New computer

A few weeks ago I acquired myself a Semi-new computer. This is MY first GOOD computer that I ever had so I’m kinda excited about it. The best part about it is that it was completely Free! This computer was originally my brothers computer that he built for himself, but, for my birthday he decided to give it to me. I guess because he bought himself a new laptop and he didn’t need a desktop.

The computer has a AMD Athlon 64 3000+ CPU (a bit lower then what I would get, but its fine), 1 GB of professional gaming memory (1 stick (512MB) I sent off back to the factory because it had memory errors), a shinny OCZ 520 watt power supply, MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Motherboard, ATI All-In-Wonder 9600XT, 2 160 GB hardrives, and other stuff.

At first I installed XP and then decided, “what the hell, I have been using XP since it came out.” so I formated the hard drive and installed Vista Ultimate 😉 . So I have came to the conclusion that vista is better then XP. Except for one thing. Vista does NOT support the ATI All-In-Wonder TV and FM tune (or vice versa). That kinda pissed me off because I liked those features. Now all I can do is wait and see if ATI is going to update the software or drivers or whatever the hell they need to do.

Anyways, the computer is still great, and all I need to do now is buy myself a monitor. Its going to be a 19 inch LCD one. About $200.

5 thoughts on “New computer”

  1. Congratulations with your new computer
    I dont know the specifications of your old one.
    But is it a big difference compared to your old one?

    About your 19inch monitor
    Are you going to buy a wide screen?
    HD resoltution?

    Dont forget to buy one with high contrast for a better image quality. My 19inch has a low contrast ratio but i use digital vibrance to increase the quality.

  2. I think you can better invest more money to buy a good/better monitor.
    So you can reuse the thing with your future computer.
    What do you use at this moment?

    this is the one i have
    http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?scy=GB&slg=ENG&sct=LCD_MONITORS_18_19_SU_GB_CONSUMER&cat=LCD_MONITORS_CA_GB_CONSUMER&session=20070324174114_81.59.131.14&grp=PC_PRODUCTS_GR_GB_CONSUMER&ctn=190S6FS/00&mid=Link_ProductInformation&hlt=Link_ProductInformation
    !!Dont buy it!!

    If you really want to buy a wide screen. I think you should take a look at this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116075

    I dont know about the brand/manufacturer ”Hanns·G”. But maybe you should consider to buy one from a other manufacturer that is more known.
    btw i havent heard of ViewSonic either.

    About the monitor that youre planning to buy right now
    Do you really need the speakers?

    I dont know what the long URL will do to your layout
    Sorry if its going to mess it up

  3. I already bought the monitor I said above. The only thing wrong with it is that it has one stuck pixel. But so far it is really good. 🙂

  4. whats the location of the stuck pixel
    If its at the edge of the screen you wont notice it.
    What color is the stuck pixel?

    Have you tried to fix the stuck pixel?
    Read this
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuck_pixel
    To ‘fix’ the stuck pixel

    I also had one but i had pixel warranty on my monitor so i got a new one

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