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#1 rwickham09

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:50 PM

 I just bought an older Sony Vaio laptop.  I know I can upgrade the processor and ram. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve the speed without spending a ton of money? All suggestions are welcome though.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:56 PM

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 11:21 AM

Please post the model of this Viao.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:59 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/ACtTcBPqNYMwUiuQyNgoGNj

 

Here are the specs.



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Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:56 AM

Please post the model of this Vaio.

 

In most cases the quickest way to speed up a computer is to add more RAM.  Unfortunately I can't find out what the maximum amount of RAM is for this computer without the model of this computer.


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:15 PM

Model No. VPC-CW1PFX/U



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:22 AM

The maximum amount of RAM for this computer is 8GB.

 

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Sony/vaio-vpccw1pfx


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:14 PM

Consider upgrading to an SSD, prices have come down lately.

 

Most of the advantages of solid-state drives over traditional hard drives are due to their ability to access data completely electronically instead of electromechanically, resulting in superior transfer speeds and mechanical ruggedness.  On the other hand, hard disk drives offer significantly higher capacity for their price.

 


Edited by Union_Thug, 08 January 2016 - 11:16 PM.





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