1) Disable some useless start up items first: Some of the software like Yahoo Messenger, Windows Sidebar and other applications uselessly load at start up eating away the resources like memory and cpu. To manage this
- Type “msconfig” without double quotes in the run prompt or at the command prompt
- Go to “startup” tab un check the unneeded startup items.
3) Add more memory: The simplest way to improve performance is to add more memory (RAM) to your system – 1GB (1024MB) is the minimum recommended amount, but add as much memory as you can afford.
4) Upgrade your drivers: Check for newer drivers specially for your graphics card and chipset.
5) Use USB Flash Drive: If you have a USB flash drive with at least 256MB or more of free space then you can use it to boost your system performance. All you got to do is choose “Speed up my system” when you plug in your flash drive into your system.