Originally Posted by ikkuranus
If your 3 year old car started leaking coolant would you replace the tires on your 10 year old car instead of fixing the problem on the newer vehicle?
I can appreciate wanting a backup but you really should take care of the problems on current machine instead of trying to fix something that has long outlived its usefulness. (IE clean out the dust and probably reapply thermal paste)
I know the car analogy isn't exactly the best but it still gets the point across.
however this older LT was a $1400. at the time and preformed (net browsing and computer stuff) as well as this newer LT Acer aspire 5742. $650.
This 5742 has know issues w/ overheating after a few years of dust buildup.
I've blown canned compressed air into the intake of the CPU fan and also tryed to suck dust out w/ the electrolux vacumn cleaner, it still on occasion
heats up quick like when I have
a bunch of net. windows open really heats up when watching videos like I've observed 78*
up to 82* then started wondering why the PC shut itself down.
Cleaning the old dried up thermal phaste would requirecompletely disassembling the LT way more work than I care to get involved w/ I’dprobaley break something .
Originally Posted by pylor
USB2 transfers are horribly slow, as in MAX 64MB/s. It's not worth it, I'm not sure what you're trying to do but buying that adaptor to try and run with an old computer just won't work well. iirc, most motherboards ended up with Ultra ATA/133 as their max transfer rates for IDE/PATA, so that would be a max transfer rate of 133MB/s, which is MUCH faster than USB2. You'd actually be slowing down any computer going from IDE to USB2
OK so the USB2 should'nt be concidered what about the internal IDE to a SATA connection in post # 2 remember this LT won't be used as a portable anymore it will be stationary like a DT.