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UBill



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PostSubject: Forced to buy a new PC   Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:42 pm

Hello again lads, I found you all again, ( Ex 104Over2U )
Some may remember advising me that the continual beeping on my old set up was a sign that either my Mobo or graphics cards were on the way out. Now the system has failed completely bounce
I've given up spending good pennies to fix an outdated PC so I'm looking at a new set up......

Intel Q8200 Core 2 Quad Processor
Processor Speed 4 x 2.33GHz
Memory 4GB DDR2 800MHz Ram
Hard Drive 320GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 PCI-E Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Graphics
Drive 1 22x Dual Layer +R/-R/RW DVD burner
Drive 2 NA
Sound 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Motherboard VIDIA MCP73V Chipset Motherboard
Drive Bays 3 x 5.25", 4 x 3.5" (2xInt, 2xExt)
Memory Slots 2 x DDR2 Slots
Memory Capacity 4GB
Logitech Keyboard & Optical Mouse
USB Ports 6 x USB2 (2 Front, 4 Back)
Firewire NA
Networking Port 1 x 10/100 LAN

Please have a meander through the spec and see if there is anything atall that you would add to improve the set up.

Another point/question....
My old hard drive (ATA100) Western Digital has all my data, I failed to back anything up. Evil or Very Mad
Will I be able to fit this 'old' hard drive into the new case as a slave so that I can retrieve all my data?
A SATA - ATA100 connection problem

Regards to all my old friends
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PostSubject: Re: Forced to buy a new PC   Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:10 pm

hi bill, nice to see you again. spec looks good. you should be able to connect your old harddrive to it and transferr what you want to.
what operating system do you have installed on it ?
and you list 2 graphic cards !! both good
waggers
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PostSubject: OS   Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:57 pm

Hi again waggers

My same OS as before, Win XP home...if I can get round the loading of it onto my new set up.
Maybe I''ll have to phone them up to tell them my old system failed.

Wasn't there a file we used to delete when we were loading Win XP on to a second system? Data.BAK? or Data.Dat? Deletion of this file allowed us to re-register the OS?
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PostSubject: Graphics Cards   Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:04 pm

oops, the second card...Embarassed
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Graphics
is fitted to the big brother of my proposed new PC.
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PostSubject: Re: Forced to buy a new PC   Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:40 am

hi bill not sure about that file
i've got a hd4870 in this pc
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PostSubject: Data.Bak   Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:40 am

My age may be causing my memory to play tricks.
A little research has reminded me that it was with XP Office CD that I had trouble loading on to a second system. (Product activation)
The work around is to find and delete this file.
Next time you use the XP Office programme you are prompted to insert the CD. This then reproduces the Data.BAK file.

So if I have trouble loading my XP home CD onto the new PC ( when I get out and buy it) I guess I'll have to make some phone calls.
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PostSubject: Re: Forced to buy a new PC   Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:15 am

or you could e-mail me
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PostSubject: Re: Forced to buy a new PC   Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:20 pm

Thanks for the offer waggers....

meanwhile.... It seem I will have to wait 5 days after I place my order for the system to be built. I'm in no hurry..... but I have spotted an old Packard Bell Ixtreme on ebay for 49.99 which would accept all my additional cards and my hard drive. I wonder if it's that same one that you mentioned a few months ago? (on the msn site forum, before the move)
It was 60.00 then!
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PostSubject: Found you all again   Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:42 am

Hi friends,
I have at last found you all again after a long time absent.

I have recently ordered a replacement computer and given up fault finding on my old desktop.

The replacement, due here on Monday is a laptop...

Samsung, R780 17.3" screen.
Intel core i3 dual core 330M
My only drawback is the screen resolution (1600 x 900) but I can live with that.
2.26 BHz proc speed
3MB cashe
500GB SATA hard drive
DVD, Dual layer
Graphics. nVIDIA GeForce GT 310M with 512MB memory
3 in 1 media card reader
4 USB ports
1 HDMI port
Bluetooth
B/g/n wireless/WiFi enabled
1.3 MP built in web cam (I'll blank or disable it)
Built in mic.
SRS surround sound system
OS. Win 7 Home prem.

Comments welcome
Regards
Bill

p.s. New system is SATA. I have my old 3.5" IDE ATA hard drive and want to read / select some data from it. Can I do this by using an IDE ATA 3.5" enclosure and connecting to the laptop via the USB ?
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