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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
I have an Advent T9408. It is about 3 years old...

I just want to clean it up a little and make it faster? What can I do to do this... Is there any way to update the RAM also (currently 1GB)?
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
What operating system are you running and what's the hardware specifications for it?

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)
#2
Spring clean, reinstall the OS (backup first).

If you don't want to do that - ccleaner
banned#3
ccleaner
#4
Scotty Boy
What operating system are you running and what's the hardware specifications for it?

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)


Windows Vista home edition.
Intel core 2 duo E4300 processor.
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 7100GS.
320GB hard drive.
1028mb DDR2 memory.


john-boy
Spring clean, reinstall the OS (backup first).

If you don't want to do that - ccleaner


I don't want to clean everything off it bud, but thanks for the help :)
banned 1 Like #5
You can upgrade to 2gb ram (max),

You would need : 240 Pin 1.8v DDR2 PC2-5300 Non-ECC Dimm
#6
john-boy
Spring clean, reinstall the OS (backup first).

If you don't want to do that - ccleaner


Plus defrag the hard drive/s present within your computer as well - you can use Defraggler, as it's pretty good as a freeware based utility.

Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

But again though what's your operating system and what else are you planning to do beside the memory upgrade (you should pop over to Crucial UK to kick off a scan of your computer to show what compatible memory they have available).

Edit - If you intend to use CCleaner I would strongly recommend that you kick off a system restore point backup along with taking an export of your registry as well, just in case any problems crop up.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)

Edited By: Scotty Boy on Aug 03, 2010 18:47: Expanded my post.
banned 1 Like #7
you will need to find out wether you have a free ram slot, if so you can just buy 1 x 1gb ram and fit that into the free slot.

Cheapest place for you would be down dunstall park @ the computer fairs
#8
Scotty Boy
[quote=john-boy]
But again though what's your operating system ...

He has already said Vista Home edition
#9
guilbert53
Scotty Boy
[quote=john-boy]
But again though what's your operating system ...


He has already said Vista Home edition


I was posting just as he was replying...
#10
Scotty Boy
john-boy
Spring clean, reinstall the OS (backup first).

If you don't want to do that - ccleaner


Plus defrag the hard drive/s present within your computer as well - you can use Defraggler, as it's pretty good as a freeware based utility.

Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

But again though what's your operating system and what else are you planning to do beside the memory upgrade (you should pop over to Crucial UK to kick off a scan of your computer to show what compatible memory they have available).

Edit - If you intend to use CCleaner I would strongly recommend that you kick off a system restore point backup along with taking an export of your registry as well, just in case any problems crop up.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)


How do i do an export of the registry mate?
1 Like #11
399out
Scotty Boy
john-boy
Spring clean, reinstall the OS (backup first).

If you don't want to do that - ccleaner


Plus defrag the hard drive/s present within your computer as well - you can use Defraggler, as it's pretty good as a freeware based utility.

Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

But again though what's your operating system and what else are you planning to do beside the memory upgrade (you should pop over to Crucial UK to kick off a scan of your computer to show what compatible memory they have available).

Edit - If you intend to use CCleaner I would strongly recommend that you kick off a system restore point backup along with taking an export of your registry as well, just in case any problems crop up.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)


How do i do an export of the registry mate?


Create a Restore Point for Windows 7 or Vista’s System Restore - How-To Geek
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/create-a-restore-point-for-windows-vistas-system-restore/

VIS1034 - Import or Export Windows System Registry
http://support.visioneer.com/Knowledgebase/Articles/VIS1034%20-%20Import%20or%20Export%20Windows%20System%20Registry.asp

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)
#12
Made the restore point and exported my registry! Just used ccleaner and i am currently waiting for the hard drive defrag to finish :D

Thanks for all the help guys, especially Scotty boy! :)

Is there any other things I can do to speed things up?
#13
399out
Made the restore point and exported my registry! Just used ccleaner and i am currently waiting for the hard drive defrag to finish :D

Thanks for all the help guys, especially Scotty boy! :)

Is there any other things I can do to speed things up?


You might want to also check out what programs are configured to run at start-up (see the following guide below) but also kick off a scan via Malwarebytes & SpyBot to see if there is any Spyware and/Malware on your computer, which could also be contributing towards slowing down your computer.

How to configure your startup programs | Windows Vista for Beginners
http://www.vista4beginners.com/System-Configuration-Utility

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)
#14
i think upgraded the ram to 2gb will be the best thing to do, you will definatly see and feel a speed improvement
#15
Scotty Boy
399out
Made the restore point and exported my registry! Just used ccleaner and i am currently waiting for the hard drive defrag to finish :D

Thanks for all the help guys, especially Scotty boy! :)

Is there any other things I can do to speed things up?


You might want to also check out what programs are configured to run at start-up (see the following guide below) but also kick off a scan via Malwarebytes & SpyBot to see if there is any Spyware and/Malware on your computer, which could also be contributing towards slowing down your computer.

How to configure your startup programs | Windows Vista for Beginners
http://www.vista4beginners.com/System-Configuration-Utility

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)

muffin247
i think upgraded the ram to 2gb will be the best thing to do, you will definatly see and feel a speed improvement


Thanks again Scotty boy! I will try that later... Could i just use windows defender instead?

And I think installing another 1GB ram is for the best.. Is it as simple as sliding and clicking it in?
#16
I also went on crucial.com...

Q: How much memory can my computer handle?

A: 4096MB.

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-8500 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*
#17
seems like u have 2 slots which can take 2gb in each slot making it 4gb total

u need a 64 bit operating system to allow the computer to see all of 4gb

if u have a spare slot stick a 2gb one in there for 3gb total, that should be more than enough
#18
muffin247
seems like u have 2 slots which can take 2gb in each slot making it 4gb total

u need a 64 bit operating system to allow the computer to see all of 4gb

if u have a spare slot stick a 2gb one in there for 3gb total, that should be more than enough


Yep that was my initial plan... I may even stick a 1GB stick in there (just because it's cheaper!)

Is it as simple as clicking the stick into place?? Also what are the prices for a 1 GB / 2GB stick?

Thanks for the help :)
1 Like #19
yeh u just line it up with the slot and push into place till the clips on each end click into place

a quick look on ebuyer

1gb= £18
2gb= £36
#20
muffin247
yeh u just line it up with the slot and push into place till the clips on each end click into place

a quick look on ebuyer

1gb= £18
2gb= £36


Cheers pal... I might look on here to see if anybody is selling.
#21
head over to avforums where they have a specialit forum for 2nd hand parts

im sure u can pick up a 2gb stick for around £20
#22
Cheers for all the help everyone! :)

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