Trying to boot for installation

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 21:07:11 UTC 2013


On 8 April 2013 22:02, Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 2013-04-08 16:20 (GMT-0400) George Reinhart composed:
>
>
>>> Anyway, no, neither memory speed nor bus speed are the info we are
>>> asking for, which is *CPU* speed. If you type your asset tag number
>>> into the form at support.dell.com it should tell you the full
>>> specification of your PC.
>
>
> IOW, plug that seven character "number" into a Dell Support web page and you
> and subsequently we will have access to all its specs.
>
>
>> I'm looking at that on the setup screen right now, and all it says is
>> (and I quote) "CPU Speed....NORMAL".  Which didn't seem like it would be
>> much help.
>
>
>>> You have also not specified what model of CPU it has, nor what you
>>> mean by "plenty of disk space". This would be useful info.
>
>
>> Don't if this is the CPU model, but "processor ID" is F27.
>
>
> I think that will turn out to be a Northwood P4. The old GX260 I test with
> reports 2.4GHZ F29 on 533 bus.
>
>
>> Drive model WDC WD200BB-75CAA0
>> Capacity 20000MB.  (And at the moment it's completely empty.)
>
>
> 20GB PATA, adequate for basic PC functions, but not moving video stuff. Dell
> sold a lot of Optiplex GX240 and GX260 using those to businesses.
>
> Based on the F27 and the 20GB HD size, I'm afraid you shouldn't expect much
> from that DHP. With 1GB installed, it's probably fully populated using DDR
> RAM rather than slower PC133. It's only going to be about 3 or so years
> newer than the antique GX1. If it has a separate video card instead of
> onboard Intel video (probably 845G if it has; probably Radeon 7000 or 7500
> if not) you can expect somewhat better, but not anything anyone hardware
> savvy would pay $5 to get.

I agree.

George, if you can afford it, seriously, tou could get a much better
PC for well under US$200 (or equivalent) in much of the world.

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