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Just built my 1st pc from spare parts .. need help...

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by discboy, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. discboy

    discboy Guest

    Ok I Just built my 1st pc from spare parts and here are the results using "Everest Home". Does anyone have any ideas I can try within a small budget ? I did not have alot of anything laying around thats why the memory is what its at.

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    (DirectX 9.0c)
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2166 MHz (13 x 167) 2700+
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7S748 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM,
    Motherboard Chipset SiS 748
    System Memory 1280 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award Modular (08/30/04)
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 (Microsoft Corporation) (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (ETL4908429)
    Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6L300R0 (300 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive WDC WD600BB-00CAA1 (55 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive DVDRW IDE 16X
    Optical Drive TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H352A (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
    C: (NTFS) 57239 MB (11134 MB free)
    F: (NTFS) 286181 MB (109653 MB free)
    Total Size 335.4 GB (118.0 GB free)
    Network Adapter SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Modem CNXT V9x PCI Modem
    DRAM Slot #1 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    DRAM Slot #3 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
  2. silk42

    silk42 Regular member

    Dec 21, 2007
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    What are you wanting to do with the computer? If you're wanting to play the latest games, then you're out of luck. That would require a massive update that would render most of these spare parts useless. If you just want an everyday computer to surf the web and burn discs, then what you have will work.

    Unless there's something specific that you need to do that you can't currently accomplish with this computer, then I would stick with what you have and save your money for a new computer when you can afford it.
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Mar 4, 2004
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    Agreed, it's not too bad as it is, but upgrading it much more would be a waste of time.

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