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i put a 7900 and 2gigs of ram in my dell p4 icky dimension 4600 rig and now it can play wow and cs and stuff at full settings it finaly failed to be able to run games following crysis and aoc and im now in the process of getting money together for my first ZOMG rig.
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Sounds to me like you need to clean things up a little, how many applications do you have starting at boot up? I suspect you have about every little annoying program from instant messenger to some senseless printer software. None of which need to be initiated with start up. Just keep it to the essentials, like anti-virus and other critical things.

There are numerous guides out there for windows xp optimization. Just google around and bit and you will find a good one.
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your school computers are most likely networked & booting from the servers making then run faster
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Like I know that Intel supposedly (Never used anything besides AMD unless on my MacBook) have better performance even at lower clock speeds.. But their rigs are 100MHz faster with same size L2 cache.

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I believe that your processor would be comparable or better.
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These are the programs that are starting up... I'm not sure which ones to disable and which ones not too... Don't want to risk my system.

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I HAVE FOUND YOUR SOURCE OF TROUBLES

Norton 360 is installed lol sorry I just feel it bogs down a system way to much as compared to it's shotty services.
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I HAVE FOUND YOUR SOURCE OF TROUBLES

Norton 360 is installed lol sorry I just feel it bogs down a system way to much as compared to it's shotty services.
Correction it's Norton 2007. I have 170 days left and i like it... I find AVG bogs up my system worse then Norton.

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disable all of them not kidding anything important will reanable itself and u can leave a anti virus program on but get rid of the norton
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grafixs View Post
I HAVE FOUND YOUR SOURCE OF TROUBLES

Norton 360 is installed lol sorry I just feel it bogs down a system way to much as compared to it's shotty services.
I agree,although give this a try http://www.download.com/Advanced-Win...t=dl-AdvancedW it should help.
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