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BamaFan29891

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Hey everyone. Long time no see :]

My sister just gave me her horrible computer because she got a new one.

It's a Compaq Presario 7500. Do you guys have any tips for upgrading it and what not?

Any help appreciated it :]]
 

muz

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depends upon specs

like what ram does it take ,
what type of graphics card slot has it got,
what do you want to use it for
how much have you got to upgrade
 

BamaFan29891

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well that's the problem

i can't find all the information for the specs of the computer...

it's called a compaq presario sr1000v

so if any help out there, let me know :]
 

muz

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yeah pc wiz is better , much better loadsa goodies like benchmarks
 

LambOfGod

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muz379 said:
yeah pc wiz is better , much better loadsa goodies like benchmarks
Is it free?

Memory is a cheap easy upgrade that improves perfromance.

but until you get the specs i would do this.

Routine System Optimization (by LambofGod)

1. All Driver updates (examples www.ati.com , www.asus.com )

2. Windows Updates ( www.windowsupdate.com )

3. Full anitvirus scans with a program such as

AVG antivirus
http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10596553.html?tag=pop.software

4. Full spyware scans w/ 2 diff spyware programs such as

Ad-aware
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10399602.html?tag=pop.software

Spybot
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10401314.html?tag=list

Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ypuuCWkyIFZwdO0FivUaWMd1qwAgXMVM7oAPdOIPuUQ==

5. Msconfig the startup (go to start, run, type *msconfig* go to the startup tab)

Now disable all the services that you do not NEED to have running. For example Adobe speed launch ect…..

You can also go to the tab services, then check the box *hide all Microsoft services*
And disable service there that you do not need

(this will not get rid of the programs, just stop them from starting up)

6. Disk cleanup

Go to Start, programs, accessories, system tools, disk cleanup.

Select the drive you want to clean.

After it scans the drive select all the boxes you want to clean files out of.

(usually all of them)

Click ok.

7. Check disk

Go to start, run, type “cmd”, make sure you are on your root drive (usually C:\), type “chkdsk /f”, type “Y” .

Then restart your system

*if you are not on your root drive type “cd C:\ “ assuming C:\ = your root drive*

8. disk defragmenter

Go to start, programs, accessories, system tools, disk defragmentor.

Select the drive you want to defrag and press “defrag”

(this may take a while)
 

muz

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that looks like a pretty nice comp ya got , was it free , good upgrade would be
ram -pretty cheap
hdd -more storage
dvdrw-add removeable storage
 

CompMan

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if you game I would get a new video card..see if you have a pci, agp, or pci-express.
 
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