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Old 07-19-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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First off, sorry if this belongs in general hardware, but since I'm not looking for help I put it here.

My friend calls me up this morning and says "Hey come over and check out my new computer!" I get there, the case it shattered and bent, most of the cables are ripped out, it's running Windows 98, 400 mhz processor, 64MB of PC 100 RAM, and wouldnt even start.

He said if I could fix it he'd give me $100 cash (he got it for free).

6 hours and $40 later, I got it running Windows XP nice and fast with 526MB or RAM. I was amazed it actually works, as the hard drive is slightly bent and the motherboard has a large crack in it. Paid $30 for the 526MB of RAM from a techie guy here in town, he threw in a new case for free, picked up a $10 laser USB mouse, and a 67 cent old style PC/AT style keyboard because it had no PS/2 slots.

By dinner time I walked out of that house with $100 cash in my wallet.

Its amazing how tough computers really are.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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if this story isn't b/s then your friend is a moron
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lol.. if you can get away with it why not..
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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my friend is a moron, lol but i can prove its true, im going over later ill get pics of the case
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Thats pretty cool. I still boot up my old 286 for fun occasionally.

I think your friend's computer would destroy it.

And I have an old Pentium rig that gets one fps in crysis. (yes I got it to run crysis.)

It actually is good for web browsing, etc. and runs pretty fast.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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Some pc's can take a beating man.....gratz on the benjamin.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:24 AM   #7
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400 mhz processor...I got it running Windows XP nice and fast with 526MB or RAM...
I call bullshit.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:30 AM   #8
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Actually, the OS runs extremely fast on pretty much any computer.
But it won't last long...
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I've heard of people running windows XP on some pretty pathetic computer specs with nearly every feature turned off but it still isn't "nice and fast" by any means.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:34 AM   #10
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I used to have it on my 233 MHz 'craptop' and as long as I kept it to just the OS, it ran pretty fast. Faster than our Pentium 4 with XP ever did.
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