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Old 08-04-2006, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, heres the deal guys; my parents are running a medion 7odd year old computer, and its not so great. we are talking p4 1.8 256mb ram. tis time for an upgrade and i want to get some opinions/advice. i havent really been listening out or paying any attention to whats hot and whats not in the proccessor world, so im not sure whats happening. but i do know that im thinking over 3ghz intel, 1 gb ram. i dunno what happening in the world about dual cores etc so if someone could fill me in i would appreciate it! so really i want a shopping list, preferably from ebuyer as im in uk and i trust them, of a cpu, mobo and ram. the pooter is basically used for word processing and internet surfing, so we dont need to worry about overclockability etc lol.

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Old 08-04-2006, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get an 3800x2. the prices were just lowered so if you use taht it will cost a little more than a 3.2 intel.

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Old 08-04-2006, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is or tigerdirect or zipzoomfly ok for parts
cuz if so I'll give you links for the parts

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Old 08-05-2006, 04:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you are not using that system for more than office docs, surfing, etc... you need not have a huge system... SOmething more up to date yes, but you can find a budget machine online for 3-400 pound that'll work just fine for your parents...

This one is upgradable later on... has a PCIE slot, S939 CPU, etc...

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Old 08-05-2006, 11:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hmm, good idea, i spose if we look at the price of upgraded components compared to just buying a new system(with garuntee aswell), its probably worth just going with the system.

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