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Windows 7: Computer won't sleep

07 Mar 2010   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Your point? Its a Pentium 4? They are extinct. That $50 250 would smash right through it.
So are social skills.

$50 plus the extra cost of a new motherboard due to switching sockets etc does not equate to a 'small cost' - particularly if there is no need to upgrade since it's working.

Mate, just because someones machine isn't up to your 'standards' , doesn't make them an automatic candidate for the tip.


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07 Mar 2010   #12
msmcintosh

Windows 7
 
 
Reason for using it

It was an old machine that was sitting in the closet. It used to be my HTPC and was in a nice looking Silverstone case made for that purpose. I happen to look on NewEgg and saw they still made AGP graphics cards. I thought they would have been long gone. The card was $69 after the $10 rebate.

I had been playing blu-ray DVD's using my Asus UL30VT-A1 laptop and a USB blu-ray reader. It wasn't the most convenient setup. I thought maybe the old P4 with the new graphics card could. It did, perfectly.

It's WEI is 4.2. That is after I OC'd it 10% to 3.51 GHz. The score was 3.9 at 3.2 GHz. The CPU's score was the lowest, so that was the system's WEI.
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07 Mar 2010   #13
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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08 Mar 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msmcintosh View Post
It was an old machine that was sitting in the closet. It used to be my HTPC and was in a nice looking Silverstone case made for that purpose. I happen to look on NewEgg and saw they still made AGP graphics cards. I thought they would have been long gone. The card was $69 after the $10 rebate.

I had been playing blu-ray DVD's using my Asus UL30VT-A1 laptop and a USB blu-ray reader. It wasn't the most convenient setup. I thought maybe the old P4 with the new graphics card could. It did, perfectly.

It's WEI is 4.2. That is after I OC'd it 10% to 3.51 GHz. The score was 3.9 at 3.2 GHz. The CPU's score was the lowest, so that was the system's WEI.
$50 cpu here hits 6.5 and the motherboard would be $80 with a perfect built in card for decoding Blu-Ray.
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