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My sister just gave me her old laptop...Gateway Solo 2500 SE. It's a great free-be
but I would like it to go a little faster. <_<

It was installed with 32 MB of Memory and 2 GB of hard drive.

Which do I need more of to get some speed? and how much do you recommend.

Any suggetions of reliable places? or would Gateway still have parts for this model?

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I'd go with ram for speed and hard drive for space. What type processor?

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I found a sticker on the keyboard that says "MMX intel inside Pentium Processor"...is this what you mean? or do I need to find it somewhere else?



Is there an easy way to remove everything and then start from scratch to reinstall...so that it's like new?

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So what would you recommend as far as more Memory and more hard drive?

And just so I get this right...Memory makes it go faster and hard drive lets you put more on it?? <_<

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Correct. Mem=speed Hard Drive=space. First we need to know what version of windows you have. When you start the computer does the screen say Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, etc... We'll go from there. <_<

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Ok, I got your specs or at least similar, check some of these sites and tell me what you think. For memory it looks like you can go up 288 mb. I'd put 256 in it. For hard drive I'd get one with at least 40gb, try to go more if you can, it all depends on how much you are willing to spend and how long you will be using the pc for and what for. You might not need 256 memory, you might only need 128. You also might not need an 80 gb hard drive and just settle for a 20 or 40 gb. It's all up to you. We're here if you have any questions.

Memory
http://www.memorysup...phardrivgu.html (memory and Hard drives)
http://www.memoryx.n...so25se300c.html

Hard drives
http://www.prioritye...alharddrive.htm
http://www.superware...D-60.0/p/133532
http://www.dealtime...._30_GB_HDD_30_0
http://www.thenerds....=037004&d=1&s=1

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Correct.  Mem=speed  Hard Drive=space.  First we need to know what version of windows you have.  When you start the computer does the screen say  Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, etc...  We'll go from there. <_<

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It has Windows 98.
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