IBM Lenovo A51- 8107-7AG problems. Help!

March 17, 2012 at 01:59:09
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate, Pentium 4 3.06GHz/1,5 Gb
Hi, i have the computer from my uncle cause he buy it a laptop. A second computer isn't bad:). So, i have:
Windows Vista Ultimate (with license)-legal
Windows experience -1 . :(
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06 Ghz
Memory (RAM) 1526 Mb (1 gb + 512 Mb)
System type 32 bit.

Ok. Before to instal on him Windows Vista, it was uBuntu. I don't know about uBuntu so i puted Windows XP because on the desktop says Windows XP (made for), so i instaled. But the Ethernet Controller, Video Controller, Serial Bus- USB, they couldn't work. I added drivers, try all kind of things from to google from forums and it won't want to work. So i installed Wndows Vista uUltimate. It works well ,a bit slowly but when i installed the program System Information for Windows, i can't see what kind of RAM do i have to upgrade it and maybe to change some other parts from the computer cause it has a 3Ghz processor and i don't want to throw it or sell it.
How can i find what ram i have?
How can i know what to buy to make my computer compatible & better?

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March 17, 2012 at 02:30:10 use the "Memory Scanner Tool" software

HWINFO32 will list information

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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March 17, 2012 at 02:31:44
Is the system you are talking about the Lenovo A51 in your heading

The reason it runs slowly with Vista is that IBM did not release any Vista drivers for that specific system. You are relying on generic Windows drivers.

The correct XP drivers are available on the Lenovo website should you decide to revert to the operating system it was designed for.

What "other parts" were you considering upgrading/replacing? The CPU? Forget it.
The RAM? Upgrade if you wish but do not expect dramatic improvement.
Graphics? They are integrated and the system has only one PCI slot and there isn't a PCI graphics card out there that will enhance your system.

It is what it is.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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March 17, 2012 at 07:47:24
You don't need more RAM, just go back to using XP. You should be able to find the drivers you need from the link supplied by Richard59.

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