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What else do I need for this computer?

by schniv12 / February 2, 2013 12:27 PM PST

I want know what else I need for this PC Tower!



My Computer is emachines T2792 2.70 GHz INtel Celeron Processir with an 80 GB hard drive Ultra DMA. I cannot provide a picture.
It has a graphics card, motherboard, power source, and a lot of unconnected wires.
<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-t2792-c-2/4505-3118_7-31255328.html (I found a link to it)
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<span>If i find out how to add a picture, I would.

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what else
by chkmatr / February 3, 2013 10:21 AM PST

at 1st glance I'd say another computer but in order for anyone to give you an informed opinion you need to give alot more info.what celeron processor how mach ram what systemIf you go to start menu all programs, then system tools and finally system information. That will tell you what you have so you can tell it here...concentrate on hardware and system and memory

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What else you need to do WHAT?
by wpgwpg / February 3, 2013 10:33 AM PST

According to the link you provided, this PC came with 256 MB of RAM, but I didn't see the max amount. If you're talking about upgrading to a later version of Windows, you'll need 2 GB or more, and I don't know if that old PC could handle that much. You're dealing with an 8 or 9 year old computer, so any time you're thinking about upgrading, I'd say it's time to invest a few hundred bucks on a new computer. In the mean time I hope you have a good antivirus program and are keeping it up to date. I imagine you're aware that MS is pulling the plug on XP support at the end of this year.

Good luck.

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what else
by chkmatr / February 3, 2013 10:46 AM PST

I just did a quick look at your specs max memory is 2 gigs not much in todays standards, but having said that memory would probably be my 1st choice 2 gigs will cost about $40. The next will be spendy...you might consider a ssd thats a solid state drive no moving parts all memory accessed from memory chips almost instantaneous. Having said that there is a fair level of difficulty to this upgarde. If its done right it will blow your mind the difference...(IF ITS DONE RIGHT) so if you decide to do it get help...good help

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This computer has no SATA
by wpgwpg / February 3, 2013 11:32 AM PST
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Do they make IDE SSDs? He'd need an expansion card for SATA support, and this PC has no free slots. And on an 8-9 year computer? Sorry but it sure wouldn't be something I'd want to try.

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Yes they do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 11:43 PM PST

But it's iffy if it works on all machines. And in my opinion a poor investment.
Bob

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