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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:36 pm

OK, I just checked something. I bought this thing on Sept 15, 2010!!!
This is the configuration
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WTF????

Time for a new one I think. What do I want?

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Re: errr ummm

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:51 pm

outrageous. buy another if you want but yours is fine.

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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:01 pm

why then does it creep?
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Witness » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:39 am

ed wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:01 pm
why then does it creep?
I'd say it's short on memory. 4 GB isn't enough for W10/x64 + even just a browser (right now mine eats up 1.35GB…), so probably it swaps things to the HD. You could see that from some LED constantly flickering, or even hear it.

Add RAM if it's possible & worth it.

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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:28 am

RAM is maxed, it is constantly whirring and clicking. Slow as shit.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:39 am

Doesn't bear thinking about, Ed.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:48 am

You are right, a cat could eat it and then what?

n.b. Rob basically told be that "it's ok". That lump under your arm? Normal. Put it in the freezer.

I am beginning to suspect that he doesn't have my back.

Note that a Metrician is the one that offered a constructive observation. What the fuck is the world coming to? Next thing he'll be asking me what the footprint of the machine is in mm.

Jesus.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:55 am

n.b. Thank you Anax for pointing out an altogether satisfying change to my Tippingtar.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by sparks » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:28 am

ed wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:28 am
RAM is maxed, it is constantly whirring and clicking. Slow as shit.
Are you sure about that?

4GB isn't much for a 64 bit machine.....
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:03 am

Compaq pasedium 5500 thats what it says
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Witness » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:17 am

sparks wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:28 am
ed wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:28 am
RAM is maxed, it is constantly whirring and clicking. Slow as shit.
Are you sure about that?
Yes, it's 4GB max:

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Time to upgrade, ed, that Presario is now worth ~ $100.

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Re: errr ummm

Post by sparks » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:15 am

Holy fuck.

ed? Get a new/refurbished machine ASAP. 4GB is barely enough to run the frakkin' operating system. No wonder you've been having issues with that thing. Surprised it was ever certified to run W10.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:25 am

how about this
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Witness » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:58 am

Posted naughty stuff, ed? I see nothing:

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Corply had a suggestion some time ago: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=45523&p=849706

I already had one of these (they are poor gamer's machines; I don't play games but photo & video need lots of RAM and some muscle). And am quite pleased, especially because it's extremely quiet (noticed one of my monitors has a slight hum :mrgreen: ) and has a removable second HD for cheap backups.

Presumably overkill for office work.

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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:38 am

ed wrote:
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how about this
click on it

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Re: errr ummm

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:46 am

No. Get one with an SSD. Besides, it is a piece of shit that someone hated so much they returned it. (certified refurbished)

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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:52 am

WTF are you on about? SSD? What the fuck is that? SS Deutchland? Are you a Nazi? come on.

I don't care about "reburbished" if Jeff says that it's ok cuz Jeff knows and you can trust Jeff.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by sparks » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:08 pm

Solid State Drive. Faster, but more expensive. 250 for that machine as is ain't bad ed. Don't listen to Rob, he's trying to poison you against nice things.

Wait...

WTF?
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:19 pm

Rob is trying to get me to put it in a freezer.

I am beginning to think that he is a wanker.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:21 pm

sparks wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Faster
Like time matters. Disk drives are a metaphor for life. They take their time to get to their desired end. Some rush to the final quietus, some tarry. Rob would see me rush. Rob is trying to kill me.

Wanker.
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