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Compaq nc8430 cpu upgrade windows XP

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July 11, 2012 7:53:18 PM

My LapTop is running very slow. What can I do to speed it up. may be a faster CPU or more Ram. Please help me.
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July 11, 2012 8:03:14 PM

Has the laptop become slower over time? Most of the time a slow computer doesn't need a new CPU so much as it needs to be cleaned out (clean up or even reinstall Windows).

Changing the CPU on a laptop is a tricky and expensive process, and generally won't result in a huge upgrade. Your model has decent specs already, especially for Windows XP. A RAM upgrade is a lot easier but I'd do a few malware scans first, remove unneeded programs and files, etc.
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