What should I do about my old computer??
September 2, 2009 9:40 AM Subscribe
Windows xp and Ubuntu? PCI video card? Mac Mini? Opinions?
posted by snowjoe to computers & internet (7 answers total)
I have an old old computer (Pentium 4 CPU 2.4 GHz with 512 MB Ram). My video card went belly up a few weeks ago and I put in an old barebones type of card out of an old computer. I am unhappy with the performance so I bought a card from newegg but I couldn't use it because my expansion slots are only PCI NOT PCI-e. Also my power supply is 300w and newer cards seem to require more power. So my questions are:
1 - Should I try Ubuntu via WUBI? (I need windows for Quicken and a few other things.) Would Ubuntu make me and my old computer happy?
2 - Should I just grin and bear it for a couple of months and buy a new system with Windows 7?
3 - Should I get a Mac Mini?
4 - Should I forget computers entirely?
5 - Is there a good video card that is PCI?
Oh by the way, I can't add more memory because the super old memory is way to expensive. I forget what kind it is but as someone once told me, I lost the memory lottery.