.
     
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  17. OP
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    Yes but if I want to buy through Best Buy then won't I be looking for something different?

    Like is there a certain brand I need or an ammount of memory?

    Sorry I do not know anything in this field.

    Oh ok. Well I havn't really bought anything through the internet yet, so I thought it would be easier through Best Buy.
     
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    Easier maybe. But over the internet you will save lots of money. Sites like Newegg are definitely trusted. I have bought from them many times.
     
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    I would expect that exact same model of RAM to go for at-least $50 at a local best buy...
     
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  20. OP
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    And how to convince my parents of this...where do I start :mellow:
     
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