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Old 07-01-2006, 10:19 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Get a 6600gt for 80 bux or a radeon 9600xt, but DO NOT buy a 9550 or 9250
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:11 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Um...The CPU-Z didnt really say anything i dont think but i'll post what it said.

Chipset: AMD AMD-761 Rev. A2
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:29 AM   #33 (permalink)
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This is a paragraph from http://www.dans20thcenturyabandonwar...rsonal-ch.html
The Pavilion xt878 is my computer.

The truth about HP and the Pavilion xt878. In 2004, I decided to research this system's motherboard to find out what its upgrade limits were. I discovered the motherboard is an ASUS A7M266-M and has two front side bus speeds -- 200MHz and 266MHz. HP released this system with a 200MHz FSB 1.3GHz AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" CPU. There is also a 1.3GHz Athlon with a 266MHz FSB but HP elected not to use it. HP also released this system with DDR PC1600 (200MHz) RAM, though it is capable of running PC2100 (266MHz) RAM. A jumper on the motherboard sets the FSB speed at either 200MHz or 266MHz.

"I was slightly miffed when I learned I had used this computer for over 2¬Ĺ years running the slower FSB speed CPU and memory. That was about to change...." (Is this true?)
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:44 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Turn that into a Linux box, learn everything about Linux, I'll pay you 10 dollars an hour for lessons. Then that would be enough for highspeed internet every month right?

edit:seriously man, you can't survive in the 21st century with dial-up..
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:47 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, some people don't have much of a choice. I didn't have much of one either after I was forced to move back to my original home in the middle of nowhere. But yeah, dial-up was unbearable, so I got satellite internet, which is tragically horrible in its own right, but much faster than dial-up. Unless you have a wireless provider in your area that you can access, those are your only choices.
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Old 07-02-2006, 03:09 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Um...i have no idea whats going on, i've heard of linux but yah i dunno. Also is my mother board good enough to run that graphics card?
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Um...i have no idea whats going on, i've heard of linux but yah i dunno. Also is my mother board good enough to run that graphics card? Yah i'm not paying $60 a month for satalite.
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