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post #21 of 28
I put an extra 512 stick into my family's computer a while ago. Funny thing was I just found it laying on the floor in the hallway. No one had any idea where it came from. I don't think it did anything but it wasn't like it was a huge investment, lol.
    
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I was on a P4 and 1GB of RAM (Windows XP), and I was HATING it. Our company got acquired, and luckily the parent company only supports HP's, so they had to pitch out all of our Dells, and I got a nice HP elitebook with an i5 and a usable 4GB of RAM, and I couldn't be happier. Even a P4 with hyperthreading would have been a useful upgrade from my previous system given how it would bog down with a few things.

Anyhoo, the sentiment of "it's over my pay grade" is exactly true, and it doesn't make the guy a "tool" for just doing what is required of him.
    
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I use to run on a dell as well. And then we got IBM thinkcenters.....

I got an IBM thinkpad as well....the name suits it right....it has to think for hours before it can do much of anything.
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post #24 of 28
Gosh you guys think you have it bad..... The computer my work gave me to use is an old macbook.....
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post #25 of 28
If you got an IBM Thinkpad now that'd be one OLD machine... Lenovo bought IBM's computer division at least a couple years ago.
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post #26 of 28
Honestly, once I started playing around with Linux I realized that our old Sony Vaio (Pentium 4 with 512mb of ram and an AGP Geforce 6200LE) can be a pretty nice machine if it's running Linux with a lightweight Window Manager (ie Openbox).
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post #28 of 28
I love my 1 month old 2.4 ghz xeon(8threads) 3gb of ram... running xp and IE6...

NOT

yeah my i3 530 is faster...... can xp even take advantage of that many cores?

damn legacy apps...
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