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Computer update......disassembled.... Answered

My computer has bit the dust (more than I expected when I opened it up), and the CMOS is completely fried...so I have disassembled it and am on the older yet, computer - another Gateway, single threaded CPU and the only port it recognizes on my DSL modem is the USB port......slowing it down EVEN FURTHER.   


Time to go into debt again for a new one.....*sigh*.   But this is why I haven't been around quite as much as I normally am. 

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

8 years ago

Suggestion: don't go into debt to get a new one. :P

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

$399 quad core AMD CPU, 8 gig ram, 750 gig HD ... I just have to hook 'er up and get everything installed ...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Sales, I have attended.

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

8 years ago

Do you have a freecycle group near you?
I have been a member of my local group for several years & have picked up a lot of good computer equipment including one PC complete with monitor speakers all the original disks etc. which was less than 18 months old.
You are unlikely to get a new state of the art machine but you may find something that would suit your needs for the time being or be able to get the parts to build something without spending a fortune.
Hope you get up & running soon whichever route you choose.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

I am using a computer given to me by friends who just replaced this with another thinking this one had a virus or malware in it because it was very slow......um, no, it is very slow because it is a single threaded core CPU, 486 machine :-) But it functions until I get the new one up and running.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

8 years ago

Blech! I'm sorry for your loss ;-> and hopefully you'll have a system back on its feet soon!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks, yeah it'll be a few days before all is fully mission capable :-)