Our home computer has been running slowly for a long time now. I tried erasing everything and starting from scratch about 3 months ago but the problem still persisted. I didn’t think the computer was that old, but when I checked my purchase history at NewEgg, it showed I was already pushing past 4 years on this PC. $360 later I had an almost entirely new machine. For the techies who read (is that just Joe?), I ended up with:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz
- 4 GBs Ram
- Pioneer DVD +/- RW
- nVidia GeForce 8400GS 256
- Abit AB9 Pro Motherboard
After about 4 hours, the machine was up and running with Windows XP installed and patched up, Network/Video/Sound drivers updated, and Firefox installed. This morning I got down to tweaking Firefox with my favorite add-ons. Next up is getting Microsoft Office and iTunes installed.