I've recently bought a old Palm V with OS 3.1. I like its elegance, simplicity and feel. I'm not interested in the email function, but I see there are upgrades available. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Mar 24, 2008 -
Hello you beautiful Meta-Mac-Geniuses. Please tell me how much and what kind of memory my Macbook will hold. I am hovering at 16 free GB of HD space and 160 mb of memory and do not know what kind or how much to buy. Should I upgrade or just buy an external HD? details inside. [more inside]
posted by meeshell
on Mar 6, 2008 -
Can I upgrade my motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Vista? [more inside]
posted by adi
on Mar 3, 2008 -
I want my computer to work exactly the same, but faster. I can't add any more RAM. Motherboard/CPU upgrade? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00
on Mar 2, 2008 -
I just got a relatively new PC secondhand. What should I upgrade first in order to most successfully play games? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Feb 9, 2008 -
Potential upgrades to my aging desktop system- some advice from geeks would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by baphomet
on Jan 21, 2008 -
Is the iPod touch update out in the UK yet? Because I can go to it on the itunes store, but it seems to be completely greyed the *((&! out! [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Jan 16, 2008 -
Would upgrading my hard drive again be pushing my luck? I'm already beyond my laptop's specifications. [more inside]
posted by Alabaster
on Jan 12, 2008 -
I bought a refurbed Emachine for my kids. I've put 1.5 gb ram into it, but it came with Vista and feels sluggish. Should I upgrade to XP Pro? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Dec 21, 2007 -
I recently added 2 gigs of RAM to my PC but Windows Task Manager/System properties do not recognize it, while BIOS and Crucial.com do. What could be causing this issue? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill
on Dec 20, 2007 -
How much memory can my computer hold?
My computer specs:
Dell XPS 600
OS: WinXP Professional 5.1 SP2 (Build #2600)
CPU: Intel Pentium D , 2.99 GHz,
1024KB Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (1920x1200x32bpp 60Hz)
I went on crucial.com and their scanner said my computer can have up to 8 gigs of memory but a friend of mine told me that XP can actually only hold 3 gigs of ram. How true is this?
I currently have 2 gigs of ram and I was looking to go as high as 5 mainly because I work with After Effects a lot and rendering is a pain in the ass.
Thanks in advance everyone.
posted by cheero
on Nov 25, 2007 -
I'm concerned about making my computers sluggish by "upgrading" them. Should I install Leopard on older G4 Macs? [more inside]
posted by Phatty Lumpkin
on Nov 5, 2007 -
Which would be more beneficial for a Photoshop user: dual-display + more RAM, or a new iMac with a faster processor? [more inside]
posted by blastrid
on Nov 2, 2007 -
Mac Leopard upgrade trouble: So I took your advice and got an IMac and I'm happy as a pig in shit. I even got a Leopard upgrade disc for $10 for buying at the wrong/right time. I put the disc in, click what I have to do, it closes and restarts and then... [more inside]
posted by jennydiski
on Oct 31, 2007 -
I have a Dell Inspiron 531 desktop that came with an Athlon X2 64 5600+ processor. I have heard that the last in this line of processors (and the last socket AM2) will be the 6400 - did I lock myself into a dead-end CPU upgrade path? Or will I be able to upgrade in the future to AMD's next line of processors, whatever it is?
posted by nervestaple
on Oct 23, 2007 -
I've got an old IBM Thinkpad G40 circa something like 1998 that runs Pentium II and I want to get it running as fast as possible while spending as little money as possible. [more inside]
posted by alona
on Sep 10, 2007 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a couple of video cards. One for an older PC, PCI only, driving a 1680x1050 display. The other for a newish PC driving a 1980x1020 HDTV. [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Sep 6, 2007 -
Bioshock is looking awsome, along with several other games, but I will need an xbox360 or a PC upgrade. Which would the hivemind recommend? [more inside]
posted by slavlin
on Aug 17, 2007 -
Suggestions to improve 'Network' management for a small business? See for more details. [more inside]
posted by wylde21
on Aug 10, 2007 -
Firefox 184.108.40.206 doesn't work with most of the extensions I'm using, including Greasemonkey. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug
on Aug 1, 2007 -
Windows Vista Activation: can I move from and un-activated install to Home Premium Upgrade in one fell swoop? [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Jun 22, 2007 -
I want to upgrade to Windows Vista, although I've got a few important questions I can't seem to find answers to... [more inside]
posted by PetiePal
on Jun 11, 2007 -
Upgrading memory - is the price difference between DDR PC3200 and DDR PC4000 worth it? [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on May 31, 2007 -
How do I solve this Windows installation problem? It's not a software or hardware problem exactly, more like a logistics problem. Anyway, there's.... [more inside]
posted by electroboy
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Upgrading to MacBook... how do I move my email and especially my applications over from my iBook? [more inside]
posted by missed
on Jan 31, 2007 -
When will the next MacBook update happen? I know Apple doesn't tell, but could someone give me an educated guess based on product lifecycle? I'm about to upgrade, but I always buy right right before they update.
posted by Dag Maggot
on Jan 20, 2007 -
Calling all Linux-minded MeFites: Please answer several questions related to kernels, upgrades, and Slackware 11. The last time I tried this I was left with a dead server. Help me do it right this time 'round. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on Dec 11, 2006 -
4 Bigshot users. Highly customized profiles. All getting new (different) hardware. How do I get the new machines "the way I had it before" for them without spending a week re-doing all the software customizing that they can't tell me how they did in the first place? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Nov 6, 2006 -
I am trying to figure out what are my options for a AGP video card to upgrade from XFX 6600GT AGP for gaming purposes.
I am a newbie at gaming and have been recently dabbling with Quake 4. I installed this card when it was considered to be one of the better cards out there. But at that time I never played anything!
So now it got me thinking what AGP card could I upgrade to for higher quality rendering, without breaking the bank. Its a AMD +3200 System with 1GB ram. Quake seems to run ok at full native resolution of the Dell 2001fpw monitor at High quality. With Ultra quality setting it starts to choke.
I know if I had a PCI-e system i would have many options. But right now I am not planning on a new box.
Looking for some advice from more experienced folks than myself.
posted by flyby22
on Oct 3, 2006 -
I recently upgraded an old Mac G4 733mhz to iTunes 7. Yeah, big mistake. Beachballs galore. Is there a way to switch back to the previous version? Or could I install a faster processor (If I had read the system requirements it called for 1 ghz chip or faster)? This is a secondary computer that was basically used as a music player, so some light tinkering would be acceptable.
posted by vronsky
on Sep 28, 2006 -
Will I be at any disadvantage if I buy the most basic of the Macbooks? What would I NOT be able to do that I might have to do? This would be my first laptop, I'm on a limited budget (less than $1300), and I live both inside and outside the United States, so I have a few (sub-)questions. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Sep 24, 2006 -
I want to upgrade my laptop from Windows 2000 to XP. How can I preserve my Outlook settings between the upgrade? I ask because I connect to an Exchange Server with settings on Outlook which have been tweaked heavily over time.
Also, will the XP install give me an option to preserve my previous system? In case everything goes pear-shaped, I'd like to be able to roll back to my previous state. If it goes right, can I delete all the data needed to roll-back after to optimise disk space?
Thanks in advance.
posted by samstarling
on Aug 31, 2006 -
Please help recommend a solid, mid-range laptop for a friend with excellent tech support options and good longevity. [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Socket 478 CPU upgrade question:
I have a P4 1.8 GHZ in an Abit TH711-RAID mobo. Will this board take a Celeron chip? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A
on Aug 1, 2006 -