Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:39 PM
Or you could just go and buy one of the E-machines newer models, for about 300-400$ (I forget exactly) They are pretty reliable (now they are, lol), and you can do all of the things you would expect modern comps to do, except maybe play some of the newer graphically intensive games, I have a 2 year old E-machines and it still runs good, never had a prob with it, yea it is a little slow, but the newer E-machines, have faster stuff in it for the same price, and its not like they have a new OS, and a bunch of progs to bog it down, to the speed of mine.
20 GB 5200RPM Seagate
128 MB SDRAM, (125 to be exact)
1.10GHZ Celeron (S, I think--1.09Ghz to be exact)
And Emebed Intel, Audio, and Video.
It has done well, I think I have got my moneys worth out of it.
Basically what I am saying is instead of spending 100-200$ on upgrading your own
Which cant be very much if my newer model (T-1140), upgrades to a maximum of only 512, has no AGP Slot, and 3 PCI slots (non are PCI-E, i think). So you probably wont be able to upgrade much either except your HDD, which could very well end up in a bottleneck, and just slow you down.
Just buy a new E-machines for 300-400$ (500 if u upgrade)