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Solved: Time To Go 7 Years Old And Way To Slow

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my pc freezes too ofter and i have to reload xp and all that nightmare that goes with that but mostly it's too slow.
time to get a new one. probably just a tower for now.
i don't really know what specifications to look for (speed is my main concern i never use a lot of disk space anyway.
this is what i found in control panel under system.
XP Home version 2002 service pack 2
AMD Duron Processor
902MHz , 304 MB of ram
would even the cheapest pc be very superior to this since mine is about 7 years old if not what should i look for?
thank you for your help
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I'm running Windows XP SP2 on a 7-year old Compaq Presario 5900T with an Intel Pentium III 733 MHz processor and 384 MB of PC133 SDRAM, and it runs fine. I have a minimum number of programs running in the background, have most of the "eye candy" disabled, have several settings tweaked for maximum performance, keep the buildup of temp files and spyware cleaned out, and don't run any memory-hungry and graphically-extensive programs in it. :up:

If your budget is limited and you're still in the market for a new tower, I would recommend one of the Compaq Presario models in the $500.00 - $600.00 range - which you will find to be much more powerful and much faster than what you're currently using. :up:


If you look at Walmart, Office Depot, Staples, Best Buy, CompUSA, etc., you can find a low-end, basic desktop in the $300.00 - $400.00 price range that has an Intel Celeron or AMD Sempron processor. Be careful though not to select a model that has a minimal amount of RAM(256 MB). You don't want to have any less than 512 MB.

I suggested something in the $500.00 - $600.00 price range because they tend to come with more RAM(1,024 MB) and with a higher quality display adapter to handle the demands of software that can be memory-hungry and graphically-extensive.

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