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Old 01-18-2004, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default XP upgrade or new computer?

I currently have a presario 7360 499MHz Processor 312 MB ram 7.38 GB hard drive CD-rom and a burner using a cable modem with windows 98 se. Do I by the XP upgrade or get a new computer

I thank you in advance for your responses.

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Old 01-18-2004, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can Run XP. You will find that you will run out of HDD space tho (depending on how much you use the computer) A new system is faily cheap now-a-days. If I was you, I'd use that as a Linux box :P and getta new PC.

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Old 01-18-2004, 09:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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xp should go nicely on that comp but i would go with windows 2000 non pro edition. I got xp on a 350mhz intel p2 128mb ram 9gb drive cd burner floppy 5200fx vid card sound blaster 16pci. And i would rather down grade to 98 again. It ran a lot smoother
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Turn off the Eye candy, system restore, and such, and you'll be good.

I wouldn't convert the drive to NTFS for two reasons, though...

1. If you ever want to boot linux, you can't easily write to it.

2. Make sure you're satisfied with XP before you switch over. Otherwise, its back to square one.
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i have the same compaq, id reccomend getting a new comp, itll come with xp on it, and ull eventually need to get a new one anyways......

i bought a dell and i kept my compaq for browsing the internet....lol... and then i keep my gaming computer in my room
<b><center>|My Current System ( till i get more money)|</center></b><p>
Ahanix Platinum XP Case (Modded)
S-ATA 80GB HD 7200 RPM
52X48X52 CDRW
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512 (2 x 256) PC 3200 DDR Ram 400 mhz
CP technologies i865APE Mainboard (ya i kno nobody has heard of it)
p4 2.66 800mhz WITH HT oc\'ed to 2.99ghz
geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp 8x (ya i kno bottom of the line but i oc\'ed it the best i could)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (SP2 in my opinion sucks when you first get it)
Realtek AC97\' Onboard Audio
JMW 17\" Flat \"Screen\" (not panel) Monitor
P4 Approved 450 Watt power supply

Im doing ok for a 15 year old, rit?
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Old 01-19-2004, 10:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank You All for your input, I'll probably buy a new comp.

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