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I don't know the answers to these questions: Processor speed? Do I have at least 512MBof RAM Does my monitor capable of at least 1024x768 pixels? I want to sign up to work on line and I can't find this information in my computer booklet.

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Right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and click on properties. Your processor speed and RAM will be displayed. If you go to control panel and open up display, you will be able to see your resolution.

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Dc5100 processor upgrade


NO!

Two Netburst based Processor cores on the SAME chipset?

Get outta' here!

When did they come up with that?





OH, I'M JUS KIDDIN'!

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12145_na/12145_na.HTML

The HP Compaq dc5100 Desktop PC uses an Intel 915GV motherboard chipset.

Since we know that the Northbridge chip, of the motherboard chipset; handles the Faster capabilities of a computer;
i.e., Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics; let's look at the Intel 915GV chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Pentium_4.2FPentium_D.2FPentium_EE_chipsets

No sir/ma'am.
The Intel 915GV motherboard chipset only handles Single Core processors;
Intel Pentium 4,
and,
Intel Celeron,
and,
Intel Celeron D.
(With a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus, or an 800MHz FSB)

The Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celeron#Prescott-256

"The D suffix actually has no official designation, and does not indicate that these models are dual-core. It is used simply to distinguish this line of Celeron from the previous, lower performing Northwood and Willamette series, and also from the mobile series, the Celeron M (which also uses 3xx model numbers) Unlike the Pentium D, the Celeron D is Not a dual core processor."

Yeah, I know. I'm just a 'Ray of Sunshine'.

You know you can pick up a motherboard pretty cheap nowadays, that WILL support the lowly Pentium D, for not much money.

Problem is you will need to replace Ram Memory also.

By the time you get a motherboard chipset that supports dual core Processors (CPU), you are going to be using DDR2 Sdram ram memory, instead of the DDR Sdram ram memory you are using now.

OK, Motherboard, CPU, and Ram Memory.

Oh, the Power Supply. Won't do either.
240 Watt unit, or 300 Watt unit?

Sure.............OK.

Back in the day those Power Supply's were made, Power Supply manufacturer's were 'fudging' the actual maximum rated Wattage.

True Wattage was more like 60 to 70 percent of what was stated.
Why?
SOLD more Power Supply's.

240 Watts?
Simply divide by 10. = 24.
For 60 percent, take 60 times 24. = 144 Watts
70 percent? 168 Watts.

300 Watts?
60 percent is 180 Watts.
70 percent is 210 Watts.

I wouldn't try to run a Barbie doll with that low a Wattage, of Power Supply. (Barbie doll? What?)

Need at least a decent 350 Watt power supply, from today's manufacturers.
80 percent constant duty cycle, for most good units; or higher.

So...............
Max out the Intel Pentium 4 CPU.

4GB's of 533MHz DDR Sdram ram memory.
(PC4200, or PC4300. Depends on the manufacturer as to how they name it)

By the time you spend that much money, you may as well buy another Motherboard, Processor, Ram Memory, and Power Supply.

Yes, may as well buy a better computer.

I know. Quit trying to cheer you up.

Around here we have Craigslist, and Ebay, for two places.
Could pick up a better computer, for around the same money, as you would pay for all the upgrade parts above.

Which is better? Upgrade the Processor, or upgrade the Ram Memory/
For the better 'Bang for the Buck', upgrade the Ram Memory.

The CPU (Processor) has a built-in cache.
L1 cache, and L2 cache. (Newer CPU's have an L3 cache)

The Cache is a small memory area for the CPU.
It is the FIRST memory area the Processor (CPU) reads.
This is because it operates at the same frequency rate, as the CPU does.
(Frequency rate = 'Speed'. Operates at the same 'Speed')

Next inline is the Ram Memory.
Ram Memory -> typically, operates at half of the Processor's Front Side Bus. (FSB)

This is why upgrading Ram Memory is a good idea.

It isn't so much of getting Ram Memory, that operates at a higher frequency rate ('Speed'), as it is to have MORE ram memory.

Example;
PC3200 compared to PC4200.
4GB's of PC3200 is better than 2GB's of PC4200.

(DDR Sdram at 400MHz = PC3200)

Moving on............

Motherboard chipset:

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The motherboard chipset for your computer, consists of a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

{Motherboards that support the Intel Core i technology, (Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, etc), do NOT use this motherboard chipset technology. Neither do some of the AMD CPU's }

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

As stated previously, the Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer;
Processor (CPU), Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

The AGP technology, and the PCI Express technology; ARE high-speed graphics.

Using a graphics card in a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics; is NOT high-speed graphics.

The slower capabilities of a computer are handled by the Southbridge chip.
1) PCI Bus / Integrated Graphics.

(Another term for Integrated Graphics, is OnBoard Graphics. A term that seems to have gotten lost.
It explains better; ON the motherBOARD )

2) IDE Bus
3) SATA Bus
4) USB Bus
5) Ethernet
6) Audio (Sound)

Point?
Look to see what the Northbridge chip is, as I have shown you; and you'll get a good idea of what Processor (CPU) support is.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

(I get tired of looking on websites, that just say NO, and do not explain why )

Mar 06, 2013 | HP Compaq dc5100 PC Desktop

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I have an old hp v75 desktop that the monitor won't turn on all the lights are working, fan running, nothing wrong with the power supply, but when I press the power button it turns on, but the monitor...


First remove the vga cable from the desktop and see the monitor shows no conection if showing there is no problem with ur monitor if not change the monitor if showing conect the cable back to ur desk to vga port then check the ram remove the ram clean the surface with clean cloth then rub the print using an eraser then insert the ram and switch on if still no display change the ram if still not working remove the processor heat sink na clean th surface of the processor and the heat sink apply a thin layer of heatsink solvent or thermal paste fix the heat sink then restart the computer

Jun 29, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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My computer has 224mb ram it is abit slow was asking if i add 512mb will it be more fast and can 224mb work with 512mb


Hi,
As much I want to provide the best answer to your question, you did not indicate what exact 224mb memory you have. But don't worry I'll answer your concern with the details that you provided. Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer date storage. There are two types of RAM those are SRAM and DRAM. To answer your question if your 224MB will work with a 512MB. My answer it will as long as you both RAMs are the same in speed and in type. Before, purchasing a 512MB you need to check what is the speed of your 224MB and as well as the maximum RAM does the motherboard or your laptop is capable of.
I hope I answered your question.
Thanks a lot!!

Aug 17, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Fiteed new quad core CPU and 4gb of Ram, when started up getting no signal detected on the monitor. Can anyone help?


Let's back up a second.

A) What HP model is it? (P/N. Product Number. Back of desktop computer tower)
B) What model number of Intel quad core is it?
C) What are the manufacturer ID number/letters on the ram memory module/s?

I need to know what Northbridge chip is used on the motherboard, to know if it will support the particular Intel quad core you're trying to use.
This I can hopefully obtain from HP Support, by looking at the specifications for the motherboard.

(This technology does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip is part of the motherboard chipset.
So aptly named, because on a desktop computer motherboard it sits to the 'North', for one.
(Under the Processor)

[ Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

AGP and PCI-Express are high-speed graphics technology.
A graphics card plugged into a PCI slot, and Integrated Graphics, is Not high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

Motherboard Diagram;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

List of Intel Chipsets, and more specifically the one's that can handle Intel quad core processors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Secondly;
Make sure the Ram Memory you installed is Compatible.
If the motherboard supports 4GB of ram, make sure it is in the correct ram slots if using two sticks of ram, or four sticks.

There HAS to be a ram memory module ('Stick') in Slot 1. (DIMM 1)
EACH ram memory slot has a Maximum Amount.

For example if there are 4 ram slots, and the Maximum Total Amount of ram memory is 4GB, each ram slot may have a maximum of 1GB.
It may, or may not be that you can use Slot 1 and Slot 2, and use two 2GB sticks.

Third:
Always go slow when upgrading.
Install the Processor first, boot the computer up, see how it works.

THEN shut the computer down, unplug from power, observe Anti-Static Precautions, and install 2GB of ram memory.

Works?
Install the other 2GB.
BIOS has to recognize the changes.

Fourth:
Are you sure your Power Supply is adequate to support the quad core, and the added ram memory?

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 24, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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K7SV266AD Can I use 266Mhz athalon processor with this board, book says 100/133 FSB. If so what processors? Thanks


The Syntax K7SV266AD motherboard uses a VIA motherboard chipset.

It uses a VIA KT266A for the Northbridge, and a VIA VT8235 for the Southbridge.

About the motherboard chipset;

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

High-speed graphics is AGP or PCI-Express

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot is Not high-speed graphics.
Neither is Integrated Graphics.

(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard graphics.
ON the motherBOARD. The graphics chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard, and not to a graphics adapter card. {Graphics card}

The graphics chipset is a GPU.
Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.
It handles the IDE, and SATA capabilities of the computer.
It also handles the USB ports, Ethernet, and Audio, plus anything connected to a PCI slot, and Integrated Graphics, to list a few examples.

Motherboard Diagram,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

[For further information you may wish to search on Wikipedia,
A) Northbridge (computing)
B) Southbridge (computing)
C) Bus
D) PCI Local Bus
E) AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
F) PCI Express
G) Front Side Bus ]

Looking at the motherboard with the Processor to the top, and Ram Memory to the right, the VIA KT266A northbridge chip is below the Processor.
The aluminum finned Heatsink covers it.

The VIA VT8235 southbridge chip is down towards the lower right corner.

Looking at the specs for the VIA KT266A chip we can see,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A

1) It supports either DDR Sdram ram memory at 200MegaHertz, or 266MHz.
PC-1600 or PC-2100, respectively.
(DDR Sdram is clocked twice. Therefore the 133MHz Front Side Bus {FSB} support will handle 266MHz ram memory)

2) The Maximum ram memory it will support is 4GB. If you have the motherboard manual, you will know what the maximum amount of Ram Memory is, that the motherboard will support.

3) Will support Processors with either a 100MHz, or 133MHz FSB. (Front Side Bus)
AMD processors are 'Double-pumped'.
The VIA VT266A chip will handle AMD processors with up to a 266MHz FSB.

It will handle AMD Athlon, or AthlonXP, or Duron processors, with a maximum FSB of 266MHz.

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/legacy/kt266a/

The best processor will be an AMD AthlonXP with a 266MHz FSB, that fits in a Socket A (Socket 462) processor socket.

Watch the Voltage used. Look up the AMD processor you have installed now, and see what voltage range it uses. The new processor must use voltage in this range also.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors

For additional questions please post in a Comment. (Upper right of your page)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 04, 2011 | Syntax Computers & Internet

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Processor: Intel Pentium D - 3.4GHz processor (Dual-Core) Memory: 2048MB RAM Hard Drive: 400GB Optical Drive: CDRW/DVD Rom drive (combo) Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3...


You have to have some sort of a modem to get online whether your using a smartphone through a usb or broadband modem through your rj-45 jack, Broadband modems also have the capability of using a usb cable to connect to the modem. Hope this helps. Not sure exactly what your asking. If I havent answered your question feel free to let me know!!!

Jun 13, 2011 | Dell OPTIPLEX 745 PC Desktop

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I have an ASUS P4T-E motherboard and looking for info regarding; max. processor speed and max RAM capabilities. Can you assist????


Looks like this motherboard is capable of supporting PC800 ram and the general maximum processor speed is decided by whether the processor can fit the socket on your motherboard, as they don't make processors that are incompatible with the same socket. Thats is the whole idea of the CPU socket system.

The spec and more advanced information for you motherboard can be found here: http://www.unitycorp.co.jp/support/download/manual/478/p4t_e_e.pdf

May 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I can't install AUTOCAD 2009 in my windows XP computer.It asks to install direct 3D


Most probably your hardware ie graphic card do not support software requirements.

Autocad 2009 system requirements for Win XP.
32-bit AutoCAD 2009
Running under Windows XP:
•Microsoft Windows XP SP2 operating system
•Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or AMD Athlon®, 2.2 GHz or greater
or
Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 1.6 GHz or greater
•1 GB RAM
•750 MB free hard disk space for installation
•1024x768 VGA with true color
•Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or higher)
If you are using AutoCAD for 3D modeling, you should bump up your system as follows:
•Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or greater
or
Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz or greater
•2 GB RAM or greater
•2 GB of additional free hard disk space
•1,280 x 1,024 32-bit color video display adapter (true color) 128 MB or greater, OpenGL or Direct3D capable workstation class graphics card.

Hope it helps.

Mar 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I want know my notebook have modem?


Here are the specs on your machine. Yes you have a modem.

Processor Processor manufacturer: Intel Processor model: Mobile Pentium III-M Clock speed: 1.2 GHz Motherboard Chipset: Intel 830M Data bus speed: 133 MHz Memory RAM installed: 256 MB Number of memory slots: 2 RAM capacity: 1 GB RAM type: SDRAM Memory specification compliance: PC133 Interfaces & networking VGA (analogue): 1 Video out: no Infrared: 1 Serial: 1 USB: 1 Docking station port: yes Wireless LAN: optional Ethernet: 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller Modem: PCTEL 2304WT V.92 MDC Modem Expansion slots PC Card: 1 x Type II Hard drive storage Hard drive interface type: Ultra ATA/100 Hard drive size: 20 GB Rotation speed: 4200 rpm Storage controller: Intel 801 Video Graphics processor: Intel Graphics Technology (integrated) Display Display technology: colour TFT Display diagonal size: 12.1 in Maximum resolution: 1024x768 pixels Input Pointing devices: 2-button touchpad, 2-button trackpoint Keyboard: 85 keys Cabinet (chassis) Dimensions (W x H x D): 28.9x2.5x23.9 cm Weight: 1.7 kg OS & software Operating system: Windows XP Professional Audio Audio processor: Crystal CS4205 Microphone: yes Speakers: mono Audio connectors: microphone, headphone Service & support Standard warranty: 3 years Battery Battery technology: Li-ion Battery capacity: 3600 mAh

Nov 07, 2009 | Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

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Problem with the risolution


Hi,

To my understanding, an AOC LM729 is capable of 1280 x 1024 and therefore should be able to display your preferred 1024x768 .

Perhaps you need to set the PC's Display Screen Refresh Rate to 75 Hz or lower (DisplayProperties/Settings/Advanced/Monitor).

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Mar 14, 2008 | AOC LM729 17" LCD Monitor

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