Apparently there is a demon in my pc.. It grabs the whole system resources at mid - day, every day grinding down the speed almost to a halt and would not release it until about one and half hours later. (and Idon't mean internet) After this 1 and half hour, it picks up and starts running normal till same time next day.I have no scheduled utility like difragler running at any time. I have used all the registry,disk cleaners and optimizers in my system tool kit. I have not been able to pin point what its going on.
My machine is an Athlon 64 x2 (dual core processor 4600+) 2.4 GHz
Ram (memory) 2Mb
OS Windows Vista (32)
Windows defender, watchdog
AFAIK - it's not the demon in the computer, it's the demon in the operator's mind....
click here and open this, what's this do.... things like that.
curiosity, temptation, the process of self-educating..
Keep in mind though, the op is running an older chip, and 2 gb. I would suggest to the op, if you are not looking for a new build, grab 2 gb more to give yourself 4 gb. However, if you want to go with a partial upgrade, I would suggest checking out a microcenter if you have one nearby. Go to microcenter.com, they've got a great selection and even match prices from newegg and tigerdirect. Right now they've got a deal going to where if you buy an AMD chip, you get a free board, and they are like biostar, msi, etc. Or you can pay 10 extra for a better board. Either way though, you could get an Athlon II x4 for about 100 with a board.
Then after that, grab yourself 4 gb of ddr3, or just grab 2 now, and 2 later. Reuse all other parts, and for 200 or under, you have basically a new system. Hard deal to beat. I mean yeah, you could go with 2 more gb of ram, but your system may be getting a little old.