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The last time you performed a computer hardware upgrade was:

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / July 13, 2005 8:11 AM PDT

When was the last time you performed a computer hardware upgrade?

- Less than a month ago (what was it?)
- Between 2 to 6 months ago (what was it?)
- Between 6 to 12 months ago (what was it?)
- About 1 to 2 years ago (what was it?)
- More than 2 years ago (what was it?)
- I've never done it (why?)

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Computer Hardware Updgrade
by GSDLover / July 14, 2005 6:38 PM PDT

About a month ago I replaced my 2 hard drives with dual 40 gig drives and upgraded my processor with AMD Athlon 64 3000.

I'm running Windows 2000 Professional

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by Redmachine / July 15, 2005 1:33 AM PDT

Yep upgraded motherboard and RAM and CPU for about 300 total.

Never again, I'll just buy a new computer.


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Installed A 300 gB Seagate
by lakephillip / July 16, 2005 5:23 PM PDT

Installed a 300 GB Seagate as A Slave.
It is very quiet.
Bought at Circuit City for retail of 199.99 plus tax.
This will backup my sytem and documents twice over.
Hope it lasts. Was recommended by salesman over
Western Digital

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2 months ago...
by stonehkm / July 14, 2005 6:46 PM PDT

I bought an eMachines T6212 and have since added 1gig(2 x 512) Corsair PC3200 memory, an Abit RX600PRO PCI Express video card and round IDE cables.
Next it's the P/Supply and HDD when money permits:)

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Mostly New...Some Old
by R.Frisch / July 14, 2005 11:03 PM PDT
In reply to: 2 months ago...

I just bought a new case, PS, and Asus A8V Deluxe/Athlon64 4000+ MB Combo w/ 1gig pc3200 ram...used the old ATI 9800 pro 128mb video card, 120gb hard drive, along with the DVD rom and CD-rw drive from my old Compaq Presario 6000....Loveing it!!

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4 months ago
by W00ter / July 14, 2005 10:17 PM PDT

Replaced motherboard, CPU, PSU, memory and GPU.
Soon to be placed in a brand new case.

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5 months ago
by weller1956 / July 14, 2005 10:26 PM PDT

Athlon 64 3500, new motherboard, and 2 gigs 3200 of memory

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Hardware upgrade
by Duane Roach / July 14, 2005 10:26 PM PDT

I installed an additional 256Mb of RAM for 512Mb total and a new 250Gb HD.

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The last time you performed a computer hardware upgrade was:
by oohdalet / July 14, 2005 10:40 PM PDT

I am always upgrading my PC's cos I have 6 of them. But, you should always be prepared to own a backup PC cos you will live to regret it if you do not.

Remember Tommy told me. Buy a backup PC.

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last upgrade
by ecrivain / July 14, 2005 10:53 PM PDT

3 days ago. almost complete upgrade to ASRock M/Board, 512 ddr400 mem. 2400 sempron processor. Fan. Case. Kept 6meg hdd. win ME. and other old sftware. (to be upgraded later this year.

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Upgraded my computer 6 months ago.
by gkearnes / July 14, 2005 11:14 PM PDT
In reply to: last upgrade

I replaced my motherboard and CPU with a 3500 AMD 64, replaced my old Nvidia T4600 with an ATI 9800 Pro, replace my memory with 1 gig DDR 3400, and replace my two 120 gig hard drives with two 200 gig hard drives. Switched from XP Home Edition to Professional.

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Hardware Upgrade
by how / July 14, 2005 10:54 PM PDT

I installed 512MB of additional memory to the existing 256MB that was in the system. A noticable improvement.

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Last Week
by T Davidson / July 14, 2005 11:07 PM PDT

Installed a 200GB hard drive to keep up with my tivo downloads. Paid $99 for it over the internet, brand new Maxtor, 7200, ATA, EIDE. Very painless.

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computer hardware upgrade two weeks ago.
by regmurdoch / July 14, 2005 11:11 PM PDT

I bought a DVDRW Multi-recorder drive to replace a straight CDRW drive.I can now backup my hard-drive onto two disks instead of eight CDR's,watch good quality video/films. I am still learning what else is possible, brilliant.

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Not really an upgrade but....
by indiecds / July 14, 2005 11:15 PM PDT

Just over 6 months ago, I installed a floppy drive. My new PC didn't come with a floppy and it had a bay for one so I put one in. While it may not be a real upgrade it did add the convenience of being able to use floppies, which I have an abundance of and which are much less expensive than flash cards (of course they have no where near the storage potential)

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The last time you performed a computer hardware upgrade was:
by jsbok / July 14, 2005 11:17 PM PDT

The last time you performed a computer hardware upgrade was: I installed a new 250G Western Digital Hard Drive.

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The last computer upgrade
by ArtB / July 14, 2005 11:42 PM PDT

I writing this on my AMD FX55 with the Asus A8N-SLI motherboard, 1GB memory, RAID 0 discs. Everthing is new except the two Seagate SATA 120 GB hard drives, monitor keyboard and mouse. I usually bulid a new computer every 16 - 18 months. A wonderful hobby.

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July 2004 was a major upgrade
by am124sea / July 14, 2005 11:54 PM PDT

I was using Win98 2nd ed with a PIII 500 and decided to upgrade it for posible XP. I wanted to completly install instead of upgrade the OS.
Thanks to CNET researching I wrote out a list of components to buy.
My list was;
MB=MSI 845PE/intel 845 chipset, socket 478/CPU=P4 1.7 GHz, fsb 400, 256K L2 cache, and a Plextor DVD RW-R.

With a win XP Home ed. ver.2002 sp2 OEM disc.

I was able to put this in my old mid-tower and a Nvidia Gforce 8x card and SSCI transfered over.

The whole cost for my upgrade came to just over $650 and I have a new system with old parts. I've put my own 'puters together since '95 with my 2nd one.
I'm still trying to learn XP

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by TonnyCx2 / July 15, 2005 12:55 AM PDT

Added RDRAM (2x128 MB)

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Added more RDRAM memory (two 128mb).

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More Memory
by caddguy6 / July 15, 2005 12:55 AM PDT

Added another 512MB board to my box, which already had 512MB in it.

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I bought my current computer, a Mac G4 Cube, in January 2002
by DFN23 / July 15, 2005 12:56 AM PDT

It's still going strong, and I have no plans to replace it. However, I need to get a new laptop, to replace an ancient Dell that I bought used in 1999. It runs at 133 MHz, if I remember correctly.

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Hard drive
by benrau / July 15, 2005 1:05 AM PDT

Last upgrade involved a hard drive, dvd-burner, and memory. Made the third time I had to register the same copy of Windows. Still offends me that I have to do that.

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Added HDD & DVD-RW/CD-RW Drives
by lharris / July 15, 2005 1:11 AM PDT

Installed new NEC DVD-RW/CD-RW DL internal drive into a Dimension 2400, and pulled the OEM CD-RW and put in another Dimension 2400, 7/10/2005. Pulled a Samsung 40GB HDD and installed it as a Primary Slave in an Asus PIII 733MHz system, 7/03/2005.

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upgraded three weeks ago
by powerzog / July 15, 2005 1:19 AM PDT

Just upgraded the power supply, and three weeks before that upgraded the processor(AMD 3400+), the mobo, and the memory...and will probably upgrade the video card next week....and on and on and....

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New keyboard, less than a month ago
by Rissa / July 15, 2005 1:21 AM PDT

Ah, the blessing that is children. After unsuccessfully trying to save my keyboard from choking on the pot of chocolate pudding that was poured into it by my delightful little sister, I gave in and just bought a new one. Any excuse to get one with multimedia controls.

Next project: cover up the hole where the second floppy drive should be, before any more Dragon Ball Z action figures get lost in there.

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Hardware upgrade
by who-cares / July 15, 2005 2:31 AM PDT

My Hardware upgrade was to add an AGP Video Card, a Video Capture card, and a DVD-ROM drive. I also added another 256Mb of memory.

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Computer hardware upgrade
by tjalizio / July 15, 2005 3:42 AM PDT

I installed an 80GB hard drive 1.5 years ago to supplement my almost full 40GB drive. I have a 16x DVD R/W drive and TV tuner sitting here to be installed. Memory is 512MB, enough for what I have to do. For my needs, there's not much left to do hardware-wise.

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Computer upgrade
by Lancashire / July 15, 2005 3:44 AM PDT

I put in a 64 bit motherboard and 64 bit AMD cpu. Also new 512 RAM.

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hardware up grade 2+ mons. ago
by fhowden / July 15, 2005 5:01 AM PDT

Added 4 port USB 2 hub in 31/2" drive bay
Added 240 Gig harddrive.

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