Damn, my PC  

rm_iwannatellu 45F
849 posts
7/21/2006 7:16 am

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7/26/2006 10:47 am

Damn, my PC

I have always thought that I was pretty adept at fixing things, and if I didn’t know how to do something, I would read the manual. Problem solved. But what do you do when there isn’t a manual, or if you have done all the manual says to do and the problem doesn’t go away?

My computer is STILL not working… SIGH!

I backed up all my data, reformatted the hard drive, reloaded Win 2K Pro, and reloaded Office, but still my machine laughs at me.

When I dial up to connect to the internet, it makes a strange clicking sound, then gives me the blue screen of death again. Something about a kernel error, then a physical memory dump.

I guess I will have to go to plan B and buy a new machine. Any advice? Should I go for a clone or a name brand? I had a clone once before and it gave me nothing but trouble. The one that just died was a Dell, and it was just great. Then again, it could just be the luck of the draw…

The specs I am looking at are a 40 gig hard drive, a 3 gig processor, and 512 Megs of RAM. Too much? Too little?

Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks in advance...


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
7/21/2006 10:07 am

    Quoting DustyWidget:
    Lie on the phone and look sexy. That should do it lover!! xxx
The other wing is also blue. Oh, am I not supposed to post off topic? Alright then...


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
7/21/2006 10:10 am

    Quoting rm_fotogod:
    Apple Mac, that's the answer to any computer problem.
    Especially since now, you can run that inferior OS Windows on it also.

    With the mac, in Mac mode, you can mess with movies, pictures, DVD's, music, the internet, make a website of your own in 15 minutes or less, Straight out of the box.
    And you say, I have all my software for windows. Well...most of the software companies are now doing a one time crossover deal. They will either give you a mac copy, or some charge 30-40 bucks for their trouble. As long as you promise not to use both.

    If you buy a mac you will be happy for years to come, I promise.

    I should be an Apple salesman.
I will look into this.

But Macs are not really main stream here except for serious Media and graphics propeller heads.

I am not sure what the support would be like, but I will do some homework. I hvae not really looked at this option yet.

Thanks


IsThisBetter4u 105M

7/21/2006 11:08 am

You can never have 'too much' in a system. Whatever you choose will be outdated in a year, so get the best you can afford.

For me...I need a high end video card, high end sound card, a gig of ram, and the fastest processor I can find. But I've pretty much spoiled myself. Get the best that you can for sure.{=}


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
7/21/2006 11:50 am

    Quoting rm_fotogod:
    That's the beauty of it, macs don't need much support. and their techs are worldclass.

    Dusty you're a dork!
Seriously considering it as an option...


jhb0825932126 47M
12 posts
7/21/2006 6:14 pm

Hi iwannatellu .... Your PC really should work like a charm ... sounds to me like a modem issue (you may be using an internal software modem ??
Anyway if you need advice message me.
You really should have to buy a new one!!


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
7/22/2006 7:45 am

    Quoting IsThisBetter4u:
    You can never have 'too much' in a system. Whatever you choose will be outdated in a year, so get the best you can afford.

    For me...I need a high end video card, high end sound card, a gig of ram, and the fastest processor I can find. But I've pretty much spoiled myself. Get the best that you can for sure.{=}
Hiya

The thing I am trying to avoid is it being outdated in a week. LOL

Thanks though, I will bear that in mind.

xxx


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
7/22/2006 7:48 am

    Quoting jhb0825932126:
    Hi iwannatellu .... Your PC really should work like a charm ... sounds to me like a modem issue (you may be using an internal software modem ??
    Anyway if you need advice message me.
    You really should have to buy a new one!!
Ohhhh, didn't consider that...

Perhaps I should see if I can use an external modem and try if that makes a difference.

Thanks.


T_A_B_75 41M

7/24/2006 1:17 pm

Anything you purchase off the shelf is already out of date. What you have to do is evaluate what your needs are.

If you are using it for e-mail and internet you can get by with anything really. If you are a gamer you need the latest and greatest.

I would not recommend a clone unless you have a technical friend who can help you with any support issues (if you are blogging about it you most likely don't have that).

Good luck with your upcoming purchase.


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
7/26/2006 10:47 am

    Quoting T_A_B_75:
    Anything you purchase off the shelf is already out of date. What you have to do is evaluate what your needs are.

    If you are using it for e-mail and internet you can get by with anything really. If you are a gamer you need the latest and greatest.

    I would not recommend a clone unless you have a technical friend who can help you with any support issues (if you are blogging about it you most likely don't have that).

    Good luck with your upcoming purchase.

Thanks for that feedback - I don't have a geek on hand, so it is helpful to know your opinion.

Still getting quotes...

Have to save a bit more


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