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26 Apr 2011   #11

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit/Window 7 VM

Unless your mom is a gamer, she doesn't need a better GPU.

I disagree with the poster who told you to "MAX" out the RAM. But 2 GB will make it smoother.

64-bit Adobe Flash doesn't have "GPU" acceleration. Use 32-bit Internet Explorer with latest 32-bit Adobe Flash and make sure you have latest nvidia graphic drivers to go with it.

CPU is fine for basic computing needs.

Also if the hard drive is 5400 RPM, then any 7200 RPM hard drive will also help. (Seagate 7200.11 is a good one).

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26 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

2GB of RAM would probably be the most tangible upgrade. The GPU isn't going to be improved realistically; there may be some driver tweaks I can do, but I'll get to that when I can. I had to force IE9 to use GPU acceleration, but it seems to work. It is important to note she's using Windows 7 32-bit: there are no 64-bit CPUs supported by the 845G chipset. Prescotts were the first 64-bit x86 CPUs Intel released.
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26 Apr 2011   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

This is a easy on to me. Check you mother board specs and put 2 gig of matching ram in and make your mother a happy person.
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