Originally Posted by j03
What makes a computer old?
IMO, The answer is the components, not nessicarily the actual age of the computer. By upgrading the computer, you are bringing it back up to date.
You do realize he has an Acer notebook, right?
I've upgraded dozens of PCs over the years by swapping out MBs, processors, overclocking, adding RAM, upgrading video, HD and bus... but never have I had much luck in doing most of those things in a notebook.