Odd machine behaviour

compdoc compdoc at hotrodpc.com
Sat Dec 8 17:19:42 UTC 2012

> If I ever get the chance (or am desperate) I'll re-format 
>& re-label the old drive & see how it goes.

I have built (still do) a lot of pcs using Athlons, and those older machines
can still do good work - it just takes a little longer. One of the things
that slowed them down was the speed of the hard drives made back then. 

Technology has advanced a lot since. If your machine has sata ports, you can
make the computer run quite fast just by installing an ssd drive. Of course
a decent amount of ram helps too.

By the way, be sure to visually inspect the capacitors on the mainboard, and
have your electronics guy check the caps in the PSU. Many systems
crash/freeze/die from failed capacitors. More so with older systems, but it
still happens with systems sold within the last year or two. 

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