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Waldo - Update for an old friend

by canders

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15 Comments

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GPU Core Clock Rate

1.03Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

Description

Build Summary

This is a PC I inherited a few years ago when my father passed away. I think my dad had it custom built somewhere around 2006-2007. It was my primary PC until I built my own earlier this year; since then, it’s been sitting in the corner of my office.

For sentimental reasons, I couldn’t really bring myself to recycle it so I thought I’d see if I could breathe some new life into it with an upgrade.

I’ll probably use it as a playground for tinkering. I may also convert it to a file server down the road.

The upgrade went well. The PC boots much faster now. Windows 8 is running fine. It is MUCH quieter. I think most of the noise was coming from the PSU before.

All-in-all a fun project.

Parts summary

CPU: upgraded to a 64 bit Pentium 4

RAM: max the motherboard can support

SSD: thought as SSD would help speed things up even though it’s only a SATAI connection

GPU: had this in stock from another project

PSU: just had to replace the original

Case Fan: added some fans to try and create some positive pressure.

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talby 9 Builds 7 points 18 months ago

+1 nice upgrade, and cheers to old friends.

canders submitter 7 Builds 4 points 18 months ago

Thanks. Enjoyed looking thru your builds.

RyneSmith 7 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

+1 for sentiment, your Dad would be proud!

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks, appreciate it. Loved your 540 build.

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

No problem! Thanks for checking it out!

sqielyr 2 points 18 months ago

I wish you would have put the before and after pictures next to each other but other than that awesome build. by the way, sorry to hear about your dad.

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Good idea. I tried adding a before and after image by pasting a couple of the pictures together. Thanks for the kind words.

763nadom 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Nice upgrade and good job with the cable management.

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks. I tried my best. There's no room behind the motherboard.

Gooberdad 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

good cleanup. I still use an hp that is a hot mess inside from the factory. I never even thought about trying to organize it, until I got on here. nicely done. Here's to your dad.

canders submitter 7 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Yeah, I've learned a lot from this site too. It's a great resource.

malcar11 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Nice upgrade. Looks so clean and neat. If cared enough, could last many more years. Congrats!

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks. I am hoping it will last. It's fun using it.

Every1LoveEvery1 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Nicely Done and a nice tribute to your Dad!

How's that cpu handling the gpu? Or have you not tried anything on it yet?

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks for looking. I haven't done much with it yet. I may play around with it some this weekend.

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