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I have an Acer Travelmate 2410 and am trying to improve performance. I have just ordered a mempry upgrade to 2GB. Can I also upgrade the CPU? If so, to what extent? I used to build desktops in the past, so am reasonably handy with the mechanical/electrical aspects of the work. Many thanks Robert p.s. Best Seasonal Greetings!

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  • Robert White Dec 29, 2008

    Many thanks for your advice!

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Is your computer experiencing a CPU that is running at 100% Is your computer experiencing slow performance?

You can view your CPU utilization and other performance stats using Windows Task Manager. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and bring up Task Manager. Go to the performance tab.

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The top of this screen should show your CPU stats.

In Linux you can use the TOP command,
Type the top command:
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A CPU that is running at 100% utilization is not necessarily a problem. When the computer is booting up, or coming out of sleep mode, it may max out the CPU which is normal. The CPU will be utilized fully in order to bring the computer up as fast as possible. Some computers will even utilize the CPU while it is idle, to complete background task such as disk cleanup and file reallocation.

A problem will occur if the CPU stays maxed out. If it stays at 100% for more than a couple of minutes, you may be experiencing degraded computer performance.

Steps to reduce performance degradation.

-In a limited number of cases, software bugs can cause CPU utilization to spike. You will know this is the case if you are using a computer program(that is not hardware intensive like photo/video editors) and notice degraded computer performance. Check your CPU stats while running the program. If this is the case, check online for solutions and possible upgrades which resolve bugs in the software.

-You can reduce Windows start up programs, which will speed up the boot/wakeup process. You can do this from the MSCONFIG window. Go to Start > and in the run box type "msconfig". Go to the "startup" tab and you can uncheck which programs you do not want to start with Windows.

-A majority of the time a computer will get to a point were the hardware will need to be upgraded in order to handle the work you are doing. Common computer upgrades are memory, cpu, motherboard and hard drive.

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Packard bell 4340 imedia desktop upgrade


You can go for higher RPM Hard Drive which can improve your performance. Also you can buy a graphics card that suits your motherboard and it will also help you increase your performance.
There are so many ways to upgrade your computer other than the above stated stuff. Could you please let me know how you are planning to use the computer ?
Best Regards NextDoorNerd

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Can i upgrade my packard bell 4340 imedia pc,it has an athlon xp 3000+ barton cpu,768mb ram in 2 slots,graphics-radeon 9200 series


You can upgrade the memory to maximium of 2gb of ram 1gb stick of ram in each slot. The memory you will need DDR PC 3200 184 pin.

You can also upgrade the hard drive for more space or buy an external drive to store files.



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WHICH CPU?


AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ ~ 3.20GHz
This is one of the crown jewel from AMD and is very robust
thanks and regards

May 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Ram upgrade capability


Simply, yes you can. just open the case and put in the new boards. you can buy higher spec. memory(as long as the pins are the same number)
I.E. ddr-sdram boards will fit and as long as the speed is the same (132.8 Mhz) or higher.
I changed from 133Mhz to 333Mhz and the performance was much improved.
The PC3200 is the important bit, should be the same.
after you change the memory ,try running disc clean up in "start, all programs, accessories, disc clean up" this will also speed things up as well as de-fragmennting your drive(s)

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Acer Travelmate 290 model CL 51 How much Ram can I put in and continue to see a marked improvement in speed? It has 500 MB at the moment.


What operating system are you running?

If it is Windows XP you can go up to 4GB. More with Vista.

However 2 GB should be sufficient and you will notice a spike in performance and load times.

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Hi. I have a TravelMate 5620 which has a sticker on it saying 5625WSMi. It had 1Gb memory. I've purchased 2 x 2Gb RAM as found on internet it can handle up to 4Gb. I replaced the 1Gb RAM with one of...


Sometimes, one memory slot can be on the opposite side of the motherboard, under the keyboard. Try removing the keyboard and look under there. If that doesn't help, let me know and I'll look it up in the service manual.

Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.

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CPU Upgrade


Youneed to find the spec / manual of your motherbaord to see what cpu's are compatible. You can find information for your comp here http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acer/bin/acer.html#
or you can enter you comp serial number here for info
https://secure3.tx.acer.com/FindSystem/FindSystem.aspx?title=Information%20About%20Your%20System
Then you can see if the motherboard will handle an updated cpu.

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