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New to me PC - need help with memory issues

by pastelrainbows / March 10, 2015 3:56 AM PDT

So i got a new to me desktop pc. My guess is its about 6 years old. It is a HP Pavillion DC8200 with an Intel pentium 2.4 DualCore processor and 2 GB RAM. It also has a100 Gig HDD.

When the computer boots i get the error 2211 Memory not configured correctly.

Also - this thing is SLOW. Running windows 8.1. the only programs installed are Windows office and avast free. CPU usage is always 100% even when no programs are open.

I dont need a high performace computer - it is mostly for work, general internet browsing and perhaps the odd online game.

My budget is fairly tight, and im not super tech literate.

Any suggestions/help would be great!

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I'd start with prior discussions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2015 4:04 AM PDT
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Can't find that model # on the HP site. Can you double
by VAPCMD / March 10, 2015 12:19 PM PDT

check and repost.

It would even help to know whether it's a desktop, notebook, laptop or ??


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