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PostSubject: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:37 pm

Dell Dimension 8200
-512mb RAM
-x2 40GB HDDs
-1.80ghz P4

Dell Dimension 4550
-756mb? (approx.) RAM
-60GB HDD
-2.0ghz P4

don't think either has PCI... So thats about all I know.


I only have one power cable and wanna set one up for the hell of it.

1. Which is the better machine.
2. Can I take out one of the HD's from the 8200 and put it in the 4550?
3. Can I take the 8200's RAM and put it in the 4550?



I wonder if it'l handle photoshop after a reformat Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:22 pm

1/ 8200's better
2/ and 3/ not interesting anyway, that wouldn't do any good nor give your computer any real boost. Unless you want to sell the remaining ones?

It will handle Photoshop ^^
(Sorry ,I'm in a rush right now :p)

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:39 pm

Well, the only reason for the HD's is for more memory right? (I doub't they are even worth $5 lol)

Oh yeah, the power supply I have is for the 4550 but it should be ok for the 8200 right..


And even though the main specs are lower on the 8200 its still better? Is it because of the motherboard or something? idkkk

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:59 pm

I didn't delve deep into it but I checked here
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/specs.htm
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/SYSTEMS/dim4550/specs.htm

Then saw they had roughly the same features (8200 seemed a tiny bit better)
It even had more memory (on HD) according to you...
Plus, I think you can upgrade the 4550 RAM up to 1024Mo but not to 758, so I thought they had the same RAM ^^

Therefore, 8200 was better overall

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Maximum memory ~ 2 GB with Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows XP; 512 MB with Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
And 8200 used with XP's way faster :p

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:35 pm

Ok, thanks lol. Gotta deinfect this thang though. It came from a filipino's house... my hands totally smeel like fish silent

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:20 am

:O Hmm... LOL they both look horrible (at least compared to my cousins)
ummm... seems like the 8200 seems better slighty so go for it
but no matter what you should upgrade

my comp specs (not trying to brag):
-2 GB RAM (memory)
-1.5 TB HDD (yes I put a lot porn)
-Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT (this helps A LOT with comp performance)
-Intel Core 2 Duo 3.00ghz (crappy processor)

well pretty much listed what its made of

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:52 am

Well, of course all the recent computers have better specs than Dell 4550 and 8200 :p
Mine (laptop) is about twice better than yours Domo-kun :p

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:07 pm

Lol yeah, no point in upgrading these obsolete garbage piles. This is just temporary, I hope to build a beast machine over the summer Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:15 pm

I may not beat you in uber HDD size, but
8GB RAM
2x 500GB HDD
GFX: ATI Radeon HD5830
Intel Quad Core Q6600
Be sure to spend over $600, that's actually what this machine cost before I upgraded the graphics card.
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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:01 pm

well I can upgrade my comp but I need money
and... I dont have that lol

and Parallax, be sure to upgrade it right some parts arent meant to be with others
(if your building your comp out of scratch with bought parts)

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:13 pm

Yes don't worry I have help lol

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:20 pm

hmm.
4GB RAM
1TB HDD + 1.5TB HDD
GFX: ATI Radeon HD5770
AMD Athlon II X4 630

Hmm,, might be time to upgrade. Whatcha guys think?

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:51 pm

@rue lol can't tell, don't have your motherboard or power supply specs.

Ie: spend money on a GOOD powersupply ie a corsair ax650 or ax850 650watt or 850watt
to upgrade processors you'll need to upgrade your motherboard
your graphics is good
if your hdd is 5400rpm (cause it's a 1TB drive) get a 7200rpm or a 10000rpm drive hell if you have the money get an SSD ($200-300)

can't tell much about your ram, don't know the mhz it is (ie: 800mhz, 1333mhz, 1600mhz, 2000mhz, etc...)

Also if you're looking to upgrade the processor take a look at the new intel i5 2500k they're very nice for the price.

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:28 am

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3
My boot drive is a WD caviar black(7200RPM), my 1.5 storage is a green.

I'd have to open up my comp to check my PSU, so that'll wait for now.
669MHz ram lul.

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:02 am

Really? I looked up your mobo: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3272#ov
Is that the right one? How do you have DDR2 RAM running on it?

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:30 am

Should be the right one. I have DDR3 on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:35 am

I see... but that raises a different question. 669MHz DDR3 RAM?

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:08 am

so it seems. It might be wrong, but I don't feel like digging out my boxes from the attic right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:14 am

It's probably that 669MHz is what your computer is running at, not what speed the RAM is. You should be able to change the frequency in your BIOS.

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:15 am

hmm, could be. I just read that most of these programs show what the comp is running(like you said), so it's usually 2x what the reading shows.
I'll have to figure out how to do that later Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:18 am

Pretty much, though it could be the reader. I've got 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, but it's read at 667.

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:23 am

ah there we go. Found my old order spreadsheet.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30167&promoid=1115

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:14 am

upgrade your psu or cpu the ram is fine, ie: 1333mhz or 1600mhz are normally good.

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:24 am

PSU:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30037&promoid=1115
You sure I should upgrade? lol

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PostSubject: Re: Got some free computers. They are really old. (noob help)   Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:36 am

nah you don't need to for the psu unless you want too

If you want too though I recommend this
http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=53719&vpn=CMPSU-850AX%20A&manufacture=Corsair

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