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so it's time for a new computer? or is there anything i can do for this dinosaur?

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#26
or you can get them off of ebay or buy oem or refurbs with a risk, of course retail is kinda blurred when buying a graphics card retail at the local bestbuy will set you back an extra 30-70$ compared to online, not to mention tax which as a whole is more expensive than shipping rates. lol
so getting a component cheap is really only a matter of shopping around.

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and oh trog usually 4 lanes are fster than 2 lanes because whne an old granny driving in the far right is only going 12mph on a two lane you have alot of congestion as everyone has to pass her or get bogged down by those going slower than you but faster than the granny. on a fourl ane you have enough room to get around the granny without slowing down as those going slower than you but faster than the granny will use the next lane over instead of the faster lan on the far left. (as well as the middle left lane for those going slightly faster than the guy who's using the middle right lane to pass the granny.) in this way when going from point a to point b will be easier on a 4 lane road than a 2 lane. and i just listed one slow driver that's not including semi's, busses, break happy joes ect.
(okay can't really relate it to the gpu issue but I thought your highway analogy needed some refinemeant. lol)
 
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yogurt_21 said:
or you can get them off of ebay or buy oem or refurbs with a risk, of course retail is kinda blurred when buying a graphics card retail at the local bestbuy will set you back an extra 30-70$ compared to online, not to mention tax which as a whole is more expensive than shipping rates. lol
so getting a component cheap is really only a matter of shopping around.

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and oh trog usually 4 lanes are fster than 2 lanes because whne an old granny driving in the far right is only going 12mph on a two lane you have alot of congestion as everyone has to pass her or get bogged down by those going slower than you but faster than the granny. on a fourl ane you have enough room to get around the granny without slowing down as those going slower than you but faster than the granny will use the next lane over instead of the faster lan on the far left. (as well as the middle left lane for those going slightly faster than the guy who's using the middle right lane to pass the granny.) in this way when going from point a to point b will be easier on a 4 lane road than a 2 lane. and i just listed one slow driver that's not including semi's, busses, break happy joes ect.
(okay can't really relate it to the gpu issue but I thought your highway analogy needed some refinemeant. lol)
You go shop around and try to find a NIB pentEE 955 for 550 dollars...
 
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#28
why would I have to shop around? i'm a retailer with a retilers dicount, i can get the 955 for 500$ all day long. and no i don't share where'd the profit in that be? lol.
 

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I've always wondered. How do you become a retailer? It might be nice to earn a little extra money building custom computers for people.
 
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yogurt_21 said:
why would I have to shop around? i'm a retailer with a retilers dicount, i can get the 955 for 500$ all day long. and no i don't share where'd the profit in that be? lol.
I get it for 450 but i need a profit
 
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becoming a retailer is as easy as your, state/country allows. for me it was a 5 month process to get licensed for both on the net and in my storefront sales. if I was planning just to sell online it would have taken much less time. you'dd have to research your local laws and apply there.
edit: a useful link
http://www.entrepreneur.com/howto/retail/0,7167,,00.html
 
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#32
well until tax money comes i have decided to grab some items off ebay to stepup this old girl for now.

NOW..
MOBO-Aurora - Gigabyte 7DX Motherboard with Integrated Components (Millennia® Max XP)
PSU-Tiger 250W Power Supply
CPU-AMD T-Bird Athlon 1000MHz 200FSB PGA

In about a week...
MOBO-Mercury KNU400X-L Socket A AMD Motherboard~nVidia NFORCE2 NS-7 A7N8X
PSU-PoWork Black 600w-Max Silent ATX Power Supply
CPU-AMD ATHLON XP 2000+ SOCKET A 462 CPU. THOROUGHBRED CORE 266 FSB. MODEL AXDA2000DUT3C.
CPU COOLER-Thermaltake Volcano 7+ Pure Copper Cpu Cooler AMD


should give this old girl a nice little kick in the pants eh?
 

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#33
so which is better 1 stick of 1gb Memory or 2x512 dual sticks = 1gb memory?
is there any advantages one over the other?