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    i found an pc with xp on the dump, picked it up and decided to check it out, when i started installing games and old programs in it, it started going slow, any tips on how to get it runnin' a lil' bit faster?
     
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    Uh...

    Are we supposed to use our psychic powers to divine the system specs/installed software on that PC or are you gonna tell us so we can help you better?

    Otherwise....I see....I see....I see you getting no help here....I see...I see you putting that PC back in the dump..
     
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    go to start/ right click on My Computer/ choose Properties from the drop menu, then on the general tab , towards the bottom corner, how much RAM is listed?
     
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    SysInfo-dot-exe.gif
    Easy way to show your computer stats., , , , , (mine shewn)
     
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    sorry for not responding, was kind of busy, anyways,
    this computer has 992 mb of ram, and an AMD Anthlon Processor 1.20 GHz
     
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    The computer has 992 mb of ram, and an AMD Anthlon Processor 1.20 GHz.
     
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    games will be slow on only 992 of ram, you might look at Task Manager, right click on the blue task bar (open space) and choose task manager from the menu, look at the processes tab and the applications tab to see what is using the ram.

    system idle at 99% is good, that means that the pc is waiting to be used.

    see what you can do away with

    read the below links on task manager and if you are not sure of a process, research it on a search engine, :)

    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/determi...ch-program-in-windows-xp-windows-server-2003/

    https://www.lifewire.com/task-manager-walkthrough-4029769
     
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    Also, you could run msconfig and remove any unnecessary startup programs. You can also open the Services box (Can someone enlighten us on how to get there? I'm not quite sure) and prevent unnecessary services from starting with Windows.
     
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    you can type services.msc in the run command to get to services, or go to start/control panel/ administrative tools/ services , or you can go to start/right click on My Computer/ choose manage/ from the dialog box that opens in the left panel at the bottom, click on the plus sign and choose services. :)
     
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    Or (I just found this on Windows 10) Run > type "compmgmt.msc" > Services and Applications > Services.
     
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