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Too slow PC for web browsing?

There is a very peculiar problem I've seen on my cousin's PC and I am not 100% sure what's causing that. The problem is, that when browsing every bigger page (with multiple pictures and such) takes ...
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This question came to mind while reading "Why does hardware get slower with time?" As new versions of software are released, can they cause older hardware to become slower? If this is the case, what ...
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Will PCs become slower after some years of use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does hardware get slower with time? Some of my friends claim that their PCs tend to become sluggish after 4 or 5 years of use. I mean the PC itself gets slower, that ...
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A lightweight linux operating system? [duplicate]

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Which malfunctions cause old computers to slow down and crash?

I've had a few computers of my own break after a few years of use, and I've seen computers owned by friends and family do the same thing. They either slow down (even running the original software ...
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Computer is slow to power up - how to fix?

I'm rebuilding a vintage PC (Pentium 133) and when I power on the computer, power supply fan, HDDs starts but not the CPU fan. The screen also stays black (orange light). After like 15-30 secs, the ...
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Tuning performance of Ubuntu 10.04 on Compaq Evo W4000

I got this computer free and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on it + updates, plus followed the following tutorial all the way: ...