I repaired a friends computer - as it had become too slow to run.
It was a 256meg 1.7 celeron that now has a gig and 2.6 P4.
It now runs well on most things now with the exception of Flash pages which are not great, and having Youtube open twice screws it playing most videos.
Its low profile - and I shoved in an old ?8 meg? AGP card - but it made little difference.
Could anyone suggest a card I could get for for a couple of quid on Ebay that might help (PCI or AGP - and non low profile is OK as long as the body of the card is low enough for me to cut the back plate)?
Cheers and rep waiting!
I SHOULD ADD...
I am sure her monitor takes DVI as well as D-Sub, and although out the price range HDMI would be fine too, as her TV has one.
It was running XP, and was pretty clean, but the slow processor and low memory were what killed it rather than bloat.
Its now got Ubuntu on it - to see if she can manage Open Office. If she cannot, its going back to XP and MS office.