my computer is rediculous.
it is a newer dell inspiron 5160 notebook.
has a 3.5 ghz processor with about 512mb. of ram, etc etc.
And it is SLOW. when I open it up and it starts up, it takes about 5-10 minutes. when I want to open internet explorer, thats another minute or two.
I have checked and double checked for all viruses, worms, trojans, spy-ware, etc. and I am clean.
What the heck is going on? It doesn't like having many folders or programs open at once which points me in the direction of a lack of memory. when I hit ctrl+alt+delete and go performance it tells me that my PF usage is up to 573 mb. It sounds like my computer lacks memory, how can this be?
any other ideas? thanks guys.