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Rottie

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Oh I forgot to post about Compaq...I have a friend who has Compaq he asked me to install Win 98 on his PC and found out that Win 98 is not for old Compaq I think he is running Intel Pentium 133Mhz because some of cards does not work with Win 98 so just thought I let you know..Don't buy Compaq or Packard Bell.
 
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tkbrewer

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Anyone remember the ole Compaqs with the BIOS on the hard drive? I do, I used to support all computers sold through Circuit City, I worked for GE/Techteam, and those computers were the biggest pain, that and the 2.5 gig bigfood harddrives. download this Softpaq, this softpaq and blah blah blah.

Do have to admit though, compaq does make a pretty doggone good server. I should know, where I work now we have about 150 or so all running dual and quad pentium pros with 1 to 2 gigs of RAM.

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Rwc

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I agree with Rottie,
Best way to built your own than buy name of comapny.So you will know the different.
Mine is p2 350 with gig-abyte bxe that it good mb so far.I had experence when i was first buy acer aspire 75 speed 8 ram very low that time.When i install program it run fine untill i want upgrade and read manual find out that it is limit. So when i try buy tyan motherboard . I transfer from acer hd,matrox card and ram to tyan mb then boot up , i notice and realize that ran so cool as fast than acer system and can upgrade more that how i realize that i like to homebuilt make me feel comfort than buy name of company pc.
hank Rwc
Feel the different.
 
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Rottie

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RWC

Since I left Amgia 500 I bought my very first IBM compatiable PC is Canon MultiMedia 400 (Cyrix 486) Canon is a good company it doesn't crash very often when upgraded from Win 3.1 to 95 and allowed me to upgrade hard drive, modem, etc..never gave me an headache. Canon took care of dead mouse and motherboard..I truly am happy with Canon. I am glad I didn't buy Comapq or Packard Bell. I wish Canon could contiune making modern computer but not anymore. They only support printers.

Now I built my own PC with AMD K6/2 400 but I hate BIOS cuz every BIOS come different than other BIOS i.e. PII mobo with AWARD Bios are much different than on Super 7 mobo with AWARD Bios.

Ok enough for me I know I type too much.
 
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Rwc

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Hello Rottie,
That good you got good system from canon seem they get good quality but sad for they not making pc in future.I know they make good printer.
For amd i have no idea about bios of amd.
I like intel system so amd system still good i have not tried on amd yet.
Thank Rwc
Feel the different.
 
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lavajumper

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hello all, i worked at staples, one of the hated retail chains, and so did most of my friends. working there allowed us to see what went out and came back the most, what performs ("no, 3dmarkmax99 does not come any any system preloaded.") and just an overall perception of what they do. where i worked, we had ibm's, compaq's, hp's, pb's, e-machine's, and nec's. from what we tested, the e-machines suck for hardware, compaq's are reliable if you don't look at it the wrong way and don't want to upgrade, the nec's did pretty good all around (didn't have them that long while i was there), the pb's suck all around, hp's did ok (some come with a burner in it already!), and the ibm's were complete crap. of the ones we sold, i'd have to guess almost 1/2 of them came back (these were the cheaper models, don't know about the higher end ones). bios problems, hd crashes, and other various problems. i am also worried about my parents dell that has a ibm hd in it, because it's started making all kinds of funny noises and norton disk doctor keeps coming up. as far as dell, they have good stuff, but i'd recommend reformatting before you get used to the setup- they have tons of crap on them that slows them down, and if you don't get rid of it, it'll really bog down your system (my parents computer, not mine). for anyone who values a dollar and wants a good setup, nothing will beat a home built setup. tiger direct also has a good setup and decent deals. everything they use is industry standard and can be switched out. my aunt's computer runs good, and performs well also. just some candid thoughts on brands and problems. good luck with what you have, and keep on tweaking!
later lava ;-j

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