Memories without much Memory

Unless you feel nostalgic and want to take a ride down memory lane, stop reading now. This post is just reminiscing on old computers from the past. So I ran across the receipts for computer builds previous to my cheap desktop upgrade and had a good laugh. This actually started in an effort to find details about my current PSU…which is almost the only detail missing. To start with the recent desktop upgrade replaced an Abit KV8 Pro Socket 754 motherboard ($80) with an AMD Sempron 2800+ 1.6 GHz “Palermo” CPU ($87).

Cheap desktop upgrade

Finally bit the bullet and did a minor upgrade. After exhaustive research I settled for a very low end system that is still two to four times faster than my old hardware. More on that in a bit. So without further ado, here are the parts: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G - $100 G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $120 AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor - $33 All other parts were reused from my old system plus a SATA HDD that was lying around.