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I have an old packard bell D1000 multimedia intelpentium, 133mh prcessor,1.2gb hard disk,32mb ram.33600bps modem 8x cd rom, what can be upgraded if any. I only use it for grandchildren but would like to fix problems with it. The cd rom slows down when playing game. I have tried to restore with cds that came with it. I think there may be files missing. i am not avid computer user so i am just messing with it. I have another computer that i use. but it would be good to have it running better.


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Rm,
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\015\012Most likely, more RAM (memory) will help. That computer can hold a maximum of 128MB or RAM.
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\015\012The EDO memory for that computer is no longer manufactured.
\015\012[72-pin EDO SIMM]
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\015\012Used memory and possibly non-moving inventory are available.
\015\012Any such memory would be at a much HIGHER cost than current memory. (64MB is around $50)
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\015\012I know you didn't ask for a recommendation; however,
\015\0121.) I recommend that you NOT upgrade the memory.
\015\012Even if the computer is upgraded to the max, it will still have similar performance issues.
\015\012Here is a link to a memory supplier;
\015\012or google: ""packard bell" d1000 memory"
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\015\0122.) Consider a $275 Compaq computer from Office Depot - fully modern computer with DVD / CD, 2GB memory, Windows 7, AMD processor.
\015\012I know that's a lot of money for the purpose; however, it may be today's best bargain.
You certainly can upgrade this computer so it runs smoother and a little faster.
The two options I see are
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  1. Upgrading the hard drive:
    You did not mention which Operating System is installed on that machine, but 1.2 GB is very limited. Look here for some options.
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  3. Upgrading the memory.
    32MB RAM is the bare minimum for that machine. You have 4 slots available and the maximum amount is 4x32MB or a total of 128MB of RAM. Look here for pricing.
Now...you have to realize that an upgrade will set you back about 100$ or more. Plus - upgrading the 133MHz processor will not work with your motherboard. I would at least consider looking at craigslist or so and get a more up-to-date used computer rather than investing money in an outdated system.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.
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