[SOLVED] need opinions on this XP pc.

Tac 25

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Hi, I have found a restored XP pc for sale at 2500 pesos (approx $45). Quite cheap, as most XP rigs I see for sale online in my country are at around 9000 pesos.

https://www.carousell.ph/p/desktop-pc-computer-samsung-windows-xp-retro-gaming-computer-1209267946/?t-id=52XxBNo4HT_1675578434305&t-referrer_request_id=8wJLAvydi7mhuB-D&t-tap_index=8

pictures

https://media.karousell.com/media/photos/products/2023/1/13/desktop_pc_system_unit_compute_1673574920_09a68d03_progressive

https://media.karousell.com/media/photos/products/2023/1/22/desktop_pc_computer_samsung_1674366703_cdaf4712_progressive

https://media.karousell.com/media/photos/products/2023/1/13/desktop_pc_system_unit_compute_1673574920_dbac4a04_progressive

description

Samsung Magic Station PC micro ATX case - slightly modded (optical drive and floppy drive bays removed) -cut larger front opening for better air flow -120 mm fan fitted at the front for intake -dual HDD caddy cut/converted to single HDD -interior sanded, primered, painted white -motherboard and all parts deep cleaned while outside the case
Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.0 Ghz
250 gb hard drive
3.5gb DDR2 ram
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 512mb video card with HDMI, DVI, and VGA SoundBlaster Live 24-bit sound card
Samsung motherboard w/ Intel 945 chipset Intel gigabit LAN HSF with copper heatpipes original air shroud USB ports front and rear PS2 keyboard and mouse ports processor and GPU have fresh thermal paste new CMOS battery
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3 Freebie: new power cord

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it even comes with a gpu. I plan to use this to play Starcraft and other games from the XP era.

is this rig already a good deal?

I'm just worrying a little about dust coming in through the front? Or is it fine?
 
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BFG-9000

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That is a rare Pentium 4 which has CMPXCHG16b to allow running 64-bit Windows 10. 65nm dual-core, neat!

The only odd thing I see is it shows only 2GB is installed, so please verify with the seller that it does indeed show 3.5GB when 4GB is installed. 945PL is limited to 2GB max, but 945G is supposed to go up to 4GB (it cannot remap PCIE/APIC memory ranges to addresses above 4GB so installed hardware makes some of that memory unusable even in a 64-bit OS)
 
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Please take my advice with a grain of salt, as i'm fairly dim when it comes to technical details. But if i lived there ... i'd have already bought it. It's nicer than my current PC (which is also an XP machine). You know what you want it for. The seller obviously put some real care into it. And for that kind of a price?

i say go for it! ^ ^
 
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Tac 25

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@ChimasLover46

nice to meet you, fellow XP enthusiast! :)

I'm dim on some technical details too, which is why posted it here for others to see.

but from what I'm seeing now, this is a fairly good deal already. Will try to contact the seller maybe tonight, ask if he could do meetups in the office I work at, and I'd just pay extra for his travel expense. There we could plug the pc, and test if it works.

hopefully, the rig is not sold yet, because the post is already 22 days old.
 

BFG-9000

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That is a rare Pentium 4 which has CMPXCHG16b to allow running 64-bit Windows 10. 65nm dual-core, neat!

The only odd thing I see is it shows only 2GB is installed, so please verify with the seller that it does indeed show 3.5GB when 4GB is installed. 945PL is limited to 2GB max, but 945G is supposed to go up to 4GB (it cannot remap PCIE/APIC memory ranges to addresses above 4GB so installed hardware makes some of that memory unusable even in a 64-bit OS)
 
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Tac 25

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thanks for that added info. Makes this deal even better if I could obtain the machine.

ok, will ask that ram topic to the seller.

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