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#3401843 - 06/19/14 09:28 PM Re: Memory or motherboard? [Re: ClutchDisc]
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 3521
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: ClutchDisc
Originally Posted By: JustinH
I see little need in working on an old computer. They are disposable appliances.

If that is what you want, but I will keep the $600+ I saved by not replacing mine!


No doubt cub scout!
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#3401949 - 06/20/14 02:34 AM Re: Memory or motherboard? [Re: ClutchDisc]
Nick R Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 10671
Loc: NEO
Originally Posted By: ClutchDisc
Originally Posted By: JustinH
I see little need in working on an old computer. They are disposable appliances.

If that is what you want, but I will keep the $600+ I saved by not replacing mine!


There comes a point there isn't much you can do. Today while doing some computer work/building a computer for my grandfathers ex girlfriend, I was trying to pull data off of an old computer of hers. Afterwards, I was messing around with it. Pentium III 600Mhz, with a Tyan S1854 Trinity 400 mobo (I actually built my first computer with one of those, back in freshman year of Highschool) and a Voodoo3 PCI graphics card. I put in a newer HDD and threw windows XP on it. It was unbearably slow even just for web surfing. I couldn't even install chrome on it, because chrome requires a Pentium 4 or newer.

Maybe some people like their computers like molasses, but not me.
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#3402027 - 06/20/14 07:32 AM Re: Memory or motherboard? [Re: Nick R]
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 3521
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Nick R
Originally Posted By: ClutchDisc
Originally Posted By: JustinH
I see little need in working on an old computer. They are disposable appliances.

If that is what you want, but I will keep the $600+ I saved by not replacing mine!


There comes a point there isn't much you can do. Today while doing some computer work/building a computer for my grandfathers ex girlfriend, I was trying to pull data off of an old computer of hers. Afterwards, I was messing around with it. Pentium III 600Mhz, with a Tyan S1854 Trinity 400 mobo (I actually built my first computer with one of those, back in freshman year of Highschool) and a Voodoo3 PCI graphics card. I put in a newer HDD and threw windows XP on it. It was unbearably slow even just for web surfing. I couldn't even install chrome on it, because chrome requires a Pentium 4 or newer.

Maybe some people like their computers like molasses, but not me.


Nobody said anything about running like molasses. Mine runs fine- even though I did finally trade some labor for a newer box with more horsepower. My old box still screams right along- as fast or faster than my wife's newer i5/8gig ram laptop.
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#3402048 - 06/20/14 08:00 AM Re: Memory or motherboard? [Re: Nick R]
ClutchDisc Offline


Registered: 11/23/12
Posts: 1158
Loc: Detroit area
Originally Posted By: Nick R
Originally Posted By: ClutchDisc
Originally Posted By: JustinH
I see little need in working on an old computer. They are disposable appliances.

If that is what you want, but I will keep the $600+ I saved by not replacing mine!


There comes a point there isn't much you can do. Today while doing some computer work/building a computer for my grandfathers ex girlfriend, I was trying to pull data off of an old computer of hers. Afterwards, I was messing around with it. Pentium III 600Mhz, with a Tyan S1854 Trinity 400 mobo (I actually built my first computer with one of those, back in freshman year of Highschool) and a Voodoo3 PCI graphics card. I put in a newer HDD and threw windows XP on it. It was unbearably slow even just for web surfing. I couldn't even install chrome on it, because chrome requires a Pentium 4 or newer.

Maybe some people like their computers like molasses, but not me.

Like The Eric said, nobody said anything about keeping computers that run like molasses. If it ran like molasses, and there was really no cheap way to boost it to where I need it/want it, then it will get replaced. Mine happens to run pretty fast.
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#3403434 - 06/21/14 11:07 PM Re: Memory or motherboard? [Re: The_Eric]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13646
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: The_Eric
Originally Posted By: ClutchDisc
Originally Posted By: JustinH
I see little need in working on an old computer. They are disposable appliances.

If that is what you want, but I will keep the $600+ I saved by not replacing mine!


No doubt cub scout!


grin


If it ends up being anything but the motherboard, there's a good chance it's going to keep right on going! Wife is a gamer, and enjoys using it. I've invested money, upgrading both the video card and the power source. And she still runs quite well...

If it's the RAM, I'm thinking of doubling the 4gigs of ram to 8gigs....that should help a bit too!

I'd give more of an update, but I forgot to take it out of my mom's van, and it's currently 3 states away....
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