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  • I HAVE A HP W1907,BOUGHT IT IN SEPT.NEVER WAS FAST. IT SEEM TO RUN SLOWER HAFTER I DID A UPDATE FOR NVIDIA CONTROLLER.--THE ONLY NEW PROGRAMS I ADDED WAS FOR MY PRINTER AND FAX.---EVERYTHING  ELSE CAME WITH MY PC.--DO I NEED THIS NVIDIA.--I HAVE VISTA HOME--896 MB RAM--319 MB GRAPHIC MEMORY--MY SPPEED IS NOW 2.6 WHEN I BOUGHT IT IT WAS A  3.2. --I NEED SIMPLE ANSWERS--MY PC SKILLS ARE LIMETED.---I NEED SOMEONE'S HELP--OLDWOMAN

    Friday, February 29, 2008 12:09 AM

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  • Try the following performance tips:

    Open Power Options (its in the Control Panel) and then
    place a dot next to High Performance.

    Next:

    Open Device Manager (its in the Control Panel) and then
    right-click on your hard drive (under Disk Drives).  Click
    on "Policies" and make sure there are check marks next to
    "Optimize for Performance", "Enable write caching on
    the disk", and "Enable advanced performance", then click OK.

    Next, perform a Disk Cleanup:

    Click on the blue Vista start button and then on the Computer
    entry in the Start Menu.  Right-click on your hard drive and
    select Properties > Disk Cleanup > Files from all users.....
    More Options > Clean Up (System Restore and Shadow Copies).

    Consider installing addition RAM up to 2GB.  Having  a total of
    2GB RAM installed will significantly improve overall performance.
    Visit: http://www.crucial.com/ and run the Crucial System Scanner Tool.

    Friday, February 29, 2008 4:26 AM