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Upgrade for RAM/Video Card/Mother Board


Right off the assembly line

I am using a Computer with the following specifications:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4(Prescott) CPU 2.40 GHz, Socket 378 mother boards
Cache: L2 Cache 1024 KBytes
Main Board: D845GVSR, i845G Chipset
Memory: 512 MB DDR
Video Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller

the machine is Dead Slow..following are the problems i face daily :

1) Webpages crash while playing video(Youtube,Tubeplus etc) or open more tabs like Facebook images
2) Wont play 720p videos. staggers while playing youtube in full video mode.
3) Screen goes blank(blue screen) when restarted with Hard Disk.

So what should i do??

a) Buy 2GB RAM if Yes which one?
b) Change Mother Board if Yes which one?
c) Others.please Specify

Please let me know what needs to be done..Thanks for your suggestion.


Super Moderator
Staff member
@ OP - check your mem module using memtest86+ app and HDD for bad sector using HDD manufacturer's diagnostic tool.


Super Moderator
Staff member
@ OP -

1.what browser you are using ?
2. Have you updated your flash player and DirectX runtime components ?
3. For playing 720P videos use KMPlayer - use performance mode - under video renderer settings - use Old Video Renderer.


BMG ftw!!
There is no use of partial upgrading your current PC. Socket 478 is wayyyyy too old to upgrade. Actually you don't have any scope of partial upgradation.
Buy a new PC.


Super Moderator
Staff member
^^ Only upgrade he can get is a AGP card ( if the mobo has slot for this ), 1GB ra,m and a 160GB HDD ;-) but these will cost him more than some high performing new components but if Op is serious about keeping his rig he can consider this.
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