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  Tycho 17:03 11 Feb 2009

Here is a selction of the specs from Belarc Advisor. What upgrades should I consider to speed up this computer?

Many thanks in advance.


Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

2.67 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Hewlett-Packard HP d230 MT(DK601AV)
System Serial Number: FRB40408PV
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Board: Lite-On Tech. 0884h
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1.09 11/14/2003

248 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot '0' has 128 MB
Slot '1' has 128 MB

102.96 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
75.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 2F040L0 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n F1EWT9TE, rev VAM51JJ0, SMART Status: Healthy
Maxtor 6Y120L0 [Hard drive] (122.94 GB) -- drive 1, s/n Y35VXV8E, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy

Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:06:4F:7B:24:6B

Networking Dns Server:

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:11 11 Feb 2009

248 Megabytes Installed Memory

thats your only problem,

you need at least a meg of ram to run XP properly

  Quiet Life 17:12 11 Feb 2009

With the amount of memory you have it must be very slow.
Best bet is to let Crucial scan your computer and fit the biggest amount of memory you can
click here&
There is bo substitute for more memory.

  Tycho 17:14 11 Feb 2009

What a forum!

Thanks, chaps


  Tycho 09:26 15 Feb 2009

I fitted the 2GB advised by Crucial on the link that Quiet Luife sent. They charge in Euros so it cost more than it would have done six lonths ago. All is running much more sensibly now.

Many thanks

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