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It should depend on what he's doing. I have a machine with an Athlon X2 4450b (some random OEM business class processor) running with 2GB DDR2 5300. It's pretty snappy.

I mean, if your Dad is (more or less) only doing email, web surfing, flash games, office file production, maybe some photo sharing and touch ups with any of the various free or proprietary programs available and even if he was using some of the older cad programs; if the machine is running slowly I'd be thinking that the HDD is failing, he's heavily infected with Java viruses, trojans and other malware consuming unknown amounts of resources, or configuration just isn't optimal.
    
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post #12 of 15
two words:

FORMAT, REINSTALL
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What hdd is it running? some 5400 rpm drive? Consider a faster hdd maybe.

That plus a reformat should help
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Thread Starter 
thanks for all good and helpful responses/suggestions.

I will get 1 more ddr2 ram since fry is having a sale right now then try to reformat if the speed did not improve much.
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65watt max tdp on that motherboard sir,"e" versions of phenoms are not cost effective.
sooooooo clear out the dust and try putting a second hard drive to lighten the load on the os drive.
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