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HP Pavilion 8637 would this be a start for a newbie

Been offered this package with printer for $180 just wanting for newbie and too surf the net nothing too technical.
this is what the seller is offering is it ok for $180
CPU Speed: 750 GHz
Memory: 128 MB
Hard drive: 80 GB
CD / DVD: CD writer
Monitor: CRT monitor
It comes with a Philips 107S monitor, 2 polk audio speakers and an Hp DeskJet 840c printer. It has its original keyboard and a genius mouse. I have added a network card so that I can have fast internet, but has its own 56k modem for dial up.
When sold I will Rebuild the Pc with its Original Cd's for rebuilding and install the Printer. This Pc can be easily upgraded to Microsoft XP if desired.

Much appreciated in feedback ppls!!!

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Personally, I Wouldn't Upgrade It To XP

In reply to: HP Pavilion 8637 would this be a start for a newbie

The processors quite a bit slow and it will need some more RAM, at least another 256 and preferably, another 512 MB. The next question comes to the power supply and it's age... $ 180 seems a little steep for what you're getting..

I'm not sure where you're located but as an example, a CompUSA advertisement this weekend for a computer tower with a Pentium D 805 with a DVD burner, etc. for $299.99.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Are you the buyer or seller.

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Seems that you added a network card. How would the buyer do that without having ownership???

By original CD's are you talking about a Win XP restore CD?

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I am the buyer

In reply to: Are you the buyer or seller.

This is what the seller is offering.Would i have to get the cds with the package cause it sounds like the seller is not encluding them?

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Never Buy Unless You Have The CD's To Recover The System

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That might include one or two Recovery CD's which take the computer back to factory condition.. (Operating system, drivers and all installed software are included in one package)....or it might include separate CD's for the operating system, plus a driver CD, and a set of CD which contain all the other software.

Without those Recovery disks, should anything happen, you will need to spend hundreds of dollars to buy new ones.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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so i need

In reply to: Never Buy Unless You Have The CD's To Recover The System

Too get the disk that you described if i end up getting otherwise leave is that your advice?? Thanks for expertease Grif

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What Happens If You Get The Computer Home...

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...and it crashes the next day? Without Recovery discs of some type, there is no way to use the computer. Money down the drain unless you want to spend more for a new operating system and software.

I wouldn't buy it unless Recovery options are included in the deal.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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HP pavilion 8637 question..

In reply to: HP Pavilion 8637 would this be a start for a newbie

This computer is worth 180 and when you said 750 ghz you meant to say 750 mhz because there right now is not such thing as 750 ghz and if there is lol I want a computer like that anyways the price is just right.

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