If you were thinking of buying a new system anyway then go for it. I'll leave it up to you (obviously) to judge just how good a friend you have, but if he's upgrading from an X2 4200 then you have to ask a question about why he'd need an older P4.
I would trade that rig just for that X2 4200! That's a great trade and I hope your friend is not a big fan of THG and not reading this forum. Do it now, and make your friend a promise not to get it back.
yeah. The superdrive works like a charm. Didnt even have to reflash the firmware. Also, one more question. I have an older system, which has a P3 2.80 GHz oc to 3.45 GHz, and 1.0 GB RAM. I have a Visiontek 9550 128 MB AGP 8x vc. Would my card burn if I set it to .1 volt higher (because the BIOS supports it) for more OC? Thx.
Is that a typo, cause there were never any P3s at that speed.
The original agp slots use a lot more voltage, so if you do have an old P3 mobo, we would need to know the make and model of the mobo.
If you ment P4 2.8, raising the agp volts by .1 wont hurt.