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Topic # 148830 2-Jul-2014 10:39
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Hi everyone

I have recently finished up work for the season and my damn computer I use for web/graphic design an gaming has given up on life an just wont turn on it was only cheap thing anyway, but I don't have the money to replace it so I'm wondering does anyone have some spare computer parts or a spare laptop they don't wont anymore? That would be good to at least do web/graphic design on, or would anyone have a small form graphic card, I have a cheap thing that only cost me 35 dollars for our kids to watch tv on but I could always put a graphic card in it an use that.

Case is a 
HP Compaq dc7800 Small Form Factor 
hp s/n AUD84007BL
p/n GC760AV

I have no idea how to pick a graphic card to fit a small form case. 

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  Reply # 1078486 2-Jul-2014 10:39
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  Reply # 1078516 2-Jul-2014 11:17
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Where in the country are you?




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  Reply # 1078518 2-Jul-2014 11:22
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Did you have a budget in mind? My flat mate has an older pc sitting in the corner that still works. It has a decent AMD graphics card and an older Core Duo CPU. 

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  Reply # 1078530 2-Jul-2014 11:36
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they way I read the OP is budget = $0



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  Reply # 1078567 2-Jul-2014 12:40
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In Whitianga

Budget of $50 at most sorry like I said work is finished for the next 3 4 months I don't have much money to play with



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  Reply # 1078569 2-Jul-2014 12:41
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Krishant007: Did you have a budget in mind? My flat mate has an older pc sitting in the corner that still works. It has a decent AMD graphics card and an older Core Duo CPU. 


If your flat mate will take 50 for it then yes 

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  Reply # 1078571 2-Jul-2014 12:42
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sorry bud. i dont think he would take 50 bucks for his computer (still in full working condition). 

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  Reply # 1078737 2-Jul-2014 16:08
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Got 3 PCs (no monitors/kb/mouse) They are really old only 512MB and no operating system unless you want me to put LINUX MINT 32 bit on them - the cmos battery need replacing Do have a CRT monitor if you want that. Only trouble is they are in Kapiti not sure how you would get them to you. 

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  Reply # 1078748 2-Jul-2014 16:22
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Ive got a whole bunch of parts, laptops, cases etc I'm wanting to get rid of (wife said they go or I do) , if you know someone in Auckland who can get to Whangaparaoa to pick them up, youre more than welcome to them. 




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  Reply # 1079028 3-Jul-2014 00:20
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Is there anywia you could send a laptop or laptops to me, and Ill pay the shipping. Are the laptops vista or windows 7?

If I could get there I'd take it all but I'm in Whitianga



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  Reply # 1079270 3-Jul-2014 11:37
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xpd: Ive got a whole bunch of parts, laptops, cases etc I'm wanting to get rid of (wife said they go or I do) , if you know someone in Auckland who can get to Whangaparaoa to pick them up, youre more than welcome to them. 



I have decide to upgrade the current computer I have I was wondering do you have some DDR2 8gbs of the same chips

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  Reply # 1079288 3-Jul-2014 12:00
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2GB of RAM would be fine for that PC. It's probably only got 1GB now.  4GB or 8GB sticks would not work in it.

A couple of 1GB sticks, 4 512 MB sticks or a single 2GB.  The 1GB ones will probably be easiest to source.

If it currently has two sticks of RAM inside the case, and broken RAM might be the problem which is stopping it working, would be to remove one of the sticks at a time and see if it can then boot up. 

Does it not switch on at all, or is the error shown on the screen during the boot up process?



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  Reply # 1079672 3-Jul-2014 22:12
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jonb: 2GB of RAM would be fine for that PC. It's probably only got 1GB now.  4GB or 8GB sticks would not work in it.

A couple of 1GB sticks, 4 512 MB sticks or a single 2GB.  The 1GB ones will probably be easiest to source.

If it currently has two sticks of RAM inside the case, and broken RAM might be the problem which is stopping it working, would be to remove one of the sticks at a time and see if it can then boot up. 

Does it not switch on at all, or is the error shown on the screen during the boot up process?


The computer I am talking bout is not broken thats my one, the one I am talking bout is the kids one that we use for our tv. And it can take a max of 8gbs of DDR2

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Sorry, I cant send anything as I need it all gone this weekend.

And for RAM, I dont think you'll find anyone willing to give up 8GB of DDR2, its getting expensive to source and those that have 4/8, will probably be holding onto it for the same reason you want it :)

Ive only got 512MB sticks I think and even then they could be faulty....





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  Reply # 1081068 4-Jul-2014 16:30
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xpd: Sorry, I cant send anything as I need it all gone this weekend.

And for RAM, I dont think you'll find anyone willing to give up 8GB of DDR2, its getting expensive to source and those that have 4/8, will probably be holding onto it for the same reason you want it :)

Ive only got 512MB sticks I think and even then they could be faulty....

 


I wasn't thinking free. I would pay for them $20 per 2 gb stick

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