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Oh... and I firmly believe in an external firewall.  Routers are good.

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Re: Thinking about a new Computer

bensonp wrote:

Now the RAm thing might be what I need.  It still runs slow and even videos on YouTube keep stopping and starting a lot.  I do have a thing tat comes up often that says something about memory.  I'll bet thats it.  Memory is cheap, maybe I'll check into that

If that is the case, you have too many items running at once.  Take a look at the menu bar on the right.  If you have a ton of little icons down there, that is what is taking up all your resources.  Start turning them off one by one and see what happens.

Computers don't "slow down" as they get older.  They just get more and more crap installed that consume more and more resources, leaving less for the things you actually want to do.  Everything seems to have some sort of "monitor" program that is going to help you out in some way, but really all it does is consume memory and disk.

Try this on Windows.  Go to your control panel and select "add/remove programs."  Look at the list and sort it by frequency  of use.  If there is anything on there that you haven't used within 90 days, uninstall it.  When that is done, run your disk defrag, restart your machine, and see if that doesn't give you a bit more performance.

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Pete did you ever set a system restore point,if so that may do the trick.

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Re: Thinking about a new Computer

bensonp wrote:

As with everything else, my computer has slowed down after 3+ years of good service and I am thinking about a new one.

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Pete RAM is always good. Since your getting that note,,, you really have too much in your C drive.  Move more stuff to that external you said you have. Get C as clean as possible this way.

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Pete if you go too personal computers or better known as PC world.com    pc world they have alot of people you can ask and you can get lots of free virus,spywhare etc there.

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