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Old 09-30-2005, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should I add anything?

Here are the specs on my new computer :

Processor AMD Sempron 2 GHz

Installed Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor Speed 2 GHz

Socket Type Socket A

Processor Upgradability Upgradable

Installed Qty 1
Bus Speed 333 MHz
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM

Installed RAM 512 MB

Max Supported RAM 2 GB

Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz • 333 MHz

Installed Cache Memory 512 KB

AGP Slot Available

Expansion Bays 2 x 5.25" (External Access) • 3 x 3.5" (Internal Access) • 1 x 3.5" (External Access)

Expansion Slots PCI x 3 • AGP x2 x 1

Other Features Media Card Reader
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 120 GB

Hard Drive Interface IDE

Hard Drive Rotation Speed 7,200 RPM

Controller Type Ultra ATA
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW Dual Layer

Optical Drive Read Speed 16x (DVD) • 48x (CD)

Optical Drive Write Speed 40x (CD-R) • 2.4x (DVD-R Dual Layer) • 16x (DVD-R)

Optical Drive ReWrite Speed 32x (CD-RW) • 4x (DVD+RW) • 4x (DVD-RW)

Is there anything I can or should add to make this system faster & better for under $100 ?? I will be doing everything with this computer but I am not a gamer.

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Old 09-30-2005, 03:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could bump the ram up to 1024 with an extra stick of 512

That is usually always a fine performance upgrade

Also I'm not sure if DVDs or music is important but you can probably get some decent speakers for $100 like basic 5.1 surround sound

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Old 09-30-2005, 03:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you could easily get 5.1 speakers for under $100 unless you want to use digital sound. i agree with the brettman the only benefit you might get without an overhaul is more RAM.
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