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Hello,
Acer Aspire 5100 797mhz 1.00GB RAM.

Computer operates slowly at start but gradually picks up speed after use. Am trying to test various components to speed performance up. Have downloaded Memtest programme and able to run, but have no idea how to interpret results. Would appreciate any assistance.

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In general if memtest shows errors the ram is bad there are occasions when you can get a false positive but usually memtest will fill the screen with errors when you have a bad stick. Normally a bad ram stick won't make a computer slow but will make it buggy, program crashes, freezes and the like.

If you are sure the computer is clean meaning no viruses or maleware then I would look elsewere like testing the hardrive. If its bin many years since its last clean install of windows that could slow it down as well.
 
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