I have a Dell with a 700 mhz Celeron processor. I just installed Windows XP and it is running very slow. I takes a long time to open programs and start menu and things like control panel and accessories. Is there anything I can do short of buying a new computer to make it run faster? Can I replace the chip with a faster model? Add more memory? Is this cost effective? Is replacing the chip the same as replacing the motherboard?
Also, I have Direcway Satellite Internet. It opens web pages at about the same speed as my dialup service did. Will making the computer faster in general help speed this up as well?