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Old 12-14-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default I have gone completely mad...'-}}

Sooo...on Weds, I stopped by the computer place that Marlene had used to have her system built to see if they would install a new CMOS battery for me (my system date/time wasn't sticking) and he didn't have one but told me the local supermarket carried them and so I bought one and was *very* brave and put it in myself.

While my system boots, there is something hinky going on with the power on sequence so I decided to swing by the place today to ask them about the BIOS setting and to see about getting a new video card.

I left there with no video card but having ordered a new system to the tune of $1200! Since I no longer have an extra monitor, I felt compelled to spend the afternoon looking at LCD panels and I've just ordered a NEC 2090UXi to the tune of $800!!!

OH MY GOD!!!!

There is no way I should be doing this but I think my current system is on its last legs...the power up problem is not in the BIOS and the guy said, it's either the video card dying, the mobo dying or the power switch on my case...

I suppose the logical sensible thing to have done would be to take my system in to them to have them check it out and fix it but I didn't do that...

They hope to have the new system ready by Thursday and I'm hoping against hope that the new monitor will be here on Thursday also--if I'd not dithered around doing research alllll afternoon and gotten my order in by 4:40pm, they might have shipped the monitor today...

I think I've gone off my rocker completely....

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Old 12-14-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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That's the only way to buy stuff in my view. It's eminently satisfying.

Congratulations on the new computer and the LCD screen.

I can't bear to look at CRTs any more. I now have four computer LCDs and an LCD television.

   
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:23 PM   #3
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I left there with no video card but having ordered a new system to the tune of $1200! Since I no longer have an extra monitor, I felt compelled to spend the afternoon looking at LCD panels and I've just ordered a NEC 2090UXi to the tune of $800!!!

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Ah, but now you have a nice, shiny brand new toy! I'm envious!

   
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:14 PM   #4
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You go, girl!

Sometimes it's better to start new rather than try to upgrade an old machine. And nothing beats the thrill of a new computer -- not even new shoes. <g>

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Old 12-14-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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ann:That's the only way to buy stuff in my view. It's eminently satisfying.
I have never ordered a system without spending at least a couple of months research mobo, hardrive, etc.

Basically I told them what I do, that I wanted 3 harddrive, 2gb RAM and that I'm partial to AMD systems and they spec'd it out and I said...ok...


>>Congratulations on the new computer and the LCD screen.

Thank you...'-}}


>>I can't bear to look at CRTs any more. I now have four computer LCDs and an LCD television.

I'm really looking forward to using and LCD...I do hope that I've made the right choice...I've always been pleased with my NEC CRT so I hope I will be equally pleased with the LCD...

I just hope that my current system holds out until I get the new system, monitor and everything copied over. I've always shut my system down at the end of the day but with this power-on problem, I'm leaving it running--it could be the power supply failing, the mobo, the video card or the power switch on the pc case. I think it's the power switch but I will take the system in once I get everything copied and if it's not too expensive, I'll have it fixed and then donate it someplace...

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Old 12-14-2007, 06:53 PM   #6
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I hope I will be happy with the system...my current system is close to 7 years old and I spend most of the day using it so it's certainly served me well...I just hope it holds out until I get the new systerm...

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Old 12-14-2007, 06:54 PM   #7
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ROFL!!

I did consider taking the system in and having them fix it instead of getting a new system but as old as this one is, I think it's time...

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Old 12-14-2007, 07:06 PM   #8
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I have never ordered a system without spending at least a couple of months research mobo, hardrive, etc.
There is the problem (and I understand completely). The research process is much the best part of the whole deal.

But perhaps you will be happy eventually! <g>

   
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Pay not attention to your current mood. It's just buyer's remorse. With a little grit, a little determination and maybe a slug or two of gin, you can overcome this.

   
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:30 PM   #10
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kt: But perhaps you will be happy eventually! <g>
Well...since Marlene has given Affinity a dry run (so to speak) for me and is happy with her system, I hope that I will be too...'-}}

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