Originally Posted by 07mackenzie
I really wouldnt through away the idea of a reformat. Whenever I realize my PC is running kinda slowly and usually this happens once every 2 years, I just back up my important files and run the HP included system restore discs. Its completely failsafe and if youve got your stuff backed up, you have nothing to lose. Its worked 100% for me in the past and ALWAYS the computer is at least twice as fast when reloaded. Your hardware really isn't that bad... Lot's of CF users are used to some pretty extreme computers so when they see the term "celeron" its like "OFMGUHHGHBGHGG BOOOM". Really though, your computer is fine, and if you continue to notice problems even after a wipe, try the new gfx card. You dont need a 256MB one... I doubt the HP could handle that.
lmao "OFMGUHHGHBGHGG BOOOM" thats hilarious
i do agree with the format option, i have ended up formating mine sadly like 6 times sence march of this year....so i will be glad once i get my computer how it should be and have no more isues! god. i donno y but ever sence something had happened over the summer, it hasn't been able 2 download certian games and files, like AOEIII demo, call of duty 2 demo 3dmark05 etc. it's really a pain in the A** but i just move on lol, i'm hoping this time with the new HD i get that i wont have any issues...*sighs* hopefully... but 2 stay on task with your problem formating or the recovery option seems like the most open way 2 go, u can get 256MB vid cards for really cheap but i would just go with a pretty nice ATI or NVidia, i really do like both company's
i have an All-IN-WONDER from ATI but if i knew the gaming performance wasn't much of top notch then i would have gotten a different once that was more specified for gaming performance, although my X600pro really doesn't run that bad, but windows can really make ur computer run like it's 2 or more years old :P just gotta keep it healthy