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for those of you who think u have a bad comp

By ripken204 ยท 12 replies
Apr 19, 2005
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  1. well my dad just got ram for his comp, upgraded from 64mb to 3 128mb chips and wow those are expensive, 40$ a pop but good thing office max had a 20$ rebate, although for some reason, not 1 store in the city had it so we had to order it

    and get this, office max uses a dos computer for ordering their stuff, the guy ordering it for us was swearing at the comp cus it was so crappy

    but also this comp, 350mhz processor, ya u heard me
  2. Rockfan1815

    Rockfan1815 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    thats not bad. (sort of). My cousin had a computer with only 166mhz and only 16mb of ram. the thing ran on windows 95 and it was suprisingly quite fast. Im helping him out by giving him a faster computer that I worked on.
  3. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    Thats bad for a company but I had a comp running 3.1 a few years ago
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If a computer/program does what it is supposed to do then the specs or the year of release are absolutely meaningless.

    Officemax probably uses that program because it works and it would cost a fortune to get a new one.

    I have seen a 16MHz 286 PC sharing an internet connection. The thing had an average uptime of 8 months and has not been formatted/reinstalled in 5 years. How many of you could say that about your Windows machines?
  5. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Right on Nodsu. Not everything needs a 4 GHz CPU.

    Most that can run Windows for months are those still using NT4.

  6. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    some times it pays and some times it doesn't
  7. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    i havnt had to reinstall windows since ive been using firefox, its so so so much better than IE, with IE my comp would get screwed up big time in a month, its been about 5 months since i reformated while before i did it once a month

    and his comp couldnt rly run programs all that well, when he was typing stuff their would be at least a 3 second delay! and the comp would freeze for a min if u wanted to close a folder
  8. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    2000 server

    Just checked my server - its been up for 85 days so far. This is on Win 2000.
  9. TDawg

    TDawg TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Running a server on 2000 is so much better than xp in my opinion anyway
  10. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    My original XP machine has never been reformatted. I bought it when it first came out. Granted now it has lots of programs I don't use anymore, so it would be good to reinstall, but just haven't done it.
  11. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    I have had win xp for 3 years ever reformated.
  12. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    I think if I got a desktop system to last for a year, I would feel the need to do a new install just to clean out accumulated crap.
  13. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I agree. The program running the inventory was probably written in Fortran!

    It's just a matter of cost.
    If the computer does what it's supposed to do, then why change it?

    Heck out at White Sands Missile Range in NM (where they test atomic stuff and lasers), they still have 1970s computers calculating trajectories.

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