Slow to react....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Evil Marge, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

    Hi everyone ! I have a little problem ....when i am typing the letters don't appear on my screen for a few seconds....there is a delay . When i press the space bar , the line thingy takes a feww seconds to create the space ...before it was insantaneous . Is there something wrong or is this just a niggle ? .....:mad:
  2. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

    Brighton, West Sussex, UK
    Hmm Sorry bout the slowness of the answer, but everyone seems to leave u out, I assume u are using win xp as u are posting on these forums

    I have had same problem in the past.

    ok it is one of a few things that could be causing this,

    1. Bad Drivers

    2. Low memory

    3. Some Dramtic System Change

    make sure you have most up to date drivers.

    I would then do a system restore to a point before you began having this problem.

    And if not that then memory is answer.

    Adam :D
  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

    Hi Adam...Thanks for your reply and advice. I am indeed using W.XP Home Edition. I have an E-Machines 900 MHz ,128 MB RAM ,20 Gig hard .
    It must be a memory problem then from what you have said . Recently i have installed a lot of programmes..for example PSP 7.0 , Word and a few others. My son also has Flight Sim 2000 installed and that seems to slow things down all day after he has used it. I think i might add some memory ....that should help ?
    Thanks again !...Marge:D
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    Gee - I guess it's possible it could be memory related, but I doubt it. Try downloading and reinstalling the latest drivers for your keyboard before spending money on memory (not that more ram is ever a bad idea ;) )

    Also, if you are using a usb connection for the keyboard (and you shouldn't be), try connecting it via PS2).
  5. Sage

    Sage Guest

    Memory Problem

    If you are using WinXP you should really have at least 256 megs of RAM , ideally 512megs (seems to be the "sweet" amount for XP), although many people including myself have much more than 512.

    Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Home Edition
    PC with 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233-MHz minimum required;* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
    128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
    1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.*
    Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
    CD-ROM or DVD drive
    Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

    The above are the Microsoft requirements, they are always very conservative as to not to exclude wood be consumers.
    So if you are able to afford it I would get at least 256 megs of RAM
  6. allan

    allan Guest

    Right - sorry, I didn't even notice you only have 128 meg. Sage is absolutely correct.
  7. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

    Brighton, West Sussex, UK
    Ok Marge, get out the old Motherboard manual check out wot ram u are using, this can vary, I'm not sure of how much knoledge you have (I don't have much Lol :p I'm only 15)

    Now this varys from mobo to mobo, I would at a guess almost guarentee that it is SD-RAM because that is quite a small processor,

    Now Flight Sim is a big program uses up a lot of space & very ram consuming.

    Make sure your keyboard is not usb as they sed and if it is you can purchase a little converter for a few quid from your local PC World along with your ram.

    Hope this helps you out,

  8. deesnuts

    deesnuts Guest

    also try shutting down so for the background programs

    frees up mem.
  9. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

    Philadelphia PA
    when that happened to me, i would restart. i usually do that once a month.