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Samsung monitor performance

I am running an old gateway pentium III 497 Mhz windows XP and the performace is dismal. it seemed o.k. until i installed the new minitor. any suggections

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Just spoke with ya in chat... ya left a little too soon :-)

You should be able to upgrade that processor to around 1ghz (1000mhz). That will double your cpu speed.

And shop around online for some PC-133 SDRAM for your model of pc. Get that thing up to at least 512mb of system memory and you will probably be alot happier with it's performance! If all you generally do is email and surf the net, no need to drop the bucks on a new machine if your looking for just a little more speed. Unless your wanting something newer anyway, then go for it. But you should be able to upgrade that one yourself for easily under $100 if you shop the parts online.

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