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Topic # 68007 13-Sep-2010 15:18
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Hi
I am thinking about upgrading my computer to make it faster and more efficent. I want to spend a few hundred from my work bonus.

The following specs are what I have now:
MS Windows XP Professional SP3
AMD Athlon 7750 Dual Core processor, 2.0GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

Looking at a triple core processor and a general tune up.
Can anyone recommend what they would do and where to get it done, I am in Chch. Thanks

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  Reply # 379413 13-Sep-2010 19:30
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Just an update i was quoted $235 for a quad core and tune up does that sound about right?



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  Reply # 379426 13-Sep-2010 20:05
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Whoa will not be going through the guy who built my computer, he was rude, arrogant and nasty. He called everyone who informed me that NOD32 was good a F..kn.morons. He also told me I know nothing and can do nothing. I am not impressed and would love a recommendation of where I can go to get this upgrade at a fair price without the abuse.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 379448 13-Sep-2010 20:50
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FWIW, NOD32 is being raged at alot lately.

A recent update very badly broke the product and left alot of techie rage.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/360859/eset-security-update-crashes-pcs




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  Reply # 379452 13-Sep-2010 21:03
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whoa lucky i haven't payed for it yet was looking at shelling out for it any others worth trying lol man what a bad day now ive also just found out my mother board sucks

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  Reply # 379498 14-Sep-2010 00:43
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What make and model is the motherboard?

You current motherboard will determines what cpu, ram and video card you can put it. If it's fairly old you'll probably want to upgrade the motherboard, cpu, ram and video.

Run Speccy if you want a summary of your current hardware
http://www.piriform.com/speccy



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  Reply # 379509 14-Sep-2010 07:36
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Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
AMD Athlon 7750 31 ?C
Kuma 65nm Technology
RAM
2.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (5-5-5-18)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M61PME-S2P (Socket M2)
Graphics
VX2240w @ 1680x1050
256MB GeForce 7300 GT (Undefined) 44 ?C
Hard Drives
313GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 (IDE) 25 ?C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

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  Reply # 388512 5-Oct-2010 22:06
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id go for more ram and processor.
but it depends what your motherboard can handle




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  Reply # 388718 6-Oct-2010 12:21
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I agree with bountypure increasing ram can do wonders, its sometimes not worth updating the cpu unless you are doing something with 3d/Image editing or encoding/decoding video. But bear in mind that Windows 32bit only see upto 3GB of ram. :) I also would recommend upgrading windows 7 i found this made my system feel nice and new specially if you coming from win xp, though on the other hand win 7 is a little more heavy on resources than win XP



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  Reply # 389347 7-Oct-2010 21:07
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Hey guys thanks for your help i ended up buying a brand new PC that does everything great gave the old one to my girl friend got a really good deal on a windows 7 machine from Harvey Norman really enjoying windows 7

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