Hey guys and dolls,
So I’m sure you were all wondering if the Vista telephone product activation service is still running … it is.
Somebody gave my coworker a Dell OptiPlex 360, so he gave it to me. Other than needing some cleaning, it was in real good shape.
Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of RAM, 150 GB hard drive.
I was expecting Vista to be on it because of the sticker on the front, but when I fired it up, I was greeted with XP.
I almost considered keeping it that way, but it was so full of stuff that was slowing it down it wasn’t even funny. I kid you not, it took about three minutes for the mouse pointer to start working.
Anyway, I still have my bona fide retail copy of Vista Ultimate that I purchased in 2007. Went ahead and installed that pretty much without issue.
But since I like to use my retro PCs for gaming, I ordered a GeForce 8600 GT from eBay. Sealed box, never opened.
When I installed it, the PC wouldn’t boot. Turns out the 250 watt PSU in there just couldn’t cut it.
Bought a 450-watt EVGA power supply from Best Buy, and now everything works like a charm.
Installed Doom 3, runs nice and smooth. Remember when game installs were under 2 GB?