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Old 07-20-2007, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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these are my specs:

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Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name FAMOCEGUERA (Computadora de la Familia Oceguera)
User Name HP_Owner

Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset VIA P4M800 Pro
System Memory 1472 MB
BIOS Type Award (06/08/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP (64 MB)
3D Accelerator VIA/S3 UniChrome Pro
Monitor HP D8904 [17" CRT] (113613638163)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571
IDE Controller VIA Serial ATA Controller - 3149
Disk Drive HP psc 2175 USB Device
Disk Drive ST340014AS (40 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Optical Drive LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 31015 MB (300 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 7125 MB (1266 MB free)
Total Size 38140 MB (1566 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech USB Wheel Mouse

Network
Network Adapter VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter (192.168.1.104)
Modem Communications cable between two computers

Peripherals
Printer Auto Auto HP DeskJet 610C on LENORACASA (Copy 1) on LENORA
Printer hp psc 2170 series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device hp psc 2170 series
USB Device Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
USB Device psc 2170 (DOT4USB)
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
USB Device USB Printing Support

Problems & Suggestions
Problem Disk free space is only 1% on drive C:.


I think this computer is crappy because it doesnt have enough hard disk space since World of Warcraft takes up 8 GBs. speaking of which, world of warcraft works OK if I exit out of all programs but it lags too much and well yah. im in need of some upgrading. Im willing to spend about 350 on a new beast. Im thinking of using some old parts from this one and some new parts and building a whole new computer. Does anyone know wat parts I should get to get my bang for the buck? thanks. o and when I get watever new computer I get, should I make it a vista?
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1% free space is definitely not enough
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yah no kidding anyone got any idea wat parts I should buy and wat old parts I should use? I mean its called computer tech forums for a reason? can anyone help please?
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1% free space is definitely not enough
nice way to state the obvious....
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nice way to state the obvious....
way to repeat the idea, newb techie
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You know, with that attitude that you have, nobody is going to even bother helping you.
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