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i just got my brand new comp up and its running super fast. im afraid if i install too much stuff it will slow down.. or will that happen only if i fill up my hard drive? my old computer only had a 100 gigs and i remember it was slow (but then again it was always filled up).. but i do remember my old computer being fast when i had a fresh install of windows and just reformatted hard drive. so will installing a bunch of apps slow me down (assuming theyre not running in the background).. this is my 2nd day with this comp and heres what i have installed so far

add/remove programs list
STEAM (Counter-Strike: Source)
adobe flash player ActiveX
adobe reader
Aol Instant Messenger (AIM)
deadAIM
J2SE rutime environment
limewire
microsoft office
powerISO
quicktime
speedfan
SuperMegaSpooof
winrar
winamp
winzip
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post #2 of 18
Installing a bunch of apps will slow the computer down, but you can install 10k apps and they won't do as much damage as AIM does.
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Originally Posted by selectodude View Post
Installing a bunch of apps will slow the computer down, but you can install 10k apps and they won't do as much damage as AIM does.
True... Too true.
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Get trillian. Ditch AIM.

http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/

AIM+ICQ+MSN+YAHOO in one. And more.
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post #5 of 18
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really?? AIM is a resource hog? man, ive been using AIM for like the past 10 years LOL is it that much of a difference?? i dont use icq or irc or anything are there any other alternatives that are just as good?
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post #6 of 18
aim is terrible, use gaim, much better http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

aim runs like 50 million processes.
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post #7 of 18
It also installs Spyware.
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post #8 of 18
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whats the most popular AIM front-end besides trillian? gAIM? i want something simple but has logging thats pretty much it. oh and i want to be able to connect to other users and send files to other users
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post #9 of 18
anybody have an alternative to skype?... Talk about your resource hogs..
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post #10 of 18
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hey im using gAIM now but the only thing that bugs me is the incoming text from people is super small.. how can i change this..?
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