Hi, my computer is several years old, It's a general purpose PC, I use it for word processing, spreadsheet, internet, etc. I'm not looking for a games computer or anything like that. It's mostly good enough as it is, except that sometimes it freezes up while loading a web page, or something. I'm considering upgrading the memory and CPU. I don't mind buying old/ used parts off eBay.
I am not currently in the market for a new computer.
I've had a little experience adding components to my computer. I've added an internal hard drive, and a card for extra USB slots, so I'm not totally in the dark here. I could definitely fit the memory, and probably fit the CPU, but I don't know what to buy.
I have downloaded a couple of tools that show me system information. One is called Sysinfo, the other is called Speccy.
The computer is a HP Pavilion
The Motherboard is a Nance.
I have determined that I currently have the following memory:
2.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 301MHz (5-5-5-15)
I have two slots, one is used with a 2GB card.
My motherboard supports up to 8GB.
My OS is Vista Basic, which I understand supports up to 4GB, is that correct?
I see that there are different types of memory, including
SO DIMM 200-pin
I don't know which one I need. How do I determine this?
Is there a maximum amount of MHz my motherboard can handle? If so how do I find out what it is?
A larger number of MHz means that it accesses the memory quicker, right? So it will make the computer run faster? Or have I misunderstood?
My processor is an AMD Semipron 3400
Speed 1800 MHz
FSB 200 (I don't know what that means)
I do not know what type o0f socket I have. How do I find out?
Is there a maximum number of cores, or a maximum clock speed that my motherboard can handle? If so, how do I find out what it is?