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I got a spare computer from my cousin, and used it's amazing 16mb ram card for my computer, (among other things) upgrading it to 80mb. I just today got a wireless networking card for internet, and I'm wondering exactly how to make the computer faster? Should I buy a 256mb pc100 ram card, or is it the 333mhz processor that's being slow? Also, is it possible to change processors, I have two spare motherboards that are burnt out, and I want to know if I can change out the processors with my current one.
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well that would depend on the socket the processors use, and ram would speed it up quite a bit
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I got a spare computer from my cousin, and used it's amazing 16mb ram card for my computer, (among other things) upgrading it to 80mb. I just today got a wireless networking card for internet, and I'm wondering exactly how to make the computer faster? Should I buy a 256mb pc100 ram card, or is it the 333mhz processor that's being slow? Also, is it possible to change processors, I have two spare motherboards that are burnt out, and I want to know if I can change out the processors with my current one.
Um....dude your PC is like almost 10 years old. Now we have processors above 3.33ghz, 300gb+ harddrives, and a possible of 4GB of RAM. My advice: Get rid of that PC and buy a completely new one for less than $500 that is a hundred times faster than your current one.
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Honestly....buying a budget PC for like 250-300 would probably be the most economical thing to do....
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post #5 of 14
maybe he doesnt have that kind of money man. not everyone does.
i think he came here to get the most out of what he has


first off we need to find out what kind of motherboard and memory you have, go here and get cpuz,http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php and then post a screen shot of what it says .. and im sure somone here can help you out
    
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post #6 of 14
yea like me
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first off we need a budget
second would you use linux?
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well considering a 256mb pc100 chip is gonna be way overpriced...I dono if it's worth it lol.

If you can find it for cheap...like 5-10 bucks..then ya, go for it.
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post #9 of 14
this comp is only going 333mhz thats the boards max specs
so i need budget to look around i might find something $17usd or less for some ghzs
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post #10 of 14
Shame your not in the UK, i have ton's of old Pentium2 stuff you could have (no motherboard's though).

The best mobo for the Pentium2 would be a Abit BH6/BE6.
    
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