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May 3, 2006 7:19:23 PM

Hey, I have an aging computer, and my friend offered me a trade. He is buying new parts, and he is going to give me an

AMD X2 4200+
Asus AN8-SLI motherboard

For my used
P4 LGA775 1.0 MB Cache 3.0 GHz
Gigabyte 8IPE775-G mb
1.0 mix'n'match cheapo ram
Floppy

Is it a good trade. :?: Thanks.

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May 3, 2006 7:34:09 PM

You have a very, VERY good friend out there. Don't forget to buy some RAM ;) 
May 3, 2006 9:18:39 PM

You have a dumb friend. But then again, YOU asked the question didnt you?!
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May 3, 2006 9:20:52 PM

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.
May 3, 2006 9:41:07 PM

Here's what I would have offered you in that trade:

1 model-606 stapler made by Stanley
1/2-used box of 100-count OfficeMax vinyl-coated paper clips
1 bottle of my famous honey dijon cpu coolant

Admittedly, your friend probably gave you a better deal.
May 4, 2006 2:27:43 AM

you bet,.. unless you are going to overclock, but the X2 has overclocking room too, so I'd say it's a darn good trade.
May 4, 2006 3:12:34 AM

I'm just curious. Does your friend walk around wearing a bicycle helmet?
May 4, 2006 3:15:36 AM

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I'm just curious. Does your friend walk around wearing a bicycle helmet?


I don't think so. I think he's being really kind, and ppl should appreciate that, not talk him down for it.
May 4, 2006 4:06:12 AM

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I don't think so. I think he's being really kind, and ppl should appreciate that, not talk him down for it.


Exactly! You have a nice friend if he knows what he's giving you. Give him a big (f*cking) hug.
May 4, 2006 5:18:52 AM

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. :D 
May 4, 2006 6:24:02 PM

Lighten up, I was just making a joke.
May 4, 2006 8:39:30 PM

umm do it...and by do it i mean right now before he changes his mind
May 4, 2006 9:13:55 PM

You have to ask. I do hope you have taken this deal by now.
May 4, 2006 9:20:19 PM

Quote:
Hey, I have an aging computer, and my friend offered me a trade. He is buying new parts, and he is going to give me an

AMD X2 4200+
Asus AN8-SLI motherboard

For my used
P4 LGA775 1.0 MB Cache 3.0 GHz
Gigabyte 8IPE775-G mb
1.0 mix'n'match cheapo ram
Floppy

Is it a good trade. :?: Thanks.


My only question is... did you make the trade yet? :D 

My opinion would be a very generous trade by your friend.
May 10, 2006 8:17:13 PM

thanks for the input ppl. Just made the trade w/ him. He gave me the MB+CPU and a cooler for it also (Zalman all copper).
May 10, 2006 8:33:10 PM

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thanks for the input ppl. Just made the trade w/ him. He gave me the MB+CPU and a cooler for it also (Zalman all copper).


Wow, you even got some icing on your cake... well played.
May 10, 2006 8:33:21 PM

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thanks for the input ppl. Just made the trade w/ him. He gave me the MB+CPU and a cooler for it also (Zalman all copper).


8O 8O 8O 8O

This has to be some d@mn good joke.

Is your friend mentally handicapped or something? Maybe that would explain everything.
May 10, 2006 8:46:36 PM

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Is your friend mentally handicapped or something? Maybe that would explain everything.


9-inch, taking the piss out of you because your an idiot is great fun, but that's not really neccessary.
May 10, 2006 9:21:59 PM

Buy your friend dinner. You made out like an effing bandit, so take him to an Olive Garden or something.
May 10, 2006 11:06:21 PM

thnks again for the input. Im posting this on the system now.

OLD SYSTEM
(All mentoined in first post)
NEW
OC 4200+ with All copper Zalman Cooler
Sony Dual Layer/Dual format DVD writer
2.0 GB Corasir Extreme RAM
Single 7900 GT (evga)
160 GB 7,200 RPM SATA HD

IM SOO HAPPY. Can you also help me on my other topic i posted, about whether or not a mac dual G5 dvd writer would work on a PC. thx.
May 11, 2006 8:27:55 AM

You (in theory) can use a SuperDrive on a PC, as it's just a DVD±RW drive on an IDE interface.

But I'd say not to be lazy, and spend the 20mins it would take to swap them to find out.
May 13, 2006 1:49:58 AM

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.
May 13, 2006 7:57:05 AM

Say what?
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.
May 13, 2006 11:56:05 AM

Card voltages (I think) are more sensitive than CPU, but .1v probably won't adversely affect it. If you're serious about overclocking your card, a non-standard heatsink/fan is a must.
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