Need help with computer!

@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
February 25, 2009 10:15am CST
Does anyone know how to upgrade your system without buying a whole new computer???
7 responses
@knaphih (57)
• Australia
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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@tatojc (8)
• China
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.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
28 Feb 09
what is Linux and where can you get it? My computer isnt old I dont think I got the best one I could at the time and upgraded the video card, I got it in 2006..Its HP, and it was brand new at the time.
• China
1 Mar 09
Linux is an OS, open source and free software, have all that you need to run a computer, and divorce of windows.
• United States
26 Feb 09
Go to download.com and ask for upgrade under window's and let the download take over there a safe site and realy good but remember alwaye's hit system restore to make sure good luck
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
28 Feb 09
ok thanks I'll look into it
@tea512 (687)
• United States
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
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
28 Feb 09
thanks so much for your advice.
@jshekhar (1562)
• India
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.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
25 Feb 09
yea I have a desktop, thank you! IS it really expensive?
@evsoriano (166)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
it depends on what you wwant to upgrade. if your planning to have greater mem, then just concentrate in upgrading your mem, etc
@fren45 (895)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 09
That depends ehat kind of spec of pc you have.. -Ram type -Procesor type.. -Graphic carp type If you need something extra powerful... The beset option is to get a new PC.