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Windows 7: hey guys new here, new computer, and kind of a newbie.. few questions

05 Mar 2012   #1
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
hey guys new here, new computer, and kind of a newbie.. few questions

hey guys i just bought an hp pavillion g7-1355dx

the specs on it are:

processor - 2.4GHz/1.5GHz VISION A6 Technology from AMD with AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor

memory - 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)

video graphics - AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics

hard drive - 500GB 5400RPM

display - 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 9000)

operating system - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

(guys i really dont know what most of this means, i really just copied+pasted from a website) i brought my buddy with me to buy this thing, and hes a techie himself.. however i am not.

i have a few questions about this thing though, thats why im here.

1. is this a good quality machine? as far as the graphics card, motherboard, processor etc... is it cheap?

2. i use microsoft security essentials for my only virus protection. is this good enough?

3. i use mozilla firefox for my browser is this the best browser to use?

4. id like to upgrade my memory (thats ram right?) from 4gb to the maximum i can have on here. whats the max memory i can have on this laptop? and whats the best brand of memory/best place to order it from?

5. the box for my computer said pavillion g7-1355dx.. but i can not find that model number anywhere in my computers settings or anything, where would i find this?

6. i know the processor speed goes by ghz... how come mine says 2.4/1.5 ghz?? why wouldnt it just say one number instead of the two (when i push start > right click on computer > properties, it says 1.5 ghz not 2.4 ghz

thats all i can think of for now, thanks guys!


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05 Mar 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Max memory is 8 Gigs. I`m partial to PNY. Try tigerdirect.com.
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05 Mar 2012   #3
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Max memory is 8 Gigs. I`m partial to PNY. Try tigerdirect.com.
PNY Optima MN8192KD3-1066 Notebook Memory Kit - 8GB (2x4GB), PC3-8500, DDR3 1066MHz at TigerDirect.com

will this work?

how hard is it to install?
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05 Mar 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes. I can`t bleave how cheap that is . I`d be all over that.

Not hard to install. There is a cover over the memory on the back maybe a screw or 2. Memory is notched so it only goes in 1 way. There are probably many videos on youtube or ask your friend. After you do that you really shouldn`t mess with it any more, being a noob.
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05 Mar 2012   #5
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

this site has free shipping also which is nice.

can you answer my other questions??
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05 Mar 2012   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m8r8j View Post
hey guys i just bought an hp pavillion g7-1355dx

the specs on it are:

processor - 2.4GHz/1.5GHz VISION A6 Technology from AMD with AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor

memory - 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)

video graphics - AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics

hard drive - 500GB 5400RPM

display - 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 9000)

operating system - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

(guys i really dont know what most of this means, i really just copied+pasted from a website) i brought my buddy with me to buy this thing, and hes a techie himself.. however i am not.

i have a few questions about this thing though, thats why im here.

1. is this a good quality machine? as far as the graphics card, motherboard, processor etc... is it cheap?

2. i use microsoft security essentials for my only virus protection. is this good enough?

3. i use mozilla firefox for my browser is this the best browser to use?

4. id like to upgrade my memory (thats ram right?) from 4gb to the maximum i can have on here. whats the max memory i can have on this laptop? and whats the best brand of memory/best place to order it from?

5. the box for my computer said pavillion g7-1355dx.. but i can not find that model number anywhere in my computers settings or anything, where would i find this?

6. i know the processor speed goes by ghz... how come mine says 2.4/1.5 ghz?? why wouldnt it just say one number instead of the two (when i push start > right click on computer > properties, it says 1.5 ghz not 2.4 ghz

thats all i can think of for now, thanks guys!

1: Looks fine to me.
2: Add Malwarebytes AntiMalware.
3: I only use IE8 or Google.
4: Covered.
5: Use System Information in System Tools.
6: Most likely because it`s a multicore CPU.
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05 Mar 2012   #7
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m8r8j View Post
hey guys i just bought an hp pavillion g7-1355dx

the specs on it are:

processor - 2.4GHz/1.5GHz VISION A6 Technology from AMD with AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor

memory - 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)

video graphics - AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics

hard drive - 500GB 5400RPM

display - 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 9000)

operating system - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

(guys i really dont know what most of this means, i really just copied+pasted from a website) i brought my buddy with me to buy this thing, and hes a techie himself.. however i am not.

i have a few questions about this thing though, thats why im here.

1. is this a good quality machine? as far as the graphics card, motherboard, processor etc... is it cheap?

2. i use microsoft security essentials for my only virus protection. is this good enough?

3. i use mozilla firefox for my browser is this the best browser to use?

4. id like to upgrade my memory (thats ram right?) from 4gb to the maximum i can have on here. whats the max memory i can have on this laptop? and whats the best brand of memory/best place to order it from?

5. the box for my computer said pavillion g7-1355dx.. but i can not find that model number anywhere in my computers settings or anything, where would i find this?

6. i know the processor speed goes by ghz... how come mine says 2.4/1.5 ghz?? why wouldnt it just say one number instead of the two (when i push start > right click on computer > properties, it says 1.5 ghz not 2.4 ghz

thats all i can think of for now, thanks guys!
I was taught to buy the most I could for what I could afford. I would have bought as much memory as I could when I picked out the pc. Now you're looking to install more memory post sale. I know you could have found a 6GB RAM pc off the shelf. I would download Malwarebytes anti spyware to supplement your setup.
I have used Firefox for years and like it. If you're using a 64 bit machine, there is Waterfox for 64 bit.
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05 Mar 2012   #8
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

1. What are you using this for? Gaming? School? Word processing? Art?
2. If you're going to be upgrading the RAM to 8GB, then you should put it on a cooling pad (get a decent one like Coolermaster, not some crappy $10 one).


To answer your questions:

1. Depends what you're using it for.
2. I'd also download MalwareBytes and Avast antivirus.
3. Firefox is good, so is Chrome.
4. Best place - Depends where you live. If you're in the US, newegg is great.
5. Why does it matter?
6. It says 1.5ghz because that's how much is currently left for use. Windows is weird with that, it won't show the total amount you have, but instead the total amount that's not in use.
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05 Mar 2012   #9
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

The 1.5GHZ/2.4GHz thing probably means the chip can turbo upto the higher speed for short bursts, hence the name 'accelerated'.
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05 Mar 2012   #10
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok i got waterfox, its nice...

why does it matter what ill be using this for? is it not good enough to play intense games on it or something??

and is malwarebytes free or do i need to pay for it

edit nvm its 24.95
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