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#1 raenmiah

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:02 AM

I currently have a Copaq Presario SR2170NX. I have been happy with it, but it is getting clogged up and slow. I am wondering which option would be better. All the numbers and GB and processor stuff doesn't make a lot of sense to me so comparing computers is difficult.
Is it worth the 380 bucks to purchase a Compaq Presario CQ5320F or
Should I try to clean up and maybe upgrade the SR2170NX I already have.

I guess I need someone to compare the two in laymans terms so I can understand what the differences are.

I work from home and my computer is my livelihood (believe it or not with as little as I really know about them) so I have to have something that runs well and doesn't give me any flack. My budget will only allow for the Compaq so others are not an option (I have been happy with the one I have now that I purchased 3 years ago).
Thanks in advance for any info you can give and advice you can share. :blink:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 01:00 PM

Well for $57 you can max out your memory from 1 gig to 2 gig:
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...ario%20SR2170NX
That and an OS reinstall and you're probably good for a few more years

If you have data that you want to save you would need to spend another $100 to $150 for a external enclosure and hard drive
Total a little over $200
This is taking into consideration you doing the work yourself
If you pay someone to do it, buy the new one

Remember the new computer will be loaded w/Windows 7

Edited by garmanma, 13 March 2010 - 01:05 PM.

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