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Old 02-01-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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Here are the specs on my computer. HP a705w Specs I just wanted to know what I can do to speed this computer up hardware wise that would be around $100-200? New processor? More memory? What can I do?
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get like a pentium 4 or dual core 3.0ghz and 512x2mb ram would be much faster!
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:34 PM   #3
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Upgrade to some RAM like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145439

That should speed it up considerably. Just remove the old RAM and pop these in, it's a quick, cheap upgrade that will help a lot. I don't know if it would really be worth upgrading your processor...
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:53 PM   #4
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Actually, you have PC2700 and if it messages at PC2100, then your memory you bough probable will be bottlenecked due to it. I'd suggest buying a low end Soket 775 motherboard and CPU.
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or a better socket 478 processor, like a p4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116027

that would speed it up alot!
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Actually, you have PC2700 and if it messages at PC2100, then your memory you bough probable will be bottlenecked due to it. I'd suggest buying a low end Soket 775 motherboard and CPU.
ok, so his comp has prob been bottlenecked the time. itd cost too much than he mentioned to get a new cpu and mobo.hed probably have to get a new videocard too.
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hed probably have to get a new videocard too.
not nessisaraly. I'm more than willing to bet that the on-board will out do any pci card he might have installed after teh system was built (seeing as how he has no AGP) If he is using onboard video, then a new proc and mobo might be more cost-effective than just getting new RAM. Keeping in mind tho that odds are you would have to re-do windows for the different drivers with the motherboard.
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or a better socket 478 processor, like a p4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116027

that would speed it up alot!
Or a better S478 motherboard. He'll just need a Micro ATX, because his HP is MATX factor.

The P4 will speed up, but the motherboard bottlenecked the RAM at PC2100...so I don't think it will EVEN support that CPU.

I'd get this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138262
$47 and dirt cheap. With that P4, and new RAM, there will be a major speed increase.
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bottlenecked? Im guessing that means that its not going to let the memory run as good as it should. Am I correct?
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