Help me improve my laptop speed
August 29, 2006 1:53 AM Subscribe
What are some simple
ways that I can improve the speed of my laptop?
posted by cholly to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Dell Latitude X200 that is 3 years old. It is on, well let's say 'unofficial permanent loan' from a company I have affiliations with. Basically, it is a tech guy's old laptop that wasn't being used and I have unofficial permission to be using it for personal stuff.
It has a Pentium 3 933MHz processor and 633MB RAM. It is running Windows 2003 Server and has a variety of performance taxing programs installed (Microsoft SQL Server, Achestra, RSLogix) and from my understanding I am not allowed to uninstall them or change the OS.
I use it primarily for uni work and internet surfing, but the response rate of the computer leaves a lot to be desired. I don't use it for graphics or games. I know that adding more RAM will improve my system performance, but I'm not really keen on spending much money on it for a number of reasons. 1. I don't have it and 2. There's a possibility of me aquiring a newer laptop at the beginning of next year from the same source.
Basically, I'm looking for some short term solutions that don't require too much tech know-how. Any suggestions appreciated. :)