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GM5442 Core 2 Duo Desktop

GM5442 Core 2 Duo Desktop
alaScore 78

26 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of GM5442 Core 2 Duo Desktop. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the GM5442 Core 2 Duo Desktop is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Fast but ...


Fast system, especially with upgraded ram. Plenty of storage

As stated before, the MoBO and the built in audio are not playing well together - about every 3rd boot the sound is not working

Nov, 2007

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Gateway in an undervalued stock


I would never buy a prefab pc for myself, but this was for a newbie. Normally I handhold newbies through the purchase of a Dell, but I found that Dell is rapeing people on the options -- about as bad as buying a new car. I took a chance on Gateway and...

Nice case cooling, keyboard, mouse. The tuner is definitely an Avermedia with remote and IR blaster(repeater) (only single tuner though). I wasn't able to get QAM working so the IR blaster was required -- skinny wire with a head that sticks directly to...

The onboard audio kept failing in Vista32 -- I think it was hardware because the equalizer was alive but no sound came out. I ended up getting an Audigy SE 7.1 for thirty bucks and all is good ; I think the Aero experience is smooth but Vista's...

Oct, 2007

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4 weeks, not working yet


looks nice

squirrelly behavior since receiving, including trouble with usb, trouble with sound - sound device is there sometimes, gone other times - call Gateway for support, go through a shared session (that was impressive, btw) they say it's hardware, send it...

Oct, 2007

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Big help in campground


Easy to install and set up, gets to work automatically, and I like the RaLink wireless utility that comes with it. It gives you a lot of information about your connection, signal strength, signal quality, channel, and lots more. You can use your laptop...

Great system, everything in the box was great except for the video. 500gig hd was a plus

The system was working fine for me until I restarted it for the first time. The onboard audio wasn't working properly and had to fix enable/disable it through the bios which led me to purchase a sound card. Overall, its a great bargain

Oct, 2007

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Great Deal


Nice system for the money. Hard drive is a fast sata 3Gb/s and a decent size of 500GB. System comes with tv tuner, 2GB of RAM and runs Vista Premium great

Integrated Intel GMA is the only con. It's adequate for Vista but invest in a better graphics card. I added the XFX GeForce 8600GT to this system and it runs great

Oct, 2007

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Gateway GM5442 Core 2 Duo E4400(2.00GHz) 2GB DDR2 500GB Intel GMA 950 Windows Vista Home Premium


Tha Loud Hard Drive Doesnt Really Bother Me :) But Yea Its a Lil Loud

Its Really Good ; Everything Work OK ; But Its Not For Gaming :P

Likes Recording Games and Tutorials ; Have Problems With Recording ; I Found Out Theres No " Stereo Mix ; So I Cant Record Sounds From Tha PC ; But Meh

Oct, 2007

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nice buy


Everything already noted

Hard Drive is very loud. However Gateway sent me a replacement. Interesting part is in is not the same as the original, different mnfg. It is now whisper quite

Sep, 2007

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Great Bargain!


If you plan to change the PSU, make sure you buy a right angle SATA power cable because there is no room between the case and the back of the HDD for the standard stright plug-in cable. Definetley plan on buying a video card for this if you want to do...

I bougth this system for a friend to use as an all-around family pc, plus the occasional gaming machine. I like some of the other reviewers upgraded it right out of the box. The onboard graphics are insufficient at best. I bought the 8600GT from XFX,...

The Seagate harddrive is extremely noisy, probally the loudest HDD I have heard

Sep, 2007

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Not a bad deal!


I'm running XP Pro on it right now and I have no complaints. I don't watch TV anyway and as far as I can tell I'm not losing out out any other functionality. All things considered I'm happy with this purchase.

It's a very good basic system with plenty of memory and storage. Of course it does have onboard video and sound, but those can both be upgraded. I put in a Radeon X1650Pro 256MB for under $80. Everything works great right out of the box

There's a restore partition and a Vista install CD. If you wipe out the partition then there's no way to get the Gateway software that comes preinstalled without BUYING A $20 CD from Gateway, but at least you can reinstall Vista. Good luck on finding...

Sep, 2007

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Stop reading and buy this thing.

This system is the best value there is!! No problems. Buy it while they still have it or you will be sorry. I am like the last guy I bought the HannsG 22" monitor at the same time. They both kick

None except I did not buy it sooner

Sep, 2007