02-25-2010, 06:18 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Hey everyone , first off great site and great people but personally don't have a lot of time in my life to scour through all the old post for the answer so I apologize now if this has already been asked. I have a disabled Aunt that has a busted desktop and this is her only contact with the outside world as well as entertainment so here goes.She surfs the net , goes on facebook and plays card games so this need not be a build for NASA. Looking for new mobo,cpu,ram at a very reasonable price for her since she is on a fixed income , I'm pretty certain the mobo is gone since I have replaced the RAM , PSU , and even re-seated the cpu. Specs below :
Gateway (aprox. 4 years old)
Intel Pentium 4 (cpu speed ?)
Mobo ? (No manufactures label to be found)
O.S. Windows XP 32-bit
HD Hitachi Deskstar 80 GB SATA
RAM Hynix 4 X 128mb PC3200U
PSU Kentech PSPK 600 20+4 pin / 4-pin cpu , 2 SATA
CD/DVD ROM/Burner Make ?
Here is my question(s) , can one of you fine people recommend what I need while still using the same HD & PSU ?
I know I need a 32-bit cpu & mobo but just don't know which way to go ............Intel,AMD,...?
Any advice is extremely appreciated.
I would not even mind going with a 64-bit O.S. since I have Vista 64 for my own O.S. , just looking to save a sweet lady a few bucks but get her back up and running.