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So, my computer is a slow peice of sh*t, and i need to put up with it until the end of the summer, when hopefully I will have enough money for a new one.

Anyway, I need some ways to make my computer run faster.
I already cleaned and defragmented the disc.

EDIT:
My google toolbar also says I have around 1800 popups blocked, so I need to know if theres any way to reset that.
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#2
Upgrade the RAM.
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#3
Stop downloading gay porn?
Quote by 2 15/16
I'm hearing a steady *thump thump* from the people above me and I need some porno grooves to play on my bass to give them some background music. Any ideas?


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#5
Quote by Muckle
Windows optimiser....

Is there a link that should go with that?
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#6
Do you use fancy themes or anything? You'd be amazed the difference going to Windows Classic with a plain background could do.

Also, run MSCONFIG and get rid of all the unnecessary background programs that you load on startup (for example printer utilities, camera tools or whatever). Then go through uninstalling all the stuff you don;t use, cut down on the amount of desktop items, and finally go through your documents and organise shit.

Stop using IE with toolbars, and go to Firefox with Adblock Plus.

Then, defragment again, overclock it just a little, and you're good to go.
#8
reformat and install, only install what you NEED, overclock :P

dont be stupid and get adware
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#9
This is a hassle but the only guaranteed way to make your computer faster: back everything up, reformat the drive, install the operating sytem and programs.

Every time you install a new program on your computer it adds stuff in the startup file that slows everything down. You could also go into msconfig and remove programs from the startup.
#10
Stop downloading elephant bestiality, maybe? Or, if you use Limewire, delete it and use uTorrent instead. Or, kill yourself.
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#12
get a starter that you can decide what programs you want to run when you start your pc. CCleaner has this. Just say no to the programs you don't want to run in start-up like messenger, steam...
#13
Nitro of course, haven't you heard? It's what all cool kids do. (At least in Tokyo)
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#14
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Upgrade the RAM.

+1
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#17
get a new comp
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#18
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Nitro of course, haven't you heard? It's what all cool kids do. (At least in Tokyo)

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#19
Quote by slogankid1
get a new comp

I will at the end of the summer, when i have enough money. The one I want is over $1000.
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#21
Dont listen to this guy^
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#22
Quote by Meatball200
ad-aware 2007
spybot search and destroy
Ccleaner

clean all the crap off your desktop

Do you have any links???


Oh, and I just downloaded Firefox, do i need regular internet explorer, or can I just delete that???
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#24
^ Just ignore it but don't delete it.

EDIT: Haha, I meant Internet Explorer.
Greatest misstimed post ever.
IE holds your network settings, so keep it.

Also, start>run>msconfig
Go into startup, and google everything on the list. Anything you can turn off, do so.

And trust me, I bet you my PC is slower.
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Last edited by purplegreendave at May 26, 2008,
#25
Quote by grenade24
Do you have any links???


Oh, and I just downloaded Firefox, do i need regular internet explorer, or can I just delete that???

Believe it or not, it's impossible to delete it. When I got firefox I tried to delete Internet Explore and the files would just re appear into program files.

Damn IE to hell.
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#27
Quote by thundrstruk891
whats overclocking?

The fact that you asked means you should stay well away. It's when you force your pc's hardware to run faster than it's specced.
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#29
Quote by freddaahh
Stop downloading elephant bestiality, maybe? Or, if you use Limewire, delete it and use uTorrent instead. Or, kill yourself.
That was a beautiful post.
Quote by 2 15/16
I'm hearing a steady *thump thump* from the people above me and I need some porno grooves to play on my bass to give them some background music. Any ideas?


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#31
Quote by purplegreendave
^Add NoScript, FasterFox and AdBlockPlus too

And I ask the same question again.

Is there a link?
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#32
^at the top of firefox hit tools>addons and then the get extensions link at the bottom right. from the page that comes up you can search for em
#33
Quote by The4thHorsemen
^at the top of firefox hit tools>addons and then the get extensions link at the bottom right. from the page that comes up you can search for em

Ok, Thanks!

Anything else I can do?

How the hell do I upgrade the RAM?
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Quote by grenade24
Ok, Thanks!

Anything else I can do?

How the hell do I upgrade the RAM?


You buy some =P
Theres a couple different types of RAM, make sure you get the right kind.
Thats all I know ._.
#35
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
That'll tell you what sort of RAM to use, but:
1: If you're gonna buy a new pc soon don't bother.

Also, learn to google. There's nothing you can't find using it and a little patience. A simple google search would've brought up any of those FF addons I mentioned in the first 2/3 results, if not the first.
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#36
Quote by purplegreendave
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
That'll tell you what sort of RAM to use, but:
1: If you're gonna buy a new pc soon don't bother.

Also, learn to google. There's nothing you can't find using it and a little patience. A simple google search would've brought up any of those FF addons I mentioned in the first 2/3 results, if not the first.

Okay.

Does anybody know of any programs that delete unused/ pointless files from your computer?
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#39
Start>Run>Msconfig>startup

Then untick any programs you dont want to run at start up, this should really speed up your start up times,

Uninstall any programs you dont need, delete any old files etc


Defrag your disk and run Ccleaner and your PC should be a good bit faster
#40
Quote by Cyanide176
Start>Run>Msconfig>startup

Then untick any programs you dont want to run at start up, this should really speed up your start up times,

Uninstall any programs you dont need, delete any old files etc


Defrag your disk and run Ccleaner and your PC should be a good bit faster

Read the thread, it's already been said 2/3 times, which just fills it up, meaning he won't read it at all.


Quote by grenade24
Uh I dont know if this is it, but:

CPU 2.40 GHz
256 MB of Ram

Thats all i can figure out...

...
Thats pretty good...
compared to mine....

You must have virus'/adware if you aren't content with that, I've done a good bit of tweaking in fairness, but I can run Gimp & FF w/~5 tabs smoothly w/ 1 Ghz cpu & 128 MB ram.
D/l AVG, Super Anti Spyware, Ad aware and run all the scans.
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Last edited by purplegreendave at May 26, 2008,
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