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    i bet you lot are probably getting anoyed about my posts about this computer, but what the hell, here goes.....

    Does anybody know what upgrades are avalible for this pc apart from memory?

    or is this a silly question

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    Harddisk and video card are the two that get my vote. The CPU can be upgraded, but there's not really much point since the gains aren't going to be massive.

    The harddisk would be good to upgrade, since besides the increased storage capacity, you'd have a much more responsive system. You might need to buy a PCI SATA card for this, although this isn't a big problem, as they cost under a tenner. The video card would also be good, as you will currently be using onboard video, which requires system memory and sucks down system resources.

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    dxx;2688277

    Harddisk and video card are the two that get my vote. The CPU can be … Harddisk and video card are the two that get my vote. The CPU can be upgraded, but there's not really much point since the gains aren't going to be massive. The harddisk would be good to upgrade, since besides the increased storage capacity, you'd have a much more responsive system. You might need to buy a PCI SATA card for this, although this isn't a big problem, as they cost under a tenner. The video card would also be good, as you will currently be using onboard video, which requires system memory and sucks down system resources.



    thanks, you know where i might find any of these?

    eBuyer on all counts, with the possible exception of the graphics card, which will need to be a half-height (or low-profile as it's otherwise known) AGP 4x card, as memory serves. eBuyer might not sell these. Dabs most certainly should, though. You'll not be able to buy anything amazingly powerful, but something that's fairly usable (which is to say, enough to improve your system, but not enough to run anyy games released over the past two or three years at exciting frame rates) should be available for around the £20 mark.

    Please can you list the specs?

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    SPECIFICATION


    Processor . . . .Intel 2400
    Memory . . . . .512MB
    Flash BIOS . . . 4MB Flash memory for system BIOS, set-up, Plug-and-Play, DMI 2.0s and SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
    Video Graphics Controller . . Integrated Intel Extreme graphics* or 4X AGP
    Hard Drives . . ..Enhanced IDE SMART II ATA/100; 20GB
    EIDE Controller . . Integrated PCI dual channel ATA/100 and PIO mode 4 support, Bus Master EIDE hard drive controller
    Network Controller . . . ..Integrated Intel Pro
    Audio . . . .Integrated AC97 audio
    Standard I/O Ports . . .USB 2.0 (6), serial (1), 2nd port available via add-in card, parallel, PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, RJ-45,
    external VGA, Stereo line-in (mini-jack), microphone-in (mini-jack), speakers/line-out (mini-jack) and headphone (minijack,
    front)
    Operating Systems . . . .Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional;

    2.4ghz.... if its Skt 478 which I think it is, then nout much you can do to improve the CPU.
    Add another 512mb, more memory always helps. It should be DDR RAM not DDR2.
    Better graphics card might help but depends if you do games or 3D editing etc
    HDD, are you in need of more or is 20gb enough?

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    2.4ghz.... if its Skt 478 which I think it is, then nout much you can do … 2.4ghz.... if its Skt 478 which I think it is, then nout much you can do to improve the CPU.Add another 512mb, more memory always helps. It should be DDR RAM not DDR2.Better graphics card might help but depends if you do games or 3D editing etcHDD, are you in need of more or is 20gb enough?



    ive upgraed the ram, was thinking of upgrading the graphics card, wat u think

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