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Hp dc7700
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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I have a hp dc7700 with 2gb ram and 80gb hdd and 1.86ghz processor it's really slow I just installed windows 10 on it but it's really slow I want to make it faster than what it is now I dont know if I should put more ram in or better processor???? If so which 1 can I put in I mean the best one for this .the pc was originally on windows xp I know it's old I dont have much to spend on it but want to try than buying a new pc 

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Hi:

 

I believe that the dc7700 can take up to 8 GB of memory with a 64 bit operating system.

 

At least the Intel 965 chipset supports 8 GB.  See the Intel specs below.

 

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/27732/intel-82q965-graphics-and-memory-controll...

 

But the HP specs state 4 GB is the max (4 x 1 GB).

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01609415.pdf

 

Adding more memory would be a better option than upgrading the processor as a first step.

 

Here is what I recommend...if your PC currently has 2 x 1 GB of memory, get 2 x 2 GB of memory and see if 6 GB works.

 

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-4gb-240-pin-ddr2-sdram/p/N82E16820231207?Item=N82E16820231207

 

As far as processors, you can max out with the C2D E6700 2.66 GHz Conroe--NOT the E6700 3.20 GHz Wolfdale.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E6700-2-66GHz-1066MHz-SL9ZF-Socket-LGA-775-CPU-Processor/3...

 

 

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Thanks alot for your info mate 😉 . Instead of buying more ram I can add a usb and use that as ram did you know if so do you reckon I should that that and see what happens ?

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You're very welcome.

 

A USB drive won't work as well as physical memory.

 

Try it and see how you like it.

 

I believe the USB flash drive run as additional memory, will not run as fast as the 800 MHz memory your PC can take.

 

But I'll bet that HP installed the slower 667 MHz memory in there.

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No idea lol I have 1x 2gb ram stick that's all 

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the cost to upgrade your current system with ram/cpu/hard drive will be almost the same as buying a newer used system off ebay that will be faster and off a better upgrade path, as such i strongly recommend you do not spend any money on your current system

 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-3010-Core-i5-3470-3-2ghz-4GB-DVDRW-250GB-HD-Tower-Computer/25...

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-7010-Core-i5-3470-3-2ghz-8GB-DVDRW-500GB-HD-MT-Tower-Computer...

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-3010-Mt-Intel-Core-i5-3470-3-2GHz-8GB-1TB-Desktop-Computer-PC...

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