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Codex
30-09-2004, 03:37 PM
Hey i'm thinking of upgrading my dads pc which is:
550MHz
10Gig
154SDRAM
12MG Video mem
What is a cheap but half good upgrade?? what shud i upgrade and at what cost??

Codex
30-09-2004, 03:41 PM
forgot to mention Windows 2000 pro

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30-09-2004, 03:42 PM
Your better off getting him a cheapie I think, AMD 2400+ ish or Celeron 2.4Ghz (no more debates please!) should be fine.

Cost should be just over $500 i would think...

Pete O\'Neil
30-09-2004, 03:54 PM
You'd be lucky to get a Athlon 2400+ now they've been replaced with the Sempron. Which preforms about the same as an equivilant celeron, thus elimiating any debate as to which is better :)

Peter H
30-09-2004, 04:10 PM
What does he use it for? Games - internet - Email etc?
Bye

the highlander
30-09-2004, 04:14 PM
"they've been replaced with the Sempron. Which preforms about the same as an equivilant celeron, thus elimiating any debate as to which is better"

Depending of course whether its a D stepping or a stock celeron.
:-)
not debating though, all cpus mentioned are better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

drcspy
30-09-2004, 04:28 PM
built a pc yesterday for someone......celeron 2.4Ghz, 256 DDR, on board sound/vid/network/usb, new case, new modem, 40Gb Hdd parts cost about ummmmm.....approx $500, (retail) . you could add say $100 for a *reasonable* vid card and say another $80 to double the ram you could also add $150 and install a P4 2.8ghz instead.........if the old boy just wants to surf the web and email and not too much else I'd go for the celeron or similar amd cpu and a 64Mb vid card most likely or possibly even 32Mb vid onboard......

Codex
30-09-2004, 04:36 PM
its for his emails and his buisness but also for games(Black and White 2)