The other day I was approached by a friend asking if I could upgrade some hardeware on one of his computers. Of course I told him it may be possible.
My friend stated he only needed it for internet and that it would not be running any applications other than Windows which was already installed and configured.
After accepting the hardware to go over there was something I had not seen in quite a while. It was a 75mhz Cyrix chip with 72 pin memory. Wow! I couldnt believe it. It’s like a paleontologist coming across a great find.
Well after the initial shock wore off I contacted my friend again and said I can do some upgrades but I will not make any guarantees as to how or even if it would do what they were wanting it to do and he agreed that was ok.
Well the upgrades worked for what they wanted it for. Just to realize…..what they spent on upgrades (in the range of $200) could have been put torwards a new computer with better functionality.
Get rid of that old hardware.