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Old 08-15-2005, 01:26 PM   #81
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one of my girlfriends just bought the same computer as you Nate. It'* not too bad at all. I just wish it had something better than Microsoft WORKS (funny joke..)
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Now that you own it... please...take the darn stickers off. They don't add horsepower on a computer.
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Well we get to upgrade PJess' computer....Her hard drive crashed And she really needs the computer for school, but of course I will leave that up to PDad.
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Well we get to upgrade PJess' computer....Her hard drive crashed And she really needs the computer for school, but of course I will leave that up to PDad.
Why not just get a new hard drive? You should have a recovery disk you could throw on an empty hard drive to rebuild the software to OEM specs....
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Well we get to upgrade PJess' computer....Her hard drive crashed And she really needs the computer for school, but of course I will leave that up to PDad.
Why not just get a new hard drive? You should have a recovery disk you could throw on an empty hard drive to rebuild the software to OEM specs....
That is most likely what we would do, but we have had problems with that computer for a while now, and I think it is time that we look into buying her a whole new system.
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Old 08-15-2005, 05:29 PM   #86
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Well we get to upgrade PJess' computer....Her hard drive crashed And she really needs the computer for school, but of course I will leave that up to PDad.
Why not just get a new hard drive? You should have a recovery disk you could throw on an empty hard drive to rebuild the software to OEM specs....
That is most likely what we would do, but we have had problems with that computer for a while now, and I think it is time that we look into buying her a whole new system.
This machine was $350....a lil putzy at times, but that'* just because of the integrated sound and graphics card I think.

John- I know where microcenter is...passed it probably a dozen or so times now going to Gordy'* place lol. I'll swing in there and check it out.

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Your first upgrades should definitely be RAM and Video. The onboard sound won't have much affect on performance, but the onboard video shares your RAM. That could be your killer right there...

Check this out...

http://www.microcenter.com/search_re...product.retail

Memory is a bit trickier...

http://www.microcenter.com/search_re...product.retail

But, if you decide to swing by, the folks that work in that department are pretty good and hould be able to point you in the right direction.
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ya I'll definantly have to look into that.
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I'm not to sure on what you mainly use your pc for but you can still get a killer card for a AGP slot. Jump on Newegg.com and I'm sure you could get a awesome card for less then 200 or still get a very good card for ~100 if you don't play any games that would require any major power. But if you just want to take some load off the CPU by adding a v-card something like http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...428445&CatId=0 this would be nice; (newegg.com was acting werid @ the moment) but thats only my 2cents.

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Ya I have the PS2 for gaming....so the vid card doesn't have to be high end...I mainly just PS once in a while....listen to music, and the internet/email/chat.....But I'm thinking I may still want to get a descent card, not like a $10 card....but not like a $200 card either....something mid range.....but caple to run a good game if I so choose to do that.
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