improving system performance
Posted on 2007-10-15
I have a system with an asus a8n-sli deluxe motherboard. I hav an amd athlon 3000+ 1.81GHz processor with 1GB of ram. I have two sata drives 69GB each drive setup in a RAID configuration as primary drive. I'm running xp pro.
My system is running okay. No major failures. I run a lot of application...visual studio 2005, Sql Server management studio express 2005, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, multiple browsers to test (IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera) as well as multiple other applications.
I'm looking to find ways to improve the performance when running my apps. Some of the apps take a little while to load, and other instances when using the apps that can be a little slow.
I routinely run several cleanup tools, registry cleaner, disk defrag, MRU-Blaster, SpyBot, etc., delete temp inernet files and cookies, etc.
My primary drive has 120GB free space.
I have two other drives where I put all my work files. Primary is only used for applications.
I'm not super knowledgeable about what steps to take to configure my system for the best performance. So, I'm interested in any suggestions and recommendations.
Thanks for any help.