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Old 09-30-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
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Default Should I add anything

Here are the specs on my new computer :



Processor AMD Sempron 2 GHz

Installed Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor Speed 2 GHz

Socket Type Socket A

Processor Upgradability Upgradable

Installed Qty 1
Motherboard
Bus Speed 333 MHz
Memory
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM

Installed RAM 512 MB

Max Supported RAM 2 GB

Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz

Installed Cache Memory 512 KB

NVIDIA GeForce4
AGP Slot Available

Expansion Bays 2 x 5.25" (External Access) • 3 x 3.5" (Internal Access) • 1 x 3.5" (External Access)

Expansion Slots PCI x 3 • AGP x2 x 1

Other Features Media Card Reader
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 120 GB

Hard Drive Interface IDE

Hard Drive Rotation Speed 7,200 RPM

Controller Type Ultra ATA
CD / DVD
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW Dual Layer

Optical Drive Read Speed 16x (DVD) • 48x (CD)

Optical Drive Write Speed 40x (CD-R) • 2.4x (DVD-R Dual Layer) • 16x (DVD-R)

Optical Drive ReWrite Speed 32x (CD-RW) • 4x (DVD+RW) • 4x (DVD-RW)


Is there anything I can add to make this system faster & better for under $100 ??
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Old 09-30-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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more ram.
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Old 09-30-2005, 01:40 AM   #3
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it looks like you are buying this as a package. if your hard drive has not got a partition, i would probably buy a cheap one to use for backing up your valuables. if you ever have to re-format, you can just put anything you want on that hdd and then move it back after re-format.
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If you're not going to be gaming, I suggest buying a small backup hard drive for the essential things that need to be stored. If you like to do casual gaming, then 512mb should be fine in most cases. If you're more for the hardcore online games like Battlefield 2, F.E.A.R., Half-Life 2, Doom 3 etc, then you should get another stick of 512mb.
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battlefield 2 loves 2GB of RAM even if it is value RAM, other games only need 1GB
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