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Desktop is blue screening, need new harddrive...

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by jamesA, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    a machine from 2002 might not be sata, (check your board if it has the right plugs)
    and it might not support 1tb either.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'll open it up and see what the old harddrive is.
     
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    bsod doesn't necessarily mean you need a new hard drive. download antimalware bytes, restart your computer in safe mode, run amwb. you may be able to clean it up. even if you have to do a drive reinstall, you can save some cash.
     
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    its MalwareBytesAntiMalware (MBAM)
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    No, it's been getting kernel instack page errors for about a year now. Looking it up that code apparently means the harddrive is failing, if i recall correctly. But yeah, I need a better antispyware. Porn sites love my computer a bit too much.
     
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    stick w/ xhamster and you should be cool.. lol
     
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    Decided I'm going to just buy a new desktop. Was told to stay away from cellaron (however it's spelt), and to get a Pentium or AMD. Preliminarily looking through newegg, there's a few choices. I like to play video games and surf the internet on it. Give me some advice.

    Newegg.com - Desktop Computers, All-in-One PCs
     
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    had my dell since 05... no problems w/ it.. just needed upgrades
     
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    I've had this dell since 02. lol
     
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    id wait til the end of the month or so because AMD bulldozer is coming out and hopefull start a pricewar :)

    if you cant, id look into Intel Core i3/i5 or AMD Fusion A8 or Phenom II X4. intel pentium, celeron or amd sempron's are really anemic.

    whats the budget and intended usage?
     
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    Not sure of the budget at this point, just dropped 400 on new tires... so it'll be a few until I can really figure out a number. I will mostly play games with it, minecraft, C&C Generals, Sim City, etc... along with varied internet usage for websites and pron.
     
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    Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

    if you're comfortable with a screw driver and can get a hold of windows, this is a pretty good deal.

    -amd 2.6ghz 6-core processor
    -4gb ddr3 ram
    -500gb sata hard drive
    -hdmi output
    -485watt Hec power supply (more like 350watts)

    there isnt a dvdburner, but those are $20 bucks. the power supply will work, but i would eventually replace it with an 80% efficiency one that will last longer too (about $20).

    more games are taking advantage of more cores and pretty much any game released in 2011 will load at least 4 cores. lastly, you can overclock it to at least 3.0ghz, if you get adventurous.

    ps oh yeah i forgot, if a program doesnt use all cores with temperatures permitting, amd turbo will turn off 3 of the cores and ramp up the speed to 3.1ghz.
     
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    The combo deal is no longer available. :(
     
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    New Turbo is a little more sophisticated than Old Turbo.
     
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    I want a turbo on my computer.
     
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