Desperate help replace or upgrade or just use till dead
Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:10 PM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:25 PM
The limiting factor is going to be your dialup.
As a test you may want to take your system to a friends house and connect it to DSL or Cable.
Just to see your systems performance with a quicker connection.
The best bang for your buck is going to be with memory. Your System will handle 2GB. You can find the specs for your system below. I wouldn't even consider upgrading your CPU.
You mentioned memory for $85 on Ebay, that sounds steep!
Can you give me the link of the page you are looking at on Ebay.
Also the link for the
saw on ebay big ram big HD stripped machine
Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:45 PM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:58 PM
Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:14 AM
The Ebay link you gave me bothers me.
They have a nice list of all of the systems it will work in. Looks good so far.
They show a picture of the memory.
If you look closely, you'll see, it is PC5300 DDR2 by a company called Apacer. DDR2 memory has 240 pins, DDR has 184 pins. Won't work. OK, so maybe they just grabbed a couple of sticks for the picture. Some people call me crazy, but, I tend to like to see a picture of the product I'm buying. Why, because now I'm not sure what is going to arrive in the mail.
This page: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820141214
Newegg is a well known and respected company. Their biggest competitor is tigerdirect.com.
I always check both of these companies. When choosing memory, I use their memory configurator,
(asks for info based on make and model). Tigerdirect didn't have memory for your system.
Edited by isimaster, 10 March 2009 - 02:21 PM.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:18 AM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:31 AM
I can plug the memory into the slot OK, anything I need to do as far as programs or anything or will computer know what to do?
It depends on the bios. In most cases, you'll see a message that memory has been changed,and it will bring up
the Bios screen. All you have to do is press F10 (save and exit). It will come up with a confirmation window.
Confirm this is what you want to do. The system will reboot and your all set.
Note: depending on the Bios, you may have to change the confirmation entry from N, to Y or No to Yes.
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