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06-23-2012 10:50 AM
Looking in the Fall/Winter Time to upgrade my Mom's PC memory a bit and possibly hard drive as well
Couple of Questions as well, how would i access the memory on this Slimline PC, do i have to take the front cover off and left up the DVD writer to access it, cleaned dust out of, and was trying to figure that out other day.
Secondly Power supply so far still works, so gonna leave that alone for time being, but may upgrade it later, but knows i'd have to find a slimline power supply to do that.
Thanks in advance to anyone that replies
06-23-2012 10:53 AM
Below is the upgrading and servicing manual for the PC.
Below is the link to the support and driver page for the PC, where you can find the specs and memory upgrade options, etc.
I do not know anything about compatible power supplies for the machine. I always perform any upgrades to my PC's within the existing configuration.
06-23-2012 10:57 AM
ok Thank you so very much, will help greatly in getting the memory upgraded, should speed it up alot for Mom, planning on possibly another gb of memory or 2..depending on the specs and what can afford later on.
Right now it's very slow loading for some reason, chkdsk reports no file system errors, hardware diagnostic passes..so not sure why it's so slow, Antivirus is Avast, Windows Vista 32bit, all latest drivers
06-23-2012 11:10 AM - edited 06-23-2012 11:23 AM
You're very welcome.
Some of the things you can do is a disk cleanup and run the disk defragmenting utility.
I find however, that the included disk defragmenter is painfully slow.
I use this free program for defragmenting drives on Vista. The green button is the free one.
There are some tweaks you can try from this site below if you want.
I did not turn off indexing but I did go into the services tab and stopped the Superfetch process and changed the Superfetch process from automatic to manual.
Info on Superfetch and what it does...on computers with 1 - 2 GB of memory, superfetch can take up too much system memory.
The best thing you can do is to max out the memory.
If the PC isn't running noticibly faster after you max out the memory, then you may want to consider backing up all of your Mother's personal files and settings and doing a system recovery to factory settings and start fresh.
06-23-2012 11:32 AM
06-23-2012 11:37 AM
Vista is a memory hog, and the more memory you can throw at it, the better.
That is why so many folks prefer XP.
Like I posted above, I have tweaked Vista and it runs just fine on any of my PC's that have it.
I must add though, that I have maxed the memory out on any of those systems.
I got me a quad core desktop last year. First new PC I bought since 2000 or so. The HP 8200 Elite CMT.
Love it. I just maxed out the memory to 32 GB while memory is cheap.