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    posted a message on Alienware.
    Quote from luckylpf



    This is fun to watch people defend alienware.


    Agreed.

    I rather like seeing fm87, and others, who have several certs as well as previous experience, ream into under-educated, brainwashed, cult followers.

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    posted a message on i need help with my computer!!!!
    Quote from fm87

    Yup. They are pretty much the #1 biggest pain in the ass when servicing laptops.

    Easily fixable, but annoying as all hell.

    Size reference:



    Did I mention they are also JUST long enough to let parts loose, but not long enough to fit your hand under the case/keyboard to re-clip down the ribbon?


    That's a ****ing gigantic ribbon for a laptop too.
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    posted a message on which computer is better?
    Quote from Christoi

    Not cores, threads. Hyperthreading creates 4 more virtual cores, but don't classify as cores.

    Though yes, even with mutlithreaded apps, the 2600k/2700k is better than the FX-8150.


    "Virtual cores," I am aware of what it does....
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    posted a message on which computer is better?
    Quote from Huntlocker

    I assume you are going to use it for gaming (since both computers are listed as gaming computers).

    They are very similiar. The first one has 4 cores and 3.5 GHZ, and is better then the 8-core AMD 3.6GHZ. The first harddrive is smaller then the second one, but unless you are piracing music and editing movies alot you won't need the extra TB. The second one can play blu-ray CD's, which is not really needed. The second one has a much better graphics card.


    It is up to your personal preference. Will you push it to the limits? Choose the first one. Will you watch movies, perhaps save/edit movies and music alot, the second one.
    Although, the first one is better at editing movies (I7 proccessor), overall performance will not be very different.


    The first one is 8 core via hyperthreading.
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    posted a message on which computer is better?
    The second one First one is better, however this is kind of excessive, don't you think building it would be better because you won't see much benefit from the 2600k or the 16 GB of RAM. Second one is also out of stock.

    EDIT: They flip-flopped somehow, the first one is the better one.
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    posted a message on ATI Crossfire Issues
    "Have you tried turning it on and off again?"

    Maybe corrupted virtual memory? Or Firefox and said games are trying to take advantage of the same addresses? Or something outlandish like that?
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Dell
    Quote from Espious

    Dells are bad, unless they're free...


    Not necessarily, my latitude e6500 is built like a tank, besides having a GMA45 chip-set the specs are quite nice. Not to mention, since my step-mother used it previously when she had secret clearance, it has a hardware encrypted hard drive that is tied to the computer. My Dell XPS 8300 is also nice, I of course upgraded it. I can't say much for the other Dells I own though.
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    posted a message on My Facepalm Of Today
    Quote from SavageClown




    Haha. Forgot to add /sarcasm.
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    posted a message on My Facepalm Of Today
    Yes, running a VM can give you viruses, especially if you are running some sort of Linux Distro. Because I know everyone writes viruses for that!
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    posted a message on Favorite Laptop Brand
    Quote from luckylpf

    Well, to be fair to the OP, this thread wasn't about me bashing brand names, I was just curious if people actually liked alienware/dell, or they just liked the pretty lights.


    Dells latitude series has amazed me, my e6500 is built like a tank.
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    posted a message on Favorite Laptop Brand
    Quote from luckylpf

    Having worked in sales, tier II tech support, PC repair, and IT work, I think it's safe for me to say I really only have one favorite brand.

    Asus.

    They generally make their own parts, and have been known for decent support.

    As for alienware.... really guys? I'm hoping my sarcasm detector isn't malfunctioning today.


    Discounting the price and depending on the model Alienware isn't THAT bad

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    posted a message on [HELP] File On My Desktop Wont Delete [HELP]
    Quote from luckylpf

    I hadn't thought of a removable drive. Good call sir.


    I call that kind of thing, "Phantom Files" very, very, annoying.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Favorite Laptop Brand
    Dell's
    /shame
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on [HELP] File On My Desktop Wont Delete [HELP]
    Quote from luckylpf

    The only reason in my mind why you cant delete the folder, is the folder, or the contents of the folder are being used by something.

    There might be a hidden file in the folder being used by another application.

    Ttry booting into safe mode and attempting to delete it. That way, you can be absolutely sure nothing is going to use the folder.

    Traditionally F8 gets you into safe mode, but this is OEM specific.


    F8 always brings boot up options for Windows. BIOS is what varies, ranging from F2 to F12.

    Was the folder associated with a removable drive?
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    posted a message on Old desktop
    Quote from Avskygod0

    Is the computer big or small? If it's big,then get new motherboard for it. If it's small... well sorry to say but you will need to waste more monies. And for dust,use a vacuum cleaner,i clean my computer like that too.

    He would need a new CPU and cooler, etc, etc, so no, that's not going to work.

    The vacuum, I don't even, you must not understand ESD? If you continue you are bound to fry your components.

    OP: Clean the dust out with canned air.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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