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« Reply #140 on: May 04, 2004, 02:34:05 PM »
When input/output is faulty of course. ;) Or sometimes a cd runs too fast for an old program, so the input comes in too much.
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« Reply #141 on: May 04, 2004, 05:27:12 PM »
yeah I/O errors are thrown when hardware is causing twouble... so mouse/keyboard/etc, unless it is specified it can be a number of things...
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« Reply #142 on: May 05, 2004, 04:14:53 AM »
Who manufactured your PC, CopyCat.  My PC was made by Falcon-Northwest computer systems.
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« Reply #143 on: May 05, 2004, 01:35:13 PM »
"Boom Bob"?!!? hahaha bob :D <3
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« Reply #144 on: May 05, 2004, 09:17:51 PM »
Did you build your pc yourself, Copycat and did you use good components?  Was it expensive?  Thanks for the information.
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« Reply #145 on: May 06, 2004, 02:00:26 PM »
Did you build your pc yourself, Copycat and did you use good components?  Was it expensive?  Thanks for the information.
No, my surname isn't 'Boom', although it could also be 'Boons'. I still haven't got an official invoice of this pc, although it was promised to be sent to me asap, that's why I'm not sure about the last letter(s) of the surname. :-\
The assembly cost 20 €, so I'm not risking building such a powerful machine myself. ;]
I already listed the components somewhere in a pc-related thread, so I'm not doing that again. However, since quality was my first concern, and not the price, I should think the components are of a good quality. It all depends on what you consider to be expensive. If I combine the price of the pc and the one of the LCD-monitor, I'm still 500 € cheaper off than I was in 1998. 8)
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« Reply #146 on: May 07, 2004, 12:52:49 AM »
You may get the latest PC and a week later it is considered a dated machine.   :(
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« Reply #147 on: May 07, 2004, 03:36:55 PM »
You may get the latest PC and a week later it is considered a dated machine.   :(
Oh, I know, this pc is already ancient history. :-\
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« Reply #148 on: May 09, 2004, 04:18:37 PM »
As a PIII 450 mhz. my PC could be considered pretty darn old.  I am saving my funds to update it soon.  :>
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« Reply #149 on: May 09, 2004, 05:14:51 PM »
I figured out that it would be no more expensive to assamble my own new pc then to upgrade my old one (cuz everythng needs to be upgraded ; )
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« Reply #150 on: May 10, 2004, 01:05:36 AM »
How old is your pc?
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« Reply #151 on: May 10, 2004, 06:26:16 AM »
4 years  :o :o :o ...luckily my laptop is only 1.5 years old... I use that one instead, ...mostly
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« Reply #152 on: May 10, 2004, 08:13:39 PM »
That's hard to say, but going strictly by CPU:
- the one I'm using right now is about 6 years old
- the one I was using before is probably 4-5; and
- my sister's is 3

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« Reply #153 on: May 12, 2004, 02:40:35 AM »
I guess some PC's were built to last -- I still have my old IBM PCjr and it runs well.  This PC taught me Basic programming with help from my dad of course.  :>  It is now in storage but I may soon pull it out to relive old times and old memories.  LOL   ;D   :D   :)
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« Reply #154 on: May 12, 2004, 09:12:27 AM »
Yikes, that must be as old as me. :o  20 years?  22?  XD
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« Reply #155 on: May 12, 2004, 09:48:43 PM »
My IBM PCjr is 21 years old -- :>
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« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2004, 11:08:21 PM »
I'll be 21 for three more days.  8)
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« Reply #157 on: May 14, 2004, 05:27:57 PM »
I figured out that it would be no more expensive to assamble my own new pc then to upgrade my old one (cuz everythng needs to be upgraded ; )
In some cases it's even cheaper to buy a new pc than to upgrade. I also bought a new pc because upgrading the older one was out of the question. Ofcourse, that's because it's more than 5 years old (not the CD-writer, nor the CD-player, nor the video card, or the network card, but all the important parts are).
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« Reply #158 on: May 14, 2004, 10:43:22 PM »
Yeah! I have found buying a new machine is cheaper but sometimes it is more fun to upgrade an old machine that you have spent so much time in configuring even if it costs a little more.  That is why I plan to upgrade my Falcon Nortwest Mach V machine because it was super expensive to begin with and it is easy to upgrade the machine.
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« Reply #159 on: May 14, 2004, 10:50:59 PM »
That's true.  It's cheaper to buy new than to upgrade piece by piece.  But most of the time people don't upgrade every part of their PC at one time.  So instead of a one-time fee of x dollars, upgrading is more like a fee of (x+y dollars) / number of years it takes to finally upgrade the whole system.  Oh yeah: x,y > 0.  XD
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