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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 12:22 p.m. PST

So my computer is on the fritz I thought I had fixed it by changing the powersuply, but the problem came back.

I get crashes and blue screens the first 2 times I start my computer, on the 3rd it works again, for a few weeks, then it dies totaly.

So my computer is 3 years old, now so why not start to exchange parts. I have orderd Windows 7, new Harddrive, and 4 gig of ram, that is all I could afford for now, next moth, I'm gonnaa buy new graphics card.

I just hopes it's one of those things, as I was planing on upgrading those things anyway

I REALLY don't want to get a new motherboard, they are pain in the as to change becasue you have to take off all the other parts of the computer. espesaly the CPU I hate dealing with those, I always expect to damge the CPU when dealing with it.

zippyfusenet Inactive Member02 Sep 2011 12:31 p.m. PST

Three years old? Replace it. Computers are dirt cheap any more, hardly worth repairing. Unless your government taxes them beyond all reason…

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 1:10 p.m. PST

Well yes, computers are cheap, infact norway got some of the cheapest hardwere on the planet, I got 4 gigs of highend ram for $50 USD I got a 1 TB harddisc for $40. USD

But if I buy a computer all to gather I pay for them putting it togather. I hope to buy a little at the time.

When I bought my computer 3 years ago I bought it extremly high end, two of the best 3d cards, quad core ect. my quad core is still better then most CPUs out there, so is my mother board, so it would be waste of money to buy a new comp, when my CPU and motherboard are still highend.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Sep 2011 1:28 p.m. PST

At three years old, your motherboard is possibly not able to handle Windows 7. Or, worse yet, the combination of CPU and motherboard may not work with Win7.


zippyfusenet Inactive Member02 Sep 2011 2:45 p.m. PST

I find it doesn't pay to buy leading edge. I stay well behind state-of-the-art, in commodity-land where life is cheaper, and don't sweat replacing my system every couple-few years.

It sound as if you like to tinker with the beasts. I work with them professionally, and feel about them the way a slaughter-house worker feels about swine. GET UP PIG! WHACK!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 2:54 p.m. PST

Nah I've checked and my motherboard and CPU are well above what I need to do Windows 7.

I buy the best hardwere simply becasue you get a few extra years, becasue I bought the best CPU and motherboard, I now don't have to upgrade it.

goragrad02 Sep 2011 11:07 p.m. PST

Must admit I was surprised that you had apparently cured that problem by installing a new power supply.

Haven't actually used W7 myself, but what I know of Vista would certainly indicate that if a machine could run Vista it should fly with W7.

Presume since you are discussing do it yourself hardware upgrades that you have checked for loose connections, chips, etc. All of which would be my first thoughts with an intermittent crash problem such as yours. Are all the bus speeds set properly in CMOS? Had a problem with the last system that I put together a few years ago when I mis-clocked the CPU.

Daffy Doug Inactive Member04 Sep 2011 8:38 p.m. PST

I've never bought leading edge; always the cheapest available from a reputable shop. My current machine is over nine years old; still using XP. Slow, yeah, sloooooww. But the old thang gets there eventually. I'm on my third hardrive; its over three years old. When it crashes, I am not going to replace it with another PC. I am going laptop. And maybe a big peripheral flat screen monitor. I will also buy a peripheral hardrive for backups. The days of the PC are over, now that laptops are cheap….

The Hobbybox Inactive Member05 Sep 2011 6:09 a.m. PST

I'd replace it.(And have done recently with my own laptop after multiple crashes, predominantly due to overheating problems)

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