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Ive been asked to upgrade the computer that the rest of my family uses because it can be slow at times.

Its running Vista and has a Intel Pentium E2160 dual core at 1.8Ghz, 1gb of DDR2 667 and a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS video card. I was thinking that I should get more memory for it. What are everyone's thoughts about it? System_Information.html

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Hi Daniel,

 

What does your family mainly use the computer for?

 

Upgrading the memory will be a good way to help speed the PC up.

 

What's your budget? (As 1x1GB of DDR2-667 can be around NZ$100 :/)

 

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The main person that uses it would be my brother who plays runescape in internet explorer. My budget is around NZ$100. I was planing on getting 2x1Gb of DDR2 800 and just run it at a lower speed.

I ran the windows experience index on it (probably not the best benchmark out there) and it gave the Graphics-Desktop performance for windows aero the lowest score and I can easily procure a decent video card for less than NZ$100.

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Optimize Vista first of all if you haven't.

 

 

Secondly adding in another gigabyte of memory would be ideal as well as getting cheap used Core 2 Duo or even a Core 2 Quad.

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