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Old 08-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Need hardware upgrade advice

I have an old 512 MB RAM 40 GB HD from a few years ago that I hope be upgraded. It has Windows XP 32-bit installed with SP3. I am a noob and don't know a ton. Thanks.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Well, I'd start with the RAM. What kind of computer is it? What kind of RAM does it have. XP will run well with 2-3 GB of RAM installed. You won't be able to do much more than web-browsing and word processing but it will do that just fine.

A 40GB hard drive is sufficient as long as you aren't hoping to store a lot of files on the hard drive. You could get an external hard drive for storage (and that way you can move it from computer to computer too).
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