Question about Gateway Essential 466 PC Desktop

3 Answers

My desktop is working very slow

I have gateway Essential 466c with intel celeron processor and I have 256mb and 32mb ram. It came with windows 98 when I purchased it. I have installed windows xp pro last year. My pc is not working fast and I am thinking of changing the mother board to intel core 2 duo. Is it possible to replace the motherboard or is there any solution for making it work faster with the existing system?

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Prodigy:

    An expert who has answered 500 questions.

  • Expert
  • 674 Answers

You need to perform some maintenance activity by:

-- cleaning system junk
-- optimizing computer services
-- optimizing internet
-- repairing registry
-- defraging registry
-- clearing browsers junk

do these things with some secure tool such as Intel Software Partner Reginout. In addition to it upgrading RAM would be helpful .thanks

Posted on Jul 11, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 86 Answers

You wont be able to upgrade your Motherboard without buying a new CPU and most likely new RAM also. Can you specify that it is either 256 or 32 MB or System RAM? Maybe 256 System and 32 on the Video card, or maybe you meant 256MB or 33Mhz, in which case you need to get a new system... You should probably take away all the fancy visual appearances away which in Control Panel in System on the Advanced Tab, which is also where you can check on the status of your Page File which should be set at 128-312 MB, anything lower or higher will slow your PC down. Also you can download something called ResetDMA.VBS that can reset your transfer mode back to DMA if you are in PIO (slow). Last but not least, scan for viruses with Trojan Hunter, Bit Defender, ClamWin, F-prot, Avast, Ad-aware, etc...

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

  • Sudo Bash Dec 11, 2008

    Oh yeah and Disk Keeper Lite is an awesome free defrag tool.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Gateway Master
  • 4,806 Answers

You speed up your existing system by upgrading the memory to 1GB.
If you want a much faster machine then you will need to replace the motherboard, memory, PSU (power suppy) hard drive and processor.
If you change the motherboard etc you will notice the difference in speed

kind regards and please don't forget to rate us

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can the dell dimision 3000 desktop handle 1024mb


Hewlett Packard Pavilion 513n (P9850A#ABA) PC Desktop

Cache Memory 128KB
Data Bus Speed 400MHz
Optical Storage/Read Speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Optical Storage/Rewrite Speed 8x
Optical Storage / Type CD-RW / DVD-ROM
Processor / Manufacturer Intel
Processor Class Celeron
RAM / Installed Size 256MB
RAM / Max Supported Size 2GB
RAM / Technology DDR SDRAM
Storage Hard Drive / Formatted Capacity 60GB

hope it helps

Mar 24, 2012 | HP Pavilion 513n (P9850A#ABA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

I had installed the game called WILL ROCK and while starting the game gsvideo Init failed is showing and the game is not playing.


Make sure you all have this system requirements.

MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
MINIMUM
Pentium III 500MHz or AMD Athlon 550MHz Processor
128MB RAM
32MB DirectX compatible 3D Accelerated Video Card
DirectX compatible Sound Card
DirectX 9.0
4X CD-ROM Drive
700MB Hard Disk Space
RECOMMENDED
Pentium III or AMD Athlon 800MHz Processor
256MB RAM (Windows XP)
64MB DirectX compatible GeForce3 or ATI Radeon Video Card

Mar 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My gateway essential 400 cant run newer programs **** *** window 7... or explorer 8... or flashplayer 10... how can i upgrade my computer 2 make it run these programs ? a new hard drive ? or what do i do...


Hi,

You can add hard drive if your system doesnt have enough space for the new programs. If the new programs installs well but is running slow or not starting, then you will have to upgrade your RAM and for better performance, fix one graphics card suitable for *********** board. If you can spend more, Upgrade *********** board and processor.

Thanks
Sherbaz

Sep 20, 2010 | Gateway Essential 400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Will solidworks install and run on my gateway with windows xp? It says it requires 512 ram i have 504 which means it'll run slow but what about the intel pentium iv processor i have an intel(r) celeron(r)...


Hi,

Solidworks should run fine with the amount of installed ram. As you said it my run slow but this just the recommended amount of ram that the manufacturers say it needs to run smoothly.




Regards.

Jun 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Computer runs slow on some games HELP!!!!


In order to play RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3, you will need a PC running Windows with the following minimum requirements.
Minimum and recommended computer specifications are as follows:
Operating System: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP (Windows® XP recommended)
Processor: Pentium® III 733 MHz or compatible (Pentium® 4 1.2 GHz or compatible recommended)
Memory: 128 MB RAM; 256 MB for XP (256 MB; 384 MB for XP recommended)
Hard Disk Space: 600 MB free CD-ROM Drive: 4X CD-ROM or faster (8X or faster recommended)
Video: Any ATI Radeon™ or GeForce™ 2 with 32MB or higher; or other video card with 32MB and hardware T&L (ATI Radeon™ 64 MB SDR or GeForce™ 2 Pro or other video card with 64 MB or more memory and hardware T&L recommended)*
Sound: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP-compatible 16-bit sound card*
DirectX®: DirectX® version 9 (included) or higher

Apr 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

The right type of motherboard for compaq presario 2200 pc


Intel Celeron M (Banias) processors, 32MB or 64MB shared system memory (dynamic) - Does not include IEEE 1394 (Firewire) or TV-out (S-video) RoHS: Original 371793-001 System board (motherboard) - De-featured (DEF) for Intel Celeron M (Banias) processors, 32MB or 64MB shared system memory (dynamic) - Does not include IEEE 1394 (Firewire) or TV-out (S-video) RoHS: Original 371794-001 System board (motherboard) - Full-featured (FF) with support for Intel Pentium M (Dothan and Trailing Bin) and Intel Celeron M (Banias) processors, 32MB or 64MB shared system memory - With IEEE 1394 (Firewire) and TV-out (S-video) RoHS: Original 371794-001 System board (motherboard) - Full-featured (FF) with support for Intel Pentium M (Dothan and Trailing Bin) and Intel Celeron M (Banias) processors, 32MB or 64MB shared system memory - With IEEE 1394 (Firewire) and TV-out (S-video) RoHS: Original

Mar 02, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario 2200 Notebook

1 Answer

No audio from TV after hooking Sharp tv to computer


I think you need to set your default sound device to HDMI. Comment back if you need to know how.

Mar 26, 2009 | Sharp LC-32SH12U TV

1 Answer

Can I put to much RAM in the motherboard for the Processor?


That additional RAM will be good for your computer so it will be much faster and don't worry everything should work fine there after adding new RAM to your computer....

Jan 13, 2009 | Intel (C733) Celeron A, 700 MHz Processor

2 Answers

Old gateway essential 400c PC


yes, a 400 mhz processor can run windows xp, but you will want to have a LOT of ram. i would not recommend it unless you have at 256-512 or more ram.

windows 2000 can get along with 128-256 ram.

Sep 20, 2008 | Gateway Essential 400C SE PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway Essential 466 PC Desktop Logo

74 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18344 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...