I want to up grade my PC. because it is too slow. when I open internet, it became more slow. Every time I open my PC one dialogbox come, written "Your computer may be at risk". To over come those problem I want to Upgrade my PC.
My computer OS is Window XP Service Pack 2
Processor is AMD ATHLORR XP
40 GB hard disk
and 128 mb RAM
Can I do this? Which components will have to change?
My email no is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Re: upgrading my PC
You will want to bump the RAM up to at least 512mb. This will drastically increase the speed of the machine. Also, download CCleaner from filehippo.com, this is a cleaning program that will get rid of excess junk the slows the computer. Everything else is good.
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There may be various reasons for your internet being slow. Anyway Try with some of the basic tips for faster and better internet connection,
Check the Start up programs and remove the unwanted
Maintain a Decent Space limit at Hard drive
Check for Malware, Spyware and bots
Clear cookies and temporary history files
Close unwanted background tasks if any
Reset the modem
Check the wiring
Browse with latest and updated browser
Download using torrents
Upgrade your hardware
Following these steps may fetch you a better result. You can see the difference in your connection speed by having a speed test before and after performing these steps. You can have speed test for free from ScanmySpeed.com You will definitely see the difference. if your problem still persists, you can better call your internet service provider and make a complaint.
Try downloading ad-aware. Run it and see if that speeds it up. It is a spyware killer (pop-ups), also clean your hard drive up with a disk clean up option and a degragmentation. If it is still running slow, try a ram up grade.
upgrading your processor will not speed up your internet only the overall speed of your system. try antivirus scan or remove any spamware/ clean out temporary internet files. look at ways to speed up your browser. Consider increasing your internet speed via your internet/broadband provider.
Well, Vista and Windows 7 require at least 1GB of system RAM to run, If I were you I'd think about upgrading with more memory. Otherwise you will experience a very slow PC, the RAM problem will then slow down your CPU and you'll end up with a big mess.
If you have an old
and slow computer, do following to increase your system speed:
Scan Disk Click Start menu > Click run. In the run dialog box type:
msconfig to open System Configuration Window. Then open "system configuration
programs". In the General Tap click on Register and then check "Scandisk after
error by shutdown disabled" to disable ScanDisk.
2- Disable auto start
Open System Configuration (msconfig) . click on the "Startup"
tap and in the application list , Clear the check box for a startup item to
disable it on your next boot.
3- Disable Windows Startup sound Go to
Start > Settings > Control Panel and then click on " Sounds and
Multimedia" icon to open it. In the Sound tab disable Windows Startup
sound. 4-disabe unused programs Go to Start > Settings > Control
Panel and click on "Add/Remove Programs" and uninstall old and useless programs.
5- Delete offline e-mails Yes, offline e-mails especially e-mails with
attachments can slow down your pc. Delete these e-mails. 6- delete temporary
internet files Temporary internet files can slow down your pc. In internet
explorer click on tools menu and then select Internet Options and the click on "
Delete Files and Delete Cookies" buttons to delete these files. 7- Defragment
your Hard Drive Defragment your hard drive every 10 days. To defragment your
Hard Drive, click on Start menu > Programs > Accessories > System tools
> Disk Defragmenter. 8- update your Windows Turn on your Windows
Automatic Update to have recent updates for your Windows.
To choose what to display when Windows starts, how to make the PC faster and even speed up the Internet, go to my YouTube Channel here. It has answers to all kinds of problems.
Also, if your PC is too old, you may need to replace it surely, as it won't be compatible even with the latest light freeware.
since you are using an obsolete model and computer specs, i don't think this can actually support windows XP in optimal settings.. You might want to install windows 98 on this machine to be able to use it properly.
note: you may think that this machine is working really slow because you tend to compare it on the newer machines that you are using. If that's the case, then you are definitely right that it's slower. This is because the machine is really old. KUDOS to you though for having a working machine that is this old. I used to have one about 4 years ago and it was one of the best during its time. :)
for a normal upgrade just follow your manual of your mother board or just go to coomputer hardware shop and ask for the latest processor they could give for a motherboard which you have (give them the model number)