It seems to me you need another PC or laptop. Look for a faster CPU AND more memory. But that will be difficult with only USD 100.
Modem is only for dialup connections to Internet. And using dial-up Internet is SLOW, even with the fastest computer you can imagine.
By the way, google doesn't know "HP Pavilion x1848" at all. So I assume you don't have that.
I need a used modem that is not ancient. I have a borrowed HP Pavilion x1848 AMD anthlon 850 MHz processor/128mb sdram mom/40gbDMA hard drive and it is a real pain. Everything is sooooooo slow. I have done the defrag and scans, etc. with no improvement.
I need something that works quickly, but do not have over $100 to spend. I was going to go to deals and bargains/ebay/amazon/craigs list, but I need to know what to look for. Any advice?
I just need one that does not take so long to open webpages, documents, etc.