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How much does all this cost??

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mar42424, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. mar42424

    mar42424 Member

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    The computer that I have right now is a "1999 Compaq presario 5280" and all i have done to it is put in ram. 320mb (the most possible. Its a "Intel Celeron Pentium 2"

    So what do you think it would cost to modernize my system? Im not really into PC gaming (PS2 is for me). All I really do is internet, music, pictues and schoolwork. Any suggetions, and remember im on a TIGHT BUDGET
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    according to compaq is a 433mhz with 12 gig hd & maxed 384meg ram. possible to replace or add bigger hd say maxtor 40 gig for $60Can. might also be possible to add more ram but that might be a hit & miss scenario
     
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    i dont think i can put anymore ram in it, and compaq replaced my hardrive and now it is 40 gigs. it is 433mhz though, anything i can do to make it faster??
     
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    check in manual, motherboard or bios for cpu setup & if there what is highest speed can go. 66mhz x 6.5ratio = 433mhz
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    How much did you want to spend? Max?
     
  6. mar42424

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    $100-$150, im not trying to make a whole new system ...just trying to get it back up to speed
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    run ad-aware se from lavasoft to get rid of spyware that can slow a p4 down to a p1. also run avg7(free version) from www.grisoft.com or do an online scan with www.antivirus.com free housecall to check for possible viruses
     
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    is there anything i can do hardware related, or is my best option just to make sure everuthing thing is ad and virus free?
     
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    the only that MIGHT work is a faster cpu but that is iffy so other than that keep it virus & spyware free
     

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