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Old 01-21-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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I have a 98 compaq bought from wal-mart would it be good enough to make a htpc out of it
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:37 PM   #2
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What's the specs??
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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^ that. At least give us the model.

By 98 do you mean windows 98? Because if that's the case it's around 10-12 years old is probably too weak for HD videos and whatnot.
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yeah windows 98, i thought it was too old wasnt for sure though
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yeah windows 98, i thought it was too old wasnt for sure though
98 is exceedingly old in computer terms actually. Those things won't run anything noways really.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:26 PM   #6
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What are the actually specs on the computer? If you've got one of the 1Ghz+ pentium 3's and a fairly good GPU, there's a chance it will work. Not a very big one, but a chance no less.
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not a pentium
thanx anyways guys
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not a pentium
thanx anyways guys
Ok. Can you tell us what the CPU RAM and video is?? Not just hints of what might be in there are.
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it could probably serve as a decent torrentbox but that's about it...
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yeah i might do that

How hard are they to make?
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