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need advise please

by wsh / April 2, 2007 9:09 AM PDT

old pc: Compaq Presario w/ Windows ME, celeron processor, 316ram
new pc: HP Pavillion dv6425us w/Vista Home Premium, Intel Core 2Duo processor T5200 (1.6ghz) 1024mb DDR2 SDRAM 2dimm, 5400rpm hard drive.
PROBLEM-- new pc is much slower than old one!!!! Do I need more RAM?
How much? Should I take pc back and get another? (I just got it 4-5 days ago, not even hooked up to internet yet) Help please. Thx,wsh

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by mopscare42 / April 2, 2007 1:03 PM PDT
In reply to: need advise please

That amount of ram is pretty bare bones for Windows Vista home premium.
Also it says that the video is up to 256MG shared memory which is taking some of the 1 gig.
I have a HP with Vista home premium and the difference in speed between the 2 gig compaired to 1 gig was very noticeable.

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by wsh / April 3, 2007 8:34 AM PDT
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Thx - I'm afraid thats the case. Just so surprised my old clunker w/b
faster than new one. Which is more important? 2gh processor or 2gig SD-ram? (not sure my terminology is right here) wsh

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Talk to the place where you bought it.
by mopscare42 / April 3, 2007 10:07 AM PDT
In reply to: 2gig

You said the computer was just a few days old, I would take it back to where you bought it and ask their tech. guys and tell them your concerns.
Also if in fact it does need more ram you could change it for one with 2 gig already installed and probably come out cheaper.
As for the sd ram, if your referring to the ready boost thing, that doesn't seem to help much.

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