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I have 3 computers that are driving me nutz... i know they can be upgraded somehow but the manufacturer is giving me the run around because of their age and that i cant afford the fee based support they offer.. can a veteran programmer help me out with specs and how to upgrade

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Tell us the name and model number or the motherboard name and model,is a plain no name pc . We can give you the links to sdownload manuals for them which almost always teel the limits of how much you may upgrade. We can then give you advice of what and where t buy.

  • Beeuwen Gerryts
    Beeuwen Gerryts May 11, 2010

    Depends on what your pc specs are... see with each motherboard you can only upgrade so much, also the parts are hard to find for older pc's. It depends ENTIRELY on what you currently ave.

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You need to give more infor on the Pc's you have. Intel or AMD if you are not sure about the specs do the following ( windows xp)

1. click start/all programs/accessories/systemtools/system information
2. then a new window will open.
3. click tools & click directx diagnostic tool
4. this will open another window with all the specs of the pc

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