Upgrade

Discussion in 'System Building & Upgrades' started by weman4u, May 21, 2009.

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    weman4u VIP Member

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    Hi guys can anyone tell me if I can upgrade my system here is a copy of what I've got and would like it to go faster.......regards weman5u


    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600) No details available
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    1.35 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7V333 REV 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS A7V333 ACPI BIOS Revision 1014 10/03/2002
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    245.85 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    147.93 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    ATAPI DVD D DH16D2P [CD-ROM drive]
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222A [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    Maxtor 6Y120L0 [Hard drive] (122.94 GB) -- drive 0, s/n Y3P3M8EE, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy
    Maxtor 6Y120P0 [Hard drive] (122.94 GB) -- drive 1, s/n Y44R8WXE, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy
    Multi Flash Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
    USB DISK 2.0 USB Device (4.07 GB) -- drive 2 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'DDR 1' has 512 MB
    Slot 'DDR 2' has 256 MB
    Slot 'DDR 3' has 256 MB
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 122.93 GB 100.26 GB free
    d: (NTFS on drive 1) 122.93 GB 47.67 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected
    Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
    local user accounts last logon
    Jimmy 5/21/20096:43:23 AM (admin)
    local system accounts
    Administrator never (admin)
    Guest never
    HelpAssistant never
    SUPPORT_388945a0 never


    Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
    Controllers Display
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
    BTC LE1940 [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n 72401733, June 2007)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    ALi PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    USB 2.0 Root Hub Device
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (4x)
    VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
    Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)
    StandardGamePort
    Communications Other Devices

    Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC

    HID-compliant consumer control device
    HID-compliant device
    USB Human Interface Device
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    HID-compliant mouse
    Generic USB Hub
    Multimedia Card Reader
    USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Root Hub (8x)
    Virus Protection [Back to Top]
    AntiVir Desktop Version 9.0.1.26
    Realtime File Scanning On
     
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    Core in pounce mode Moderator

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    It will be cheaper to build a new one than to try and upgrade this thing. Honestly, there's not a whole lot you can do to speed this machine up; old processor, bus snail slow. Beyond running defrag on the drives and possibly reinstalling XP clean and removing any bloatware you may have running, I wouldn't go suggesting any big upgrades...you'll be wasting your money.
     
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    Codex85 Mouse Potato VIP Member

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    For the most part Core is correct; depending on your budget and needs a new machine might be best.

    However, depending on what you use the computer for, you may see some benefit from upgrading the processor and adding more RAM, though that bus speed will certainly hold you back.
     
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    weman4u VIP Member

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    OK thanks guys for the advice will properly go for a new build....any advice on motherboards etc
     
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    Core in pounce mode Moderator

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    Depends on your budget.
     
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    weman4u VIP Member

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    thinking around about $150 for motherboard and cpu
     
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    S Walch MAME 0.64 :) VIP Member

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    The Intel Core i7 is out of the question then, lol.

    From what I can see on tigerdirect.com, you'd be looking at a low-end AMD Athlon X4, or an X3 or X2, and the Intel Core 2 Duo, but then you really wouldn't have much left for a motherboard, as I find Intel compatible motherboards to be quite a bit more expensive than their AMD counterparts.

    My personal favourite motherboard Manufacturer is Gigabyte, but I've found Asus to do decent motherboards. I've had a few MSI ones in the past for customers as well, and they've been pretty decent.

    All this talk about upgrading makes me want to upgrade my PC =/

    Edit: Checking tigerdirect.com this AMD X4 + Asus Motherboard Combo seriously caught my eye.
     
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    S Walch, May 26, 2009
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