Quote: Originally Posted by netadict
Software wise, currently I only have my security software loading at startup and yes I have disabled all unnecessary startup programs ( i use autoruns to track those), have no desktop gadgets, and have disabled any services I don't need.
Hardware wise, I wish I can add more ram and go 64 bit but my system only supports 4gigs max! D you think that the specs say 4gig maximum because the PC came with a 32 bit OS, but might be able to handle more ram with a 64 bit OS?
Yes mate sorry late reply am on nights at the moment so bear with me. The chipset on the board can only handle 32bit whereas the processor cam take 64bit see these ARK | Intel® Pentium® D Processor 945 (4M Cache, 3.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
& HP Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor PC specifications - HP Small & Medium Business Products
plus my pics.
So I guess we are left with Readyboost to take up a bit of the slack but in my experience I have never seen it make it fly. The problem is something is taking up a lot of the RAM when booted up.
So go to Start type in task manager > click on "View running processes with Task Manager" and you will get a window like in my pics they will show what is loaded up what is running and not I found for instance Windef is running when I have stopped it already so have a careful look and let us know what is there - screen shots would be good but just have a look first to see if there is a lot or not.
But please do not alter ANYTHING
in processes or Services until we see what is in them!