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 Post subject: Re: Dying Laptop
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:03 pm 
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With a desktop, you can pick your individual components to ensure the best mix of quality versus price. I would never buy a pre-built desktop anymore. With windows 7, setting up a brand new build is so easy. A computer is only as good as the sum of its components.



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 Post subject: Re: Dying Laptop
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:52 pm 
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Yep, now that I've built two, I'll never do it any other way. Hundreds of options and no proprietary crap.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:35 am 
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Aharon wrote:
You did not tell us what company makes this desktop.

I would go for 16 GB ram and you did not mention how much video ram but I would go for 2 GB video ram.

Aharon


I was planning to buy the components and assemble them myself. This way I can get a good balance between quality and value, just as cva3906 said.

The Nvidia card I mentioned has 1GB of memory, but I can always upgrade If I want/need too. Same goes for the RAM. Plus, If I build a desktop, I can gradually upgrade the components as necessary, like adding an SSD when my budget allows, instead of buying a whole new laptop.

Barry, could you please tell me what specs you have on your self build, are they similar to the ones I listed?

Ryan



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 Post subject: Re: Dying Laptop
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:09 am 
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Ryan,

These are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Deluxe LGA1155
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k - overclocked to 4.2GHz
CPU Cooler - Corsair HD50 Water
RAM - Ripjaw/G.SKILL X Series 8GB SDRAM DDR3 2133
GPU - Nvidia GEForce 570 2GB
HDD - For Win7 Boot/Main Drive - WD Cav Black 750GB SATA6 AHCI
HDD - For FSX only - Seagate Momentous XT 750GB Hybrid SATA6 AHCI
Cooler Master ATC 840 Case
Corsair 850W Power Supply
Storage - 3 older HDD's
Logitech G Series keyboard
Saitek Yoke/Throttle



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 Post subject: Re: Dying Laptop
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:18 am 
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Thanks foe the info Barry. I will continue researching products until I find a good build



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 Post subject: Re: Dying Laptop
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:19 pm 
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I am leaning on this:

http://www.msimobile.com/level3_product ... d=6&id=356

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:09 pm 
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Keith CVA51 wrote:
But, there's something you can try:

http://vistasupport.mvps.org/repair_a_vista_installation_using_the_upgrade_option_of_the_vista_dvd.htm

By reinstalling using the UPGRADE option, you get a fresh, fixed copy of windows but all your installed programs, user settings and files will remain.

As for a disc, search for a torrent of your version of vista and download it. Burn it up and follow the directions in the link supplied.

It's worth a shot, brother!

Good luck.


Keith,

I have extra copy of Vista Ultimate Upgrade 32 bit and I tried to install into dying laptop. Here is result:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932005

Aharon



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