An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

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An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by radiomixer » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:33 pm

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Now it's not just that he happened to be right -- 7 or 8 years old is Ancient, I agree -- but the amazing part is, HE DID IT, *and* it now runs better than it's original specs! Thanks again, Bro!!

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Post by kathyM » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:21 pm

:) :)

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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by Howard64 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:04 pm

Damn Im a hairy little bugger aren't i? LMAO!!!!
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Post by tomspy77 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:58 pm

Yeah, since going through a pretty bad place life wise this Summer, I was left with my 2005 Dell Win XP machine and at times I have wanted to throw the old girl at the wall.

I am not "totally" computer ignorant but I also don't know some stuff as well.

Soon if I can maintain all the work I am right now I will buy a new PC, but plan on rebuilding this Dell and a Dell laptop of about the same year to the top specs allowed...kind of like how some build old cars in their spare time...

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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by Howard64 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:33 am

upgrading older computers can save some money, but you must
have the system specs to make sure that you get the correct parts.

Even with upgrading the RAM and possibly the processor...you still have
limits. It is like having an old Volkswagen, there is just only so much
you can do and keep the original look.

I can take an older system and tweak it and have it run wonderfully
for surfing, email..etc. But much beyond that, if you are a gamer or want
a SUPER fast processor, you have to go with up to date materials.

If you need assistance, I can offer my services:)
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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by radiomixer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:09 am

Oh I'm totally with Howard on that point -- perhaps I should have pointed out that, while I'm thrilled my Old Hell (Oops I meant Dell, dammit, Dell) is running better, I only did it as a stopgap measure to bide time while Howard builds my next computer.

I am completely hot for the 'next generation' processor, but the next level Windows OS scares the crap outta me. Seems I get that way with every OS upgrade though.
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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by Howard64 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:16 am

Processors have come a LONG way over time. There is now
an 8 core processor on the market...EIGHT cores!!!!! That
would be so insanely fast!!! And with the RAM to match it?

It boggles the mind to even ponder the possibilities.

Sis? I am so looking forward to building your new computer!!! By
the time I am done, I could honestly see you sitting in front of the new
system, mouth gaping, drool dripping and you going into a form of
techno-shock.

:dance:
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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by AKA JH70 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:17 am

You guys(and girl) are making me jealous. I guess I have computer envy.

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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by Howard64 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:20 am

If you were to PM me the stats of your computer, I could help you map
out what yo need to upgrade yours:)
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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by radiomixer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:33 am

Howard64 wrote:Processors have come a LONG way over time. There is now
an 8 core processor on the market...EIGHT cores!!!!! That
would be so insanely fast!!! And with the RAM to match it?

It boggles the mind to even ponder the possibilities.
Oh just stop it. You totally already had me at "8 core," and I don't even know what that means.
Howard64 wrote:Sis? I am so looking forward to building your new computer!!! By
the time I am done, I could honestly see you sitting in front of the new
system, mouth gaping, drool dripping and you going into a form of
techno-shock.

:dance:
LOL, And that differs from my daily existence in what way? No wait, it doesn't!
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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by radiomixer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:23 am

AKA JH70 wrote:You guys(and girl) are making me jealous. I guess I have computer envy.

OH FFS, there are TWO girlS on this thread, TWO! T-W-O! I'm not a DUDE. :wall:
AKA JH70 wrote:I guess I have computer envy.
Yeah well, that mebbe and something else. Let's see, how do I put this delicately? :think:

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Yuuup, that about nails it ...
"I'm gonna tell you straight up. I didn't care who they blamed as long as it wasn't me. I mean, that's the bottom line. I did not care. I didn't care then and I don't care now." - Ronald DeFeo Jr. interview for "First Person Killers"

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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by AKA JH70 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:47 am

LMAO...I know you're not a dude....you're a dude'ette

I forgot that Kathy was here. :oops: Sorry Kathy!

Earlier this year, I was saving up for a gaming computer. I was about 1000 bucks short before I got laid off from my last job. The money I had saved had to go to pay bills.

Bummer!

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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by tomspy77 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:19 pm

Howard:

When I am finally able to do it I will let you know!

I know I can only take her so far in upgrades, but she has worked for me when I needed her to, so I figured I'd be nice to her.

Thing is it has sucked since July to have gone from Win 7 with a Dual Core to XP with one core....

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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by radiomixer » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:43 pm

tomspy77 wrote:When I am finally able to do it I will let you know!

I know I can only take her so far in upgrades, but she has worked for me when I needed her to, so I figured I'd be nice to her.
Tom, I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable our Tweak Project was, although I understand yours is different. But run it past Bro, what could it hurt?
tomspy77 wrote:Thing is it has sucked since July to have gone from Win 7 with a Dual Core to XP with one core....
Oh-ho, 7 and a DualCore, pffft, dang bragger! I like my XP. Image

But now that you mention it, I totally want a dual core (I'm afraid the 8-core will cost me a Buick or something. Gah.)





WAIT! Howard, do I want a Dual Core?
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Re: An Impression of Howard, Fixing my Computer

Post by Howard64 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:44 pm

the terminal I use for "working", checking my network, tracing IP's,
etc etc is a dual core and it works just fine with Win7 . Dual cores are okay
to use but if you want to play games, best go with a quad with all the accouterments.
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