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Can a HP 2000 Laptop be improved ?

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#1 JohnnyFixIt


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:04 PM

I received recently an HP 2000 Laptop PC. It is not performing as I would like in term of speed. Last time, Power Point failed me right in the middle of the presentation and the PC turned off. It restarted OK and I could finish.


Its anatomy is:

Processor: AMD C-50 Dual core, 1 GHz

RAM: 2GB (1.6 GB usable)

64 bits

OS: Win 7 Home Premium


At this point, I understand that adding RAM would help. But how much ? Is it worth it ?


The Windows Experience Index gave:

Processor: 2.8

Ram: 4.9

Graphics: 4.2

Primary Hard Disk: 5.8

Gaming Grapics: 5.5


I was suprised by the Processor low performance.


Suggestions, anyone ?



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 07:03 PM

I think you will find that the limiting factor in this laptop is the processor. 2 Gb of RAM is sufficient to run Win 7 even if part of it - the 400 Mb - is reserved for graphics.


I would be more concerned as to why it crashed in the middle of a Powerpoint presentation. Running Powerpoint is not a terribly demanding application, and, as I believe this is an older laptop, I would be concerned about possible overheaating problems. To this end, I suggest you install 'Speccy' which you can get - for free - from :




and run it and see what it says your temperatures are after the computer has been running for a while. As a guide, the processor can safely go up to 65 - 70C, a typical motherboard temperature would be in the range 35 - 45C and hard drives 25 - 40C.


If any of the temperatures look like exceeding these values it is time to get out the vacumn cleaner, the can of compressed air, the soft brush and perhaps a couple of small cross head screwdrivers to get into things like fans !  It is surprising how much muck and dust can accumulate inside a computer after a year or two !


Of course, your temperatures may be entirely nominal - Windows computers can crash at any time for a multitude of reasons, and usually at the most inconvenient and embarassing time.


Chris Cosgrove

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