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    Well, I decided I'd hook my coding computer up to the internet since I'm going to need it for my IT classes. I got it from my aunt who hasn't used it in quite a while, and I noticed webpages load horribly slow if there are any pictures on there. I opened task manager, and my CPU usage was at 95-100%! I was like wtf? So I went to processes and sorted it by CPU usage; the only notable thing that was running was IE (haven't downloaded chrome yet) and it wasn't even using that much memory.

    Could the slowness be caused by the random shit she has saved on her computer that I haven't cleaned off yet? Or do I just need to suck it up, or buy something new? Lol. It's a desktop. What would I need to look at buying to get this thing going better? It'd be cool to slowly start building a better PC, one I can actually game on using what I already have and upgrading when I have the money.

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    First of all, if there's any anti-virus software running, that could really take its toll on the machine.

    Secondly, don't even use IE use chrome.

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    What are the computer specs? OS?

    I'd suggest reinstalling the OS.

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    Internet Explorer cause it so damn slow lol. Other thing is too many things installed can slow and it down too and also viruses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin. View Post
    What would I need to look at buying to get this thing going better? It'd be cool to slowly start building a better PC, one I can actually game on using what I already have and upgrading when I have the money.
    specs? if its an older computer i'd recommend just starting from scratch.

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    It's an older computer. Doesn't even have a wireless chip. I'm about to head to a friends to get ready for a concert tonight so I can't mess with specs atm, however I'll post them tomorrow after school.

    I'd like to reinstall the OS. It's window XP (ew) and would like at least windows 7. Anyone know how to do that? I'd imagine you'd have to create a disc with the OS on it, and install, but how can you just delete everything on your computer and reinstall another OS. I have a external HD I can back up my important stuff on.

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    You should probably defrag or do a disk cleanup, it sped up my computer. Also try sorting out your desktop of icons, that can also speed up a computer

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    I don't think your computer would be able to run windows 7 if you currently have XP. Your computer would need to be upgraded.

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    Older computers can't handle the image, Flash, and Javascript intensive websites of 2013.

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    If it hasn't been connected to the internet in that long it is most likely all your shit is outdated.

    Go update everything, Flash Player, Java, etc...

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