Need help with computer!
February 25, 2009 10:15am CST
Does anyone know how to upgrade your system without buying a whole new computer???
26 Feb 09
Its not that hard really. Depends on a few things. What components do you need to upgrade? If its got a good capacity hard drive, dvd writer and a good monitor, you don't need to buy those. But to have a good system. The first thing you'l need is a good processor. Go for an Intel Core 2 Duo. its not that expensive now. and a motherboard and a power supply which supports it (may need to change the power supply if you have an old computer). The last thing is the RAM. Having a minimum of 1GB will do. Now assemble the components, format your harddrive and install a fresh copy of windows vista.
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27 Feb 09
The best way to run faster on an old computer is to install Linux on it, and voile!!! you have a fast operating system, so your computer is going to run well longer it doesn't work if you use an special software that only run in windows. For the rest that common people use, as internet, make some papers, spreadsheets, PPT, etc, it is the fastest.
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26 Feb 09
Increasing you memory will be the best way to gain more speed if you have your computers make and servie tag site like crucial can tell you how and what will work for an upgrade. There are plenty of how to videos on you tube for replacing memory it is two snaps and you are done. just have to be careful around wires and ribbons, but it is very easy. Good Luck
25 Feb 09
It depends on what kind of system do you have. If it is a desktop, upgrading is easier and less expensive. However, if you are having a laptop then I would advice you to go to the company's authorized service center to get it upgraded. Upgrading laptops is expensive and normally people do not do that, as they prefer considering the option of buying a new system altogether. If you own a desktop then things will be really easy. Any computer shop with a decent enough engineer can upgrade it to almost any configuration you want. I hope this helps you.