Question about Intel Motherboard
PLEASE HELP MY COMPUTER SUFFERS FROM SERIOUS LAGGING AND MY LAPTOP IS DEAD, SO I HAVE TO USE THIS OLD COMPUTER TILL MY FUNDS ACCUMILATE.
WHAT IS THE BEST MEMORY FOR THIS MOTHERBOARD?
I ALSO WANT TO ADD A GRAPHICS/VIDEO CARD BECAUSE THE f50 DOESN'T WORK RIGHT WITH THE INTEGRATED GRAPHICS.
MOTHERBOARD: BIOSTAR M7VIG PRO
PROCESSOR: AMD ATHLON XP 2000+
OS: WINDOWS XP PRO SP2 STUDENT
MEMORY: SLOT1 HAS XEROX 512MB PC2100(PC133) AND SLOT 2 HAS SAMSUNG 256MB SDRAM PC133(133MHz)
AUDIO: C-MediaCMI9739A 6-Channel AC'97 CODEC AND SOUND BLASTER PCI
MONITER: HP PAVILION f50
VIDEO: S3 ProSavage 8 Video Integrated AND S3 Trio64V2
HARD DRIVES: WESTERN DIGITAL WD400 - 40GB AND SEAGATE U SERIES 5 - 20GB
CD DRIVES: LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN526D AND LITE-ON CD-RW LTR-48246S
INTERNET: D-LINK DWA-130 USB WIRELESS N ADAPTER
KEYBOARD/MOUSE: MICROSOFT WIRELESS 6000 V2 MOUSE/KEYBOARD BUNDLE
SPEAKERS: LOGITECH 2.1 AUDIO HUB
CAN GIVE YOU MORE SPECS IF NEEDED.
works but i cant watch videos or listen to music or do anything without it lagging.
Please help me to get it working cause my laptop is dead and dont have another choice rightnow school starts in a week.
Thank You for your Time.
Given these specs, this computer should be able to handle basic applications such as video or music.
For the lagging: there is most likely a software problem, not hardware. In other words: your computer is physically fine, it's what's on your computer that's the problem. This could be because of too many programs, viruses, etc.
This is what I would do:
1. Save all of your data on this computer to a flash drive, cd, or other computer.
2. Install a fresh copy if Windows XP by using the recovery disks that came with your computer.
3. Install new drivers for your motherboard. They are located HERE (download only the drivers that go with your operating system, which is Windows XP in this case).
4. Transfer your old data back on to your cleaned computer. Do yourself a favor and only transfer the data that you actually need. If this is truly a school computer, keep it that way.
Don't put money into this computer, especially if you are planning to buy a new complete system. A video card on this system just wouldn't make sense, it would be like dressing up a pig. Sorry, bad analogy. In other words, if all the components are old and it has an awesome video card, the video card won't be able to perform at its full potential. It'd be pointless.
The monitor isn't the problem. Arguably, monitors never cause lagging problems.
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