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lildrinky's PC Profile

This machine, I'm kind of ashamed to post here lol. At the time, I didn't know that much about building my own machine, so we decided to buy one pre-made from RadioShack. It's an HP pavilion 522n, purchased sometime in 2001. It's been through a lot, mainly from being dragged around from place to place for lan parties. People laugh at me now cause its so old and hardly plays any new games anymore. The front side USB plate somehow got pushed in (and there doesn't seem to be any clips inside.. i don't know how they had it stick there in the first place) and the a:/ drive is all fugged up. Otherwise, I've had no problems. Oh yeah, it does turn off on me sometimes, for no reason. It's not a heating issue, might be lack of power but I doubt it. I live in a crapshack apartment and sometimes the lights flicker, so I figure that's the culperit. Anyway, here's my mean machine.


My PC's Name:Slow Cheetah
Date Built/Last Mod:Jan/06
Building PCs for:1 to 2 years
Future Plans:To build a whole new computer.
Benchmarks:I do have benchmark scores, but i'd rather not show them off lol. Belarc gave me 0.68 out of 10. :/
Purpose of My PC:Mainly just to get on the net, movies and stuff. Also for video rendering, we've made a few little point-and-click games and another (3D-ish) on the way!
Internet Connection:Cable. Doesn't always seem like it though :P
Furniture:A desk I've had for about 20 years lol. It's old but very sturdy.
Where I Shop:I bought this machine at RadioShack

Tigerdirect is good
There's a store here called "the PC shop" that orders a lot of stuff on line and sells for the same price as on line, before shipping! I don't know how he does it, but i'm not complaining


MotherboardP4G-LA (Corolla)
RAM/Memory512/2100 DDR
Processor/CPU1.8 GHz/400 Celeron
Video Card64Mb intergrated video. No AGP slot!! Haha I suck.
Sound CardSoundmax AC97 Audio (intergrated)
Power Supply300W Max power supply
CaseThe case it came with. Its kind of rounded with light and dark grey sections. Its not much but its got a cd caddy on top that I love!
Hard Drive(s)Seagate U Series 60020, 60 GB, 5400 RPM, Seek Time 8.9 ms
Optical Drive(s)24X10X40X CD-RW, 16X DVD-ROM, LG DVD-RW 4X16X48 in an external (Data One) USB2.0 case
Other DrivesI have a floppy. It's broken though.
Cooling SetupJust the standard fans that came with it. Nothing special
PCI CardsLucent Win 56k Modem, Realtek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC, USB 2.0 PCI card

Other Goodies

Display/MonitorNEC MultiSync XE21 (21" monitor) NOT a flatscreen, so the chassis is HUGE!!!
Backup System(s)My poor old lappy. IBM thinkpad 390x (256 memory upgrade)
External HardwareLG DVD-RW 4X16X48 in an external (Data One) USB2.0 case, Kingston 1GB swingdrive, Intel 3024 Webcam
Operating SystemWindows XP Pro, Service Pack 2
Other Software Used*Ad Muncher is the best i've tried so far for blocking ads. Between that and google, I'm not bothered very much.