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Computer Specs )

EDIT For an extra $60 I can get this instead )

I don't seem an ethernet card listed anywhere. Is it safe to assume the computer comes with one or should I call them to find out?

Another Edit Thanks to all who responded. I've ordered the second system. It'll be here in 2 weeks.
lynxreign: (Evil Spock)
Video Card

  • ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO 128MB
  • ATI Radeon HD3650 256MB
  • Radeon ATI HD 2600 XT 256MB
  • ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB GDDR4
  • nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB

I don't want the last one, too much money. However, which of the other 4 should I get? Is there a big difference? Does it all come from RAM?
lynxreign: (Spock)
I intend to buy a new computer, but I have a processor question.

My current computer is 3-4 years old. It has a 3.39 Ghz processor and a gig of RAM.

The Dell I'm considering has a quad processor at 2.66 Ghz It'll have 4 Gig of RAM.

How do the 2 machines compare in speed? In other ways?

Video Woes

Aug. 20th, 2008 10:26 am
lynxreign: (Blaster)
I believe I need a new video card for my PC. Every time I've tried to play CoH lately, everything is heavily pixillated and after a short time, the program crashes.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what to look for in getting a new card. Can anyone make suggestions for what card I should buy? Or which cards would be worth choosing?



Jul. 22nd, 2008 09:03 am
lynxreign: (Decker)
The day before yesterday I was playing City of Heroes when my monitor suddenly went black. I checked the PC and I could still hear it running, so it didn't simply turn off. I rebooted (the hard way, holding the power button for 8 seconds) and the monitor came back on and everything was fine for around 3 minutes when the monitor froze. I tried again, same way, and this time the monitor simply said "cannot read digital signal". One more time and got back to the 3 minutes ok, then freeze.

I turned the machine off for the night, thinking it could be overheating, the video card was going bad or the CPU was giving up the ghost. Yesterday I got canned air to clean out the machine and planned to switch to an analog cable to see if the problem was specifically digital. I blew a ton of dust out of the machine and cleared one of the screens on the back that had become completely covered in dust. Then I turned the monitor to gain access to the cables and lo and behold, the monitor cable had partially fallen out...

I'd priced out 2 machines yesterday: A Dell at $2100 and an HP at $1950. Fortunately, I think I won't need to buy either. I pushed the cable back in and everything seems to work fine. I started City of Heroes and was dismayed at the pixillation, but I'll try re-seating the cables on both ends and hope that makes a difference. I'd like to get 1 more year out of this machine. And at least now it is clean!

In a follow-up to yesterday's post about floppy disks, I went through the other box and managed to get rid of 90% of the disks in there. I now only have a few to check (comparatively) and will begin doing so as soon as I find the drive. I have a USB 3/5" external floppy drive, I just don't know where I packed it.
lynxreign: (Spock)
These are very high level concepts, you don't need to know any programming really to read this and comment. Please don't wander off just because I'm talking about programming, I'd like opinions.

OOPs )

Was I wrong? If so, I'm sorry.


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