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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wendlle, Jan 30, 2010.

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  1. wendlle

    wendlle Thread Starter

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    I recently aquired a pretty old PC it is running on 668mhz has 160MB ram and a 10gb hdd.

    The ram and HDD I can upgrade easily but how do I replace a processor?? Is this easy? I took a look on google but not a lot came up and certainly nothing with pictures.

    I want to get this PC running for my sister who wants one for her son (he is 7) to play on.

    Anyone know of anywhere that has step-by-step instructions on doing this type of thing??
     
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  3. Snagglegaster

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    Throw it in the trash. It's too old to be reliable, and it won't run any decent software. I buy some used systems from Compucycle. Their products are reliable and well-supported. If you don't see anything you like on their web pages, call them.
     
  4. wendlle

    wendlle Thread Starter

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    All that aside i'd still really like to know how it is done.
     
  5. prunejuice

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    Depends on the motherboard in the computer and what reasonable expectation you have for running software.
     
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    There's really nothing to be gained by upgrading the processor on a computer that old. It won't make enough difference to justify the cost and effort. What does your sister want her son to be able to do on a computer? Even with more memory (and that might not be worth the cost), Windows XP would be the most recent Windows OS that would work. Otherwise, the only other option is a light-weight Linux distribution.
     
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    What you have to look at is adding memory, adding a larger hard drive and buying an operating system (Used retail). You can do better with one of these Dell Optiplex Off-lease machines. The market is flooded with these machine right now, most with XP Pro many for just a few $ more than you would pay for an OEM copy of XP Pro.
     
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