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Report this Post01-07-2011 11:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
I got a new laptop! I went to the mail box and it finally showed up. Im soooo friggen happy. I only have to work from 12-4 today so that means I actually have time to install windows ect.....Its a compaq 8440p. I got it for a really good price because the hard drive crashed. Only one thing concerns me a little. There is a little dent in the case over the screen and I cant find replacement parts for it. And someone swapped out a back lit keyboard that i think is going to end up killing battery life. I just want to start playing some games again and doing all my photo shop fun. The dude forgot to ship the battery but no big deal.
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Report this Post01-07-2011 11:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
Put me down for 8:30 PM EST tonight for the first "this thing is crap and doesn't work" post.
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Report this Post01-07-2011 11:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Formula88:

Put me down for 8:30 PM EST tonight for the first "this thing is crap and doesn't work" post.


Well, Its a I7 and a nvidia card........So MAC for the win?
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Oh snap. I got paid today too. I might have to talk with the finical adviser (brads wife) and see if I can buy a game. 512 GDR should be able to keep up on the games ok. At the moment it looks to be 6 gb of ram and from what ive been reading some of that can be dedicated to video.
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Report this Post01-07-2011 03:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Marvin McInnisClick Here to visit Marvin McInnis's HomePageSend a Private Message to Marvin McInnisDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Formula88:

Put me down for 8:30 PM EST tonight for the first "this thing is crap and doesn't work" post.



Damn!!! You beat me to it. Let the whining fun begin.

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Report this Post01-07-2011 07:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
Lots of haters here
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i was expecting www.woot.com

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Its 8:27....3 minutes to go

I'll sign up for 9pm.
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Originally posted by MidEngineManiac:

Its 8:27....3 minutes to go

I'll sign up for 9pm.


1. That's cheating.
2. You lost anyway.
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Report this Post01-07-2011 09:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
It is sitting here installing 7 so HA! Im debating on if I want to go buy a game to play. I now can actually play them because im rocking more than 128mb of video lol. So it just the "I want it but I dont want to spend the money" debate. I mean 20 bucks on a game is not going to really kill me or anything im just debating. I could always go to work and use the churches t1 line to download a game
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

It is sitting here installing 7 so HA! Im debating on if I want to go buy a game to play. I now can actually play them because im rocking more than 128mb of video lol. So it just the "I want it but I dont want to spend the money" debate. I mean 20 bucks on a game is not going to really kill me or anything im just debating. I could always go to work and use the churches t1 line to download a game


Win 7 huh ?

BBBBWWWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Have fuu-uuunnnnnn

(I run it on my netbook, and its pretty much a daily occurance that I just want to use the thing as a frisbee )

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Originally posted by MidEngineManiac:


Win 7 huh ?

BBBBWWWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Have fuu-uuunnnnnn

(I run it on my netbook, and its pretty much a daily occurance that I just want to use the thing as a frisbee )



I like 7.
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Report this Post01-07-2011 10:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
OMG. Its still working. Im using internet explore to download firefox.
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Report this Post01-08-2011 12:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for calamityjaneClick Here to Email calamityjaneSend a Private Message to calamityjaneDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

Lots of haters here


Experience! Apparently they will be pleasantly surprised. I'll give it a week.
have fun with it!

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What games are you looking at playing?
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What games are you looking at playing?


Grand theft auto, call of duty, need for speed shift, dirt2 ect...Im waiting for this video driver to download so I can run aquamark and see what I have to work with. It SHOULD be able to play damn near any game.
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Report this Post01-08-2011 09:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ls3machSend a Private Message to ls3machDirect Link to This Post
Here is a great place to check laptop GPUs. Not to knock the system, but I have 3x the GPU memory (DDR5) and it still doesn't seem as powerful as my desktops GPU which only has 1GB (DDR3). The W7 test shows my laptop GPU to be ahead by a long shot, but running WoW it doesn't stomp the FPS and the desktop is running two monitors. The resolution however is much higher on my laptop than my desktop, so this could be playing a huge factor. Anyway, enjoy the new laptop. If you decide to play WoW come play on our server. Good sized guild lots of 85s gearing up currently for raids.
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Experience! Apparently they will be pleasantly surprised. I'll give it a week.
have fun with it!

Jane



Who had one day? Just reported that the new laptop "ate the harddrive". Right around 24 hours.

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Congrats. Who the **** won this thread? Oh yea, no one. So in other words GTFO!
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Who had one day? Just reported that the new laptop "ate the harddrive". Right around 24 hours.

Brad


I'm sure it was the laptop's fault.
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I'm sure it was the laptop's fault.


Ok, how the hell did I kill a hard drive that has a read error? A little back history. I got this laptop FREE because of a hard drive failure. Yep, just a clean install of 7 killed the HD . Perhaps the hard drive I put in there is 3 years old and has been formatted more times than I can count? Perhaps I just really suck at life.
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If this was the first device to die while in your possession, I might agree with you.
Was that 3 year old drive in an ESD bag? Was it packaged to prevent shock damage? Did you take any ESD precautions every time you touched the drive?
Or was the bare drive tossed in a drawer, and handled with your bare hands repeatedly over it's life?

If you smash a mirror with a hammer, it wasn't a defective mirror or hammer that caused the breakage.

Anti-static mat and wrist strap.
http://www.amazon.com/StarT...Static/dp/B00009XT3H
Get one. It might save you a LOT of money in failed electronics.
Keep those metallic bags the electronics come in, and store them IN the bag when they're not installed in the machine.
IN the bag, not ON the bag. It matters.

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The drive was in a little cage thing. I pulled it out and spun the drive and that seemed to get it to boot. It runs BEYOND slow and wont connect to anything. The head seems louder than normal. This hardrive has been beat to death. It was in the computer that my mom threw against the wall ect....Im thinking a new drive would be the way to go. As far as the braclet goes, I wish I had one but right now I ground my self to a lamp case LOL. So im going to just get a new drive all together. Hopefully this round will be better. This drive has given me problems in the past.
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Hmm... Antuzzi and PK need to get together. PK has something about buying and selling cars and Tuzzi has issues with buying and breaking computers. I think they'd be great together..
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

The drive was in a little cage thing. I pulled it out and spun the drive and that seemed to get it to boot. It runs BEYOND slow and wont connect to anything. The head seems louder than normal. This hardrive has been beat to death. It was in the computer that my mom threw against the wall ect....Im thinking a new drive would be the way to go. As far as the braclet goes, I wish I had one but right now I ground my self to a lamp case LOL. So im going to just get a new drive all together. Hopefully this round will be better. This drive has given me problems in the past.


The little cage thing would be a "no" you didn't use ESD precautions. The little cage thing isn't grounded once you take it out of the laptop.

Get an ESD mat and wrist strap with your new drive. Not only will it protect against static much better than Aladdin's lamp, it provides a cushioned surface so you're less likely to damage the drive when you set it down. If you set a HDD down on a hard surface and can hear when it touches - you have shocked the drive enough to do damage. Fortunately modern drives park the heads in a safe area off the platter to protect against such damage, but it can only do so much.

Is all this overkill? Hard to say, but I rarely have a HDD fail. The only "crashes" I've had in the last 5-7 years were due to SATA cables vibrating loose and causing data corruption.
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You don't suck at life 87Antussi. It's just with used things you have to find the problem and decide if it would be cheaper to fix it or buy a new one. No big deal! Good luck with straightening out the problem.

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Report this Post01-11-2011 07:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ls3machSend a Private Message to ls3machDirect Link to This Post
Out of curiosity, how did the games run?
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi: windows ect..


It's etc, short for et cetera. Not ect.
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It's etc, short for et cetera. Not ect.


...and people say I'm a dick.
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Lol auntuzi i cant help it hahahahahahahaha..
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