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#1 12 years ago

I have a Presario 700, I know it's old and the easiest thing to do would be to buy a new computer. That being said, what can I do to be able to play modern computer games on it? i e graphics card etc...




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

Here are the specs for the Presario 700

900-MHz AMD Mobile Duron CPU, 256MB of RAM, 64KB L2 cache, Windows XP Home, 14.1-inch active-matrix screen, integrated Via ProSavage KN133 graphics chip with 16MB of SDRAM, 20GB hard drive, 8X DVD-ROM drive, built-in V.90 modem and network adapter, touchpad pointing device, 7.6 pounds (including AC adapter and phone cord).

No, your processor is to slow, and it will hold back the entire machine. But it might be worth your while to upgrade to a half gig or full gig of ram.




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#3 12 years ago

Nothing. The only thing you can do to that is give it more RAM as Marv suggested. But personally I'd downgrade it to Windows 2000 or put Linux on it and keep it as a spare (I say that because it'll run far better with 2000 or Linux than it will with XP).




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#4 12 years ago

Indeed. Windows 2000 will run considerably faster than XP (this is because Windows 2000 is a lot less resource intensive than XP.) But you would lose some graphical eye-candy that XP has.

It's your call; do you value form over function, or function over form.




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#5 12 years ago

I would give it at least 512MB or Ram, thats about all can do to it. What kind of ram does it take? PC100 or PC133? Getting a full 1GB of those older SO-DIMMS can be pretty expensive.

Don't even try playing modern games on the graphics chipset, its far too slow for even alot of older games. 16MB of VRAM is not going to get you far.