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Compaq Presario CQ57 still slow after upgrade

Q: Compaq Presario CQ57 still slow after upgrade

I was recently given a Compaq Presario CQ57 (300 Series) by a friend running Windows 10 64 Bit. Processor - AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz It was running very slow so I upgraded the Hard Drive to an SSD and increased the RAM to 8GB. I then did a clean install of WIN 10 64 bit. While this has improved the speed a little bit it is nowhere near as fast as I would have expected. The only software I am running at the moment is McAfee Anti-Virus and Firewall. Does anyone have any suggestions that could still be making it very sluggish. I gather that it is not possible to upgrade the processor. Thank you

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Hello, I want to upgrade from the E-300 dual core 1.30ghz processor currently installed in my Compaq Presario CQ57-426SA. Can you please provide a list of compatible AMD Processors I can install into this notebook PC? Thank you.











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A:Compaq Presario CQ57-426SA processor AMD E-300 upgrade

Hi, It is an AMD processor: Model number    E-300CPU part number    EME300GBB22GV is an OEM/tray microprocessorSocket    BGA413BGA processors, like this one, are soldered on a motherboard, as a result, upgrading or replacing them means buying a new motherboard which means buying a new computer. Regards.

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My Compaq Presario is very very slow:
It takes for exemple more than 5 minutes to start the laptop.
clicking on an URL it takes 2 minutes to start the website.
I hope there is someone who can help me.
This are the specs of the laptop.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3690 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 280109 MB, Free - 184005 MB; D: Total - 20870 MB, Free - 2232 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1106 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Very slow compaq presario cq57

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Save SINO to your desktop and run SINO.exe. (If you downloaded the ZIP version you will need to extract it first)
Then please check the following checkboxes:

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Startup Items
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Once checked, hit the Run Scan! button and wait for the program to finish the scan.

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Note: If you try to interact with the program once itís started scanning it might appear to hang. The scan however will continue.
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Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.
 

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My laptop wants an administrator password that I don't know. Shows a system disabled code of 91550023. What do I do?

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My sister is having major problems with her Compaq Presario CQ57 (running Windows 7). I have been trying to help her with it but, I am about to literally throw it from a very high window. I'm thinking it has a malicious program lerking inside it. I am trying to get it into safe mode and am having a hell of a time. I want to do a scan on it and I believe it is better to be i safe mode.

There is no F8 option so that is out. I tried msconfig and computer says it can't find the file,(by the way it says that to any program I try to install). Since I can't get anything to install and everything I seem to try hits a brick wall I am at a lost on what to do. Every time someone gives me some advice on how to maybe fix this I can't seem to get past the first step!!!HELP!!!! She has only had the computer for a couple of months. This is her first brand new computer and it seems she has made a very bad choice!

The Wireless has already quit working too! Buyer Beware!!! Please can someone please help me out?? I am desperate.

A:Compaq Presario CQ57

How about booting to recovery partition if available to restore to factory condition or system restore?

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I've had my compaq cq57 for about 2 years and in the last week it has started freezing up so the only thing you can do with it is to shut it down. This usually happens after i've started it and logged in and opened a web browser or tried to do anything on it. I would really like some help with this as i need it for work.

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I have tried doing a hard reset on my Compaq Presario CQ57 but to no avail. Power button will not turn laptop on but the F5 button powers it up for 2 seconds before it dies. What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 won't power up

I have fixed it myself. I pressed F12 and held it down whilst pressing F5 and the laptop has powered up - YAY!
 

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I have a CQ57 that I finally got to work. The Internet works for a minute and shuts down (Windows 7 Home Premium OS) and the laptop shuts down after 10-15 minutes of working. I am trying Best Buy tomorrow. What should I do?

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 Issue

 I am trying Best Buy tomorrow. What should I do?
 
I would suggest that you see if help form this forum can resolve this problem before allowing this other "shop" to charge you a set fee of about $200.
 
You posted that you finally got it to work, what was wrong with it?
 
What kind of other problems are you having?

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how do I unlock my laptop. I forgot my password and I don't have a password recovery disk

A:how to unlock Compaq Presario cq57

I am assuming that you are asking for Windows Password.There are several ways to reset the password. Refer the following weblink for steps:http://www.howtogeek.com/96630/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-windows-password-the-easy-way/ If this does not help, there are multiple other ways in the following weblink:http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/238737-user-account-reset-password-windows-7-a.html

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When my computer is booting up it goes to a black screen then switches to a blue blank screen with the cursor. Then it will not let me do anything.

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Ive got a presario CQ57 laptop with windows 7. When i start it up it goes to a black screen asking to launch startup repair (recommended) or to start windows normally. When i do the repair option it just goes to a blank blue screen that looks like my background screen. It now says its checking for problems and that my computer will automatically fix any problem and its got a training status bar and has been doing this for 4 hours now. It gives me the option to cancel it but im afraid to cancel it because im hoping its fixing my laptop. PLEASE HELP ME!! Ive tried to start it normally and it goes back to this error screen. Ive done the F8 thing at the start and ive tried everything. I really need help! im stuck. I cant do anything...
 

A:Compaq presario cq57 stuck

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Hi, my laptop key fell off the keyboard, and I cannot figure out how to pop it back in. Everything looks to be in working condition, and even the white plastic components have remained on the keyboard. Unfortunately, every single time I press down on the black key, it never actually clicks on.  I've come to the conclusion that there must be some unique process to re-adjusting a key on this notebook. I've searched around on keyboard websites, but their guides do not seem to directly address my situation. They usually end with just pressing down on the key, which does not work for my specific notebook, it'd seem. I'd appreciate any advice.

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 Laptop Key

Hello dear, once the the key is popped out the complete keyboard needs replacement.  So contact HP and tel them to replace the keyboard for you #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Bios password not working- system disabled code 70724054help













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A:Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM Notebook PC

it worked Thank you! so can you help me with my display? its on the brightest setting but can still barely see screen

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The normal battery that came with the laptop is 10.8v 4090mah. However, the battery is now weak and I'm looking to replace it. But the replacement battery I found has a bigger capacity ? 6600mah 11.1v. I want to know if its safe for my laptop, because many people from Google search results said its okay if its 11.1v, and some online store sellers also said it's okay to use 11.1v replacement for a 10.8v battery.Please let me hear your opinions.

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 Locked out of BIOS with message System Disabled [ 51320211 ] 











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A:Compaq Presario CQ57 System Disabled

Hi, Enter  44088837 Regards, DP-K

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Hello. I just recently bought a compaq presario cq57 laptop from a friend. And I was told right after I paid for it that my friend couldn't remember the password so therefore couldn't get into it. Thus I too can't get into it and am totally locked out.It barely starts to boot up after turningit on when it almost immediately goes to the screen saying/asking for a password. And every time after 3 failed attempts it says disabled and gives me a special number code to go with it. The disabled code that it gives me every time is  -  disabled  69374099. Is there anyone out there that can give me the real/right password to put in especially one that matches up with the disabled number code error that it keeps giving me. Thank you all very very much. I really do appreciate it a lot. Sincerely, Thumper7771976

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I have just gotten a brand new Windows 7 computer, which worked perfectly the first day. I turn it on a few days later and it won't detect <i>any</i> networks, not even my home network. Any ideas
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 will not connect to wifi

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Hello,I Installed Win7 (Fresh) I Dinint Think About Drivers So I Need Internet Driver
ITMarkus

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 Internet Driver

Hi ITMarkus and welcome to seven forums.

I will need you system specs to help you out on this

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I recieved a new Compaq Presario CQ57 notebook from my father-in-law who never used it. Unfortunately it had a bad hard drive right out of the box. Years had passed so no warranty. I replaced the HD with another of the same. The computer came with the disks so I thought this would be simple but alas as many things in my life things didn't go as planned. The disks supplied are the 2 disk version. The computer came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. When starting the disks by rebooting the computer the top of the black screen says "starting Windows 98" and further down the same page it says "Error: unable to detect... ADAPI IDE CD-ROM device driver not loaded". Seems to load anyway and start up well with disk one but when it gets to the point that it asks if I have the 1 or 2 disk version I hit 2 and immediately it asks me to insert disk 2. Before doing so an error flashes up in the bottom left corner that says "no files found. Invalid drive specification". I obey and insert disk 2 but nothing happens except for flashing the same message. In a nutshell - no restore.

I've searched the net for days trying to find and answer and came up with ideas but nothing specific. I have run all the Bios tests and all come out working well. Boot order is cd/dvd room first. I downloaded a copy of Windows 7 onto an external drive but I can't get the CQ57 to read it even after changing the boot order. Also downloaded the drivers for the CD-rom but can't lo... Read more

A:Cannot restore Compaq Presario CQ57 with disks

There's surely something wrong with the message of "starting Windows 98" and having Win7 discs for it. Windows 98 is quite old and there's 2 versions, 98 and 98SE [Second Edition]. As I recall there was also an update for 98 similar to a Service Pack. There should be a multi-color sticker on the case, maybe on the bottom, that gives the version of Windows and the required Product Key, useful for determining what its origin was.

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Hello,Like the title says i need drivers for my Compaq Laptop.
Drivers need to be Realtek!

A:Windows 8 drivers for Compaq presario CQ57 301-SA

Realtek drivers are here:

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario CQ57-301SA Notebook PC | HP? Support

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Hi, cant enter bios setup, got error code: 56085878. Help please. Thanks

A:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

Enter the followng unlock code; 49983278

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Hi, I'm trying to find a replacement audio socket for a Compaq Presario CQ57.

All it says on the component is 120204

Its soldered on to the motherboard.

Anyone know any where I could find one.

Pics of both sides:

Thanks.
 

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The system disabled code is 66055283

A:Need administrator password for presario CQ57 Compaq laptop

@Noseph01? Enter   79933805 Regards, DP-K

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I got compaq Presario CQ57 with product number: LR785PA#ABG bought in Australia. Small quantity of water spilled on my key board, i immediatly shut my computer and wiped it with towel and tried to dry with hair drier. All my efforts gone waste, currently few key on my laptop are not working. Is this laptop got a replacable key board... if yes pls provide part number to source one. Along with key board part number would you be able to provide "how to replace key board" video. Thanks in advance.

A:Compaq presario CQ57 key board few keys not working due to w...

Dear Customer, Sorry to know to that there was a liquid spill. Before you replace the keyboard, please connect an external USB keyboard and check if all the keys working.If YES, Then only replace the Keyboard. Because there could be a possiblity of liquid damaging the Circuit Board and replacing keyboatrd will not help us. Below is the Maintenance and Service Guide for your PC, Kindly go through.http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02786367 NOTE:Page 46 for Removal and replacement procedures.Page25  Illustrated parts catalog-  Part number for replacement Keyboard. NOTE:To watch remove/replace Videos use http://thesml.hp.com/Select FRU Remove replace, towards your left     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 4 

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I can't seem to locate the internal battery on my Compaq Presario can57. Can anyone please help

A:location of CMOS battery on my compaq presario cq57?

@mmtreece? When asked for the password just hit enter 3 times. Post the halt code. Sorry did not need to remove the CMOS battery. REO

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Hello,I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 and the fan is running all the time at full speed.I opened the laptop and did a fan and motherboard cleaning,I applied thermal paste,I changed in the bios the option #Fan always on# from Enable to Disable,I updated the Bios but still nothing...it sounds like a jet fighter.should I change my fan?anyone who has an advice?

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Hello,I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 and the fan is running all the time at full speed.I opened the laptop and did a fan and motherboard cleaning,I applied thermal paste,I changed in the bios the option #Fan always on# from Enable to Disable,I updated the Bios but still nothing...it sounds like a jet fighter.should I change my fan?anyone who has an advice?

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My son is 11and he put an administrative password on the Compaq presario cq57 laptop I bought for him.. He can't remember the password for it now..Go figure Lol. Help me please











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A:My son put password and forget it Compaq presario CQ57 Disab...

Bama Enter   30880517

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how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 with Windows 10?

A:how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 wi...

ANAKONDA wrote:how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 with Windows 10?Hi, Sorry, what are you trying to do ? We don't run the system BIOS. And from your question, all I can say: Please don't touch to BIOS, this is the shortest way to brick your machine. Regards.

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Hi,I need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario cq57.I get system disabled error 61596522.Thanks.

A:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

Hello @kodoku Welcome to the HP Support forum. Please, try to enter this >> 74494504as a response code. This should let you enter BIOS, start your PC, unlock your BIOS and/or reset security settings. Let me know if this works for you

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   Hi, this seem to be a question doomed to be without solution, but is there a way to configure the fan settings on my Presario Windows 7 x64 Laptop? It becomes warm pretty easily and while it performs well, I've heard that it extends life-expectancy greatly with high cooler temperatures. So far I haven't found anything able to change them for this specific computer, while on my Macbook ( schoolcomputer, don't blame me!) I just needed to install a third party, change RPM and target temp and then it was done, not even a reboot needed. Im using a cooler allready. Has anyone managed to do this? Im pretty experienced with managing my PC and the system, but I'd prefer to not meddle with registry and such. Thanks in beforehand!       /illirey

A:Fan settings on a Compaq Presario CQ57 Windows Laptop

Hi,CPU fan speed (RPMs) are managed by BIOS based on the CPU temprature. tweaking registry may not help manage the RPM. maximum you can achieve is, manage to cook the CPU which will heatup the processor more, which will make the heatsink FAN rotate at higher RPMs. which is anyways not going to solve issues. infact it can increase the troubles. however if you see any issues caused due to heating of notebook, you may wish to follow steps below and try to reduce the heat on the PC by cleaning heatsink etc...http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01657439  Good Luck !!!!

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Hello. I just recently bought a compaq presario cq57 laptop from a friend. And I was told right after I paid for it that my friend couldn't remember the password so therefore couldn't get into it. Thus I too can't get into it and am totally locked out.It barely starts to boot up after turningit on when it almost immediately goes to the screen saying/asking for a password. And every time after 3 failed attempts it says disabled and gives me a special number code to go with it. The disabled code that it gives me every time is  -  disabled  69374099. Is there anyone out there that can give me the real/right password to put in especially one that matches up with the disabled number code error that it keeps giving me. Thank you all very very much. I really do appreciate it a lot. Sincerely, Thumper7771976

A:compaq presario cq57 disabled code 69374099

@Thumper7771976 Enter   76052019

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Says system disabled after 3 attempts at administrator password. Code is 63494577 please help!

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Compaq Presario CQ57 needs admin password to bootup. Says system disabled with code 74006138.

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 needs admin password to bootup.

@Klanimal? Please enter         61964118 Regards.

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Hello Tech Support Guy forums! I'm wondering if you can help me with a problem.

My girlfriend has a Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop, but the screen broke and she replaced it with a CQ57, which I guess is the next most advanced model in the line. However, the skype connection would drop after just a few minutes and then drop repeatedly afterward every couple seconds. Usually, all connected services (like AIM) would drop off too.

So here's the weird thing - she returned it and got a replacement, and the replacement is doing the same thing. The CQ56, on the same network, can keep a skype call going for hours. But the 57 drops off fast, and we've tried two different units. I thought that maybe it could be a defective laptop the first time, but twice?

Anyway, does anyone have some troubleshooting suggestions?
 

A:Connectivity problems, particularly with Skype, on a Compaq Presario CQ57

would you post the following when its working and then repeat all the tests when it disconnects

is this connected by wifi if so also add the xirrus tests

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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with t... Read more

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My son is 11and he put an administrative password on the Compaq presario cq57 laptop I bought for him.. He can't remember the password for it now..Go figure Lol. Help me please

A:Compaq presario CQ57 Disabled code is 85128591 help me pleas...

Bama. Check your other post. REO

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My Presario cq57 has a disabled system code  72114208 does anyone know the password to bypass system disabled

A:Re: Compaq Presario cq57 system disabled code 50555 523

Hi: Enter this unlock passcode... 63872828

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compaq presario CQ57 cannot start tells me to press control, alter and delete but it doesnt respond

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When I try to connect to my wireless networks, My Compaq Presario CQ57 keeps saying "windows was unable to connect to (name of my internet)". When I run the troubleshoot to look for the problem it say problem detected windows can't connect to the hidden network. I've
-updated all my drivers
-installed Ralink RT 5390 802.11b wifi adapter
-right clicked on properties and made wifi findable
so on and so on. My Led is white showing that I have wifi enabled. I've turned off my router, unplugged it, reset it, so on and so on but the same thing occurs. I have a couple other laptops and tablets in the house and they connect to my wifi with no problem. It's showing that I have full reception but just won't connect. I even tried connecting to my portable hotspot and it does and says the same thing. I can connect my Ethernet cable in the socket of the computer and it works just fine, but I need it to connect to my wireless wifi as this is going to be my work laptop and used on the road.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3947 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1845 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 286174 MB, Free - 236037 MB; D: Total - 14805 MB, Free - 14715 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 4055 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3672
Antivirus: Microsoft ... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ57- Windows can't connect to the hidden network

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM and it won't boot.I tried to restore it, but I can't get into the bios to let it boot from CD.It says system disabled 67912930 after 3 failed attempts. Help!











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A:Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM bios password system disabled

Try >> 78670316

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Hi guys.  Was wondering which processors are compatible with this intel-based board.  The current processor is the Intel Celeron B800 (1.50GHz).   The system will hold a pretty decent amount of memory running at a decent speed: DDR3L PC3L-12800, CL=11, Unbuffered,  NON-ECC,  DDR3L-1600, 1.35V  Though the processor is dual core, its performance seems highly mismatched to the memory the system can handle.  Does anyone know of a list or even just a couple of suggestions of processor upgrades I can swap this Celeron one out for? Thanks for any and all help in advance! 

A:CPU Upgrade Presario CQ57-339wm

 Hi, According to the manual and detail of parts the motherboard of your laptop would support the following processors for socket intel G2 Intel Core i5-2430M 2.40-GHzIntel Core i3-2330M 2.20-GHz http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=QE264UA http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02948186 For use only with computer models equipped with an Intel Core i5 or i3 processor and a graphics subsystem with UMA video memory 646177-001

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Hi,My laptop is a little slow, so I would like to upgrade some of the components to make it faster.Could you recommend me a better processor? & a RAM if you consider necessary for this purpose? Compaq Presario CQ57 NotebookIntel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz 1.50 GHzRAM 2.0 GB64-bit _ Windows7Computer system product: 5CB21874YPHewlett-Packard: 068C110003204910000620100 Thanks











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A:What do I need to upgrade to make faster my Presario CQ57?

RAM is the much easier upgrade. I would recommend at least 4 gigs, and it will take up to 8. It takes DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM memory. CQ57-339WM seems to be your model.  This is the Service Manual which you will need to swap processors: Manual The CQ57s with a Celeron processor will accept only Celeron processors. There are a couple faster Celerons available for your computer but swapping a Celeron for another Celeron just does not seem worth the effort to me.  If you want the computer to run faster install 4 gigs of RAM and consider upgrading to a solid state hard drive. The speed improvement will actually be more than you would get from upgrading to a faster Celeron CPU. Post back if you want additional specific suggestions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a Presario CQ57. It has AMD C50 Dual Core processor, 2GB RAM, running Windows 7 Home Premium. This thing is very slow. Even after a reformat and disabling unnecessary start up programs and uninstalling unwanted bundled programs, this thing runs super slow. I have had Word as the only running program and when typing, I still have to wait for the computer to catch up. What gives?
 

A:Presario CQ57 Runs Slow

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I am upgrading a Compaq Presario 5000 model #5WB220 with a very low 15 GB hard drive for a friend. It currently has Windows ME and there is no Compaq Restore CD.

I have increased the memory to 320 by adding an additional 256 MB RAM.

I am wanting to totally replace the 15GB hard drive with an 80 GB hard drive and load Windows XP Home.

The problem I am finding out is that Compaq has propriertory info on a partition within the existing drive. From what I understand without the Restore CD, I can't put the new drive in.

I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives to doing this.

Can I install XP on the existing drive and then transfer all the data (to include the compaq proprietory info) to the new drive in a slave position?
 

A:Upgrade Compaq Presario

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Hello;

I have had a Compaq Presario 1500 laptop for about 2 years now, and I am quite un-satisfied when it comes to multi-tasking several applications at the same time. Sometimes it is so slow that I cannot minimize a full-screen application to read up on something on the net. I currently only have 256 megs of ram, but I read on the internet that tihs model could have up to 1 gigabyte. This is great, but therein lies my question. The laptop has two ram slots, one of which has been empty since i got the computer. Could I get a gig of ram and still keep the 256y meg stick as an added boost? or is the 1 gig the maximum for both slots?
 

A:Compaq Presario RAM upgrade

Well if your laptop supports a maximum of 1gb then that means 512mb per RAM slot.
Here are a few links on Newegg which is the Maximum Memory you could get for your Laptop. This is if you are in USA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145482
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134037
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820172102
 

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Original 500GB HDD was showing signs of eminent failure.I successfully cloned the drive to a new 400GB HDD, using NORTON GHOST.(I know this drive is smaller than the original, but less than 30GB was being used on the original)Anyway, The new drive would not boot.Assuming that the problem may be OS license-related, I ordered the Compaq Recovery Discs Set.While waiting for the Recovery Disc Set to arrive, I purchased a Sandisk 120GB SSD.(Again, I know that the 120GB SSD is smaller than the original 500GB HDD that came with the computer, but I do not plan to even fill it 50%.)Anyway, The Recovery Disc Set arrived and I attemted to use it on the new Sandisk 120GB SSD.The process seemed to go fine, all 3 discs of the set seemed to copy, and then the computer restarts and a screen displaying files flying across the screen from one folder to another stays there forever.I waited 15 hours and came back and I still just see:Files flying across the screen, from one folder to another folder.The drive activity light is blinking, but obviously there is a problem. Some possible related facts/information:The SSD is detected in the BIOS.The SSD Checks good, by the BIOS Diagnostics "Smart" Tests.I cannot find anywhere in the BIOS to disable AHCI, it only shows SATA or IDE.Current Bios version is 5.5.5, and I have been unable to find a BIOS Update anywhere.Current Memory (RAM) is 4GB (2x2GB), which was an upgrade since the machine was originally purchased. Can someone p... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SSD Upgrade

Greetings, I use Paragon Professional Disk Imaging software. Try Macrium Reflect free. Disk cloning is also included in the free version. Cheers!

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Hi Guys,
I have an old Presario 5461 and I wanted to see if it was worth uprgrading (for some reason I am emotionally attached to it LOL).

How would you upgrade this machine if you had it?
(I already upgraded the memory once but there's room for more)

Specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?dlc=en&lc=en&product=93365&cc=us&docname=c00191338

Processor: 500 MHz AMD-K6-2 processor with 3DNow technology

System bus: 100 MHz system bus

System memory: 64 MB, 100 MHz SyncDRAM, shared memory architecture, three total DIMM slots upgradable to 384 MB - 8 MB dedicated for video memory (SyncDRAM DIMM required)

Hard drive: 10.0 GB 2 UltraDMA hard drive

CD-RW Drive3
- Use CD-R and CD-RW media for recording or rewriting capability.

- Store up to 650 MB of data or up to 74 minutes of music.

- 24x Max reading and 4x MAX recording for creating CDs with maximum performance and flexibility.

- Create CD-ROM discs quickly and easily with just!burn software.

Modem: 56K ITU V.90 modem 4

Cache: 512K L2 Pipeline Burst Cache

Compaq Easy Access Internet keyboard:
Explore the Web with powerful tools for easy Internet access - all with the touch of a button.

Instant Internet - Instant access to news and information

Instant Search - Your direct link to AltaVista for easy online exploring

Instant e-mail - Quick, one-touch access for sending and receiving e-mail

Online Marketplace - Better ideas for the most satisfying shopping experience

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A:Compaq Presario 5461: How Would You Upgrade It?

so not sure what your final specs are - i would upgrade the memory - thats the quick upgrade - but you have upgraded 3 times ... to what ....
 

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Hi thereIm looking to upgrade my desktop pc.What i plan:-Amd phenom iix4 965 black edition-Msi r7 i thnik it needs 500watts-Maby a new psu, my one only has 230wattsPlease can you tell me if i can fit these items and any recommendations if not.Thanks Note: Im paartly new to building computers only had experience of changing hard drvies, gpu and ram.Thanks!

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Hallo, I'm trying to upgrade my CQ60 300 SI which stock CPU is a Sempron SI-42 mounted on a Wistron 303C Socket s1 MOBO with a AMD Turion 64 X2 TMDTL60HAX5DM but as I have installed it my PC didn't start. I had a black screen with no tentative bootstrap. I had already upgraded my BIOS to the F.54 from the old F.35 version, but this didn't help at all. Is there anybody who experienced the same problem and have found a wayout to solve the issue? Thanks in advance

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 300 SI CPU Upgrade

 Hi, Turion 64 X2 MDTL60HAX5DM it is not compatible because it belongs to the previous generation AMD Socket S1g1 Processors compatible with your laptop, belong to AMD Puma platform (2008) core Lyon Socket S1g2 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02985882 AMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-88 2.50-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-87 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-86 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-85 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-84 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-82 2.20-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-80 2.10-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-70 2.00-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-72 2.10-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-74 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-75 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-76 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-77 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cache   

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Hi:

Here's the problem:

Someone asked me to see if I could upgrade an early (old) Compaq Presario 5WV254 computer. The first thing I did was max out the RAM (768MB) using Crucial's 'certified' Compaq modules.

This dinosaur has a 40GB hard drive and an nVidia 8MB graphics card. I placed Windows XP Pro into the drive and proceeded to format the drive with NTFS. Everything went smoothly, and the machine rebooted after installing the drivers, etc.

Unfortunately, instead of continuing to proceed with the usual installation process, it starts the initial setup process over and over (I let this happen about 7 times) and will not complete the installation.

I've performed upgrades on lots of these older Compaq Presarios, but have never encountered this before.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this issue can resolved?

Thanks in advance.

Griff
 

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I have the above laptop, but the harddisk space is running out. The quotation from compaq for the harddisk upgrade is very ex. I have bought a new harddisk. But i can't find any webby that teaches how to DIY upgrade the harddisk for my presario 800. How any1 done it b4 or maybe thats a web site that teaches how to do it?

Any help is appreciated.

 

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I would like to upgrade the memory on my Compaq Presario f500 laptop but I can't find the specs anywhere to know how much I can upgrade to. entering the product number gives me Compaq Presario f500 CTO, and states info is not on the web.

It had vista on when I bought it, but I wiped that and installed Linux. Linux tells me it currently has the following:
Memory
L1 cache 64kB
L1 Cache 1024kB.

I assume from that I can put a 1gB stick into the 64 slot?

Do I need to take the current sticks out to determine what type it is, and how to I decipher that information?

Many thanks
 

A:Compaq Presario f500memory upgrade

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I have a compaq presario 800. It have run out of warrenty. My friend have given me a 20GB harddisk, i am thinking of installing it in myself, but i am scared when i open the laptop up, some small components will drop out and i will not be able to use my system anymore.

Anyone with the experience in upgrading harddisk or know of any website that have pics that show how to upgrade a compaq presario 800 harddisk?
 

A:upgrade compaq presario 800 harddisk

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hey guys, i just did a scan with 'HD Tune 3.50 Pro' and it found one 'damaged block' and from what i can tell it isn't possible to repair it?

does anyone know how i can replace the hard drive?

i was thinking about replacing the RAM. how difficult is this?

thanks
 

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Hey guys, been a while since I last posted here.
Alright so recently I got myself a Compaq Presario SR1000 which I stumbled across in my local market after buying some new gear for work, the PC is fully refurbished and was W-XP and now W-7 after a complete format of the hard drive and sticking Windows 7 on.
Also got myself a decent enough graphics card for the PC games I currently own.

Okay now so, eh...The computer itself is very old and the hardware within it before I had installed the new graphics card which is a Radeon HD 6670 is say more than five years old at least, I'm wanting to turn this computer into a new gaming PC and so I'm looking for a new motherboard.

I'm not sure at the moment of what type motherboard it is, but I'm thinking its a MATX (Mid-ATX) board.
I'm wondering though if anyone knows of any other motherboard that would fit the Presario SR1000?

A:Compaq Presario SR1000 motherboard upgrade

If you want to upgrade, along with a new motherboard, you will need new memory, CPU, CPU cooler and power supply at a minimum. Basically you are building a brand new computer. As cases are relatively inexpensive I would also go with a better case that has more cooling as it will be needed for a "gaming" system. Factory PC cases are not usually designed with the cooling needed for a gaming PC. Also consider Compaq Presario computers (and cases) are the "low end" or "inexpensive" line from HP.

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Hello,
I need some help with my compaq on whether i could change my processor to a better one.
i have done some upgrades myself by changing the ram to 2gb and the graphics card to a ati 5670 and the power supply to a 560w.

Heres the link to the computer info:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3330128

I would also like some suggestion on a cpu that is a mid-high range processor thks!
 

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I just installed a simm in the external memory slot for the compaq presior 1200, for my neice.

She didn't have the manual. Her notebook is running with windows 98.

Do we need to anything else besides put the memory in the slot on the bottom of the presario 1200 for it to function. And if so what?

Do we need to change any settings or anything, or will everything happen automatically once I have installed the Simm.
 

A:memory upgrade for compaq presario 1200

Make sure the memory is FOR that Compaq, as generic memory is sometimes not compatible with Compaq computers.

But otherwise, pop it in, put the cover back on, power up... the system may BEEP "MEMORY CHANGE" - then reboot or something... but nothing to it.
 

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I have doubled the memory in my laptop and the basic system seems to note the increase.

However, I notice from the memory usage monitor that the usage never exceeds 50% ..... which would suggest the system does not appear to use the extra memory ...

....is there a software / confirhuration thing I need to do in addition to simply adding the memory ......???

I confirm that the basic system seems to note the full memory is present ... its just that the op sys does not seem to use it???

regards

A:Compaq presario f500 memory upgrade

Hi -

Let's see what system info files say.

Please run this app - http://jcgriff2.com/0x2/Windows_NT6_..._jcgriff2_.exe

When it is complete, Windows Explorer will open to your Documents folder and a newly created folder named Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 will be hilighted.

Zip up the entire folder and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have an old Compaq and want to increase the RAM to the maximum. Presently have two sticks of 128 SDRAM. I want to know if I can increase the RAM beyond 256 MB. What is the highest possible amount on this machine? I have searched the HP/Compaq sites endlessly but can't find out what the maximum RAM I can install. The only success on the HP/Compaq site was a out of stock stick at 128.

Compaq PC
System Serial Number: 1X07DTZ9R1T7
750 megahertz Intel Pentium III
Board: Compaq 06C0h
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 686C3 04/18/2001
256 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' has 128 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 128 MB
 

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After purchasing (1) 128 MB SDRAM, PC133 RAM stick for my old Compaq Presario, Model 5822, with a Pentium II processor, 550 MHZ, I realized that the "Computer Wiz" sales kid at the Best Buy didn't know what the heck he was talking about.

After a search here, (what I should have done before buying) I checked the following sites that were recomended by the TG members:

http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&manufacturer_id=25&model_id=12636

http://www.crucial.com./store/listp...Compaq&cat=RAM&model=Presario+5822.&submit=Go

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/con...asp?SysID=+8681+&distributor=0&submit1=Search

Apparently, I should have bought 1(or 2) PC100, SDRAM RAM stick(s). However, I still have a few questions that I hope someone will answer:

1) Memory.com & Crucial.com say that the maximum memory for this computer is 256 MB, while Kingston.com says that the maximum possible is 512 MB. The computer has two RAM Slots (64 MB & a 32 MB). Who is right?

2) On the package of the new, ill purchased, 128 MB PC 133, it shows also 16x64. What does this mean? Should I watch out for these numbers during my next trip to BEST BUY?

3) Whats the deal with DDRAM, SDRAM, RAM, .....Which one is right for my computer?

Thanks....

PS. In case anybody is wondering, I put in the 128 MB RAM along with the existing 64 MB RAM. The Computer displayed (counted) the RAM up in the top corner (white characters on a black sc... Read more

A:Another RAM Upgrade Problem~Compaq Presario 5822

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I would like to upgrade the RAM in this dinosaur. What exactly do I need, and where is the cheapest place online I can find it? Thanks.
 

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Hey guys,

Ive got 6-7 year old Presario M2000 lappy that's running 1GB of RAM on it atm. I used a piece of software to test the max RAM that can be used on the laptop and it said 2GB.

Now when i read this (And i checked out a few other sites too):

512MB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR PC2700 upgrades for HP - Compaq Presario M2000 Series Laptop/Notebook, CT526869 from Crucial.com

It says that the max RAM that this laptop can handle is 512MB per slot (which is what i have right now).

Does this mean i can't upgrade to 1GB per slot in order to have 2GB on this laptop?? If so was the software wrong?

Thanks for any help..

Cheers
X

A:[SOLVED] Compaq Presario RAM upgrade Question

Run the Crucial System Scanner on the computer. This should tell you the RAM type and how much RAM the motherboard will support. This should confirm that this motherboard will only support 1X 512 MB chip per slot for a total of 1GB

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can anyone tell me what kind of ram do i need..apparently i have to have a specific part number according to my pc...
thanx muchly!
 

A:Solved: ram upgrade on a compaq presario 6000?

Go To 4allmemory.com And Use The Memory Finding Tool.you Need To Know What Kind Of Pc You Have And It Will Tell You What Memory Upgrade You Need.
 

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Hi all, I have searched all over the internet and cannot find anything that tells me whether I can upgrade the processor in my laptop. I currently run an Athlon XP-M 2400+, and I would like to upgrade it to an Athlon XP-M 3000+. I am pretty sure I will need a new bios, and the chip is supported by the motherboard. Can anyone help me find a bios that will work? Or is it just not possible to upgrade my laptop. . .

bigblondguy
 

A:compaq presario 2175 processor upgrade

There are two letters after 2175. Could you post those?
 

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Hey to all! Since my girlfriends cq61 died, and led blinking gives me CPU failure,  i would like to replace its CPU.I have already taken CQ61 apart and CPU inside was AMD Sempron M120. Since i am replacing it anyway i tought i would put something more powerful in. What CPU-s are supported by my model? I read in this thread http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/Compaq-Presario-CQ61-415sa-Processor-Upg... That M620 - Turion II Ultra @ 2.5GHz  is supported on some CQ61 models, will it work for me? Is that best i can do?   Best RegardsMix

A:Compaq Presario CQ61-420E0 CPU replacement/upgrade

Before you focus in on the CPU I will let you know that it is much more likely the problem is the motherboard than the CPU. 

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Hi!
I was wondering if the following are able to be put into a compaq sr5110nx. Mind you I will be either getting a new HDD or formating the one in it and putting Windows XP Home Edition as the OS,and getting rid of Vista.

HDD:http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3247662&CatId=139
VIDEO CARD:http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4636774
PSU:http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3986693
MEMORY(X2):http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3281625&CatId=3409

Thanks so much for responses!!
-techdude42397-
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario SR5110NX Upgrade (And downgrade)

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I just bought a compaq presario cq5320f computer and i am wanting to upgrade the video card. Im kinda new to the hardware end of things and was wondering if any body had any ideas for a power supply and video card that would be easy on the low budget side of things. Any help would be very much appreciated! Here are my specs as listed on newegg.com.
Brand COMPAQ Series Presario Model CQ5320F(AY030AA#ABA) Recommended Usage Home / Home Office Processor AMD Athlon II X2 240(2.8GHz) Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor Cache Per Processor 2MB L2 Cache Memory 3GB DDR3 1333 Hard Drive 500GB SATA Optical Drive 1 SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 256MB integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 1407MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows 7 Audio Sound card - Integrated Ethernet 10/100Base-T network interface Keyboard Compaq USB keyboard Mouse Compaq USB optical mouse Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Motherboard Chipset NVIDIA nForce MCP61P Chipset CPU CPU Type Athlon II X... Read more

A:compaq presario CQ5320f upgrade video card?

Try the Windows Compatibility Center for finding compatible hardware: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team

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I have a compaq Presario and I want to format the hard drive. This unit has a c:PRESARIO with 68.56 GB 16.7 used and 51.7 free File system NTFS and d: Presario_RP 5.98 GB, 4.49 Used, 1.49 Free, File System FAT32
Is there anything I need to know befor I do this?
I can not find the org. disc that came with the computer, but i have my xp disc from my lap top will that be ok and or do i need that
I ran the malware and found 16 viruses. A lot to do with tool bar locations or something.
The system is still running extreamly slow takes forever for the "MY COMPUTER" screen to load.
I did find that it runs like new in safe mode if that helps.
Please help
Paula

A:Compaq Presario very slow

I have a compaq Presario and I want to format the hard drive. This unit has a c:PRESARIO with 68.56 GB 16.7 used and 51.7 free File system NTFS and d: Presario_RP 5.98 GB, 4.49 Used, 1.49 Free, File System FAT32Is there anything I need to know befor I do this? I can not find the org. disc that came with the computer, but i have my xp disc from my lap top will that be ok and or do i need thatI ran the malware and found 16 viruses. A lot to do with tool bar locations or something. The system is still running extreamly slow takes forever for the "MY COMPUTER" screen to load.I did find that it runs like new in safe mode if that helps.Please help PaulaIf you have all of your pic`s, music and anything else of importance backed-up then you are all set.You probably did not get any discs with the computer. The D: drive is a "restore partition" = RP. This is an exact image of your computer when you first bought it. To use it: When you first start the computer there will be a black screen with probably three different choices of keys to press. One of them will be something like system restore or restore. Hope you get the idea. Select the proper key and follow the onscreen prompts.One other option may be to go to the HP\Compaq (HP bought Compaq) site or call them. You may be able to get the discs for a small fee.

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My parents bought a Compaq Presario laptop a few months ago and ever since we got it, it's been extremely slow. It's got Windows XP on it and after we click on whichever name we want to log on as, it literally can take up to about 7 minutes {if not longer} until it actually loads the desktop and everything. That's right, I kept track of time. Then, if we want to get on the internet {we have roadrunner} it takes even more time. I usually just sit there and watch a T.V. show while I wait for the home website to finally pop up.

I've tried a couple of things that I do to my own computer to make it faster, like going to msconfig and making sure the Startup List is unchecked. I also deleted those unnecessary things under IE-Tools-Internet Options like temporary internet files, cookies, history, etc. That makes my computer work better but when I try it on the laptop, it doesn't do a thing. It's still the exact same slow speed. I do have a Windows 2000 on my own computer and I've never worked with XP before so I don't know if there's a big difference there or what.

If anyone has had this problem or has any ideas on how to speed it up, that would be super!
Thank you!
 

A:very slow compaq presario

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so i want to upgrade my motherboard because i wanna upgrade my processor but the processor i want is a AM2 Socket and my motherboard is a 939 socket can someone give me a little help what motherboard is compatible with my system and can replace my ASUS A8AE-LE on my Compaq Presario SR1630NX Desktop PC?
 

A:Solved: HELP!! Motherboard upgrade for ED878AA Compaq Presario SR1630

With all the parts you are looking at changing,you would probably
be better off buying a new computer case and building from
scratch.
If you change the motherboard and cpu,you won't be able
to use the oem operating system that came with your computer.
Buying a case can keep you from having to deal with the
proprietary connections in the compaq.
You should be able to use the drives from the compaq.
That way you can use whatever motherboard fits your new case.
 

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I'm not sure if this belongs in Drivers or here, but I'm having an issue with the video drivers on my laptop. It's an HP Compaq Presario V6000 series,v6205 according to the limited tech support I received.
The laptop was purchased in '06 and originally ran Windows Vista, however I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit a couple of days ago, and have had an issue finding compatible drivers, namely a driver for my nVidia graphics card. HP's website has the drivers for XP and Vista, but want to charge me to get 7 compatible drivers (59.99 for a one-time use). I've read on other forums that it is possible to take the non-manufacturer drivers and modify the .INF files to work, but I'm inexperienced with that sort of stuff. Can anyone offer some advice or walk me through this? The card is an nVidia GeForce 6150. If there are any other details I've left out, I'd be happy to add them. Thanks in advance.
EDIT: In the event that I can't secure the proper drivers, does anyone know if Linux is an option for such a machine? Or would the same driver issues be present?

A:Compaq Presario Windows 7 upgrade, can't use nVidia card drivers

Try these drivers,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL

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on my compaq presario sr1630nx i have a power supply running a ATX-300-12Z Rev:.BD 300W and i wanna upgrade to one of these three but im not sure how to tell if they would be a direct fit to my system or are they all one size fits all. can i get someones advise?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004&Tpk=corsair 550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9005&cm_re=corsair_650-_-17-139-005-_-Product
 

A:Solved: power supple upgrade for compaq presario sr1630nx

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I can not get into my computer, and I have no disk

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Hi,

Ever since I've bought this computer (beginning of 2009) my Compaq Presario CQ40 has been extremely slow. I don't really run much software on it, but it takes around 10-15 minutes to start up all processes.

I run Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall as security, but it previously had Trend Micro Internet Security in 2009.

I do Disk Cleanups, a full defrag through CMD and a chkdsk /r but it's still painfully slow.

The CPU fan is nearly always running all of the time, and after a quick Google this seems to be a problem in the Presario?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Andrew.
 

A:Slow Compaq Presario CQ40

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Hello,
 
I have a 7 year old lab top that is running so slow I can hardly use it anymore. I have tried to speed it up with software IE
"system mechanic" and it did not work.
 
The computer is slow to load open programs and browse the internet. Its so low I cannot even use Word effectively I click the mouse and it takes up to 10 seconds for it to respond to the click.
 
It has a celeron processor with 2.0 ghz and 2gigs of ram. that should be plenty to surf the web and use microsoft excel and word right?
 
Please Help...

A:Compaq Presario painfully slow need help

Please uninstall System Mechanic...it won't speed up any system but it may slow it down.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hi
I have a pc that has these specs p.s. i know that my pc is old being that it still uses agp
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
1.5 ram
80 gb hdd
asus dvd drive
ATI radeon 4650 hd agp directx 10.1

For some strange reason my windows 7 is just way too slow, sometimes it acts wierd and sometimes just doesnt work. so why is this the case?
would you recomend just do a fresh brandnew install of windows 7?
or is it that i changed so much in my pc that it wont work.
this is what it used to be Product Specifications Compaq Presario SR1214NX Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
because it came straight from the store.
and also im trying to play turok on it

A:PC too slow for my pc using compaq presario sr1214nx

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ProGmistro


Hi
I have a pc that has these specs p.s. i know that my pc is old being that it still uses agp
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
1.5 ram
80 gb hdd
asus dvd drive
ATI radeon 4650 hd agp directx 10.1

For some strange reason my windows 7 is just way too slow, sometimes it acts wierd and sometimes just doesnt work. so why is this the case?
would you recomend just do a fresh brandnew install of windows 7?
or is it that i changed so much in my pc that it wont work.
this is what it used to be Product Specifications Compaq Presario SR1214NX Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
because it came straight from the store.
and also im trying to play turok on it


What is the "sometimes it acts wierd" more specifically.
I wonder about your RAM. According to the specs link you gave your MOBO can only handle up to 1GB which is the minimum to run windows 7.
And it is usual for windows to slow down after time. I use 8GB RAM and a i5 processor but still I notice some slowdown to when I first got it, which is only a few months ago. Try clearing out all your temporary files etc. CCleaner is good for this.
You might want to clean out the dust accumulation inside and around the CPU, if you haven't done this recently.

Have you checked the temps? .... You can use SPECCY to check the system.

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Ok my compaq presario S3120AN has been running slow for awhile now and it seems to be getting slower :(. I have run Adaware spybot S&D and online virus scans but no matter what I do it still seems slow as a wet week I've posted my Hijackthis log is there anything wrong here please help.
Cheers.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:51:45 PM, on 14/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\HpSrvUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Compaq Presario Running slow help

I do see one little baddie in there.....

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up)

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe


Now, find and delete that file.

Reboot and post a new log.

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I don't really know a lot about upgrading my computer. Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

A:Budget upgrade for HP/Compaq Presario CQ5000 Series Desktop CQ5802

I forgot to mention I am trying to make it run games like CS:GO and DayZ at a reasonable level.
 

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Compaq Presario CQ57
8 Gig of Kingston Ram
Windows 7
Vipre anti virus
MS office 2010
Small Business machine
 
This is my business PC I need it to interview candidates but it is very sluggish , with 4 small Excel  sheets open at times it becomes unresponsive. I have erased the HD twice and restored to factory defaults  only to have the same problem  with 6-8 weeks.
 
 
My first move was to update the 2 gig of Ram to 8 Gig but no noticeable  difference , I have Vipre and I ran memtest over 16 passes with no errors. My back up PC is doing better with only 2 Gig of Ram
 
MiniToolBox Data
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Clem Griffiths (administrator) on 14-12-2013 at 12:50:28
Running from "C:\Users\Clem Griffiths\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
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Error: (12/14/2013 00:43:26 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (12/14/2013 00:21:02 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND ... Read more

A:Sluggish Presario CQ57

Thanks for posting the good info , wish more did it from the beginning.
 
I probably won't really take a look until later tonight, but I will review your topic today.
 
Louis
 
SearchSettings.exe       Process ID: 3260        Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe

 
This appears to be related to malware, moving topic to Am I Infected for further work there.
 
Louis

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My Windows laptop PC Compaq Presario 2500 runs very slow. There aren't that many programs but things like opening folders, opening programs, even right clicking take a long time. Starting up takes forever as well.

I have tried doing a full system adware/virus scan, deleting the temp. internet files, and the temp. computer files that show up in the WINDOWS folder of the hard drive. Is there a program that can make a computer run faster? Perhaps there are something that I'm missing. Or is this model laptop such a slow computer that no matter what I do it's always going to be this way?

I was thinking of getting an apple mac laptop but I want to try and see if I can do some simple steps to get this running faster than this. Internet surfing in Firefox is actually fast at least. The keyboard isn't bad in any way and besides a mouse hub hardware problem (can't be fixed) it's in great shape. Please let me know what I can do here, thank you much.
 

A:Compaq Presario 2500 is generally slow all over

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I scanned with malwarebytes, used ccleaner, glary utities, did a defrag, removed many of the autostarting programs. No viruses or spyware , so what is slowing down the computer

A:Laptop is slow compaq presario v2000

What version of Win7 did you install? Did you do a 'clean install'? (the only way to update XP to Win7) Have you updated drivers?
My Compaq Presario V2000 came with XP pro on it.

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I'm helping a friend clean up her computer, from malware, viruses, to performance. I've done full scans with AVG and Malware Bytes, while also eliminating many unnecessary programs. The computer has improved 100% but I'm still struggling with single tasks such as opening Google Chrome, or Disk Defrag, for it takes 1-2 min. for them to open. Last night I couldn't even open Disk Defrag... Any suggestions? I could really use a bit of help. Also, there is only 2gb of RAM so it could very well be why everything is delayed...
My personal computer runs two 4GB ram sticks so Its not exactly something I should even compare it with.

A:CPU 50%-100%, Compaq Presario CQ62 soooo slow!

I'd advise you to just have her save her personal files on a flash drive, and reinstall the operating system from scratch. You don't know how many files have been corrupted, it might take just as long to fix them as it is to do a total reinstall.

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I have a Compaq Presario that has run very, very slow since I first plugged it in. I purchased it about 6 months ago from Best Buy. It takes about 5 minutes to start up and can take up to a minute to go from one program to another. I'm wondering if I need to add more memory or if I have a bunch of pre-installed programs that can be deleted to speed things up. Can someone help me out? If I'm in the wrong forum, I apologize.

Here are my system stats:

Intel Celeron D CPU 3.33 GHz
447 MB Memory
Windows Vista

The CPU came loaded with Vista, but I'm wondering it the system capacity is big enough to support it. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario Runs Too Slow

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Hello, I can use your help here please? Working on this Compaq Laptop running Win7 64 bit, laptop started working way too slow, i tried in this order Mbam which showed infections the first time, which it cleaned and then next scan did not show anything but laptop was still way too slow so I then tried, SAS, adwcleaner, JRT, none of these showed anything then Ccleaner, now the laptop works a lot better and faster but still slow, I ram memtest which showed no errors and unit has 2gb ram installed.
I tried running OTL but when I double-click on the icon, it asks to 'Choose Windows directory' but no matter which drive I choose from the list C or E [The Recovery drive], I get a prompt from the Runtime Scanner showing: Target is not Windows 2000 or later
Help?
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 running slow?

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I need the bios admin password for my Compaq presario cq57My system disable code is 59545125Please help

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HI, my wifi don't work , i reinstal all drivers, delete and add wifi adapter and no change adapter: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_3577103C&REV_05PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_3577103CPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_020000PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_0200

A:Presario CQ57 WIFI problem

Hi: That is not the id for the wifi. That is the id for the wired ethernet controller. If the wifi is missing a driver, you will see a device listed in the device manager as a network controller. What is the full model number or product number of your CQ57? The product number can be found on the same sticker as the serial number.

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Hi all,
 
Haven't had to use your services since around 2012, thankfully, but seem to have picked up something I can't shake thru conventional (for me) methods.
 
Symptoms : the laptop runs normally for the first 5 mins from startup, then suddenly each access to File Manager, or any page on the internet through Chrome, takes 10-15 times as long as normal. The hard disc seems to be running (flickering light) almost all the time, whether a page is being requested or not. Task Manager shows the CPU at around 64%, pretty much steadily, while idle.
 
Hardware : Compaq Presario CQ 81 laptop, running Windows 7.
 
History : no previous infections since 2012, when I installed Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and rid everything that infected the same hardware being used now. The Anti-Malware has been resident since then, showing no infections, until last week.
I have not downloaded and run any new programs in the last 2 weeks.
The hard drive is only 50% full, with plenty of space, and does not need de-fragging.
This is a home computer that has never run a game, nor very large apps, in it's life.
It mostly surfs the internet on demand, and is rarely left connected to the internet for more than 4-6 hours at a stretch.
 
Clean-up attempts so far :  I have run in Safe Mode - iExplore, JRT, Tdsskiller, AdwCleaner. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware found over 70 infection on the C: drive, and cleaned them all out. Subsequent runs in Safe Mode have found nothing. iExplore foun... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ 81 lappie w/Windows 7 running slow

Hi JonWhat is your Browser?Empty your temp folders using TFC (Temporary File Cleaner)Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. (If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose "Run As Administrator".)Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway allowing Windows to load normally (not into Safe Mode) to ensure a complete clean.Install your game.>>>>ESET.Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some t... Read more

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i restored this compaq presario sr2168hm to factory condition,then added ccleaner.avg 9,and spybot!my question is why in the world is this pc so darn slow at everything?i would really appreciate some help on getting this thing to run allot faster!also the nvidia geforce 6100 nforce 420 drivers wont update!.....please...please....help me!thank you!here is my hijack this log!!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:48:23 PM, on 1/14/2011
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16982)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\3572475\Program\Compaq Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Users\plmarine\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=ie... Read more

A:factory restored compaq presario is so slow!!need help speeding it up!

Avg and windows defender will make it chug.
Get MSE and you will note a big difference
Tea timer is somewhat of a drag as well
 

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Hi i reeally would like some help my laptoppeesario cq 57 i th Ink theres an issue with the fan any help would be appreciated. 

A:presario CQ57 notebook pc not starting up system fan (90B)

Hi,          Follow the steps listed in the below link http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-Presario-CQ57-200-Notebook-PC-series/5091489/model/511195...

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I have this laptop here that is, to put it mildly, SLUGGISH. General windows performance is very noticable. Meaning, you click on something for it to open up, and it could be upwards of 10 seconds or more before there is any kind of sign that your program will finally be ready to open. 
Then there is internet. Internet explorer is unusable. It will display things on pages, but if you have an intention, of maybe clicking a link or maybe scrolling down, the delay in it actually doing it is well over 10 seconds usually. 
It has Firefox and Chrome installed. These are working, with some lag. Normal surfing is ok for speed, even videos will play without painful lag or choppiness. But for instance, on Facebook, if a game like Candy Crush or really any of the browser based games, tires to load, it has the forever load... then poof all at once it is loaded lag going on. Then once in the game, there is severe graphic degradation and  unplayable lag with clicks and drags for actual gameplay. 
 
I have had this machine before and cleared it out of any and all infections that it had. I ran the same programs I did last time, downloaded from this site. Malwarebytes first scan did find traces of Conduit (that was all that it found), but got rid of it. Then, there again I ran all programs, including Hit Man and everything seems to come clean now, including 2 subsequent runs of MWB. 
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A:presario CQ57 (319WM) Performance problems

Well, you are running win 7 in the completely minimal specs, that might be one of the reasons, either way i'm sure my fellow forum members will help you reduce the load in your system somehow. I'd usually recommend an upgrade, but i don't think it's possible in your case, altough switching to Windows XP should improve your experience alot, it might just not be a good idea since it'd require wiping out win 7 and most laptops forbid that. Either way, would you mind taking a screenshot of the processes running in your computer? Listed in order of most memore used.

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