Upgrading your old system

Question

I heard just a portion of your radio show, you were talking about processor, I just have 120MHz and think you were saying in order to use programs that date is important would have to

do something about increasing. Can you fill me in on the info. Also interested in increasing size of modem, and have

slots to increase memory. Can you help me with any of this.

Thanks,

Jan

Answer

This question was answered on April 9, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In a situation like this I would recommend purchasing a new motherboard and processor, this would bring you up to date with speed and processing concerns There is another factor that you have to take into concern, which is Hard Drive space Most of today’s applications/games are very large and require a larger hard drive A hard drive is measured in Gigabytes; I would not recommend anything smaller than a 5-gigabyte hard drive for home use however each person’s needs may be different For upgrading your modem I would recommend a 56k modem, 56k being the speed of the modem I will list a number of sites below that you can purchase hard ware from If you live in the valley (Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Foothills) you may stop in at any Data Doctor location for expert consultation and price quotes

Data Doctor’s Web Site http://www.datadoctors.com

Online Superstore http://www.us.buy.com

http://www.superstore.com

http://www.computerparts.com/shop/home.asp

Need Help with this Issue?

We help people with technology! It's what we do.
Schedule an Appointment with a location for help!

Author

Posted by Mark of University of Advancing Computer Technology on April 9, 2000