My Dad's PC seems a bit slow, even straight after a rebuild. I was wondering about replacing his boot drive with an SSD as I thought that it was I/O which was causing the problem (Task Manager showing hardly any activity, and not much ram used, but the harddrive light continuously on).
I ran Piriform Speccy against it to see what was installed, and was surprised to see that it is a Seagate Barracuda which I always thought were fast.
Does anyone have any pointers or suggestions about how to speed this machine up (apart from installing Linux!)? Would an SSD even be compatible?
I've investigated viruses, background processes and so-on, and it is clean in that respect.
It is a 2.6Ghz Celeron with 1 gig of ram running XP SP3. The motherboard is an i845G and the harddrive is a 40 gig ST340014A, 63% full. My dad just runs Office 2007 (mainly Word Processing and a bit of Excel) plus browsing.
The full spec is here. Perhaps the machine is just slow?!
Thanks in advance for any tips!