I purchased a HP dv9205 from staples this afternoon, It's a gorgeous laptop with a fantastic build, way better than my dell or ibm and much better than any acer I've seen.
I was originally having a tough time deciding between this one and a Toshiba A100, I eventually opted for the HP as its...
I am getting really tired with my computer constantly rebooting every time I try to play a game for more than 30 minutes, or when I am watching a video or whatever. I've tried troubleshooting but it's just so hard as it is erratic. It could be overheating (~60c) but I don't have a lot of options...
I love the idea and have done similar stuff myself.
But..I got to ask....why are you using such small parts? If it's in the wall couldn't you use a full atx motherboard for example? Or am I not understanding?
Alright...here is a question....
I know that matx boards are can always fit into an atx case. I also realize that shuttle/ideq/Aopen/Asus whatever makes Small Form Factor computers. While I realize those motherboards do not conform to any "standard" has anyone ever tried/had luck with placing...
It seems every so often I go through this fidgetty "gotta to spend money I don't have on stuff I don't need" phase. (I think some of you know this)
The thing is I am relatively out of the loop with a lot of computer stuff, I haven't been actively [H] in well over a year. I've been...
Truthfully, I'm not going to settle for anything less than a 24inch widescreen LCD so I would be adding that to the whole thing no matter if it was SFF or Laptop, with the laptop I'd pretty much be paying for a screen I wouldn't be using.
Good points though,
This originally wasn't going to be a post but I was making notes for myself and thought I would share some of my conclusions, feel free to comment if you think I've missed anything:
- Laptops lack nearly all forms of expandability as far as adding MORE components. I could add...
well, I decided to do it :)
and it actually worked...or at least got me to the boot process so it did it's job (ie: narrowing down which component(s) was fried.
Course...now I went out and bought a shuttle powersupply I got to fit into my ideq...hahaha..today is not my day.
So I replaced a powersupply recently on my main computer.
About a month later the computer went POP and doesnt turn on...led on motherboard still lights up though...
Only reason I replaced the powersupply was due to a noisy fan and didnt want to be bothered with opening it up...
Happy Friday all, I hope you enjoy your weekend!
What I need from you is advice, I wasn't quite sure where to post this, mods can feel free to move.
While the question is about dvdburners I figured the SFF section would be able to help the most.
I am currently building/modifying a...
I have an older ideq 200n sitting around, I started it up the other day and the powersupply was sounding really loud (I think the fan is loose).
I'm contemplating opening it up and snooping around, might give it a day or two to discharge though as it was plugged in (but not on)...
I am looking at setting up a wireless storage device that would be accessed by 2-3 computers, ideally it would be a print server as well.
Now...I am having trouble finding options for this, the devices I have found are really expensive or I just can't find them...
I am willing to...
I am going to be purchasing a tablet PC this weekend and was hoping to get some advice. It will be for med school, taking notes n shit. Normally I would try reading a couple of hundred reviews but don't really have time.
weight is important, less than 2kg or so. Screen size...
I got a macintosh problem.
I have an ibook. I rather enjoy my ibook, it has Mac OS X. I bought this ibook used, mind you, it had only been "used" for 2-4 days before I purchased it.
As such I have all original packaging, documentation, CD's, etc.
The problem I am encountering is that...
I have recently moved quite a bit aware from the traditional computer systems to using nearly primarily my laptops.
Now here is the question I put forth;
How many of you still find it useful to connect a full size keyboard to your laptop while at home or stationary?
I am sick and tired of all my Microsoft wireless keyboards. My typing speed I can tell is lowered when I use this, I am much more likely to miss characters while typing on one.
I currenly own THREE MS wireless keyboards btw and experience this problem on all of them.
Ive had 4-5 seagates and loved every one of them.
Every WD (only two mind you) has failed or become so loud its nearly unuseable.
Im a seagate man for life ;)
now if they could just make a 250gig sata drive....
So I got a hp 300i 4 speed + burner (nec 1100a)
I got a problem that seems to have developed recently though.
It can burn dvds and cds fine and at good speeds. It can play cds fine, it can read from dvds and I havent encountered a problem (though never really moved ALL the data anywhere...
its an 1100 model if its matters.
Looking to buy a 256mb stick, kingston or corsair probably.
Just want to buy one that is compatible.
If someone can point me to page on dell that lists that great, their page kinda sucks imo.