Are you happy with your computer?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Page42, Jul 15, 2014.

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Are you happy with your computer?

  1. Yes

    71.7%
  2. No

    13.1%
  3. Maybe so

    15.2%
  1. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Yes I am happy with my computer(s).
     
  2. cloudstr

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    We could change the thread to 'Are you happy with your finances?'. And my answer is always no...
     
  3. Page42

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    But since I probably won't be doing that, you still have the option of voting and commenting on the topic of this poll. :thumb:
     
  4. luciddream

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    Oh, yeah I guess I should mention them all. I actually have 2 Dell Inspiron 530's that are nearly identical. Both have Core 2 Duo CPU's & 4 GB of RAM. The only difference is one has an E8300 that runs @ 2.83 Ghz, and an HD video card, so I can hook it up to my LCD TV via HDMI and play games. The other has an E8400 that runs @ 3 ghz even, and no video card, so I play only old/retro games, mostly via emulators on it. I use it largely as a test machine.

    I was thinking of buying a new computer, but decided that those specs were perfectly adequate for me since I plan on staying with 32-bit for quite some time, even if I do upgrade to Windows 7/8. And I got both of them combined for less than half of what the new one I was looking at would've cost me. And I've wanted to have an extra/test machine for some time now.

    I also have a Macbook, which is a luxury item for me but I got it in a barter for a great deal from someone that needed quick money. I formatted it and put Debian on it, and use it for sensitive type stuff. I simply don't trust putting and/or doing anything sensitive on a machine, especially a Windows one, that's connected to the internet from a location/IP that can be connected to me anymore. If I want to send an email with sensitive info., have a sensitive conversation via PM, etc... it's done with that machine in from the parking lot of a coffee shop or something with public WiFi. Better yet one with encrypted WiFi, where they give regular customers the key to connect. But it's not like I have anything that's uber top secret or anything where such measures are "necessary". But I feel cool knowing that if I did I could go all James Bond and stuff.

    Also have an old EMachines laying around with a 500 Mhz Celeron CPU and 128 MB of RAM (came with 32 MB factory), running Windows 98SE. That served me well for years until I acquired a Dell Dimension 3000 for doing work for somebody.

    I've only owned 5 PC's in my life (4 generations + the extra test machine I have now). And paid next to nothing for them all. The first was a Packard Bell my parents got for me when I was like 13. I don't remember much other than the games that came with it. It had a cool OS that was like a house, with different rooms & items representing commands to operate the OS. Like keys on a table would be for security & passwords. A bookshelf would have reference material & help. It was awesome! Then that EMachines that my dad got for me at about 18. Then the Dimension 3000. And now just in the past year the Inspiron 530's, one from a trade-in and the other for $100. I spent $30 upgrading the RAM in the Dimension from 512 MB to 1 GB, and about $35 upgrading the HD to 250 GB from the factory 40. $60 on speakers and a sub (x2) for both of my current PC's. $40 on an optical mouse (x2) for both. $25 for a keyboard for the 2'nd Inspiron. $50 for a (refurbished) LCD monitor for the 2'nd Inspiron. So about $340 total for all the PC's in my lifetime combined. I know some people that spend more than that on video cards every few months.

    And practically stole the Macbook for $200.
     
  5. Gullible Jones

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  6. WSFuser

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    Nope. I'm still rocking socket 939 and AM2 on my two desktops. The cpu, memory, and hard drive are all showing their age. Wish I had the money to easily afford a good (not cheap) gaming computer.
     
  7. Tyrizian

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    Yep, quite happy with all my computers.
     
  8. luciddream

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    Yes Jones... by golly that is IT! Can't believe the comments about it though... or actually, I do. People have no taste. I thought it was something very innovative, functional (not as much as Windows though), and above all else FUN! I guess there's no room for that kinda stuff in the industry...

    If they made an OS like that today, with modern security/privacy implemented, I'd use it.
     
  9. Tarnak

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    I voted 'Maybe so'...But, I would like a new computer, since I give this one a thrashing testing beta security software.
     
  10. new2security

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    Yes very satisfied.

    It's not a fast machine* but totally silent and does what I want it to do without hickups.

    * Intel i3 530 @overclocked 3.5 ghz, 8gb RAM.
     
  11. J_L

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    Just re-install or restore from disk image. Or install another OS. No need for new hardware.
     
  12. guest

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    Perhaps s/he prefers to test software in separated hardware?
     
  13. Tarnak

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    I don't trust imaging software...I just can't get it! I think the way I have setup my computer, all those years ago, doesn't help. I will do things better the next time, in a new desktop.
     
  14. Carver

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    I am very Happy intel i7 4770 3,50 GHz 32 gb ram, very Quite
     
  15. jadinolf

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    I just installed an SSD in my third computer. Now I am VERY happy.

    One more to go and I will be 100% SSD.:)
     
  16. Rasheed187

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    I bought 2 "high end" PC´s this year, both turned out to be flops.

    http://www.computerstore.nl/product/427290/category-187833-hp-computers/hp-envy-700-203ed.html
    http://www.computerstore.nl/product/461629/category-187835-asus-computers/asus-m70ad-nl001s.html

    The first one (HP) was slow to start up despite the SSD, plus the PSU had a bad smell. It also had shut down problems.
    The second one (Asus) had shutdown problems, the PSU made a high-pitched noise, plus Windows was not installed on the SSD.

    Overall I still liked the Asus better, but I´m now back to my 8 year old HP desktop, this all really sucks. :thumbd:
     
  17. Page42

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    Ouch. So, how would you vote?
    Is the 8 year old HP desktop good enough to land a Yes or Maybe so vote?
     
  18. Rasheed187

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    @ Page42

    I forgot to answer the question, but no I´m not happy. :D

    I´m also not happy with the crappy new PC´s that are being released. :thumbd:
     
  19. The Hammer

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    It all good here.:)
     
  20. wolfrun

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    Yes I am happy. Happy as a clam. :)
     
  21. J_L

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    Got a new spare computer for testing things out. Happy that it's not crap.
     
  22. Tarnak

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    So, am I very happy with mine. It was custom built for me, after I selected the components, by the online retailer. Even better, I was able to take delivery, personally. Normally, it would have been delivered by courier. Still, going strong after 7 years, of trying everything in beta testing.

    I will probably, get another custom built desktop, next year. Maybe, with 'Threshold' as the OS.
     
  23. J_L

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    Shouldn't have said new, cause it isn't: 3.0 GHz Pentium 4, 2 GB RAM, Radeon HD 4600, 80 GB HDD.
     
  24. avman1995

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    I am happy too...my laptop is a CQ41 from compaq.Its running amd 4330 graphics card.It has been gone for a hardware repair like twice.Both the times it was my fault of doing something stupid.But it performes and runs very smoothly and looks brand new.I have maintained it well I guess.
     
  25. Page42

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    A resounding yes for me. My two PCs cause me no grief whatsoever. I perform a minimal amount of repair, compared to a steady amount of maintenance.
    The experimentation that used to occupy so much of my time has gone away.
    I honestly think I used to create a good amount of the issues that confronted me.
     
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