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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Sat 23-Mar-13 19:26:57
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Netbook, memory usage


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I have a Sony Vaio W VPCW11S1E netbook, running XP (had since 2009).
It seems to slow down and chug a bit (on the ram it seems judgingVPCW11S1E/T by the task manager) when more the 1 thing on it (i.e. Firefox and Skype).

Any idea how to make it run a bit more smoothly on those to main things.

Many thanks in advance.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 23-Mar-13 19:39:20
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how much ram?

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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Sat 23-Mar-13 20:15:54
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1GB


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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 23-Mar-13 20:18:22
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SHould be reasonably OK. I suggest you do a system "tune up", i.e., chkdsk, disk cleanup, defrag, uninstall ALL unnecessary programs, CCleaner, turn off indexing service, consider turning off system restore.

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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Sat 23-Mar-13 20:42:13
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Ta, I will try and give them a go some time soon when I get the time.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 24-Mar-13 11:12:58
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If I run my XP laptop with no applications open - just the "normal" set of processes running the memory usage is around 650MB. If I then open a browser and visit a few websites the usage creeps up towards 1GB. Open a second application and it goes over 1GB.

I run with 4GB installed (only 3.5 ish is usable).

In addition to Pipexer's suggestion of cleaning up - defrag to put all file pieces together and create large usable blocks on the disk; Cookies and cache to speed up the browser; look at increasing the memory to 2GB which is apparently the system max.

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model...


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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Sun 24-Mar-13 18:23:51
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Disable unnecessary processes and services, but imo I would not disable system restore if you have the disk space. What you can do is tweak it to not use more than you would like. Also, setting a static minimum swapfile can help reduce disk thrashing (and CPU/RAM load). Given that you have 1GB of RAM, I would set the minimum to...

you running 32-bit or 64bit?

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 24-Mar-13 19:50:40
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It's obviously going to be 32bit given its XP.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Sun 24-Mar-13 21:42:20
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP_Professional...

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 24-Mar-13 22:37:49
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Yes, but not many in existence, certainly not on laptops I assure you smile

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