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202. The Slow Computer (2)
“I can’t take this anymore!” Victor screamed. He
the Word document—no, thank you, Word, he did
want to save it. Two minutes later, the
actually closed. Victor clicked on Start so he
click on Turn Off Computer. Five minutes later,
computer finally shut down.
Fuming, Victor unplugged it
took it to PC Club. “Why is this
so slow?” he asked Matt, the tech guy.
plugged it in. After a while, the desktop
finally appeared. Matt typed in several commands at
“Look at this,” he said. “You have
backup program that is using up 90 percent
your processor. Not to mention that you have
slow processor. Your processor is like the engine
your car. You don't want a car with
two-cylinder engine; you want eight cylinders, right? Plus,
’ve got too many icons on your desktop. Put
the icons into folders. Pause that backup program.
the number of programs that are active at
-Up. That should speed things up a bit.”
just install an 'eight cylinder' processor?” Victor asked
“No way,” Matt chuckled. “I hear that question
lot, but I can’t help you. If you
a new processor, you’ve got to buy a