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How long ago did you buy or build your computer?

Less than a month ago
20 (13.2%)
Between two and five months ago
21 (13.8%)
Over five months ago
20 (13.2%)
Over a year ago
26 (17.1%)
Over two years ago
65 (42.8%)

Total Members Voted: 53

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beachbumfromoz

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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2007, 04:38:10 AM »
Have had my new Dell Inspiron 530 for 2 weeks now....and love it.

Dell Inspiron 530
Windows Vista Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2Ghz, 2Mb L2 Cache, 800Mhz FSB
4Gb NECC Dual Channel DDR2 667Mhz SDRAM
22" Widescreen LCD Monitor
256Mb NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT video card
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card Dolby 7.1
500Gb SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD with Native Command
Dual Drives - 16X DVD+/- RW with Dual Layer Write capabilities & 16X Max DVD-ROM
Dell Hybrid PAL/SECAM/DVB-T TV Tuner with remote control
13-in-1 Hi-Speed multi card reader
Dell IEEE Firewire 1394 PCI Card
Logitech X-530 70watts RMS 5.1 speaker system

Cheers
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joulzee

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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2007, 08:26:24 AM »
A frend wanted me to biuld him a computer but i was sold a faulty power suply and it set on fire when i got the his place after a 4 hour drive had to take it back home the shop was kind enough to replace the motherboad, RAM, PSU and HDD as all of it was affected then take it back to him so i ended up driving 16 hours in two days but he is happy with it now and i have leant a lesson test the computer before i give it to the owner  :)

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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2007, 01:16:14 PM »
I've got one dell latitude laptop that is about 4 years old and about time for replacing. It's mainly my wife's pc, so I can't do much experimenting with it.
Also a dell opti-something that I found in a dumpster. It was loaded with about 120 viruses, so I wiped it out when I got it home and installed linux. It's a happy computer now. :)
Also got a dell GX110 that my dad found in a house he cleaned up. Not much to it, just a 700MHz cpu and a little bit of ram. And of course linux now. :)
Last in line is a sony vaio that my pastor didn't want anymore. It's old too. I don't even know what the cpu rating is on it. If it's even got one. It had windows 98 on it, but now it's got nothing on it. Not even linux. Linux didn't even like it!
At work, it's another story. Both my computers have over 3GHz processors (one is dual core) and at least 2gb ram and probably close to a tb of hdd space each.

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    Re: September monthly poll
    « Reply #33 on: September 19, 2007, 03:13:44 PM »
    Also a dell opti-something that I found in a dumpster. It was loaded with about 120 viruses, so I wiped it
    Heh, I wish I could find a computer like that!

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    Re: September monthly poll
    « Reply #34 on: September 19, 2007, 03:23:40 PM »
    oh, you like viruses? :P Maybe you should try dumpster diving! You'd be amazed at what people throw away.
    It's not a very fast computer... I think its a 1.2ghz, 128mb ram, and 20-40gb hdd. It got me going on php though. :)

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      Re: September monthly poll
      « Reply #35 on: September 19, 2007, 04:35:45 PM »
      Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

      Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.

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      Re: September monthly poll
      « Reply #36 on: September 20, 2007, 02:43:19 AM »
      I have a new PC now as well, a Compaq Ipaq.
      Specs: Pentium 3 1000MHz, 512Mb RAM, 20Gb HDD, CD-ROM drive.  OS will be Win2K as soon as I get a keyboard for it, and I also need a new screwdriver to open the silly thing.

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      Re: September monthly poll
      « Reply #37 on: September 20, 2007, 07:28:20 AM »
      Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

      Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.
      Oh! I forgot about my other, old laptop!
      My dad cleaned up a house a few years ago and found this laptop that had Windows 3.1 installed. It only had a black and white screen and the original battery looked like it was 6 C-cell batteries that were taped together. It was a work of art. :) I used it for a whole year, taking notes in class. But if the power ever went out (It did once) the battery didn't keep the thing on. It certainly served it's purpose though! :)

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      Re: September monthly poll
      « Reply #38 on: September 20, 2007, 04:59:20 PM »
      Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

      Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.
      Oh! I forgot about my other, old laptop!
      My dad cleaned up a house a few years ago and found this laptop that had Windows 3.1 installed. It only had a black and white screen and the original battery looked like it was 6 C-cell batteries that were taped together. It was a work of art. :) I used it for a whole year, taking notes in class. But if the power ever went out (It did once) the battery didn't keep the thing on. It certainly served it's purpose though! :)
      Heh, sounds like my 1993 Leading Edge laptop, I guess it had 3.11 installed on it, but the HDD crapped out...

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        Re: September monthly poll
        « Reply #39 on: September 20, 2007, 06:46:54 PM »
        Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

        Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.
        Oh! I forgot about my other, old laptop!
        My dad cleaned up a house a few years ago and found this laptop that had Windows 3.1 installed. It only had a black and white screen and the original battery looked like it was 6 C-cell batteries that were taped together. It was a work of art. :) I used it for a whole year, taking notes in class. But if the power ever went out (It did once) the battery didn't keep the thing on. It certainly served it's purpose though! :)
        Did it have a funny little ball mouse?

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        Re: September monthly poll
        « Reply #40 on: September 20, 2007, 06:55:37 PM »
        Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

        Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.
        Oh! I forgot about my other, old laptop!
        My dad cleaned up a house a few years ago and found this laptop that had Windows 3.1 installed. It only had a black and white screen and the original battery looked like it was 6 C-cell batteries that were taped together. It was a work of art. :) I used it for a whole year, taking notes in class. But if the power ever went out (It did once) the battery didn't keep the thing on. It certainly served it's purpose though! :)
        Did it have a funny little ball mouse?
        No, it actually didnt have a mouse at all

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          Re: September monthly poll
          « Reply #41 on: September 20, 2007, 06:58:49 PM »
          I was refering to michaellewis's post, but ok.

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          Re: September monthly poll
          « Reply #42 on: September 20, 2007, 07:20:13 PM »
          I was refering to michaellewis's post, but ok.
          I sure pay attention...

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            Re: September monthly poll
            « Reply #43 on: September 20, 2007, 10:11:08 PM »
            I was refering to michaellewis's post, but ok.
            I sure pay attention...
            lol, well you have (had?) and old laptop too, so it's fine.

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            Re: September monthly poll
            « Reply #44 on: September 20, 2007, 10:19:22 PM »
            I was refering to michaellewis's post, but ok.
            I sure pay attention...
            lol, well you have (had?) and old laptop too, so it's fine.
            I still have it, my oldest computer is a IBM Model 30
            This isnt mine, but its one just like it:
            http://mastodonpc.tripod.com/personal/images/8530-h31.jpg
            Specs mastodonpc.tripod.com/personal/8530-h31.html (I think mine is 4MHz though, and an 80MB HDD, and I think it had a max of 4MB Memory)
            I used to use it all the time, until the hard drive crashed.