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Liverbudgie

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Re: New Mayhem PC ? !
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2015, 08:10:37 PM »

However good your PC is, if you haven't got a decent broadband speed you will never get the best out of it.

Colin

This is very true I'm stuck with copper wires and BT's so called fibre optic up grade.

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Re: New Mayhem PC ? !
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2015, 08:28:53 PM »

LB....what in the blo**y hell  >>:-( does a DAB have to do in computing? ......... Derek   {-)

verb...... 3rd person present: dabs
1. to press against (something) lightly several times with a piece of absorbent material in order to clean or dry it or to apply a substance.
"he dabbed his mouth with his napkin"....synonyms: pat, press, touch, blot, mop, swab, smudge; 

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Re: New Mayhem PC ? !
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2015, 08:32:50 PM »

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Re: New Mayhem PC ? !
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2015, 08:38:27 PM »

I have an HP desktop with XP- big tower with a decent graphics card and CAD- I think its a NVIDIA card- cant remember the number.
I will try and check later.
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Re: New Mayhem PC ? !
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2015, 11:44:41 AM »

Just spotted this, seemed appropriate -

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Re: New Mayhem PC ? !
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2015, 03:16:30 PM »

I'm a great believer in simple PCs and having a couple of them so if you cock one up with hardware issue or virus, you can simply move to another to diagnose and download the neccessary repair.

I bought a Sumvision Cyclone micro pc - it's amazing for 100 and it does everything I need. Surprisingly fast for its rated horsepower and it's tiny, silent (fanless) and it's got lots USB, HSMI, VGA ports, built-in wireless - it's great - and cheap. Does everything I need so why waste money on some expensive gaming machine just to surf the web and write the odd e-mail?
It's also proper MS Windows (8 or 10) so it's compatible with all normal applications that I already have so no re-learning of operating systems.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sumvision-Cyclone-Officially-Bluetooth-Streaming/dp/B00XA1A3NU

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Re: New Mayhem PC ? !
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2015, 05:24:12 PM »

My son is after a new pc as well and his choice is to go back to win 7 but 64 bit, in most cases, a pc's only as good as the software being run on it, this one I am on now, wont update its flash player - even after removing it etc, so come winter, its getting everything put on a external and the win 7 reinstalled and updated.
HP's are good we run two 2006 units, a dc5750 and a dc5850, very few issues, still running vista and proprietry software (cad, office etc.) with spares in my loft, lol.
surprised to hear that SSD's are a problem, would have though that hdd's would have had more issues.
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