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    Sam Odom
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    Desktop Computer Problem

    She is OLD... believe video card is dead

    Should Sammy replace card or go 100% with newer Laptop (using now)? Got laptop connected to ext monitor, mouse & KB

    Or... just buy new Desktop... Maybe even an Imac

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    Depends on the computer, but if old enough to not support newer OS's or limited on ram then buy a new one.

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    was running win10 just fine... Dell XPS Workstation - has i7 intel

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    I mainly use computers for the internet and playing poker so I don't need a lot of bells and whistles.

    Every couple/few years I buy a new laptop for around $250.

    I bought an ASUS laptop on Amazon 6-1-15 for $239 and it's still running fine...as far as I'm concerned, I've already gotten my money's worth.

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    am running an ASUS laptop now... pretty good with all the ext stuff plugged in to it

    really like the large monitor (old eyes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    am running an ASUS laptop now... pretty good with all the ext stuff plugged in to it

    really like the large monitor (old eyes)
    in my experience, most laptops breakdown after a few years so I just try to find cheap ones that will last 2+ years.

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    sammy you cheap fuk

    lol get a new computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    sammy you cheap fuk

    lol get a new computer
    Says the fukkin' with one shirt.
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    Quite fond of my Dell Latitude E6440, been with me awhile now, very fast and very durable as well.

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    good news (fingers crossed)

    opened up the case... removed Video Card

    used compressed air to blowout stuff

    cleaned connection tabs on card with deoxit ... inserted it then removed it about 3x

    left case open and hooked everything back up - WORKING (for now)

    jjgold - go to hell
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    I was married to desktops too Sam but finally broke down and switched to a laptop.

    Bought a box from Dell that lets me plug in 3 external monitors and speakers/mouse/kb and ethernet and has a bunch of high speed USB ports. Love it at desk and can just unplug one cable and walk away with a laptop.

    One surprising thing was seeing my power bill drop by a massive amount. Didn't realize just how much more electricity a desktop burns through compared to a laptop. Around $30/mth less for me.

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    Opti

    which Dell ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Opti

    which Dell ?
    http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/acc...ocking-station

    If you don't need 3 extra monitors there is a bunch on the market a bit cheaper that allow 2.

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    Sammy your broke


    This thread proves it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    I mainly use computers for the internet and playing poker so I don't need a lot of bells and whistles.

    Every couple/few years I buy a new laptop for around $250.

    I bought an ASUS laptop on Amazon 6-1-15 for $239 and it's still running fine...as far as I'm concerned, I've already gotten my money's worth.
    bingo...really no need for most of us to having anything other than this

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    Tech support forum down the road.

    This forum for posting winning wagers only.

    Don't make me have the new Saloon Moderator look into this, word is he's a real hard prick.

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    Google Chrome Books underrated

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    I used a chrome book once and that fuker couldn't run more than a two windows of 1080p pornhub at the same time.

    Unacceptable.

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    Sammy you need a project like building a new computer from scratch.
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    Angles I just gave you infraction

    No porn talk

    Sammy do you need $25??

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    It's pretty easy to rebuild desktop computers with all new upgraded components as long as the motherboard is good and can handle the upgrades.. Unscrew the back of the desktop and you will see every component slides in and out and mostly everything is plugged in. So easy even a caveman can do it.. ...

    Laptops a different story.. I take those apart as well just because I can.. More screws on a laptop though and parts are flimsy... Can buy all cheap parts online as well, Amazon and what not..

    I find youtube vids to be the best help for fixing anything.. Type in what you want to fix or up grade on youtube and there is usually a tutorial vid for what you are fixing.. Can be computers, cars, stereo equipment, home improvements, etc...
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    Sammy stop the porn
    Problem solved

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    5 words Sammy

    macbook Air fukkin clown boy

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    Sammy why you starving?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Angles I just gave you infraction

    No porn talk

    Sammy do you need $25??
    Yeah I saw that and already appealed to Queen Shari, her words between hysterical laughing... "don't worry about that pasty bald muppet" and "we don't employ hamburgers here"

    checkmate

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    Sammy you need a project like building a new computer from scratch.
    The old man can barely take a dump in the morning without his daily fiber lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post

    Sammy why you starving?????

    Sweet 16

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    Sammy your too old to gamble

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    sweep is the chrome book expert

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    I have a home stereo system that will blow the roof off.. It's a Mitsubishi unit and the receiver keeps shutting off as soon as I turn it on.. Unfortunately there is no youtube video to fix this.. I took it apart and couldn't fix it.. There was a fuse but it's not burnt as I was hoping that was the problem....

    I love this stereo, it has crazy bass and great sound that will get the walls shaking and everything in the house rattling.. Not sure I should dump the system or try to take it in to a specialist to fix it? I just don't think I can find another home unit that bumps like this one does.. Crazy thumping clear bass that I enjoy!!!

    Just a story I wanted to share with you knuckle heads.. I paid over $2000.00 for this system back in the 90's new and I'm not even sure parts are available anymore... It runs on red light fiber optics cords too.

    Kinda looks like this but mine is all black.. My 4 floor speakers are better, black and angled which were top of the line back then..

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    I still fond of desktop any given day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by importmoon View Post

    I still fond of desktop any given day...




    seems to be OK... no more problems

    6 yrs old Dell XPS 8500


    Specs:




    would like to get 2+ yrs more out of it

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    Now is the time for a new desktop

    Pulling the trigger on this today UNLESS y'all have one and dislike it

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...th_retina.html

    Pros & Cons

    Thanks

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    Lol

    Sammy you’re an amateur

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    so teach Sammy

    seems like a good deal... can get local Best Buy to match price

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