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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cabby
I want to upgrade my pc without buying a whole new setup. Could you give me a list of everything i would need to get. The only thing I will use that i currently have is my floppy drive, hd, cd drive.
Im of the mind set, dont pay for stuff you wont ever use...

so the question is, what do you plan to use this computer for?

1) doc writing, surfin, email, downloadin stuff (torrents/p2p), forums, and the occasional game

2) hard core gamin'

Did you want item names & specs? or just generally what you will need?

If its gonna be (1), you might want to consider an 'all-in-one' deal from a big box store or Dell or something like that...

in general, you are gonna need:

You should still have your old case right? that'll save you 30-50 bucks
The only reason I listed PowerSupply is because newer Mobos have different pin configs as well as the CPU may have higher power requirements...

You got yer HD, keyboard + mouse, speakers... the Floppy and CD are fine too.. but im not sure what to use the floppy for anymore
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2006, 11:17 PM
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Floppy drives are good for running MemTest and other RAM diagnostic tools. Also they are great for flashing to a different BIOS which may be able to optimize the way your computer runs - for instance, a different BIOS may enable you to run more RAM than your computer is set up for in the stock configuration.

Generally, if you're not into playing around with computers, you probably won't use a floppy what with the prevalence of USB flash drives nowadays.
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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 01:35 AM
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I have 3.5GB of DDR2 and still feel like I need more.

I have a phobia of the hour glass!
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