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Post by rebelliousb » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:51 pm

Have a linux and a windows xp. both run very slow, now 9last week or two). Can't watch streaming video for crap. takes 1-3 minutes to post messages like this one. Have DSL, BTW.
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Post by RushB » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:53 pm

Have you run any hard drive tests? How hot is the CPU getting?

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Post by rebelliousb » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:59 pm

RushB wrote:Have you run any hard drive tests? How hot is the CPU getting?

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Unlike the windows 98 I had (which is now the Linux) and the Vista (which is now in need of a new hard drive)...I really don't know how to run tests or perform maintenance on either of these.
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Post by ------------------ » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:23 pm

How long has it been since you blew the dust out of the inside of your computer? That can cause it to run warm/hot and will definitely slow things down.

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Post by rebelliousb » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:37 pm

Sasquatch wrote:How long has it been since you blew the dust out of the inside of your computer? That can cause it to run warm/hot and will definitely slow things down.
Couple of months, for sure...and we have indoor animals! I'll get the old air mattress pump out...it blows a good stream of air...and try that.
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Post by ------------------ » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:30 pm

rebelliousb wrote:
Sasquatch wrote:How long has it been since you blew the dust out of the inside of your computer? That can cause it to run warm/hot and will definitely slow things down.
Couple of months, for sure...and we have indoor animals! I'll get the old air mattress pump out...it blows a good stream of air...and try that.
I've got dogs in my house and they produce a ridiculous amount of dust. Around Thanksgiving, my PC starting running really slow...it was almost like the amount of RAM had been cut by over half. Opened up the case...I was shocked at the amount of dust that had built up. Took it out on the front porch and hooked up my Shop Vac in blower mode...I must have spent at least 10 minutes blowing out dust. But when I finished it worked just fine.

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Post by rebelliousb » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:57 pm

downloaded "Advanced System Care Free edition" Still haven't blown it out, but already it is faster. Impressive..does spyware, cleanup, defrags, clean registry, privacy sweeps and a lot more.
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Post by rebelliousb » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:02 am

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this is Terrible. Third world wind up PC's are faster than this.
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Post by oxfordrebel » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:50 pm

Which level of DSL do you have? I've got Extreme 6.0 and I'm loving it.

But over the last few weeks the DSL has gotten slower. I'm wondering if it's a MS ATT thing. You're in MS, right?
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Post by OMNOB » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:30 pm

You know, it is funny that you mention this. I live in the Atlanta area and I have noticed that my AT&T DSL is slower as well.
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Post by rebelliousb » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:39 pm

oxfordrebel wrote:Which level of DSL do you have? I've got Extreme 6.0 and I'm loving it.

But over the last few weeks the DSL has gotten slower. I'm wondering if it's a MS ATT thing. You're in MS, right?
yes, but a small private phone company.
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Post by 03rebs » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:46 pm

rebelliousb, do you use any utilities to clean up temp files, cookies, etc?

If not, you may try it as it helps me. I use AceUtilities. They have a freeware good for 7 days (CNET) or maybe even a month. I bought the software about 4 years ago for about $30 and you get lifetime upgrades. It does a real good job of cleaning out the Windows registry, eliminating junk files, etc. Also, you can scrub a file, folder or drive clean.
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As for the DSL thing, I have Verizon, and it too has gotten slower over the last few months. With more and more people switching to HSI it's bound to have an impact.
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Post by rebelliousb » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:32 pm

03rebs wrote:rebelliousb, do you use any utilities to clean up temp files, cookies, etc?

If not, you may try it as it helps me. I use AceUtilities. They have a freeware good for 7 days (CNET) or maybe even a month. I bought the software about 4 years ago for about $30 and you get lifetime upgrades. It does a real good job of cleaning out the Windows registry, eliminating junk files, etc. Also, you can scrub a file, folder or drive clean.
AceUtility

As for the DSL thing, I have Verizon, and it too has gotten slower over the last few months. With more and more people switching to HSI it's bound to have an impact.
I do now, I 'm using Smart Defrag and the cleanup utilities on Advanced System Care. Helped a lot, especially the defragmenter...which is much faster than the one installed at the factory.
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Post by mpzreb17 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:58 am

You could have a malware problem on your windows unit. It tends to slow things down.

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