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New Computer, Old Omputer

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my friend got a new computer so he gave me his old one

he said it was slow so I expected 486-300 mhz.

the cpu fan had 3 blades broken off but I ran it long enough to format and load win me.

I was just wondering if this thing is worth fixin'

Key Specifications A7V400-MX Motherboard

Manufacturer Asus

Manufacturer Part # A7V400-MX

CPU Support Socket Type Socket A

CPUs Supported AMD Athlon XP/ Thoroughbred/Barton

Front Side Bus Speed (FSB) 400/333/266/200 MHz

Form Factor Micro ATX

Chipsets VIA KM400A/VT8235 CE

CrashFree BIOS ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection)

Memory Number of Slots 2 x 184-Pin DIMM Sockets

Memory Type DDR SDRAM

Maximum Memory 2 GB IDE 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66

Integrated Features Audio ADI SoundMax 6-channel CODEC

VGA Integrated VIA UniChrome Graphics

Network LAN VIA VT6103 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PHY

Expansion Slots 1 x AGP 8X/4X

3 x PCI

Max. 6 USB2.0 ports

any comments appreciated. (except bad ones)

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That is a decent board. You did not list the proc speed. Any thing with ddr memory is relatively fast for running ME or even XP.

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Max out the memory if it isn't already, sit back and enjoy. It has onboard video and an AGP slot. If you're not happy with the graphics and it's using onboard, you could always get an AGP card. Oh yeah, a new fan :P

Mark

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That is a decent board. You did not list the proc speed. Any thing with ddr memory is relatively fast for running ME or even XP.

well it has 256 meg of ram. I haven't the slightest idea how to find out what speed the cpu is.

I guess if you guys think it's good then I will put some money into it.

2 gigs of ram.....I don't know

cd-rw...$30

cpu fan.....$5 including shipping

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My new rig is rockin 4GB :thumbsup: but no processor yet :( Yeah, but unless you are gaming, you don't really need 2GB of RAM.

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That is a decent board. You did not list the proc speed. Any thing with ddr memory is relatively fast for running ME or even XP.

well it has 256 meg of ram. I haven't the slightest idea how to find out what speed the cpu is.

I guess if you guys think it's good then I will put some money into it.

2 gigs of ram.....I don't know

cd-rw...$30

cpu fan.....$5 including shipping

Oh man, that would make a kicking Linux box. :)

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Bearskin, as far as the Ram goes, I am running XP just fine and dandy with 256gigawatts of Ram--I know, I know.....BUT, I'm not a gamer or super-surfer, but I don't think you are, either. My idiotbox runs just fine!!! Son "guns" his idiotbox and recently upgraded it to 1 G of Ram and he is thrilled with the results....try it out with the 256 and see how it behaves before investing money in more Ram.

Liz

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If anything. Just get another stick of 256m. 512Megs of ram is just fine for running XP with any added goodies you could want. And you might find someone with a stick just laying around they might want to get rid of for next to nothing.

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ok...I found a guy with ram that will fit (for free) so I gonna go with 512 "gigawatts" of ram

buy a cd-rw AND a cpu cooler fan.

thanks everyone for the remarks.

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ok...I found a guy with ram that will fit (for free) so I gonna go with 512 "gigawatts" of ram

buy a cd-rw AND a cpu cooler fan.

thanks everyone for the remarks.

I was going to ask if you had replaced that damaged fan.

I would not be surprised if the damaged fan is causing the CPU to heat up and that the

CrashFree BIOS ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection)

is throttling the CPU back to keep it from being cooked.

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