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    Selling Computer curious on how much to ask

    Selling one of my old computers to make room for a new one, just curious on what I should ask. No monitor or keyboard/mouse is included. Going to try and sell it locally on Craigslist.

    Specs are:

    Motherboard: Abit AN7 uGuru
    CPU: AMD XP 2500+ Barton 1.833Ghz
    Hard Drive: Western Digital 80 GB 7200rpm 8mb cache 3.0Gb/s SATA
    Video Card: Gigabyte ATI Radeon 9600 PRO
    Memory: 1 GB DDR 400 PC3200 Corsair Extreme
    Optical Drives: Lite-on cd burner and Lite-on DVD-Rom
    Tower: Apevia X-Dreamer II 420 watt Power Suppy
    Network: Onboard and D-Link DWL-G520 Wireless Adaptor
    OS: Windows XP Pro 32-bit

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    Obsolete system, donate it to a pre-school or church and claim it on your 1040.

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    R.I.P. Nov 2015 RaisinCain's Avatar
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    You could probably get $100 for it. If I were you I would throw a Linux distro on there and use it as a server.

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    I agree with Bmed. Wipe the drive clean, reinstall the OS and donate it.

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    To be honest....not worth it.
    Windows XP is going to be useless on the internet in another several months. Not many peripherals will be supporting it anymore, as new hardware will not support it, and finding older drivers for older hardware for XP will be more and more difficult. New software can't be installed on it like accounting and antivirus. So donating it in reality just ends up causing the recipient to deal with discarding it in a few months.

    Computer hardware over 10 years old..that vintage processor dates back with the early Pentium 4's...it's 10+ years old. Installing new/current operating systems will result in poor performance.
    We throw out hardware newer than that....because there's not much we can do with it. We only keep/rebuild C2D or newer now.

    Properly dispose of it, or perhaps get 5 maybe 10 bucks for it at a local scrap metal dump.
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    Or donate it as previously suggested.

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    Thanks guys maybe I could give it to some local kid. It does fine surfing the web. But as previously mentioned it is pretty difficult finding new drivers and such. Oh well. I gave it to my four year old to do her schoolwork and surf the web on and I bought her a digital piano for Christmas......yea guess what.....yea it won't run FL Studio. So I have to build her a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron203 View Post
    yea guess what.....yea it won't run FL Studio. So I have to build her a new one.
    Unless the soundcard drivers do not work with " ASIO4all " it really should !
    I have a similar system with 2 GB of ram, two 120 GB hard drives and the CPU is a 1.7Ghz with FL Studio 10, runs good.
    Listen to these:
    https://soundcloud.com/happytom-1/wh...-see-happy-tom

    https://soundcloud.com/happytom-1/wh...-original-song

    https://soundcloud.com/happytom-1/do...t-didnt-happen

    https://soundcloud.com/happytom-1/th...rginal-song-by
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi View Post
    Unless the soundcard drivers do not work with " ASIO4all " it really should !
    I have a similar system with 2 GB of ram, two 120 GB hard drives and the CPU is a 1.7Ghz with FL Studio 10, runs good.
    Listen to these:
    https://soundcloud.com/happytom-1/wh...-see-happy-tom

    https://soundcloud.com/happytom-1/wh...-original-song

    https://soundcloud.com/happytom-1/do...t-didnt-happen

    https://soundcloud.com/happytom-1/th...rginal-song-by


    I bought her a Yamaha DGX-650, I have FL Studio 11 it installs fine but will not run. It says under system specs at least dual core I believe. It was my fault didn't read the fine print. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron203 View Post
    I gave it to my four year old to do her schoolwork and surf the web on .
    For a 4 year old...skin it with Qimo..a custom *nix distro for kids.
    http://www.qimo4kids.com/
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