Why is my XP slow?

By learninmypc
Feb 25, 2013
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  1. On my previous XP Pro, it had 512 mb's of ram,yet it was faster than this one & this one has
    3072 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
    Slot 'A1' has 1024 MB
    Slot 'A2' has 512 MB
    Slot 'A3' has 512 MB

    It don't matter much whether I'm using wireless or DSL,its just slow.
    Is its age simply catching up with it :)
    The harddrive looks like this
    Harddrive.JPG
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    Since your an old timer buddy, I can say Upgrade to Windows 7:mad: lol.
    Jokes aside, Is this for work?
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223

    Oh, my W7 is sitting next to it. No, it is not for work. I'll basically be using it to read instruction in here if I need to do something on my W7, God forbid (or other pc). I don't have a printer & my memory is far from perfect. :)
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    Define 'slow'. You mention wireless and DSL - is Internet speed slow?
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223

    On my previous XP with 512 mb's ram, on DSL it was much faster. This XP has more ram but still slow on DSL
    Clicking on any link it can take a minute to get to that webpage. I have defragged it & cleared cache, used ccleaner on it.
    I guess I'll just accept it since its not going to be used every day. My W7 is for that,thank you. Internet speed obviously varies during the day.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    Didn't you have the exact same issue on your Win7 machine? In fact, I'm positive about it.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223

    The only slow part of my W7 is when I go thru the videos here http://www.rightthisminute.com/tv
    other wise its quite fast. :) Much faster than both XP's.
  8. syntaxbreaker

    syntaxbreaker Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    Buddy.. there are factors affecting internet connection speed ;), what browser you are using? does your computer malware free?
  9. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,327   +49

    My suggestion is - don't mix memory sizes - some motherboards kick up a fuss. Take the two 512 out. XP works beautifully on 2Gb.

    Other reasons for a slow XP are too numerous to mention, but disc cleanup is top of the list. Whole subject covered many, many times before.
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223

    I only use Firefox & SeaMonkey & yes, it is malwarefree.
    Yes, I am aware of the ISP speed varying during the day, its just like the interstate. Thank you.:)
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,097   +223

    I've run disk clean up, I've defragged it & I thank everybody for your input. Have a great day. :)
     


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