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  • Fix the old one

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Thread: Computer Issue

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    I hate the Cubs LoganBuck's Avatar
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    Re: Computer Issue

    My desktop and farm laptops are that age. They run a database program and surf the internet. Very rarely they type word documents. Nothing else.

    If you upgrade the power supply I might suggest looking to see if you can DIY a marginal memory upgrade. I tripled my memory last year for like $15. The difference was dramatic.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Computer Issue

    With a computer that old, your bigger problem might be that the operating system is no longer supported and the computer doesn't have the system requirements for an upgrade. So if you replace the the power supply, you might still have to replace the computer is the system files get corrupted.
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: Computer Issue

    With putting 3 kids through HS and college that have needed laptops/PCs, I've nursed along several systems. The problem is, once one thing goes, other components aren't too far behind.

    But it is interesting to fix them. Once you understand the core technologies, its not too hard.

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    Re: Computer Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    With a computer that old, your bigger problem might be that the operating system is no longer supported and the computer doesn't have the system requirements for an upgrade. So if you replace the the power supply, you might still have to replace the computer is the system files get corrupted.
    XP works fine.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Computer Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    XP works fine.
    Yes, but regular support for XP is no longer available and next year they end all support, including security updates. If you want to upgrade, you'll have to look into Windows 7 or 8. I would look into the system requirements to see if your computer meets the requirements for running 7 or 8 in case something happens and XP quits on you.
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: Computer Issue

    I will probably go Linux.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Computer Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I will probably go Linux.
    Fair enough.
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