Posted on 1998-09-03
We have a moderately old computer. Here are its specs:
Pentium 150mz (non mmx)
ATI Mach 64 video card (2mb)
2 HDs: 2.5gb and 850mb
Anyway, since we've upgraded from 3.11 to '95, it has slowed down, a lot. Then, we upgraded from '95 to '98, and it slowed down considerably more. This computer is so slow, it is what I like to call "counter-productive."
Since the hard drive was going frequently, we thought we would add more RAM (it had 32mb). That sped it up some, but no where near fast enough.
We have also loaded Norton Utilities and run speed disk (weekly with full optimization).
We scan for viruses daily, so that's not it. Besides, it doesn't even have a modem.
To give you an idea, running Quake II routinely get's about 5 FPS. That is considerably below the average. Age of Empires (another game) runs fairly well, but if anything big happens in the game, it will slow down (no hard drive activity, just general slowness).
Reformatting is not a preferred remedy.
What else could be causing it to slow down?
Thanks for the help.