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Thread: Some Cooling Questions

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    well, ive been playing a lotta star wars galaxies, and my computers running a little slower nowadays, will cooling it down help it go a lil' faster, like some thermal paste and a new fan or two, maybe some thermal paste for my video card, don't wanna waste money, any help would be great
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    if you manage to get it cool you can try overclocking your processor to make it go faster

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    im using all the stock stuff, well stock mobo, cpu and ram, and its a compaq, so theres no option to increase the fsb so i don't think overclocking is possible, and on another note, i got about a 30sec response, now thats service
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    the only way u will get higher performance from cooling was if u were to overclock it, but since u cant, thats out of the question.

    you should do ur antivirus scanning, spyware scanning, defragment, uninstall programs u dont need, go to msconfig>startup tab and stop any programs from opening which u dont need to open. usually the only things u need to open are antivirus and video driver helper programs, thats about all that is needed, and this will improve ur performance a lot. last go to start>run>services.msc and disable any services u dont need, the biggest resource hoggers are indexing service and system restore service. if u dont want to have the xp theming u can disable that too and it will save a bit of ram.

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    ok thanks, is there anyway to mess with a compaq mobo to make it oc'able
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    Originally posted by Duffman3@25 March 2004 - 19:35
    ok thanks, is there anyway to mess with a compaq mobo to make it oc'able
    i doubt it, maybe someone has made a bios for it that will add more functions but its unlikely. you could try searching google for your motherboard name...or compag model number.

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    oh well someday ill upgrade
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    so lets say i wanted to spend about 3 - 400 on an upgrade, all i need is cpu mobo and ram, posibly video card but thats another story, what can i get
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    Originally posted by Duffman3@26 March 2004 - 00:56
    so lets say i wanted to spend about 3 - 400 on an upgrade, all i need is cpu mobo and ram, posibly video card but thats another story, what can i get
    Your Compaq is probably worth more as an 'original Compaq'
    Add that $400 to what you get for selling the compaq, and build a new one.

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    well its not quite a compaq, cept for the brains, got a 120gig hd new spiffy case, dvd rw, video capture card and what not, eventually ill put all my spares into a second comuter to run all the crap not necesary for this one
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