Laptop needs an update
I recently came across a compaq presario c300 that somoene had just thrown away. It still turned on and loaded win XP, but had a ton of problems. Seeing how my macbook pro crapped out on me a few months back and i am too broke to shell out for a new laptop, I decided to see if I could fix it. After a complete wipe of the system and installing a copy of win 7 32, it is up and running, but it is really slow. Being that it is an older model it is not suprising, but i would like to know what I can do to remedy this to have a free, and functioning laptop. I am already planning on getting some more RAM to get it to 1 GB, but do you think that I should install a new processor as well? I do not really intend to do much more than use it for school and internet surf. But it takes this thing so long to do anything. Thanks for the advice!