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drumstik

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I am no computer expert, nor do I claim to be. That is why I come to you experts.

My question is simple (I hope)

I purchased a new computer for my home. Listed below are the specs. Could someone please tell me in non computer language if what I have is good? Or, what should I do to make it better?

I have no clue what fsb is, or a/v/l etc..

Please help

Totally confused

Motherboard:
Original Intel D865GBFL Pentium-4 Socket-478 A/V/L 800 FSB USB2 Motherboard

Processor:
Intel Pentium-4.30GHz Socket-478 800FSB CPU

Memory Support:
2 x Micron Technologies PC 3200 512MB DDR400 Memory (have 1g installed)

Hard Drive:
Seagate Serial ATA 8MB Cache 160GB Hard Drive

P.S.

Basically all I do is check emails, surf the web, and word processing. No games or anything like that.
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tazz1964

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HI
For what your doing this pc is great its fast it will do all you need as it is.
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drumstik

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Thank you very much.

Could you please explain to me what the a/v/L is and what 800 fsb is?


Original Intel D865GBFL Pentium-4 Socket-478 A/V/L 800 FSB USB2 Motherboard you please explain to me
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Hi
800fsb= is your front bus speed.
a/v/l= looks to me like the MB as Audio/video/lan on the MB
usb2= universal serail bus
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BobWerner

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I'll try to answer the 800 FSB question.

FSB stands for front side bus. Think of it as the highway the computer's information travels on. 800mhz (megahertz) is the speed of travel.

Do a google search on megahertz or hertz. It is a system of measurement that involves time and wavelength. Basically your house current is 60 hertz. A megahertz is one million hertz. So 800 megahertz is 800 million hertz. A very fast speed. (I could go into syne waves here, but nah)

Think of this speed as the speed of your car. Which is faster? 40 or 60 miles per hour?

That's an really simple answer. If you need something else, just let us know.
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