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Old 11-30-2005, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ive got an old p3 800 with 128mb ram and a 20gb hdd thats networked to my amd.But its slow and keeps crashing my brother just useses it for internet and email.
Its running xp which is the problem.but xp makes networking simple.should i upgrade the ram and hdd or just get a new cheap pc?

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Old 11-30-2005, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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put another 128mb ram in it and see how it goes

cause i think XP needs at least 256mb to run well ?
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea its does need 256mb........but it works...a little
i thought of getting 256mb stick and a 80gb hdd for bout 100usd
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yea its does need 256mb........but it works...a little
i thought of getting 256mb stick and a 80gb hdd for bout 100usd
do this then
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ok. thanks guys i'll add some more ram and a new hdd and see how it goes.
it should be pc 133 for a p3 800 rite? i'll check with everest.

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a P3 800 should have a 100FSB, so at least PC100
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may as well get pc133. it seems more plentiful and cheaper still. It'll downclock to 100 since the P3 800's are a 100mhz FSB

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