A question about speeding up an older PB system ??

Discussion in 'Packard Bell' started by ss454_@hotmail.com, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Hi--

    First off, Happy New Year to everyone!!
    OK, so I have an older PB system, the 685 MB with a Powerleap
    (and Mr. BIOS) running at 400 mhz, 2 megs of vid ram, 128 meg mem, 56 k
    Aztech modem. . Is there anything I can do, a trick or a tweek that
    can make it a bit quicker on the net? Are there things that I can turn
    off in Start or anything I can adjust in the BIOS? OK that's it.
    Again......Happy New Year to all.

    Bill
     
    , Jan 1, 2005
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  2. Ben Myers Guest

    The motherboard is maxed out. A PCI graphics card with more memory may help
    some. But the real bottleneck is the 56K modem. If you can get DSL or cable
    internet service in your neighborhood, you'll see a real improvement. A PCI
    hardware modem (US Robotics for example) might help a bit, but we're not talking
    orders of magnitude speedup... Ben Myers

    On 31 Dec 2004 20:55:11 -0800, wrote:

    >Hi--
    >
    >First off, Happy New Year to everyone!!
    >OK, so I have an older PB system, the 685 MB with a Powerleap
    >(and Mr. BIOS) running at 400 mhz, 2 megs of vid ram, 128 meg mem, 56 k
    >Aztech modem. . Is there anything I can do, a trick or a tweek that
    >can make it a bit quicker on the net? Are there things that I can turn
    >off in Start or anything I can adjust in the BIOS? OK that's it.
    >Again......Happy New Year to all.
    >
    >Bill
    >
     
    Ben Myers, Jan 1, 2005
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  3. mdp Guest

    An IDE 100/133 controller card with a faster drive would be noticeable if
    you're using a HD that's as old as your PB. But as Ben suggests, since you
    want to surf faster a faster internet connection is the way to go.

    <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The motherboard is maxed out. A PCI graphics card with more memory may
    > help
    > some. But the real bottleneck is the 56K modem. If you can get DSL or
    > cable
    > internet service in your neighborhood, you'll see a real improvement. A
    > PCI
    > hardware modem (US Robotics for example) might help a bit, but we're not
    > talking
    > orders of magnitude speedup... Ben Myers
    >
    > On 31 Dec 2004 20:55:11 -0800, wrote:
    >
    >>Hi--
    >>
    >>First off, Happy New Year to everyone!!
    >>OK, so I have an older PB system, the 685 MB with a Powerleap
    >>(and Mr. BIOS) running at 400 mhz, 2 megs of vid ram, 128 meg mem, 56 k
    >>Aztech modem. . Is there anything I can do, a trick or a tweek that
    >>can make it a bit quicker on the net? Are there things that I can turn
    >>off in Start or anything I can adjust in the BIOS? OK that's it.
    >>Again......Happy New Year to all.
    >>
    >>Bill
    >>

    >
     
    mdp, Jan 1, 2005
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  4. lt_wentoncha Guest

    Just out of curiousity, how much did you pay for the Mr BIOS and
    powerleap setup? Thanks.
     
    lt_wentoncha, Jan 3, 2005
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