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Offline zemo8801Topic starter

a turtle can go faster then my computer
« on: November 02, 2011, 06:26:29 PM »
Im pretty sure it's not a virus since I just factory restored it. So im running windows vista and its a HP desktop so I was just wondering did my memory fry even thou allhardware passed?

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Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 07:10:36 PM »
How old is the Hard Drive? It might need replaced.

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Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 07:17:46 PM »
I think maybe three years since the first time it went flatline on us.

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Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 01:26:09 AM »
What's the RAM capacity on your computer? Vista just running can take up to 1GB of it which can cause major slowdowns in computers without additional RAM - this would especially make sense if your computer came pre-installed as some technicians will turn off the extra features that most people don't use in order to conserve RAM usage. A factory reset may end up using more of the resources than previously.

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Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 05:50:55 AM »
Well, since you just said that you restored it to factory settings, I recommend to take it to a computer shop for HW diagnose. It can be RAM problem, but they will have the capacity to diagnose whether it's the RAM itself or the socket on the mainboard. It can also be disfunctional graphic card, many things.

Offline zemo8801Topic starter

Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 07:56:32 AM »
Thanks for all the tips but I guess it was just having a temper tatum since it's been running fine. I had totally forgot I had put up something here

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Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 10:24:21 AM »
What's the RAM capacity on your computer? Vista just running can take up to 1GB of it which can cause major slowdowns in computers without additional RAM - this would especially make sense if your computer came pre-installed as some technicians will turn off the extra features that most people don't use in order to conserve RAM usage. A factory reset may end up using more of the resources than previously.

I would never go back to Vista, not even for money.

I would suggest getting a better OS installed and go from there.

Offline zemo8801Topic starter

Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 08:37:52 PM »
Its not my computer or I would and plus its hard enough to tell my folks that we need to get a new software or something new for it.

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Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 10:07:05 PM »
Sorry I don't know tons about computers. By "OS" I meant install something other than Vista. In my experience with Vista I can't imagine something worse.

Offline zemo8801Topic starter

Re: a turtle can go faster then my computer
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011, 10:54:49 PM »
No I know what you were saying