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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 06:39 PM

My old "Emachines" desktop is getting really slow, looking about a replacement.

I don't need anything fancy, just one that works! I use mine mostly for forums, lots of picture storage (I have "clickfree" backup & an external hard drive hooked up now). Pay some bills with it & internet ordering, researching things I'm buying, etc.

I mostly use Google Chrome, AVG free version, Ccleaner, did have Malwarebytes free until trial ran out. Printshop, AbiWord.

Looking at the possibility of a "refurbished" computer from "discountcomputerdepot". Anybody dealt with them?
Not looking to spend a lot, but need to be doing something!

Any input?



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Posted July 17, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Planning on windows?   



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Posted July 17, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Planning on windows?   

Yes, most of what I've looked at in the refurbished ones have Windows 7 Professional.  I'm running Windows Home Premium 64-bit now.



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 09:04 AM

For running Windows 7, look for one with at least 4GB memory.  8GB memory would be better.

 

Also looking at the processors, I'd look for one that is 3 GHz.

 

Since you mentioned "a lot of pics", I'd look for a 1TB HHD as well.

 

With the above in mind, it looks like you have a decent price range on their offerings:

 

http://discountcompu...h-terabyte.html

 

You may want to verify with them that the 64-Bit version of Win 7 is installed as opposed to the 32-Bit version.


Edited by OldBuzzard, July 18, 2015 - 10:01 AM.

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Posted August 13, 2015 - 06:15 PM

My old "Emachines" desktop is getting really slow, looking about a replacement.

I don't need anything fancy, just one that works! I use mine mostly for forums, lots of picture storage (I have "clickfree" backup & an external hard drive hooked up now). Pay some bills with it & internet ordering, researching things I'm buying, etc.

I mostly use Google Chrome, AVG free version, Ccleaner, did have Malwarebytes free until trial ran out. Printshop, AbiWord.

Looking at the possibility of a "refurbished" computer from "discountcomputerdepot". Anybody dealt with them?
Not looking to spend a lot, but need to be doing something!

Any input?

RE: Malwarebytes.  You can keep right on using the free version even though the trial period run out.  Load it up again and use it and when that window pops up click on Use Free Version and keep right on going.  I have been running the free version for a couple years now.  Updates and all.  Not automatic but a lot better than nothing.






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