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Need advice in finding a faster PC

by 2Violet / October 6, 2014 12:16 PM PDT

I currently have a Dell Optiplex GX620 with an Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz and 2.00GB and a 149GB HDD. I need it to be as fast, but faster than this one for college to run side by side in case this one looses connection or I have to open other windows. Can you advise what am I looking for is it in the general specs or brand name I am looking for. Am I to be concerned with the processor speed, hard drive size, memory or a combination of all three. I have about $100 to buy another used PC only, I have the other monitor and accessories to go with any help would be appreciated.

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For about $100,
by Oldartq / October 6, 2014 4:35 PM PDT

you really shouldn't think too much about performance but should just think about another used computer as backup. I saw some recertified Compaque computer for about $100 at Ubid.

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Check for anything that has "multi-cpu" cores.
by Willy / October 7, 2014 2:23 AM PDT

A single cpu type isn't going far even if you did the best you could. In your case, if POSSIBLE increase ram, if not then really you have nothing to really gain here, IMHO. Its too old and generally past its prime. Check your Craigslist or eBay listing to what may help. Since college what anyone maybe giving up or parting with.

tada -----Willy Happy

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