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Old 02-18-2006, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend just got a PC for school. The thing is, he doesnt know anything about computers(what to upgrade, etc) Any suggestions, etc? What videocards are the best, and the like. I have made suggestions to him, but he wants more, as well. Thanks.
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Could you describe the computer......... Its hard to advise on what to get if we know absolutely nothing about it.
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well, Its an IBM, runnng windows 98, from what he said., Its also got 48mb of ram, lol, and 133mhz processor. lol.
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Tell him to buy a new one. That thing is like 15-20 years old. You wont really be able to find parts for it, except for at a place like ebay.
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He definitely needs a brand new computer, way out of date.
Ask him how much he is willing to spend to get another computer.
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Yeah, Ill have to ask him. Guess i could look at the computer specs a bit more, as well. But 15 to 20 years old? I highly doubt that. The net wasnt really around then, and remember its running windows 98
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From my estimation, it's about 10-15 years old. I had an old 133mhz system with abit more ram. It was able run windows 2000. Got it around 1996-97.
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Ok, well, could he at least try and upgrade?
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not really. Everything about it is outdated. The motherboard has nothing but outdated sockets and slots. The way it communicates is terribly inefficient. It's not salvagable as a windows xp machine.

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Not worth the money and the time to try to upgard a manchine like that (i remeber haveing the internet useing windows 95 AOL!!!) but in the long run get a better computer..hope he didn't pay for that old pc..
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