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Lorien

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#1



Well, here it is 2:34AM my time and I'm just waking up for the day. I went to bed at 7PM planning to get up at 11PM - work here for 3-4 hrs and then go back to bed until 7-8AM (but it didn't turn out that way). I have GOT to change my medication or get back on some type of reasonable schedule.

Congrats MWRed on post 500 - that's a good milestore - 1/3 of the way to your Gold Badge! :party:

I hope to catch up on some threads I've been procrastinating on and of course get in some new ones (but consering the time, I don't suppose I'll see very many of those for quite a few hours yet - unless there are some that have been skipped in any of the forums).

BTW, no snow, no threats of snow, and nothing predicted as far out as they tend to predict - which is all just fine with me.

And how the heck do you repair an ADSL line? I mean, I suppose there are tools and connectors to splice sections together - but while I can do so for ethernet lines (I have all the tools, connectors and lines for both regular and fire-resistant, even I don't have the equipment for an ADSL line. Wouldn't something like that be covered under the contract (and if not for free, at least covered under insurance)? And there, BTW, is yet another reason I hate snow (though all the lines here are underground).
 

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#2

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Lorien

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Re: Today

Changed my avatar over at SF and EF. :) Thoughts? See it here: Windows Update Local Network Server - Windows 7 Forums
You must be joking. Keep the one you have - it's much better. Or if you must change, find something else.

Anyway, that's what I thought when I first saw it. I suppose if you intend to keep it, I'll eventually get used to it. It is, after all, how you want to be recognized so it's not a decision for anyone else to make.
 

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Smurfyy

Danny :)
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Re: Today

^ Aww, cute lol.
Today I plan to fix that noisy fan in my case. Kinda wish I didn't do the cable management like I did as this means I have to take the whole computer apart to unplug one cable :rolleyes:

I've also been thinking of building a file server using them SAS drives I've got laying around *In my System Specs* after I found that I can't use them because the RAID card uses the same slot as my video card. I've got enough parts to do it aswell, just need a case. I've also got a copy of Server 2003. I'll see what happens, I mean, it's worth trying to use them, it's better that them just lying around collecting dust; 3 of the 4 SAS drives were brand new :zip:
 

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    1440 by 900, 32 bit colour, 75 hertz.
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    1 250GB sata main drive.
    1 160GB from old install.
    1 500GB for re-directs from OS disk.
    1 Seagate GoFlex External 1TB with backups.
    PSU
    750 watt.
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    Foxconn TSAA699.
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    4 fans.
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Lorien

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Re: Today

^ Aww, cute lol.
Today I plan to fix that noisy fan in my case. Kinda wish I didn't do the cable management like I did as this means I have to take the whole computer apart to unplug one cable :rolleyes:
This is going to be harder than you imagine. Noisy fans are typically caused by being out of balance (or something INSIDE like a very slightly bent shaft that is almost impossible to fix) and adjusting that balance without messing it up even worse is quite a chore (unless the cause is dust or something stuck to a blade or the shaft or something easy like that).

But good luck anyway. I don't know that I'd try it except for the dust part. Make sure you know how to quickly get a replacment (just in case). :(
 

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    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
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    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
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#6
Re: Today

Changed my avatar over at SF and EF. :) Thoughts? See it here: Windows Update Local Network Server - Windows 7 Forums
You must be joking. Keep the one you have - it's much better. Or if you must change, find something else.

Anyway, that's what I thought when I first saw it. I suppose if you intend to keep it, I'll eventually get used to it. It is, after all, how you want to be recognized so it's not a decision for anyone else to make.
lol. I certainly will never change my one here, but I was kind of fiddling with my SF and EF one. I found some good animated ones, but they were too large (file size) I shall look for a new one, and upload it when I find it!
 

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    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
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    Onboard
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    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
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    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
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    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
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    Stock PSU - 375W
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    Dell XPS 420
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    Stock Fan
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    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
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Lorien

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Re: Today

I shall look for a new one, and upload it when I find it!
I believe Dolly is once again available. LMAO!!

I like the one you have - it's you. Sounds to me like you're having a "Smurfyy attack" with avatars.

There's almost no chance I will change mine.
 

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    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
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    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
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Smurfyy

Danny :)
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#8
Re: Today

^ Aww, cute lol.
Today I plan to fix that noisy fan in my case. Kinda wish I didn't do the cable management like I did as this means I have to take the whole computer apart to unplug one cable :rolleyes:
This is going to be harder than you imagine. Noisy fans are typically caused by being out of balance (or something INSIDE like a very slightly bent shaft that is almost impossible to fix) and adjusting that balance without messing it up even worse is quite a chore (unless the cause is dust or something stuck to a blade or the shaft or something easy like that).

But good luck anyway. I don't know that I'd try it except for the dust part. Make sure you know how to quickly get a replacment (just in case). :(
I think it's dusty, and it's not a major fan, just a "System Blower" I bought a while ago when I had a smaller case. I have no need for them now as I have a bigger case ;).

EDIT:
Lmao, "Smurfyy Attack" I like it! ;)
 

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    8GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia geforce GTS240 1GB, 3GB shared memory. SLI soon.
    Sound Card
    realtek high definition audio, onboard.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch widescreen monitor, DVI.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 by 900, 32 bit colour, 75 hertz.
    Hard Drives
    1 128GB Kingston SSD Now OS drive
    1 250GB sata main drive.
    1 160GB from old install.
    1 500GB for re-directs from OS disk.
    1 Seagate GoFlex External 1TB with backups.
    PSU
    750 watt.
    Case
    Foxconn TSAA699.
    Cooling
    4 fans.
    Mouse
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Mouse.
    Keyboard
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Keyboard.
    Internet Speed
    download about 60/65MB/s, upload about 3/4MB/s. Virgin Media
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    ASUS EEEPad Transformer 16GB with Dock w/32GB class10 SD |
    Dell PE1950 II / 2xDual Core Xeons @3.00GHz / 16GB RAM / PERC 5i/R / 2x36GB SAS OS - 2x1TB SATA Data both RAID 1 |
#9

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#10

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    512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
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    1680 x 1050
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#11
Re: Today

Quick! Hide this from John! Dang! Just remembered that posts are a soft delete, and he can still see them. If we deleted 10 posts off the TODAY thread, he might get suspicious and look!
 

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    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
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#12
Woooo! Lorien started the new TODAY thread. Well, sort of started it. It looks like you started it! This is a first for VF!
 

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    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)

Smurfyy

Danny :)
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#13

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    ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia geforce GTS240 1GB, 3GB shared memory. SLI soon.
    Sound Card
    realtek high definition audio, onboard.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch widescreen monitor, DVI.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 by 900, 32 bit colour, 75 hertz.
    Hard Drives
    1 128GB Kingston SSD Now OS drive
    1 250GB sata main drive.
    1 160GB from old install.
    1 500GB for re-directs from OS disk.
    1 Seagate GoFlex External 1TB with backups.
    PSU
    750 watt.
    Case
    Foxconn TSAA699.
    Cooling
    4 fans.
    Mouse
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Mouse.
    Keyboard
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Keyboard.
    Internet Speed
    download about 60/65MB/s, upload about 3/4MB/s. Virgin Media
    Other Info
    ASUS EEEPad Transformer 16GB with Dock w/32GB class10 SD |
    Dell PE1950 II / 2xDual Core Xeons @3.00GHz / 16GB RAM / PERC 5i/R / 2x36GB SAS OS - 2x1TB SATA Data both RAID 1 |

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#14
I didn't intentionally do this or do anything to make it happen. I did not start a new Today thread as one would start a new thread. I suspect we maxed out the number of posts in a thread (or the size of an individual thread) and it automatically created another thread to pickup where the last one left off. I've never seen it happen before, but Today was probably the biggest thread in VF.
 

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    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
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#15
I didn't intentionally do this or do anything to make it happen. I did not start a new Today thread as one would start a new thread. I suspect we maxed out the number of posts in a thread (or the size of an individual thread) and it automatically created another thread to pickup where the last one left off. I've never seen it happen before, but Today was probably the biggest thread in VF.
It happens over at SF at lot. When they reach about 200 pages, a MOD does it manually. :)
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)

Smurfyy

Danny :)
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#16
Well, the problem was as we thought; dust.
Just completely cleaned out the problem fan and my video card which was covered in dust; the fan could barely move :eek:.
So yeah, gunna do some cable management then plug 'er back in ;).
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built.
    CPU
    AMD FX-4170 Quad-Core @ 4.2GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia geforce GTS240 1GB, 3GB shared memory. SLI soon.
    Sound Card
    realtek high definition audio, onboard.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch widescreen monitor, DVI.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 by 900, 32 bit colour, 75 hertz.
    Hard Drives
    1 128GB Kingston SSD Now OS drive
    1 250GB sata main drive.
    1 160GB from old install.
    1 500GB for re-directs from OS disk.
    1 Seagate GoFlex External 1TB with backups.
    PSU
    750 watt.
    Case
    Foxconn TSAA699.
    Cooling
    4 fans.
    Mouse
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Mouse.
    Keyboard
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Keyboard.
    Internet Speed
    download about 60/65MB/s, upload about 3/4MB/s. Virgin Media
    Other Info
    ASUS EEEPad Transformer 16GB with Dock w/32GB class10 SD |
    Dell PE1950 II / 2xDual Core Xeons @3.00GHz / 16GB RAM / PERC 5i/R / 2x36GB SAS OS - 2x1TB SATA Data both RAID 1 |

Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
1,571
Location
Merced & Monterey, CA
#17
Woooo! Lorien started the new TODAY thread. Well, sort of started it. It looks like you started it! This is a first for VF!
Today [2] was suppose to be started at the 200th page of Today... :p lol
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com

Lorien

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2,212
Location
Laytonsville, Maryland, USA
#18
Well, the problem was as we thought; dust.
Just completely cleaned out the problem fan and my video card which was covered in dust; the fan could barely move :eek:.
So yeah, gunna do some cable management then plug 'er back in ;).
Y'know, sometimes I'm glad I have a laptop where taking it apart like that really isn't a rational option (possible - and I've done it on other machines (not mine) - but very detailed and risky). Even something as simple as cleaning out the dust takes on a whole new meaning with a laptop (so I just use air and hope for the best but see no reason why my fan wouldn't get just as gunked up as yours where air would be all but useless, but luckily hear no problem noises so I assume I'm OK).

I don't even really consider upgrades as I'm maxed out on RAM, the monitor limits the value of a better graphics card even if I could find one (and I don't think I could add one but would need to replace the motherboard and include a better one when choosing), I have plenty of space on my HDD (and an external HDD for backup and, if it comes to that, additional storage space), a new processor probably wouldn't be compatibile with the motherboard, a new motherboard is MUCH too expensive and wouldn't really help much (without a new graphics card and processor too so I could upgrade to W7 - but that's not going to happen), I have a CD/DVD+RW burner (and no reason for Blu-Ray as I have nothing Blu-Ray and don't rent or buy videos anyway), and a laser wireless mouse (the only thing I added besides the external HDD because typing was impossible with random cursor movements from brushing the touchpad - and I hate touchpads anyway).

So when I got this laptop about 4 years ago, I added a 5-year next-day in-house repair warranty (and I think it can be extended as long as I don't let it expire though I don't know for how long). So far, I've needed it only once (to replace the monitor - and they didn't just replace the whole lid but took it completely apart and changed just the monitor part (which I was surprised to discover was somewhat flexible like a thin piece of plastic)). And I have called them several times for help (which was free because of the warranty) but we were able to resolve those issues over the phone or with a remote desktop connection or both. In every case but the monitor, I was embarrased because that's what I do for a living (and you all know me from here) and still I needed help (which usually seemed simple after it was resolved - making me feel even worse).

Anyway, I have worked with and upgraded many desktops (though never built one entirely from scratch - case and all) and have no real problems there (and didn't get extended warranties on the ones I have as I assumed I could deal with those myself for the most part - except for replacment parts and so far that hasn't been an issue on any of them (they're all Dell and have been since Dell started). Of course, I've worked on other brands in my business but they're all pretty much the same or the differences aren't enough to make a difference in being able to work on them. While I can and do do this kind of work and networking (where I need to crawl through ceilings and cut holes in walls to string cables and attach connectors,...), I much prefer dealing with software issues (easier, less physical, less dirty,...).

Then again, it sounds like you sort of enjoy it (I guess it's a bit different when it isn't your job but only a hobby even if that's sort of the case with what I do on VF and I enjoy that) and seem to also enjoy the benefits of the changes and upgrades you make, so it's certainly worth it for you.

EEK! Another "long post from Lorien." LOL! I guess sometimes (maybe more often than that) I get carried away. Oh well, some will read it, some will read part of it, and some will say "way too long" and ignore it (as I suspect is the case even with some of my posted recommendations though I hope most get read at least by the OP as I often spend quite some time drafting them despite my reply template and think they will help if given a chance).
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01

Smurfyy

Danny :)
Vista Guru
Messages
1,083
Location
Essex, UK.
#19
Noo, I read the whole post. Lol.
Bad luck with the laptop, the ribbon cable can break pretty easily.
The computer was due for a clean up, I noticed a massive drop in performance and it's usually caused by overheating components. I'm gunna have dinner then stick some anti-vibration washers on the hard drives then put it back together. ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built.
    CPU
    AMD FX-4170 Quad-Core @ 4.2GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia geforce GTS240 1GB, 3GB shared memory. SLI soon.
    Sound Card
    realtek high definition audio, onboard.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch widescreen monitor, DVI.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 by 900, 32 bit colour, 75 hertz.
    Hard Drives
    1 128GB Kingston SSD Now OS drive
    1 250GB sata main drive.
    1 160GB from old install.
    1 500GB for re-directs from OS disk.
    1 Seagate GoFlex External 1TB with backups.
    PSU
    750 watt.
    Case
    Foxconn TSAA699.
    Cooling
    4 fans.
    Mouse
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Mouse.
    Keyboard
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Keyboard.
    Internet Speed
    download about 60/65MB/s, upload about 3/4MB/s. Virgin Media
    Other Info
    ASUS EEEPad Transformer 16GB with Dock w/32GB class10 SD |
    Dell PE1950 II / 2xDual Core Xeons @3.00GHz / 16GB RAM / PERC 5i/R / 2x36GB SAS OS - 2x1TB SATA Data both RAID 1 |

Chase

americano
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Gold Member
Messages
1,571
Location
Merced & Monterey, CA
#20
Today I have to work until either 12 PM or 5 PM... I don't know yet but either way I'm don for the day after that. Probably gonna finish some laundry and play some Black Ops. I also need to make a new siganture. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com

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