I have found TCWO to be a good company to deal with, and they are somewhat local for me. You may want to check out Reseller Ratings before buying from somewheres.remnant said:thanks for the reply,
I just cancelled my order from ubid. com who seems to be listed too often in complaints.com. There seems to be alot of rip offs going on in the buying selling of computer ware, know any body who cares about their reputation?
Upgrading the computer will depend on the motherboard. I would think you should be able to upgrade some, but if you know the model number you can go to Asus's website and find out exactly what you can do with it. HP recovery cds are specific to their model. You can run into problems if you change out stuff like motherboards also. Are you running the restore on a machine that has had nothing changed? If so and it is stopping at 50% youc an either have a bad CD or hard drive. Are you getting a error message when it stops? Also a copy of Windows 98 shouldn't cost more then about $100.00 U.S. If you search PriceWatch you may be able to find one cheaper. Legaly though the restore cds are supposed to stay with the HP.I have a 4450 hp 366mhz celeron mounted on asus mevb which is the pits, buses in at a whopping 66. wonder if their is a way to upgrade this? I don't believe I can use the windows 98 (recovery disc) on any other computer including another hp mptherboard, I tried to completely format hard drive and was only able to get 50 % wipe which makes me think that HP has 98 windows locked in the hard drive as a propriatory move. If so that means I have to spend $200.00 on a full 98 win edition, though I paid already for windows 98 on this computer. Got any ideas on what I can do?
Your welcome. Hopefully we can figure out what is going on and get you up and running again.Well , thanks again for your quick response.
If you have to watch your money, I would say go with a MSI motherboard and a AMD cpu. If your main thing is graphics, I would get a good video card and 256megs of memory. If you looking at graphics editing, then I would say a ATI video card, if it is more for games I've heard good things from GeForce. I personaly have a ATI Radeon which I love.remnant said:I am thinking about putting a computer together, mainly looking for something in terms of graphics and acceptable speed for my son as well as myself.
Ofcourse after dealing with ati rage2c intergraded on this board -anything i guess would have to be better. Do you have any ideas for a system?
Let me know what you believe for the money is the best combo-MB and processor and graphic card within a poor mans pocketbook. Thanks again for the pointers and direction.