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Posted 02 April 2010 - 20:12
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I'm a few days late, but I can say with experience that MSE is dog slow on an Athlon XP computer (I have an old XP 2500+ computer). MSE consumes a lot of CPU resources for long periods of time on that machine. I personally use Avira Antivir on that machine and it much lighter than MSE.
Sadly it is not my computer, so simply increasing the ram is not an option. I had MSE running on it before and it just seemed really slow compared to before I installed it. Trust me, if I could, I would increase the ram. To give you an idea of how old the computer is, it has an AMD Athlon XP-M 2800+ processor (1.6Ghz) , with only 512MB of ram, and it came with a CD-ROM drive. It now has a DVD drive in it as well, but its so old it actually came stock with a CD drive only.
If MSE is one of the lightest AVs then so be it, I will simply stick with it on this machine, was just hoping there was something out there that was a bit lighter.