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A program to test my system to see what needs upgrading???

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My work computer is slow, I'm looking for a free download app that will test my hardware and tell me what needs upgrading to get my computer running faster.
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post #2 of 8
Looking at online sites such as the link below are good ways for checking hardware potency. For software updates...Secunia is handy.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/
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SiSoftSandra will give you alot of information,as well as SIW.
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driver analyzer program (forget the name right now) + windows update. Run antivirus, do disc cleanup, delete system restore copies (if you don't need them), there are literally hundreds of things, but for drivers, google "Driver Updater"
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driver analyzer program (forget the name right now) + windows update. Run antivirus, do disc cleanup, delete system restore copies (if you don't need them), there are literally hundreds of things, but for drivers, google "Driver Updater"
or....... just download the newest drivers from the manufacturers website. [Safe way]
    
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post #6 of 8
Unfortunately there isn't any software like this to date. You would think it would be easy to make a universal upgrade advisor for computers. But everyone's usage and needs are different.

System Requirement Labs doesn't do much for work and productivity computers. They only check to see if you meet the requirements of games.

But your description for "slow" is pretty vague. Slow as in slow processing speed? Slow hard drive speeds? Slow application? Slow what? If it's feeling sluggish and you haven't defragged for a while then try doing that. Try out PCKeeper and run the one-click check/scan/defrag. That might speed you up.
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I have 1 HDD, it has 233gb of 298gb free.

I get a lot of cpu usage spikes, when I have multiple app's running I get random crashes and freezes.

The computer is controlled by the company virus software which is handled by our IT guy. I also have a couple of my own virus and malware programs I run for extra protection.

The system is a Dell Opiplex 360 Intel Core 2 duo E7400 @ 2.8ghz and 2gb of ram w/ XP Pro.

The problems comes when I have quickbooks open with excel, access, firefox, word and other possible Word processing apps open. I keep anywhere from 5-15 windows minimized or open at a time.

The HDD is not slow, the computer as a whole just has it's moments, but every time I have to reboot I lose about 30min of work time getting everything opened back up.
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post #8 of 8
Between quickbooks and office you are eating up your ram pretty good. I would suggest adding more and you should see a major improvement.
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