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# 17376 24-Nov-2007 02:25
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I upgraded the ram on a friends pc but it did not make too much of a difference to the speed the apps loaded up.

They have a 5400rpm HD and was wondering if it would be worth upgrading that to a 7200RPM drive.

Has anyone done any testing in this area to see if it improves proformance at all?


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  # 96678 24-Nov-2007 09:46
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Some things to try.

1/  Clear the desktop of un-needed items.
2/  Defragment the hard drive.

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  # 96769 25-Nov-2007 03:35
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Yeah done all the basics, defraged cleared out all temp files, removed viruses, stopped programs running that should not be running etc.

It did make a slight improvement but not as muched as we had hoped so that is why I was wondering on the speed of the HD.



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  # 97042 26-Nov-2007 23:43
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let me guess they also have a pentium 3/4 with pc-133mgz 512mb of ram or less?

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