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Posted: 6/26/2003 8:01:48 PM EDT
Just gave my computer a little tune up. Installed a 120 gig external drive, copied about 25% of basic data files on to the external and freed up the C drive for my operating system. Then I replaced the 128MB memory cards with 256MB cards (the max my system would support for a total of 512MB of RAM). And now this thing is just zipping along. Anyone want to buy a 6 month old 128MB memory card? You guys with only 128MB of RAM will have a open slot for an extra card and can double your memory. I got 2 of them, $50 each delivered.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:12:42 PM EDT
I got 96Mb RAM and 4Gb HD with only about 300Mb disk space left. Needless to say this POS crawls like a slug and tends to lock up if I have too many applications open. I'm getting a new computer soon.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:21:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:39:56 PM EDT
Ha! I'm sportin a 200mhz AMD,32 RAM,Windows 95,Compaq built for speed![:D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:42:58 PM EDT
50 buckaroos? Dude, this stuffz be way cheaper at CompU.S.A.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:49:50 PM EDT
I find it strange how we grow accustomed to speed. I am running a 1.33ghz o/c to 1.8 with 1gig of memory, 4 x 40gig drives and I feel the need to upgrade this box in the worst way..
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:54:33 PM EDT
All I do is surf the net so its really all I need. Although I would like a tablet or notebook so I don't have to wheel this thing around on a cart. It would be nice to be able to use something the size of a magazine rather than a peice of furniture.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:09:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By U-R-Cheap: 50 buckaroos? Dude, this stuffz be way cheaper at CompU.S.A.
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Maybe your account is a goof and just here to bust my balls but... I paid about $125 for the 256 mem cards, I figure a 128 should be worth at least a 1/3 or so + s/h. Got these from Gateway so maybe they are higher quality or maybe I just paid more. Either way I'm not trying to lose money.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:20:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:44:02 PM EDT
Steyr, I don't doubt that's what you payed for that memory. But the prises have dropped signifigantly. In my area I can buy a 256 memory stick for $45 brand new. Electronic are just like that. In a year that memory will be worth nothing. Just the facts, not trying to bust your balls. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:49:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: Steyr, I don't doubt that's what you payed for that memory. But the prises have dropped signifigantly. In my area I can buy a 256 memory stick for $45 brand new. Electronic are just like that. In a year that memory will be worth nothing. Just the facts, not trying to bust your balls. Sgtar15
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Umm, I just paid $125 each for the 256s this week. So obviously there is some kind of difference. I imagine one at 1/3 of the price is probably somewhat less reliable.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:50:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wolfpack: Can Sniper Wolfe use that memory card to open a pill bottle? [lol]
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Um no.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 9:59:58 PM EDT
Is this a Laptop computer Steyr?? Sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:02:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Anyone want to buy a 6 month old 128MB memory card? You guys with only 128MB of RAM will have a open slot for an extra card and can double your memory. I got 2 of them, $50 each delivered.
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[lol] I'd trade ya for pair of only slightly run-over 'possums :) Sorry, man; regardless of brand-name or higher quality, for 40 bucks I can buy 128megs of memory brandnew. $19 after mail-in rebate, if I'd bother to send them in. Congratulations on the system upgrade though. 60 Gig IBM drive, 16x48x Toshiba DVD-ROM, 32x4x4 TEAC CD-RW, 32 MB nVidia 2xAGP, 1.4 Ghz Celery II, 768 megs of RAM here, similar specs on the other 2 computers in the house. Is it time to upgrade yet? The board is from '99 after all [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:07:45 PM EDT
Kar98, I have a very similar system. Some of the newer software won't run on it because it is too slow!!! I think it's time for a P4 for me. My 30gig HDD, which when I bought I tought was huge, is now full!! I need a P4, 100gig HDD, and 128 video. Anything else is just to slow anymore IMHO SGtar15
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:10:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: Is this a Laptop computer Steyr?? Sgtar15
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Nope desktop. Looks like I got some spare mem chips.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:13:08 PM EDT
Actually, the only things that are starting to bug me is the slow video card and the fact that the on-board IDE controllers are a tad on the obsolete side.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:21:27 PM EDT
The PC100 128MB card that I bought in 2001 for $158.00 now goes for a wopping $7.00!
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:30:15 PM EDT
You were taken, Check here....[url]http://www.pricewatch.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:32:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 10:35:19 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Originally Posted By ar10er: You were taken, Check here....[url]http://www.pricewatch.com/[/url]
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Actually no. For warranty issues I had to buy the cards from Gateway. In addition I had to determine compatability with my system. Found them for only $20 less than I paid on pricewatch.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:38:46 PM EDT
Well Gateway is the problem. They make everything differant so you have too buy from them. That's why your memory is so expensive. I doubt your memory will work in other computers. Dells and HP and most other makers are 100% compatible. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:39:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Originally Posted By ar10er: You were taken, Check here....[url]http://www.pricewatch.com/[/url]
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Actually no. For warranty issues I had to buy the cards from Gateway. In addition I had to determine compatability with my system. Found them for only $20 less than I paid on pricewatch.
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20 each, or 20 for the pair?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:37:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 11:38:39 PM EDT by libertyof76]
Nothing is as fast as the [url=http://www.apple.com/powermac]World's Fastest Personal Computer[/url] The PowerMac G5, the world's first 64bit personal computer: [img]http://a772.g.akamai.net/7/772/51/b17df8b651c6b3/www.apple.com/powermac/images/indextop06232003.jpg[/img] [:D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:52:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Originally Posted By sgtar15: Steyr, I don't doubt that's what you payed for that memory. But the prises have dropped signifigantly. In my area I can buy a 256 memory stick for $45 brand new. Electronic are just like that. In a year that memory will be worth nothing. Just the facts, not trying to bust your balls. Sgtar15
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Umm, I just paid $125 each for the 256s this week. So obviously there is some kind of difference. I imagine one at 1/3 of the price is probably somewhat less reliable.
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You got ripped off, Steyr. You can order 512MB PC133 Micron Technology memory modules online for $48 a piece. That's not crap or generic RAM either, by any stretch of the imagination ... it's industry standard. What you paid for 256MB modules is absurd.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:53:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AILapua: I find it strange how we grow accustomed to speed. I am running a 1.33ghz o/c to 1.8 with 1gig of memory, 4 x 40gig drives and I feel the need to upgrade this box in the worst way..
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Isn't that the truth [:)] I've got a Dual PIII 1GHz with 2 Gigs of RAM and I'm aching for a dual Xeon 3.06GHz P4 system, lol.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 7:07:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: Well Gateway is the problem. They make everything differant so you have too buy from them. That's why your memory is so expensive. I doubt your memory will work in other computers. Dells and HP and most other makers are 100% compatible. Sgtar15
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No, I found the same mem cards on price com for $20.00 less than I paid. It will work in other computers Gateway just sells some higher quality shot for theirs. I didn't buy $7.00 mem cards.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 7:14:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er: 20 each, or 20 for the pair?
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$20 each. So that means if I went with pricewatch I'd have saved $40 on the pair. Not a big deal for several reasons. 1. I wouldn't have gotten tech support to confirm that they are compatable to my system specifications. 2. Gateway is a retailer, not a wholesaler and the markup percentage is pretty minimal. 3. I got more important things to do than cry about "Gateway charged me $40 more than the next guy, they are a giant rip off and I'll never do business with them again." [;)]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 8:51:30 AM EDT
If you look around on price watch's site you will find a compatability search.[:D]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 9:03:48 AM EDT
Goddamn. It's a wonder that the memory companies can stay in business with all of these cheap-ass FFL's . [:D]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 9:09:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By libertyof76: Nothing is as fast as the [url=http://www.apple.com/powermac]World's Fastest Personal Computer[/url] The PowerMac G5, the world's first 64bit personal computer: [url]http://a772.g.akamai.net/7/772/51/b17df8b651c6b3/www.apple.com/powermac/images/indextop06232003.jpg[/url] [:D]
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You MAC people need to read this [url]http://www.haxial.com/spls-soapbox/apple-powermac-G5/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 9:14:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er: If you look around on price watch's site you will find a compatability search.[:D]
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I don't mind paying a little extra for some personalized service. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 4:00:56 PM EDT
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