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Older Laptop

By Justwondering
Aug 19, 2006
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  1. I have an older laptop and have maxed out the ram capacity. While it functions it is very slow and sometimes freezes. My question, is there a way to add memory via USB or some other external connection to allow this unit to function just a little bit longer?
  2. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    nope windows XP doesnt support USB RAM Caching. Windows Vista is the first OS that will natively support using USB keys to supplement system RAM. download and run CCleaner. its a program that delets old windows junk files, and it roots out old, invalid registry entries. It removed 600MB of junk the first time i used it.

    ...AMD
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    If it freezes, then too little RAM is not your problem. You should do a throrough cleanup of Windows or even format and reinstall. Maybe test the RAM and the hard drive just in case.
  4. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    Yes, a good cleanup is advised, especialy if its old and havn't been cleaned maintained for a while..

    Have a read of this great tutorial made by one of our very own at TS:

    How to speed up your PC for Free
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