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    win XP2 GPO sib5

    AMD 2700+
    2.16GHz
    512 MB RAM
    80GB


    Not very computer jargon literate, but would like to know how to get computer to optimise performance for Sib5 and GPO, if it's possible.

    Thanks and a belated happy new year to all

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    Re: win XP2 GPO sib5

    Hi Piano,

    Welcome to the board.

    One thing you should be able to do which will give an immediate, marked improvement will be to increase the amount of RAM in your machine. You'll see a performance increase in most other program as well.

    1GB should be supported by your motherboard. You may even be able to install 2GB. The price should be less than $50.

    This place should walk you through finding the proper type:
    http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm

    And here's a walk-through on how to install it:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_895_install-ram.html

    You might also look at some tips for optimizing PCs for audio here: http://www.musicxp.net/dnn/ or here: http://www.pcmus.com/TweakXP.htm

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    Re: win XP2 GPO sib5

    Unfortunately, I am not confident enough to mess around with motherboards - so that looks like another expense of getting someone to do it. Question remains: would I lose programs, files et al and have to re-install operating system on up-grading motherboard?

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    Re: win XP2 GPO sib5

    Quote Originally Posted by Piano Maestro View Post
    Unfortunately, I am not confident enough to mess around with motherboards - so that looks like another expense of getting someone to do it. Question remains: would I lose programs, files et al and have to re-install operating system on up-grading motherboard?
    You shouldn't need to upgrade the motherboard, only the RAM card(s), which "plug in" to the motherboard. All of your information and operating system are stored on your hard drive. Replacing RAM has never caused me to lose data, however it is wise to make back ups every so often, especially before making hardware upgrades.

    Usually the ram install works like this:
    1. Open up computer, clean out dust.
    2. Install new RAM.
    3. Replace computer cover.
    4. Boot computer.
    5. Windows says: "Hey! It looks like you found some new RAM that is the proper type for my processor/motherboard combination! I will use it."
    6. Windows loads.

    But yes, it is also wise to have a professional do it. They will usually buy the RAM for you too. I think Best Buy used to do it. Not sure if they still do.

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