How much will it cost to make my really old computer better?

by on June 18, 2012

Q: I have a really old computer it is a compaq 5WV280 5000 series with a 900mhz AMD athalon processor 128 mb RAM 8MB Nvidia TNT2 graphics card how much can I do to it to make it better?

7 Responses to “How much will it cost to make my really old computer better?”

    A computer of that age isn’t really worth upgrading, you’d be better off picking up a used or refurbished computer that was built in the past year or two.


    I suggest going with one of the major builders/retailers:

    HP, Lenovo, Dell or Asus

    They’re all running Windows 7, and all using basically the same parts. Look for a good deal and read user reviews.

    Check out, and for deals and reviews.

    Picked as best answer

    I can’t promise the Compaq case would have the needed mounting screws or proper ventilation. A lot has changed in the past 10 years since that computer came out.

    Your best option is to toss/recycle the whole thing.