What different causes will slow a computer down?

I have two year old Dell Inspriron 8600 and it is getting slower. I’ve defraged and clean the hard drive. I don’t play games or even have photos or music on the this computer.
The only thing that I have added is Earth screen saver of changing pictures.
My e-mail takes an unually longer time to come up.
What would cause the slowdown and what can I do to remedy the problem.

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7 Responses to “What different causes will slow a computer down?”

  1. min77ion said:

    1st unplug the PC and open the case….
    >>>>Blow out all the dust and clean the case out (AIR-IN-A-CAN)

    U defrag often,,,thats good……..

    Make sure that everything inside the case is tight and secure….

    Sound like U have this problem only Online???????

    If so then Contact your ISP and see what is going on with the speeds…..

    here are other things it could possibly be…

    Power supply failing
    Hardrive failing
    CPU Overheating
    Fans Not cooling the Hardware off
    Hardrive Overheating
    Motherboard failing
    Motherboard Overheating

    Good LUck

  2. laws_r_good said:

    Spyware or adware.

    Registry not cleaned up

    Too many startup programs running

    Run a good free Reg Cleaner like Iobit or CCleaner. Run good free antispyware like Superantispyware and A-Squared Free 3.0.

  3. skpsbp said:

    The main causes og slowing down computer is accumulation of temporary files and unnecessary programmes at start up. So clean the files and remove unnecessary programmes from start ups.Increase your virtual memory allocation.

  4. rmaisel said:

    There could be alot of other programs running,

    One thing you could do is run “msconfig” and turn off all the startup programs:

    Click Start | Run,,,

    When the run box comes up type msconfig
    Then click OK

    The “System Configuration Utility” window will open

    Go over to the tab that says “Startup”

    This is a list of all the programs that will automatically start running when the computer is turned on.
    Normally, I would click “Disable All”
    However, it is safer to just uncheck the boxes next to one or two programs at a time. Read the stuff in the list. If you see stuff that you don’t want to be turned on all the time, uncheck the box next to it.
    After you uncheck a couple of boxes, Click OK

    The computer will ask you to restart.
    Click OK

    Log on when the computer restarts
    A pop-up window will appear talikng about the system configuration utility. Read this window, then uncheck the box, and click OK

    Now, you need to make sure your computer is still running properly. Make sure you can still get on the internet, and your wireless card works.

    If there is a problem, recheck those boxes.
    If everthing is good, repeat this process, and keep unchecking the startup programs.

    Let us know if this helps…

  5. Hot said:

    Using a registry cleaner can clean up your computer and then make your computer faster,Why?the reason is that there may be some regsitry errors and remnant,corrupt files and temp files in your computer to cause “computer slow”.
    Everytime you install and uninstall software on your computer and surfing online you create junk in the computer registry.over time, the registry can grow to enormous proportions, especially if the various programs you’ve installed do not do a good job of deleting and/or updating it’s Registry entries.You need to scan and clean your computer with registry cleaner to make it fast.Good Regisry Cleaner will improve your computer and Internet performance dramatically!It even can speed up your computer by 300% or more!
    There are some comparison and review of TOP 5 registry cleaners.
    http://www.speeduppc.info/
    You can download and scan your computer for free.

  6. Table said:

    Check http://www.pc-optimizer-pro.com
    With pc optimizer pro you can safely clean, repair and optimize your computer.
    It will help improve your system performance without expensive hardware upgrades.
    Good luck!

  7. TTT said:

    Try this computer speedup tool:
    http://boost-pc-performance.info
    It works very well.




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