how to make it work faster

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i had to fix a computer for a friend and i just wanted to know if i could make it faster the specs are

    Operating System
    System Model

    Windows 98 (build 4.10.1998)
    VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C694X

    Processor a
    Main Circuit Board

    850 megahertz Intel Celeron
    32 kilobyte primary memory cache
    128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    Board: 694X-686A
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 08/24/2001

    Memory Modules

    6.47 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    3.13 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    CD-ROM CCD-52X6S
    Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

    Generic IDE hard disk drive (6.47 GB) -- drive 0
    128 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'BANK_0' has 128 MB
    Slot 'BANK_1' is Empty
    Slot 'BANK_2' is Empty
    Slot 'BANK_3' is Empty
    , if anyone could help it would be great, the main purpose of the pc it to play diablo II ex pack
  2. wahoo24jc

    wahoo24jc Guest

    I am assuming that the video is onboard, and if the main purpose is to play games, then I would say get a video card. Will probably have to be PCI though.
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    the video is a ati radion pro and it is like 32 mb but with out buying anything is there anything i can do
  4. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

    go to and you can get (i would think) a compatable tulatin celeron at up to 1.4 GHz (i've heard you can o'c them to around 1.6GHz) for about $170. they have some other crazy **** too, i havn't looked to closely at it though. and yeah, a video card, and a 7200 rpm harddrive (esp one with an 8mb cache) and you can never have too much ram
  5. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Without buying anything?
    Overclock your cpu and vid card. Say goodbye to any kind of warranty if there is one though. Also if the ram is good enough, you can change the memory timings in the bios, to make it go faster. Since you're on 98, either get a memory manager or move to xp.
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Get a program like 'enditall' to close all apps that are not necessary to play games. That will free up more memory.
  7. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    Making the Swap file fixed 1.5 x RAM will stop fragmentation and increase disk access time

    Then optimize the swap file using Norton Speed Disk
    This brings the swap to front of the disk increasing paging speed

  8. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

  9. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Crank up the FSB and be done with it!:D