Short of replacing my desktop, which I don't want to do, what could I do to improve its performance?
It really is creaking these days. (Does the available space on the C: drive, about 50Gb, affect performance?)
I guess another 2Gb of RAM. I presume all RAM isn' the same?
Here's the spec........
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Dell Inc. Dell DXP051 System Service Tag: 229692J (support for this PC) Chassis Serial Number: 229692J Enclosure Type: Tower Processor a Main Circuit Board b 3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 16 kilobyte primary memory cache 2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Dell Inc. 0FJ030 Serial Number: ..CN7082163EG0PZ. Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A04 04/19/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
1655.23 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
737.13 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8801 [CD-ROM drive]
SONY CD-RW CRX217E [CD-ROM drive]
MAXTOR STM3500320AS [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 1 ST3500641AS [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 2 ST3500641AS [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0 TEAC USB HS-CF Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3 TEAC USB HS-MS Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5 TEAC USB HS-SD Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 6 TEAC USB HS-xD/SM USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4 WD 1600BEV External USB Device [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 7 2048 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM_1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_3' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_4' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 495.06 GB 59.35 GB free
e: (NTFS on drive 1) 500.11 GB 262.45 GB free
j: (NTFS on drive 2) 500.06 GB 337.88 GB free
p: (FAT32 on drive 7) 160.00 GB 77.45 GB free
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS [Display adapter] DELL 1907FP [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n 6418062Q0DZS, February 2006)