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Upgrade query - old AMD Athlon 1 GHz

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by pcAnywhere, 3 Aug 2006.

  1. pcAnywhere


    Joined: 8 Mar 2006

    Posts: 909

    A collegue has asked me what upgrade options he has for the following system..

    Compaq Presario 5000 Series
    AMD Athlon 1GHz (Thunderbird I believe)
    128MB (100/133 MHz)
    30 GB Hard drive (5400rpm, EIDE)

    My initial (and to some extent, ongoing) thought was to scrap it and start again but I would be interested to hear other peoples suggestions are.

    I've hunted around and found you can actually buy RAM that slow still and a new EIDE HDD could be fitted (I assume any EIDE would work OK) but it's still around £150 quid.

    Any opinions?
  2. jas72


    Joined: 31 Jul 2006

    Posts: 10,277

    Location: Belgium land of chocolate

    I would scrap it.

    You can get a nice system for £250 these days.
  3. doopydug


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,626

    Location: Fife

    Yeah mate - scrap it

    I have enough old RAM, mobos, cpus and hard drives in the garage that would upgrade a rig like that for next to nothing but even then I would look at getting a new rig!

    As jas72 says you can get a lot for £250 - 300 these days.
  4. pcAnywhere


    Joined: 8 Mar 2006

    Posts: 909

    As I said - scrapping was my thought. You can build a Conroe based system (with integral graphics) for just over £400 or one based on the 805 (dual core - and upgrade path to conroe) for £350 or so..

    Thanks for confirming my thoughts
  5. comp builder


    Joined: 29 May 2006

    Posts: 711

    Location: stoke-on-trent

    it might be worth selling the old comp on ebay