I Got This Laptop For Free in 2008. Here's How It Holds Up In 2017.


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  • Chubbyemu
    Chubbyemu   3 years back

    Hi everyone! I upgraded my desktop processor if you're interested: This 6 Core CPU Costs $20. Will It Let My PC From 2010 Last 3 More Years? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtjactGqJLg. thanks for stopping by!

    • jeremie johnson
      jeremie johnson  1 years back

      I'm interested

    • Einfach Yannic
      Einfach Yannic  1 years back

      My laptop has the 1151 socket

    • ajddavid452
      ajddavid452  2 years back

      I currently use a lowend 2009 laptop with integrated graphics as my daily driver, and it still works perfectly for the my main use for it: the internet

    • Bert Nijhof
      Bert Nijhof  2 years back

      I did buy a Vista Dell Inspiron 1521 in 2008 for my work. It had an AMD Athlon X2 TK55 at 1.8GHz with 2GB memory and a 160GB HDD. After my retirement in 2011 I moved with my Dominican wife to her country. From that moment on the laptop had constantly temperatures problems and I paid for 2-3 reparation. The laptop clearly had more problems with immigration and the high temperatures than I. I stopped using it for many years, but this year I put a AMD Turion X2 TL66 CPU in it running at 2.3GHz. The laptop was really more responsive. The temp problems were less severe and on holiday in Belgium they disappeared almost completely. Also after the CPU upgrade the laptop did not support AMD-V for virtual machines, despite that had been enabled in the BIOS, so in Belgium I ordered a 2nd generation i5 laptop. Half way my holiday, 2 hours before the arrival of the new one, the old PC died of a defect motherboard. Maybe it felt its obsolescence, but more probably it has been the result of running too hot for many years. Basically that laptop was a bad design and Athlons have never been used in any laptops except the 1 or 2 Athlon models sold in that year.

    • TheDeepThinker 2000
      TheDeepThinker 2000  2 years back

      same story. actually its what am on right now typing this. i THINK this computer is like around 2006. been using it ever since. i was even able to upgrade to windows 7 with it and everything. REALLY good computer. though i can't understand how the newer ones are losing the ability to read sd cards. makes me wonder if technology is trying to go backwards.... i wonder... can any of the new ones still play dvd's or is that trend dieing as well?

  • Kevin Luo
    Kevin Luo  2 months back

    First "here's what happened" video

    • Kennison Swah
      Kennison Swah  3 months back

      Actually you can upgrade the CPU in that laptop just takes a lot of disassembly of it to get to the cpu socket.

      • Ferre fortnite
        Ferre fortnite  3 months back

        i got a 76 hz monitor of 2007 still perfect works in 1080 p

        • Hello World
          Hello World  3 months back

          now we have shitty chromebooks for a hundred dollars lol oh and screw apple, to the core.

          • Theodore Zuckerman
            Theodore Zuckerman  3 months back

            I thought about what I would do If my new laptop didn't have an SD card reader, and I needed to read or write something to an SD card. At home I would make a network connection to an older, obsolete laptop that has an SD card reader. In the field I'd have to use usb flash drives instead. With small ones that stick out from the side of the laptop only about 5 or 10 mm I wouldn't have to worry about its getting bent out of shape should I forget to remove it before putting my laptop into its carry-case. That doesn't solve all the problems though. If I had lots of data on numerous SD cards, that I needed to access in the field, I would want to spend time transferring all that data to the new laptop's hard drive, and back it up on another device. This sounds rather time-consuming though. I would wish I had a better solution.

            • Kylo Ren
              Kylo Ren  4 months back

              I’m more interested in how you got this for free. I’m okey with the low performance.

              • Brandon Schultz
                Brandon Schultz  4 months back


                • Тайбирияс Чайковский

                  Awesome analysis!!!

                  • George Costanza
                    George Costanza  6 months back

                    DVD for under $2000!! I loved old computer magazines. Oh and I have that same ozeri scale!!

                    • uni
                      uni  7 months back

                      Bro what the heck?! I was about to cry watching this video lmao, i was seriously getting emotional listening to the ending music

                      (well, maybe bcoz i was thinkin about the good old 2008 days, i still remember staying awake all night on my windows xp desktop playing red alert, general zero hour, IGI, you gi oh, hidden objects, fifa and cars wars with my cousin)

                      • EqualsCubed Gaming
                        EqualsCubed Gaming  7 months back

                        i think you could run mw4 on this since that was a really well optimized game

                        • Baldi
                          Baldi  8 months back

                          dvd laptop under 2000 $
                          *1999 $*

                        • Rowan Cunningham
                          Rowan Cunningham  8 months back

                          Damn I have this exact same laptop! (except it has a AMD Athlon instead)

                          • Kni
                            Kni  8 months back

                            if they remove USB ports then that will be just awful

                            • Mr Polu
                              Mr Polu  8 months back

                              I played on a old 2008 laptop in 2017 I got turboculosis

                              • Flame
                                Flame  8 months back

                                A man got a laptop for free in 2008 and this is what happened to his house

                                • ElonTusk
                                  ElonTusk  8 months back

                                  The budget entry laptops weren't all upgrade deadends. I had the inspiron b120 which came out a year earlier and featured the Celeron M @ 1.4ghz. Easily overclocked with software to 1.8ghz. I replaced it with a cheap used Pentium M 1.5ghz which is pinmod oc'd to 2.23ghz. Ran the celeron in a desktop sff gaming machine @ 2.5ghz aircooled. AMD was definitely behind when it came to mobile processing around that time.

                                  • usi malala
                                    usi malala  8 months back

                                    Ssd and enjoy

                                    • Denk
                                      Denk  8 months back

                                      standard things like a usb port IPHONE 7 HEADPHONES

                                      • Teej
                                        Teej  8 months back

                                        You could definitely upgrade the processor in this Laptop. I had the Athlong dual core 1.7ghz version, and bought another (same as yours) for parts. I realized I could try out the 2ghz because the processor isn't soldered it worked easily.

                                        • EqualsCubed Gaming
                                          EqualsCubed Gaming  9 months back

                                          "budget grade processors really shorten the usefullness of your pc"
                                          guess im gonna throw away my pentium g4600

                                          • eisoon eusoof
                                            eisoon eusoof  9 months back

                                            upgrade the laptop with eGPU

                                            • martinh88
                                              martinh88  9 months back

                                              2008 was the golden days. I was a poor as shit 20 year old, but I was happy.

                                              • Alejandro Jiménez
                                                Alejandro Jiménez  9 months back

                                                Came here looking for an unusable laptop, walked away with a lot of things to think about.

                                                • Peter Gaming
                                                  Peter Gaming  9 months back

                                                  Oof me my PC with windows xp broke. It had an Intel Celeron Processor. I remember when YouTube used to work on Windows XP. When I was little, I watched YouTube videos on Internet Explorer. I have a Virtual Machine with Windows XP. I tried loading YouTube and it could barely even load the YouTube logo.

                                                  • Klifegaming1234
                                                    Klifegaming1234  10 months back

                                                    A man got a laptop for free in 2008. This is what happened to his eyes

                                                    • Louie Southgate
                                                      Louie Southgate  10 months back

                                                      FACT: The US Military still uses Windows XP.

                                                      • pritu 351
                                                        pritu 351  10 months back

                                                        What is the name of the Surface you showed at 1:42 ?

                                                        • Jerkwad152
                                                          Jerkwad152  10 months back

                                                          My Thinkpad W500 is definitely still usable in 2019. :D
                                                          It's a tank.

                                                          • oink in yo face
                                                            oink in yo face  10 months back

                                                            meanwhile i use a toshiba satelite L75D-A7280 from like 2011 or 2012 and it works pretty well . of course it has almost 12 times the ram of the laptop in this video. if you were wondering mine has 6 gigs of ram and a 2 ghz processor

                                                            • Luukas Hyytiäinen
                                                              Luukas Hyytiäinen  10 months back

                                                              My year 2007 laptop browses internet just fine

                                                              • AMX 500
                                                                AMX 500  11 months back

                                                                I have a Dell but its desttop

                                                                • Dude
                                                                  Dude  11 months back

                                                                  Microsoft, 2025: "Windows 11 is 1000 times faster...but you have to pay 10 dollars every time you use your PC."

                                                                  • Jim Man
                                                                    Jim Man  11 months back

                                                                    i still got all my old games and software from back when win 3.1 and win 98 se was king....lol

                                                                    • Jim Man
                                                                      Jim Man  11 months back

                                                                      got my hp nx-7400 back in 2006 and it's my main computer still most reliable. all upgraded pushing 2.33 ghz under win 7. when discontinue win 7 support will go to linux of which runs good on here too.

                                                                      • Xianhong Meng
                                                                        Xianhong Meng  11 months back

                                                                        0:26 I'm subbing you just for this

                                                                        • mujjuman
                                                                          mujjuman  11 months back

                                                                          i had the same laptop and i hated it

                                                                          • Kirk Brocas
                                                                            Kirk Brocas  11 months back

                                                                            Would be interesting to see how well it runs Lubuntu.

                                                                            • OP Sihota
                                                                              OP Sihota  11 months back

                                                                              On a similar note my very high end Dell Laptop from 2010 actually works very well today. Only two years newer and much higher spec'd out than yours but I really only stopped using it because the 4 hour battery life just wasn't enough.

                                                                              • Idin MomenZadeh
                                                                                Idin MomenZadeh  11 months back

                                                                                A man was building a computer and was installing the cpu, but he forgot to put thermal paste, this is what happened to his kidneys

                                                                                • Robert Etzenhouser
                                                                                  Robert Etzenhouser  11 months back

                                                                                  My laptop today that I bought new in 2016 has a slow Celeron. 1.6 ghz isn’t enough

                                                                                  • Ian Knight
                                                                                    Ian Knight  12 months back

                                                                                    i got this laptop for 800 dollars recently its great Dell G3

                                                                                    • Gabriel Smough
                                                                                      Gabriel Smough  12 months back

                                                                                      That laptop is fucking jacked

                                                                                      • prallund feucht
                                                                                        prallund feucht  12 months back

                                                                                        UPCYCLE WITH LINUX UBUNTU/MATE and it will be as new and you will become even better
                                                                                        concerning the standard: use JSON and CSV. everyone with a brain does
                                                                                        Lenovo, Acer, Asus are the brands i d keep buying second hand. they are usually worth the few bucks and you can easily exchange parts, especially with Lenovo seeing how many corporate customers they run.

                                                                                        • minh ngọc trần
                                                                                          minh ngọc trần  12 months back

                                                                                          i still use a fujitsu fmv biblo nf50u laptop which i bought used in 2012, runs linux btw

                                                                                          • G D X
                                                                                            G D X  12 months back

                                                                                            So those surveys were legit back then?

                                                                                            • Amanda Chhang
                                                                                              Amanda Chhang  12 months back

                                                                                              me and my sister used to sit next to each other with our laptops and play maplestory XD it was so awesome back then!