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Hi, I recently got 2 GB of DDR-SDRAM and an NVIDIA GeForce AGP graphics card. My processor is 2.5 Ghz (Uniprocessor), but I think it runs slow. At my school, there are uniprocessor pcs which run faster. They have less RAM and slower CPUs too. I don't know why this is happening, but how could I optimize my processor without overclocking it.

My computer specs (not updated on my profile, I'm going to later):
MS Windows XP SP2
Intel Celeron 2.5 Ghz CPU
2.0 GB DDR-SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6200

I have attached a list of my processes from windows powershell. It looks like crap in notepad, so open it in ConText or something. My computer has recently been cleaned out (dust and stuff), so I know that's not the problem.

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Handles  NPM(K)    PM(K)      WS(K) VM(M)   CPU(s)     Id ProcessName                                                  

-------  ------    -----      ----- -----   ------     -- -----------                                                  

    113       6     1360       3788    33     0.11   2700 alg                                                          

     96       5     1924       2568    20     0.09   1476 AppleMobileDeviceService                                     

    201       5     3408        472    48     1.22   1520 avgamsvr                                                     

    237       6     4148        492    69     4.03    296 avgcc                                                        

    185       7     2404       1956    52     0.66   1756 avgemc                                                       

     73       2      600        700    19     0.03   1700 avgupsvc                                                     

    597       6     2696       4876    26    25.16    632 csrss                                                        

    161       6     1184       4380    39     3.20   1616 ctfmon                                                       

    512      19    20880      11224   100    53.67   1480 explorer                                                     

   1043      50    66416      82212   151   798.97   3564 firefox                                                      

    194       5     3140       1868    47     0.31    512 GoogleToolbarNotifier                                        

     51       2      532       1824    14     0.25   2368 hphipm11                                                     

    123       4     2776       5596    43     0.31    288 hphmon04                                                     

      0       0        0         16     0               0 Idle                                                         

    181       6     9144      16000    61     2.02    444 InCD                                                         

    247       5     2472       5256    41    45.67   1836 InCDsrv                                                      

    131       4     2436       4060    35     0.56   2460 iPodService                                                  

   1927      45    57584      69280   217   857.92   3856 iTunes                                                       

    296       7     5356       9464    76     0.75    464 iTunesHelper                                                 

     43       2      716       2528    28     0.05    304 jusched                                                      

    457      11     4420       1104    44     2.83    716 lsass                                                        

     37       2      668       2620    23     0.14   1908 LSSrvc                                                       

     86       3      916       2824    33     0.44   1984 MDM                                                          

    155       9     1440       3812    36     0.16   1788 mDNSResponder                                                

    135       4     3508       6788    42     0.47    436 NBHGui                                                       

    113       3     2236       3868    25     0.28    492 nvsvc32                                                      

    357       8    38736      35748   143    12.83    768 powershell                                                   

    100       4     2160       6380    41     3.08    428 robotaskbaricon                                              

    322       8     1804       3488    21     7.02    704 services                                                     

     21       1      168        396     4     0.92    564 smss                                                         

    129       5     3356       5188    49     0.39   1308 spoolsv                                                      

     72       4      876       2416    14     0.02    388 sqlbrowser                                                   

    283       8    33432       1504  1494     1.94   2012 sqlservr                                                     

     82       2      920       3492    20     0.13    904 sqlwriter                                                    

    194       6     2972       4776    59     0.31    852 svchost                                                      

    365      14     2052       4548    35     0.81    920 svchost                                                      

   1528      53    13160      21796    97    12.38    964 svchost                                                      

    164       7     1480       3808    30     0.36   1012 svchost                                                      

    211       6     1892       4572    37     0.20   1056 svchost                                                      

    123       4     2412       4252    35     0.52   1216 svchost                                                      

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Last Post by jbennet
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A) for games an AGP 6200 is pretty useless but for general stuff its okay
B) Celerons are very poor. They have very little cache memory. To a certain extent, the cache is more important than the clockspeed.
C) Its probably just full of junk, reinstall?

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Not unless you buy a better CPU. Thats why the celerons are cheap, they have like half to a quater of the cache of a pentium (on the other end, the server-class Xeon cpus have about double the cache of a pentium)

The cache is like very fast (but very expensive) ram built into the cpu itself.

It holds what is currently being worked on.

its no good if you can work on something very fast but can only do a little at a time, you know?

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