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Upgradin' Mom's PC.
02-25-2011, 04:29 PM,
#1
Upgradin' Mom's PC.
Mom's PC is an old Dell computer from 2004, is there anyway I can upgrade it to make it faster? I was planning to upgrade it's RAM from 512 MB to 2 GB, but i'm afraid the components will bottleneck it at some point.

She only uses her computer for, email, Microsoft Office, and movies.

I can find out what it's current components are, if you need.
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02-25-2011, 05:27 PM,
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
(02-25-2011, 04:29 PM)TTrinh Wrote: Mom's PC is an old Dell computer from 2004, is there anyway I can upgrade it to make it faster? I was planning to upgrade it's RAM from 512 MB to 2 GB, but i'm afraid the components will bottleneck it at some point.

She only uses her computer for, email, Microsoft Office, and movies.

I can find out what it's current components are, if you need.
Yeah I would recommend replacing the RAM first, it will result in the most immediate and noticeable change. It will result in faster booting, increase speed in the opening your mail and your programs. Just try to find out what the model of your mother board is and I'll try to find some compatible RAM.

Desk Top: Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.2Ghz Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 460 RAM: 2x2GB G. Skill Rip Jaw Mother Board: Asus M4A88TD-V Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 PSU: OcUK 550 W Cooling: 3x120mm, 1x1400mm, 1x200mm HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Laptop: Toshiba: AMD Turion X2, Kingston 2x2GB, ATI Radeon 3100, 15" Screen.
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02-25-2011, 08:25 PM,
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
Can U give us the specifications of the pc.
what type of cpu, etc. does it have
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02-25-2011, 09:47 PM,
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
Alright, hold on. Figuring out how to.
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02-25-2011, 11:06 PM,
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
At least the Dell model would help.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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02-26-2011, 01:21 PM,
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
(02-25-2011, 11:06 PM)MathieuB Wrote: At least the Dell model would help.

Dimension 8110 - Although on their support page I could only find 8100.

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02-26-2011, 01:50 PM,
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
Alright, so it supports DDR (Not DDR2 or DDR3, just DDR) memory.

This 2GB (Two sticks of 1GB each) kit (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820226082) would set you back $60 and greatly improve your mother's PC performance.

It's pretty much the best bang for your buck upgrade, when it comes to the most additional performance, at the lowest price.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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02-26-2011, 02:27 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-26-2011, 02:29 PM by TTrinh.)
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
I clicked on your link and newegg says it has been deactivated.

In their exact words.. "We apologize for the inconvenience, but the item you are looking for has been deactivated. Here are some similar products that you may wish to consider.."

EDIT: Would this work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product
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02-26-2011, 02:59 PM,
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
Mathieu meant to link to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820226082
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02-26-2011, 03:00 PM,
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RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC.
My bad, didn't copy/paste properly.

There we go: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820226082

And no, that one kit above that you linked to wouldn't work, voltage requirements are above the standard 2.5V for DDR.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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