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Old 09-17-2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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need some of you inteligent people to help me


my daughter moved out recently and i let her take my dual boot pc.
i moved my workshop pc in the house but its only a dell optiplex gxi with a 450 processor
(no laughing please) its only to run suse 10.0 which its doing but rather slow. is it possible to update and with what

please HELP ME
 
Old 09-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
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What do you mean by update?

In terms of hardware, probably the cheapest and easiest bet is memory. You can find some cheap 512MB sticks for those.

In terms of software: May I suggest compiling your own linux kernel, this would give you some boost in performance at the cost of it taking a long time to compile on your machine. You could always do Gentoo, but that would really take a long time to install. Ive done it before on P2's and it took a couple of days!

Hope that helps?
 
Old 09-17-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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thanx. i was hoping i might be abls to swap the processor or something (if i could get hold of one). ive tried installing gentoo before on the dual boot box (2.6 amd sempron) and it blew my head up almost
ive not that long been using linux, every other time id uninstall it and go back to the other os
 
Old 09-17-2006, 03:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, well I think you probably could swap the processor, however if the processor is compatible with you motherboards chipset it probably isnt much better. You might get away with a little faster pentium3 processor.
 
Old 09-17-2006, 03:34 PM   #5
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I run FC4 on a PIII 1ghz and it runs fine(has a raid0 non boot drive). Ebay usually has lots of processors. Check what your motherboard is and bios version at boot.

You may be better off just buying a main box from newegg. Last time I looked they had some decent deals for $250 (no monitor, keyboard, os etc) for 754 amds.

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