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It is a P4 1.6 Ghz

512 MB of ram

Onboard Video card

40 GB 5400 rpm IDE Hard Drive.

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You're kidding right? I've got bags of it here and it's worth next to nothing.

 

 

 

As for the mobo only supporting 1GB max, well... i'd challenge that, some accept more than what's stated. Even 1GB would make it run better though. thumbs_up.gif

 

yea, old out of production RAM actually does cost an insane amount if you were to buy them. But if you already have it of course it's worth next to nothing to you. Maybe you can ship him some.

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1) Add more ram

2) Look on eBay for a Core 2 duo machine for cheap and add more ram to that 4GB and get an SSD.

3) Get an SSD

 

You'll be a lot faster

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You could use a USB stick for ReadyBoost, but I doubt It'll make a noticeable difference.

 

 

That is a good free idea!

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Oh to everyone this is not my main PC.

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All of these actions involve replacing hardware, which is going to cost some money.  Given the age of the system (2001-2002 vintage?) it may be better to simply save up for buying a new computer, though.


That's probably the best advice you are going to get.
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You could use a USB stick for ReadyBoost, but I doubt It'll make a noticeable difference.

 

Wow it actually worked thanks! I see a huge speedup already. Never tried this before.

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Well I just got Firefox 23.01 installed on it and actually not that bad in speed.

 

Of course blocking ads though to make it faster and nothing better than Ad Muncher works for that. Sorry Ad Block Plus uses to many resources for older PCs compared to Ad Muncher.

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your best bet look around on ebay and get a decent core 2 system with 2 gigs ram I run windows 8.1 flawlessly my system is a gateway GT5428 Core 2 upgrade

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your best bet look around on ebay and get a decent core 2 system with 2 gigs ram I run windows 8.1 flawlessly my system is a gateway GT5428 Core 2 upgrade

 

Yes that is what my older main pc use to run on except 4 GB of ram.

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Sorry I decided to stick with this PC but run linux on it.

 

I am going to create a server from it.

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Disable Data Execution Protection (DEP) - Required editing boot.ini file

http://www.zensoftware.co.uk/kb/KnowledgebaseArticle10002.aspx

But you lose the protection this feature offers.

 

(Edit) Just saw recent post, not a bad alt either.

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Didnt the P4's use RDRAM at that point?

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