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Old 07-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sticking extra bits on

I'm building my first PC, but my old one still works (sort of).

I'm not sure exactly of the parts, but I know it has a 1.5Ghz core, 256MB RAM, a weak graphics card that struggles with TF2, and a sticker on the side of the case saying that 2 trees were planted in it's honour.

I bought it about 8 years ago, so it's really slowing down, and crashing frequently.

I was wondering if taking some of the old parts and just putting them in the spare sockets of a new PC would boost performance, or whether I should just throw them out/put it in a museum?

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Boost performance? No. If anything the only "maybe" compatible part in your old PC would be the HDD and GPU but most likely not.
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