I think my computer is getting old.

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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LOL no i didnt put an i7 processor in that old acer laptop buddy. Thats virtually impossible since the architecture is not compatible and trying to get an x58 motherboard in that rig would cost me more than buying a whole new setup. I just maxed the ram and put in a bigger 7200rpm hard drive since most laptops come with 5400. More ram in any system is crucial and i know those rpm's dont seem much faster but trust me, it makes a world of difference.

And you can just call me Silver, its easier ;-)




posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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I think this site may explain it better

msdn.microsoft.com...



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 02:09 AM
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Ah..now i get it. I must have miss read what you said. I'll be talking to you more about the computer I am ether getting or putting together. You seem to know quite a bit about computers to. I could use the advice on parts and stuff.



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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Glad to help out. Ive been in the whitebox biz for over 20 years now. So any advice i can give to help you out, ill gladly do for you.

Silver



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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Hey I'm back. I wanted to ask,do you know whats different about this "sandy bridge" lintel design for their hardware? I have been hearing about it ever sense January 2011. would like to know what is different about it. I was thinking about going with lintel for all of my hardware parts. Do you know if they make everything for a computer? Not just processors or mother boards I want an all lintel build.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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The Sandy Bridge is the new Core i3-i5-i7 processors. They incorporated the graphics into the processor instead of running it from the motherboard.

What are you going to be doing with your new computer and i can suggest hardware for it. For instance, i wouldnt have you build a gaming rocket if you are only gonna surf the web and do office apps.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 02:07 PM
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Is there a way to involve boath office work and gaming that have "rocket" like performance without one feature effecting the other? That is what I am kind of going for. An all in one high performance P.C.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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The nice thing is gaming drives the industry. If all we did were office apps we would all still be on Pentium 100s, lolol.

If you build yourself a sweet gaming rig, it will do anything and everything else that you want.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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I was thinking about installing a liquid cooling system for the heat sink. Do you know much about them to? I have thought about using liquid nitrogen for an emergancy cooling supply system. Would that bee too much cooling or not?



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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That is waaaaay too much overkill man IMHO. Todays intels run way cooler then they used to. the die size has been dramatically reduced in turn using less power in turn creating less heat. Even with stock air cooling over clocking to 4ghz is easily done. Water cooling is ok if you plan on really peaking and tweaking with your system. But just remember, water and electronics are baaaaad!!! one little leak and you will fry components left and right(been there done that. 37¢ plastic fitting destroyed 1500 bux in parts). Liquid nitrogen??? really??? Well if you want to get that hardcore, you are more than welcome to buddy. But it seems its way more overkill and definitely not necessary. But to each his/her own. Do your research extensively if you do.

Silver



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Yes. I got a hold of an SATA patch cord. You remove the old-infected hard drive cartridge...plug in the patch cord to it. Then you "see" whats inside the drive...and you can copy them to an new external drive, flash, zip whatever. Virus or not, it looks at your drive files...the virus has no effect...then copy over. I just did 2 computers.
FYI: I am in the US and it was NTSC files.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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Thanks for the advice dude. I just started to get more into computers as of December 2010 and people here seem to know more than moast about all this. Besides it's anoying calling a company for help sometimes so I ask here. And A.T.S. is my number 1 stop for poasting about the unknown and paranormal.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 09:25 PM
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That's good to know atuowrench. Thanks for the heads up. But recently I have been thinking about building a computer instead of buying one now. That way I can put whatever I want in it. Have you ever done a build before? And it is good to hear from you again. I have been distracted by other threads lately.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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Why yes, this very machine right here is all custom, and made by me. I bought the case, motherboard combo, power supply, hard drive, memory, DVD burner, CD burner, and put it all together in 30 minutes. Had a little trouble with the main power pin, had it in the wrong place, started the machine, got into BIOS, set optimum defaults, then when it started again, I pressed F-11 and this gave me the option of starting on the CD drive, where I had my CD copy of PC Linux OS. Loaded up, set passwords, booted for the first time, logged in, updated, customized the desktop, installed my favorite programs, media players, Java, Flash, etc. All this took about two hours.

Flash forward to today. I have had two new motherboards since then, and a new power supplies, and several hard drives, not to mention a new SATA CD/DVD burner last month. Now I have an Azus board, Seagate 260 Gb SATA HD, 4 Gb memory, 600 Watt power supply. Running PCL 2011-12, KDE4.6. Boots in 14 seconds to a log in screen, shuts down in 12 seconds. My favorite toy!



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:19 AM
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I was thinking about getting an ASUS board for my new rig with an lintel core i7 processor and my goal is to get the thing running at 4.0 Ghz. Maybe even higher. And my backup cooling supply might and I stress might be liquid nitrogen! Do you know how to assemble a home built C.P.U. liquid cooling system?



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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Apparently, you do not even need water cooling to reach 4.0 GHz or more with recent CPUs, as you can see here.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Yea I know. With computers I kind of want to reach the highest limit. When you want to build a hot rod you wont want to get a dinky 4 cylinder engine would you? No you want the biggest V8 engine you can get. That's how I am going to go about this computer build. Remember, the more power the better for me.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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It used to be take it in...they say they "may" be able to save your stuff...but more than likely thats not really true.
Sure they'd have to wipe the drive clean to remove Malware and virus's, but they can read your files and copy before they do.

Once my work IT dept loaned me that cord, Ive STILL got 2 crashed computers/w whatever infections...but I looked at the cartridge hard drive....patched it in to another computer USB, looked at and then copied my files....all good, nothing lost...2 computers still whacked out and waiting to be re-staged. Virus's are in the operating systems, but not the memory.

And with that cord? I did it all myself..........



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:19 AM
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reply to post by mysterioustrangerhm. I had a problem with my operating system one time to. I think it was a bad copy of windows because my NTLDR files were lost one time so I had to replaced the operating system. My operating system has had no problems sense then. But my hardware still has issues that needs looking at.
 



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:36 AM
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Good luck friend...Im finding out that technology is moving so fast, about the time we get used to what we have, say in 2-3 years, they are almost obsolete. Tech is really coming along. When I asked about re-staging my 3 year old HP Windows, my IT guy asked "why"? Processing has sped up so much and with circuits n stuff trying to keep up...well...I guess we just need to realize that stuff we look at on YouTube and such has sped up too, and its hard for our stuff to keep up.

I figure that every time we get new ones, we need to starts saving a couple of years and get another...and another...etc. They are moving so fast we just cannot keep our "new" ones very long. If its a couple years old already....it may as well be 10 years old 'n out of date.
I hope you get yours straight!!






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