What should I do to make this computer run faster?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by whats that smell?, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. I don't know much about computer hardware, but i'm trying to help my friend out with her pc.

    Her computer has the following:

    * 366MHz Intel Celeron
    * 64MB sdram
    * 6.4 GB Hard Drive

    She has no money for a major upgrade, so given the above components, is there any cheapish upgrade (extra RAM maybe?) that is worth getting that will make her computer run substantially faster?

    thx
     
  2. Kabuko

    Kabuko Guest

    If you're not running a Win9x machine, get more ram for sure. For Win98/ME, etc. it might not make much difference for most uses. You might be able to upgrade the CPU a bit (probably 533 easily). Also depends on what you're using the machine for...
     
  3. Its got winxp on it right now, but i was thinking it might run faster under windows98?

    Its mainly being used for the internet, word-processing, some multimedia stuff.

    So would upgrading to 533mhz and 128mb of ram be the way to go?
     
  4. tenchuninja

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    DOOD. put win98se on it. it will run WAAAAAAY faster.
     
  5. Kabuko

    Kabuko Guest

    If you're going to upgrade the machine, then I suppose going to 533 and maybe 256 MB of ram would be about right. No need to go to 98SE if you upgrade to 533 (533 is plenty fast for XP), if you stay at 366 then maybe.
     
  6. tenchuninja

    tenchuninja Guest

    that's what i was saying. :big grin:
     
  7. shadi

    shadi New Member

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    if she has a couple hundred bucks to spend, you can find mobo cpu combos at places like frys. if u can find a nice combo for 100, then add sum ram for 60 and whatever else it needs, like dvd, vid card, hard drive.

    Nowadays pcs are cheap. i built myself a 2.0 P4 with 512RAM 80 gig hard drive tower, DVD, CDRW, Radeon vid card, for around 700$ this was last summer BTW
     
  8. cheers, thanks for the advice people.
     
  9. JimboJones

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    I agree that she needs more RAM and a faster processor if it is on Windows XP. Finding a 533 MHz processor might be harder than you think however. I was able to find a 466 MHz Celeron on Ebay for an old BX board I have and it seems to be doing pretty well at 525 MHz right now.
     
  10. ACURA TL-S

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    STEP 1: Throw computer out of window.
    STEP 2: Go buy new machine for $400.
     
  11. tenchuninja

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    ditch the xp!
     
  12. coolchrisrm

    coolchrisrm Because if I wear it any place else, it chafes.

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    Throw vista on that badboy.
     
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    I started reading this without looking at dates...

    Thought for a moment I wasn't the only one with that old of a computer that I'm trying to use...
     
  14. coolchrisrm

    coolchrisrm Because if I wear it any place else, it chafes.

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    :mamoru:
     
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    NOTHING is worth upgrading on that machine unless you get it free.
     
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    Even if you get it free it isn't worth upgrading.
     
  17. pyehac

    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    that belongs in a museum
     
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    fuckin ban this bitch.
     
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    Is this a troll? 64mb or SDRAM with XP running :rofl:
     
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    You sir, are a fucking idiot.
    :o
     
  22. MSTRBKR

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    Oh really? Well why the fuck does it have XP on it with specs like that.

    And stop using 'You sir, are'. Probably the most overused thing on OT apart from faggot. Shit gets boring :o
     
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    the thread is from fucking 2002.

    you sir, are an idiot.
     
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    OH SNAP :bowrofl:
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    I like how virtually everyone who originally posted in this thread is gone now.
     

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