Need a fast computer with XP? I have it! I do computer repair too. The price varies a bit with options. I have it all set up for you! Fast Core2Duo! One of the fastest computers made while XP was still being sold. 2048MB RAM (XP only needs 150MB of RAM, the rest is left for programs to use). It'll do virtualization too so you should be able to run Windows 7/8 even 10 inside XP. This computer is actually faster than some of the AMD APU laptops sold recently.
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Keyboard and mouse available cheap. Monitor and power cord not included but could be available.
HP dc5800 3GHz Core2duo E8400. Vista downgraded to XP.
This computer is for you if:
0) You generally like to avoid using the Internet for stuff that can be done with traditional applications. You know that time is money, and you would rather use software that works reliably rather than sift through Internet advertisements and sites offering fake "free" online services.
1) You need to run older software that won't work on recent Windows versions.
2) You don't want to use Windows 8.1 or 10. You see where things are going, you don't want to buy a new computer every 3 to 6 years, and since Windows 7 goes out of support in less than 2 years, why bother with 7? Google dropped support for Vista before it was even out of support by Microsoft!
3) You want a fast computer with an operating system that isn't slow.
4) You're not sure how to set things up and you want to have the computer configured for you.
5) You don't care if TurboTax, or the latest thing from Google or Microsoft works on it, or you have another device for that stuff.
6) You need a cheap computer for Minecraft.
7) You like, secrets, hacks, and modifications that most people don't know about.
8) You want a computer than can still be be updated to or dual boot Windows 7/8.1/10 x64.
This computer is not for you if:
0)Your primary software use is the popular programs like Skype, and whatever else Microsoft, Facebook, and Google have to offer.
You typically have to replace your computer every 3 to 7 years to use software products from these companies. It's what the industry wants!
120GB hard drive, or 32GB USB or SATA SSD + 120GB. You you leave the computer on for a couple of hours a day while you use it and turn it off or put it on standby when you're done, then you can choose hard drive. If you like to leave it on all the time, then choose SSD since the hard drive already has about 40,000 hours on it and leaving it running all the time wears it out. With an SSD as C: drive you can have the hard drive turn off. For the 32GB USB option, a specially configured Windows XP CD was used to install XP on to a bootable USB drive. The fans have speed control and the computer is very quiet when on. Standby has been unreliable, but it gets better as you leave tho computer on for a longer amount of time. Hibernate doesn't work with USB boot.
HP DC5800 MT:
2GB RAM (4 slots, 2 slots used, max 8GB DDR2-800)
Socket 775 Core2Duo E8400 3.0GHz. 6MB Cache Wolfdale. Would probably overclock to 3.6GHz, but I don't think this HP BIOS allows that. I believe Core2Quad and probably pin modified Xeons can be used as well.
Intel Integrated GMA X3100 graphics. I have Radeon HD 3450s 256MB available for $10 extra. Good for Minecraft!
1 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 non open ended, 1 PCI (regular height, not the Small Form Factor stuff).
1 empty hard drive slot.
1 empty 5+1/4 drive slot.
160GB Seagate SATA hard drive. Around 40,000 hours usually.
DVD/RW drive with Lightscribe.
8 USB 2.0
Driver set on DVD available. Providers drivers for Windows 2000 and up to Vista/7 32/64
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