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Baconeater
12-05-2006, 01:34 PM
I want to take a daring leap into the 21st Century and get a high-speed internet connection, but I'm somewhat computer ignorant and not sure if my PC meets the following system requirements for it:

CPU: IntelŪ PentiumŪ-class processor with minimum speed of 200MHz

16MB RAM minimum with 32MB RAM recommended

30MB hard disk space (additional space will be needed for ISP requirements)

Is there an easy way to figure this out?

Lzen
12-05-2006, 01:42 PM
Ask your wife.

Baconeater
12-05-2006, 01:51 PM
Ask your wife.
I was going to ask your mom but she's busy with Redrum right now.

Lzen
12-05-2006, 02:00 PM
ROFL Good comeback.

Seriously, you can go to My Computer, right click, and choose properties.

Lzen
12-05-2006, 02:02 PM
Oh yeah, and you can left click My Computer and it should show your hard drive. Then right click on the drive icon and select properties. It should show you a pie chart with how much space has been used and how much is free.

Baconeater
12-05-2006, 02:14 PM
It says I have 16.9 GB of free space, I'm assuming that's a hell of a lot more than 30 MB, right? It also looks like I have plenty of RAM (your mom should be happy to hear that). The only thing I'm not sure of is the speed, is it on here somewhere?

phisherman
12-05-2006, 02:18 PM
you should be fine...

but on another note, to truly use the power of your processor, you may want to add some RAM, 128 MB of RAM for your processor is WAY low, moving up to 512 MB of RAM will make an astronomical difference

Baconeater
12-05-2006, 02:19 PM
I suppose the 2.50 GHz is the speed, which obviously is much more than the required 200MHz. Wow, I figured I'd have to upgrade a bunch of stuff for this.

Baconeater
12-05-2006, 02:22 PM
you should be fine...

but on another note, to truly use the power of your processor, you may want to add some RAM, 128 MB of RAM for your processor is WAY low, moving up to 512 MB of RAM will make an astronomical difference
Difference in the performance of the internet connection or overall PC performance? Or both?

SLAG
12-05-2006, 03:26 PM
Difference in the performance of the internet connection or overall PC performance? Or both?


both but i Recommend at least 512k

I promise its worth it.

You will be amazed at the speed of any High speed interweb if you are on Dial up now.

Good Choice

Lzen
12-05-2006, 04:04 PM
Bugeater, as others have said, adding RAM is the one thing you can do to really improve performance. Also, by your earlier reply, I assume you don't know the difference between MBs and GBs.

1 GB = 1000 MBs

SLAG
12-05-2006, 04:07 PM
Bugeater, as others have said, adding RAM is the one thing you can do to really improve performance. Also, by your earlier reply, I assume you don't know the difference between MBs and GBs.

1 GB = 1000 MBs


To be Precise

1GB = 1024MB

Baconeater
12-05-2006, 07:32 PM
Bugeater, as others have said, adding RAM is the one thing you can do to really improve performance. Also, by your earlier reply, I assume you don't know the difference between MBs and GBs.

1 GB = 1000 MBs
Eh, I was fairly certain a GB was more than a MB, but I wasn't sure by how much.

Thanks for the help guys, I'm going to try to do this later this week so if I disappear for an extended period of time it's because I effed something up.

Braincase
12-05-2006, 08:04 PM
If you bought your computer after 1998, there's a real good chance you should be OK.