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I agree! I don't get it though cause I offered her an Athlon x2 2.8GHz with 2GB Ram for VERY cheap and she denied it. Aren't illiterate people an interesting species? tongue.gif

Usually when I come across people like this I do my best not to help them and let them get along on their own with their computer troubles.

They expect you to give them everything for free and do all the work for them. Besides if they REALLY wanted a working computer they would find the cash to buy a new one.
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Usually when I come across people like this I do my best not to help them and let them get along on their own with their computer troubles.

They expect you to give them everything for free and do all the work for them. Besides if they REALLY wanted a working computer they would find the cash to buy a new one.
Exactly! They expect you to work magic. And she wants it running really fast with a hard drive that has 7% free space with 70% of it fragmented and doesn't want me to reinstall windows, and it's the original XP installed in December, 2005...
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post #13 of 26
Put in 1 GB ram, clean out items that are loading with windows from both msconfig & the registry.
Clear out all the old crap in the temp files, do a defrag.

Tell them to buy you dinner and call it good faith..

Otherwise walk away.. I have a bunch of friends like that.. What I tell them when they ask why my computer does this & that is 1 simple answer.
Cause its old & outdated. Deal with it or buy a new one...

My mom runs a Dell with a celly & 1 gb ram.. Does her just fine... Her IT guy from work came to install some network crap so she can access from home. He couldnt believe how clean and smooth it was running..

really for your average person a celly & 1gb ram is fine
Edited by 10acjed - 12/30/10 at 5:08pm
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My neighbor wants me to speed up and upgrade their old computer. They said buying a new computer is NOT an option unfortunately. Right now they have a 2.53GHz Celeron D 533FSB and 256 cache. I have an old Pentium 4 lying around, 2.8GHz, 533FSB and 512 cache. How much of an improvement would they see, minimal? They have 1GB of ram and I really don't feel like driving to the closest computer store to get more ram which is 25 miles.
They should see a notable improvement.

In one of my old computers, I replaced the Celeron D with a 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 HT (Northwood) and I saw some appreciable gains in gaming performance. System responsiveness was also slightly improved. (It has an 800Mhz Bus and Hyper threading, so I'm not entirely sure if you'll see the same effect)
Edited by sLowEnd - 12/30/10 at 5:13pm
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Put in 1 GB ram, clean out items that are loading with windows from both msconfig & the registry.
Clear out all the old crap in the temp files, do a defrag.

Tell them to buy you dinner and call it good faith..

Otherwise walk away.. I have a bunch of friends like that.. What I tell them when they ask why my computer does this & that is 1 simple answer.
Cause its old & outdated. Deal with it or buy a new one...
Yeah...I got it down to 0% fragmentation and when it's done scanning gonna try the P4. Before, it took 15 minutes from cold boot to desktop. Now it's 3 minutes from cold boot to desktop. Poor prehistoric Dell
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They should see a notable improvement.

In one of my old computers, I replaced the Celeron D with a 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 HT (Northwood) and I saw some appreciable gains in gaming performance. System responsiveness was also slightly improved.
That is good to know. Thanks
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post #17 of 26
The reason I try and stay away from some people is because its pointless..

I talked a friend from work into buying a new lappy, shes got a sweet i5 with 4gb ram.. Loved it, I was god like

She had some issues so I went to look, had about 18 programs loading with windows, 4 or 5 toolbars. 2 different AV programs conflicting... took her 6 months

Its just impossible..
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The reason I try and stay away from some people is because its pointless..

I talked a friend from work into buying a new lappy, shes got a sweet i5 with 4gb ram.. Loved it, I was god like

She had some issues so I went to look, had about 18 programs loading with windows, 4 or 5 toolbars. 2 different AV programs conflicting... took her 6 months

Its just impossible..
**** that's a nightmare. that poor laptop lol, RIP hdd...
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i'd take the pentium 4..anything is better than a celeron. while the 980x is the filet mignon of cpus, the celeron is the bologna

the pentium 4 is like an olive loaf, sucks, but its better than bologna
 
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I hate stupid people (E.g MY DAD) he thinks he knows about a computer, I offered him a HT pentium 4 @ 3Ghz (OC from 2.8) with 2GB DDR RAM, he said his Celeron @ 2.66Ghz with 256mb ram is good enough for him, days later he is telling he how rubbish it is and all this, he should have took the flipping pentium 4.... I will steal his computer 1 day and replace it with the P4 in the same case
    
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