slow computer, do you have an opinion?
Chris
Posted 2/2/2021 18:31 (#8802316)
Subject: slow computer, do you have an opinion?



East central Iowa

I have a friends computer that doesn't run Google Earth.  That's what he brought it to me to fix.

But it's slower than molasses in January running other things.  You can click on a program and it takes it's own sweet time to start.

I've run multiple antivirus programs and rid it of some common but not serious malware.  I've run a memory check program and nothing is wrong with the memory.  I've stopped a number of programs from running and deleted a few that were running in the background.

Nothing odd is showing up as running in the background.

It runs windows 7 home premium.  It has integrated graphics.  It only has 2 GB of memory.  I looked at Crucial and it appears it could hold 4 GB but Crucial didn't have any memory for it.  That's unusual.

I'm wondering if 2 GB is simply too little memory and being used to computers with 8 GB of memory and computers with dedicated video cards has spoiled me.  But I really am suspicious this is the problem, 2 GB just isn't enough.

I've upped XP computers to 1 GB and they improved tremendously.

I did load UBUNTU Linux on it and it too ran poorly.  On my other computers UBUNTU runs pretty much like any computer.

So, opinions?



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