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how to improve poor performance on Dell laptop

jaramd asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
My laptop is running windows xp pro and has 4 gb of ram... and i run multiple office applications all the time... it gets very slow and the "process running icon" comes up often.. also screens sometimes take a minute or so to refresh as i switch between applications... is there any hardware or software improvements that can help?  can i somehow upgrade the graphics?  or any other thoughts (beyond shutting down applications)... thanks.. Joe
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