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Heihachi_73
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Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc
06/07/15 08:46 AM


> There is Optiplex's being locally sold for $80. I might buy one. Order a new Arcade
> VGA card, use my ssd drive and put in 4gb of ram. I think the boot up would be much
> faster than the old xp setup with an IDE drive. I mean the old system runs fine but
> it boots up so slow. I don't leaving my machine on when I'm not using it.

Why would XP take ages to boot up on anything later than a Pentium 3? My ten year old 2.8GHz Celeron (Northwood) cold boots XP from power-on to the login screen in about 10-15 seconds, and that's with its original 40GB IDE drive from 2004.

You can also find discarded, working, modern PCs every week in the hard waste/e-waste, at least here in Melbourne - I have found a number of dual core PCs too (one of my daily-use PCs is an E7400 which was found in the hard waste, or hard rubbish as it's called here). A free Core 2 Duo or five shits all over any Raspberry Pi.

Also found in the hard waste: Two PlayStation 2s, an Xbox, two NES', two Atari 2600s, three Mega Drives (all work) and a number of games. One PS2 (fat) was fubar and donated its parts, including an Apple Pro chip while the rest was binned, the other (slim) had a failed DVD laser which was trivial to replace, and one Atari 2600 has a bad RAM chip I think (it doesn't work properly but it still tries to boot games, and some do show up, albeit glitched); one NES had a corroded trace and a cracked solder joint on the board which was also easy to fix; the rest were perfectly working systems with nothing at all wrong with them, aside from them not being the latest console made (still haven't trash-picked a PS3 yet, or even a Blu-Ray player for that matter).







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* Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper 06/03/15 07:00 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Phreakwars  07/11/15 09:47 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Traso  07/17/15 09:03 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc grog  06/03/15 08:37 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/04/15 02:38 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc grog  06/04/15 03:10 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc krick  06/04/15 03:39 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/04/15 04:05 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc grog  06/04/15 09:52 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Traso  06/05/15 07:56 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/06/15 10:38 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Heihachi_73  06/07/15 08:46 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Traso  06/07/15 08:23 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Heihachi_73  06/08/15 01:16 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/09/15 07:04 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Heihachi_73  06/10/15 12:34 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Traso  06/03/15 11:03 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/04/15 02:39 AM

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