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Looking for CPU pentium 4 2.8 ghz , Ram 1 GB or CPU Dual Core Ram 2 GB

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February 17, 2014 11:01:43 PM

Hi guys

I looking and need to buy some pc’s of the following specs. I may need 20 pieces either one of the specs that i required .

Minimum required Spec

· CPU: Pentium 4: 2.8ghz
· RAM: 1GB
· Any Make/manufacturer

Desirable Spec

· CPU: Dual Core/Core2 Duo
· RAM: 2GB
· Dell/HP manufacturer would be great

I'm searching to buy in this area California, Utah, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada. Appreciate if someone can refer me on where i can buy the following specs. Thanks

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February 17, 2014 11:38:48 PM

Shelley Tjoeng,

Your request is an intriguing one. What is the use for them?

Generally, there are thousands of such systems on Ebay.

> the two searches above yield almost 10,000 results.

Recommendations >

If you are buying Pentium 4's, look for the later 6-series CPU's that are hyperthreading and can run 64-bit Windows. There are faster ones>the Pentium 630 is 3.0Ghz., there's 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 and a Pentium 4 670 is 3.8Ghz for example.

Pentium 4 systems with the higher speed CPUs and hyperthreading can be surprisingly fast (I have a 2004 Dell 8400 that I used for CAD) but, unless your budget is extremely restricted, I would suggest concentrating on dual core.

If you are buying dual core, avoid the Pentium D and buy Core2 Duo. Look for CPU's like the E8400 3.0GHz. A Dell Optiplex 780 with and E8400 and with the mid tower case would be a good choice. There were many slim desktops and these are difficult to fit modern video cards-some have special right angle brackets. Look for the bigger cases if you have the space. The AMD Athlon dual core CPU like the Athlon X2 64 are O.K. but I suggest staying with Core2 Duo because of the larger number that were sold.

Consult this list of CPU's to compare performance >

I think you will find that these old systems are quite inexpensive, an the faster ones are not necessarily more expensive. If you need them all working in a hurry, make certain that they are complete with Windows, graphics cards, and hard drives or they will require finding many parts and days of work and a new hard drive may cost as much as the entire system. The RAM for those systems of that time can be very fussy to find the correct model. I once added RAM to a Dell Precision 380 and I had to buy it twice to find the exact one needed. If there is no OS, but the system has a readable COA, you may be able to buy inexpensive (these are often on Ebay for $10.00 or so) "reinstallation disks" that will install the operating system using the original numbers.

If you visit the Dell "official factory refurb store" ( I think that' the name or similar) on Ebay, they seem to have systems that are ready to use at quite good prices and inexpensive shipping.

Good luck!



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