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Upgrading my Pentium 4


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shannoll

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Windows XP
Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.8 Mhz
512 MB Ram 266MHz DDR SDRAM Memory
120 GB 7200RPM Ultra DMA Hard Drive
nVidia GeoForce fx 5200xt 3D AGP Graphics
128MB DDR Video Memory
8XDVD+R/RW Drive

Hello, I'm thinking of upgrading. I can't afford to buy/build a new PC. If I put in 2GB RAm and buy a new HDD would that be fine??

What do you think. I'm new never done this before and I'm trying to learn.

Thanks.
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KillerShark1978

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Replacing the Hard drive is not going to do you any good, maybe just a good service possible full format and reinstallation may do it some good,

I would say upgrade the RAM, take out the RAM you have a go for a couple of 1GB units at 400MHz PC3200, you should be able to pick some up cheep on ebay

Then I would be tempered to upgrade the processor but first you will need to find out what socket its on it could be 775 or 478, you can pick up old processors that would improve the performance of your PC for very cheep if you look on eBay

Edited by KillerShark1978, 08 October 2008 - 11:09 PM.

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shannoll

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Thanks for your rply. What kind of processor do you suggest??
Everything else looks good??
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I think the answer depends on your use and expectations of the computer.

Are you a heavy gamer, or are you mainly into browsing, or using Office and suchlike? Watching DVD's, playing music?

What is it about your current setup that you feel needs improvement?

Speed
Storage space?
Looks?

If you can provide answers to these questions then hopefully some specific advice will be forthcoming.
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shannoll

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Man, the other posts got deleted.

But thanks everyone for you help.
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Yes, there was a small mishap recently, a lot of posts were not recovered.

Did this thread finish off? Do you still need any help?

Cheers

Troy
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shannoll

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Yes, thanks Troy I did end up getting help.

I have an idea what to do now. But I'll probably need help with that later.
thanks for your help.

This is an excellent Forum. I've learned alot from reading here. :)
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