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#1 halfnerdhybrid

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

My computer is old. It's basically a business computer from 2003.

My current specs are on my profile already, except for my PSU. That's a 700/750w PSU that I forgot the brand of.

I'm limited to DDR RAM, PCI bus video-card upgrades, and a 478B CPU Socket. Is there anything I can do to bring it up to a little better speed, for not too much money?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:45 AM

What do you plan to use it for? Also can give the IBM model?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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#3 halfnerdhybrid

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:05 AM

As much as I possibly can until I can't play any games on it anymore (Which will be very soon...)

And no, I can't...I tried once in 2009, because I had never known it before...And I forgot it, and how to find it.

All I can remember is P51...Or something similar.

And, I tried this "Tell me my model number" thing on IBM's site....It can't even find it.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:26 AM

This will get the specs of your computer.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:40 AM

There we go. I'd already downloaded it last night because I saw it in another thread.

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/1LBSp2Lp9VHFlMVSrTksgQX

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:54 PM

I would say get a new PC, or do an overhaul with replacing the guts of the PC. There just isn't much you can do with parts that old and have a meaningful upgrade.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:07 AM

You could get 2 of these which will improve the performance.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:54 PM

Adding additional RAM may be a good idea, but you are still very much limited by the CPU.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:42 AM

Adding additional RAM may be a good idea, but you are still very much limited by the CPU.

The Pentium 4 will still do the job :chef:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

I'm sure an old P4 will work fine, but it is slow. I have an old P4 Vaio notebook with 2GB of RAM and it is slow... it's also quite hot too.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:57 PM

I'm running Windows 7 on a P4 with also 2GB of ram. The P4 does run hot, my one goes up to 62C loaded although i replaced the cpu fan with a 3068rpm fan.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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