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hhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeellllllllppppppppppp plz plz plz plz plz

by djrascal / March 27, 2005 10:34 PM PST


i need help: i'm updating an old computer and i'm goin to basicly buy eveything new and relace the old hardware with the new hard ware i've bought.

this is what i'm goin to buy:
flat screen monitor
80 gb hard drive
cd/dvd rewriter
wireless keyboard + mouse
a new case
memory 512mb
web router

the old computer has windows 98 plus on it and i want the update it to windows xp home edition is this possible???

the old hard drive has pretty much had it so i'm goin to rplace it with the new 80 gb hard drive is this wise???

i'm goin to buy a new cae and take all of the old hardware out and put it in the new case will it be hard????

will i need to do anything with the mother board??

and will my computer take windows xp or not??

my new computer down stairs has boardband on it and i was thinking of conecting a wireless web router to the modem so i can have the internet up stairs is this a good idea???

i have other question still but i think these will do for now!!

please hlp me


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Re: upgrading
by Kees Bakker / March 27, 2005 11:05 PM PST

What components do you plan to transfer from the old to the new computer? Tell more about them. Especially the CPU and motherboard determine if the composite would be suited for Windows XP.

And nothing wrong in principle with a wireless connection.


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by djrascal / March 28, 2005 6:25 AM PST
In reply to: Re: upgrading

hey again

the computer it self is actully pretty old. it isn't a intel pentium procssor. i think it's never herd of 1.

i'm not transfering the old stuff to a new computer it's a new case, i'm trensfering them to the new case,
e.g the mother board, hard drive, memory, the cd rom drive and thats it.

if i was going to buy a new mother board is this agood idea???

thanks ollie

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re: transferring
by Kees Bakker / March 28, 2005 4:53 PM PST
In reply to: hey


Why can't you insert the new components into the old case? Is the power supply your only argument, or is there more?

If you're happy with your current motherboard, CPU and memory, there is no need to buy another one, I should say. However, if you're not happy with it, it's another story. Only you can tell, and you don't do so.

If the hard drive isn't full and still functioning correctly, you can consider to transfer it, especially if you keep the same motherboard. But once it will fail.
Same goes for a cd-rom drive (except that it's totally independent of the motherboard).

And I don't see any video or sound mentioned in your post.

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by djrascal / March 29, 2005 3:54 AM PST
In reply to: re: transferring


yer the is no sound card or video card so i will have to but a new 1. the mother board is ok but will it be albe to hold windows xp???

the hard drive is still ok but it has a lot of intalled sofware thats does not work on there and it is useless.

the cpu has not got a lot of memory on there so i'm going to get some more.

thanks ollie

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not informative, and it is aaaannnnoooooyyyyyiiiiinnnnnggggg
by ChuckT / March 28, 2005 2:33 AM PST

You really ought to make your Subject lines to be informative to the question at hand. It helps when those of us, who want to help, can see the Subject first.
You can still put your begs, pleas and groveling into the body of the message.

Anyway, how much are you considering spending for all these upgrades (minus the display)?
If it is in excess of $300 I would suggest that you consider checking in various deals that can be had by checking with some of those deal-finder websites, such as:
among many others.

Many times you can get a complete computer, including WinXP Home, for under $400, and sometimes even including the LCD monitor for under $500.

It might be worth the slight bit more (if anything at all) to get something already built, tested, and with a warranty.

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by djrascal / March 28, 2005 6:29 AM PST


well i'm aiming to spend about

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Why upgrade when new PCs are so cheap?
by Trevor 42 / March 29, 2005 6:48 AM PST

With new PC prices falling (under

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reason i'm buliding 1 not buying 1
by djrascal / March 29, 2005 11:13 PM PST


i'm moving to australia soon and if the crate company find out that i've bought a new computer i'll have to pay tax transporing it so this is the reason i'm building 1 not buying 1


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so don't buy new
by ChuckT / March 30, 2005 1:45 AM PST

Dell has an Outlet (search at their website for "outlet"). The computers there are all refurbished, (all are like new), with a warranty, and pretty good prices.

That way you may avoid the tax you think you would be charged. (Why would a crating company tax you?)

Just wait until you arrive in Australia and buy new there. You should still be able to buy other country goods there, too, right?

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