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#1 DarrylCady


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Posted 26 December 2008 - 01:37 PM

I am a long time PC user, but always willing to learn new things, and need help on occasion. I am running a pretty old system: Gateway 2000, 500Mhz, 384 MB ram, WinXP Sp3, with one 120 GB HD, and one 20 GB HD for backup. I use Firefox and Thunderbird for Internet and E-mail, and just started using AVG for AV. I have cable modem connection (TW Roadrunner). Currently trying to decide whether or not to keep this system going or go purchase a new one. I am married and retired. My wife still works and unfortunately is still an AOL user. Which give me most of the problems, with slow or no response at times. Actually, AOL give my wife problems and then she gives me problems. I just want my system to run fast enough to surf the Internet and get my e-mail (and my wife's) and do some office work on MS Office 2000 for my American Legion. I have upgraded my video card, HD, CD burner and have maxed out my memory at 384 MB. My one option is to have someone install a new motherboard and CPU, but not sure if that would be any cheaper than just purchases a new system. Maybe after the new year, my head will clear and I can make the right decision.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 26 December 2008 - 03:30 PM

Welcome to BC
Not a big fan of AOL myself. I would suggest you post your questions in the Internal Hardware forum:
Good luck

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