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how to make it work faster

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

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


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.


OSNN Senior Addict
go to www.powerleap.com 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


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.


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


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