Six Ways To Speed Up An Old Computer

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Six Ways To Speed Up An Old Computer
Sun, 02-17-2013 - 5:34pm

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 1:21am

Thanks for the link. She has some great articles, doesn't she? I was reading her article on how to speed up your internet today by changing your DNS server.

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:01pm
Best Bet: Donate it to some needy charity, it's disposal technology you know. Then start reading TomsHardware and other geeky sites many have users 'For Sale or Trade Listing' where young geeks (that's young unmarried males with plenty of money to spend) will sell one year old power user systems for 1/2 price or less. These systems are good to go for 3 to 4 years before you'll even notice that your machine isn't the fastest set of wheels on the block! Po-boy: Add memory and Solid State Hardrive (SSD) remember a mechanical HDD is at least a magnatude slower than a SSD. Most processors spend their machine cycles in idle mode waiting for data to process. This is why power users always have fast SSD for at least to OS drive and use mechanical ones for storage. Memory is also somewhat as important consider it like having a big kitchen vs. a small one. Beware like fast cars and women they use a lot of energy (700 watt minimum power supplies) while in use (redux applies). If you have kids who like to play video games you might have to make reservations to use it though and they will start pestering you for more bandwidth. Make no mistake these machines are screamers and will devour tasks with ease. In virtually all cases these aren't 50 watt laptops and other slugs with dual processors.