advice would be great....

March 18, 2009 at 13:41:21
Specs: Windows XP
got me hands on a new pc today paid £40 for it from a mate and would like to upgrade as best i can.
its a acpi multiprocessor made by infinity it has a p4 ht 2.80ghz/2.79ghz with only 512mb of ddr2 ram and now has my old radeon 9200 card and a usb 2.0 pci card installed. i dont no alot about pc,s and have only £100 to spend. also i found a very very cheap place to buy parts all the advice that you give will be great. many thanks "theshadowsurfer".

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March 18, 2009 at 13:57:20
My advice is to try out the PC as is and see what kind of performance or lack of it you experience. The computer may be fine as it is. Without knowing what you intend to use the box for we can't advise you anyway. More than enough computer for web surfing and general computing.

Right now the only suggestion I could make for sure is to add more RAM. 512MB is kind of light for XP.

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March 18, 2009 at 14:00:41
What are you going to do with it?

Two things tend to speed up computers.

One is more ram if you can. Be sure how much your system supports. No need to waste money on parts that won't work.

Second is faster hard drives.

Really third is graphics if you use it for graphics. This goes back to what are you using it for.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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March 18, 2009 at 14:22:47
thanks and its for games because i was told that i could get the same standards as on the xbox 360 any truth in that? or would i have to get one of them top gaming pcs that cost more than what i make in a month. so more ram say 2+gig of ram and a bad ass graphics card is the way forward. and a fast hard drive well does a 500g hd mean that its fast or just large storage

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March 18, 2009 at 14:39:41
There's two very important hardware components missing in your description...the motherboard & power supply. But based on the info that you did manage to provide, you may be throwing good money after bad.

"thanks and its for games because i was told that i could get the same standards as on the xbox 360 any truth in that?"

As it sits now? No. After investing another £100? Maybe.

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