Slow running computer?
Question: Quick, Slow, Slow - Does your computer remind you of ballroom dancing?
Answer: In ballroom dancing, 'quick, slow, slow' is a tempo for the feet to follow, and all is well. If your computer was running 'quick' but now is 'slow, slow', it may be time for a spring tune-up! Here are a few suggestions to help your computer run at its peak performance.
1) Replace AVG anti-virus software with some other brand such as AVAST.
For your benefit, and as part of Motherlode Internet's commitment to its subscribers, an upgrade to AVAST (and removal of AVG or other anti-virus program) is yours at no charge. Simply bring your computer into the MLI office!
2) Check the amount of RAM memory in your computer.
Computers with only the bare minimum acceptable amount of RAM memory are most at risk of slowing to agonizingly lethargic levels of speed. For Windows XP with 256MB or less, or Windows Vista with 512MB or less, a memory upgrade is in order. If your wife's or husband's computer seems to start and run much faster than yours, you may be a victim of low RAM memory.
Here's how to check your RAM memory: Look on the desktop for 'My Computer'
Typical memory for an average computer is as follows: Windows XP - 512MB or more (at least 512MB is recommended). Windows Vista - 2GB to 4GB (at least 2GB is recommended).
Mother Lode Internet can install the additional memory at a modest cost to you.
3) Check the processing speed of the computer ('CPU' speed).
4) Remove temporary Internet files.
Well, we have covered some ideas to speed up your 'quick, slow, slow' computer. If you have any questions or comments, please call Mother Lode Internet Tech Support at 209-536-5800.
- Ken Steele - MLI Tech Support