Trying to find a previous thread

  pj123 14:42 11 Jun 2008

Trying to find a thread about a computer for £140.

  crosstrainer 14:57 11 Jun 2008

Any of these help?

click here

  birdface 15:12 11 Jun 2008

click here here maybe.

  pj123 16:41 11 Jun 2008

buteman, thanks that's the one.

Is it any good?

  Technotiger 16:46 11 Jun 2008

Looks a pretty decent Starter rig, for the price I reckon good enough.

  crosstrainer 16:47 11 Jun 2008

Depends on what you want to do with it. I sell Acer machines and they are pretty reliable, A Semperon model with low end graphics like this is the sort of PC we would sell to students who just wnat to Word process, web browse and do the basics.

If you want to get into digital photo's, play games and the like, then it's really not for you. Price is pretty good though for what is an acceptable workhorse.

  pj123 17:57 11 Jun 2008

Well, what I have now is:

Athlon XP2900+, 1gb ram, Nvidia Geforce FX5200 graphics and Win XP SP2.

It is becoming very slow. Most programs take over 37 seconds to load.

I use Ccleaner about twice a week, followed by Advanced Windows Care and then Auslogics Defrag.

I don't play games but I am in the process of transferring all my VHS and Beta tapes to DVD.

I use Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop 7 quite a lot.

  Technotiger 18:01 11 Jun 2008

Hmm, I thought that perhaps you were thinking of something for a beginner. I don't think it would satisfy your needs as it is.

  recap 18:53 11 Jun 2008

"JDiskReport enables you to understand how much space the files and directories consume on your disk drives, and it helps you find obsolete files and folders."
click here

It's a great little tool for checking your hard drive space.

  Stuartli 19:02 11 Jun 2008

This could well be even better for slightly less:

click here

  pj123 12:00 12 Jun 2008

Thanks Stuartli.

Although I'm not a fan of Intel (prefer AMD) it looks a pretty good deal, especially the "no operating sytem" bit.

Having a think about it.

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