August 2nd, 2007, 22:50 PM
What do you think of the new PC I bought?
It's a Dell Desktop, dual core processer with Hyper Transfer, Free shipping. It was normally $750. It
was $350 off. It cost me $400. I'm not a gamer. I don't do heavy graphics. I leave the PC on for 12
hours a day. I don't know how to assemble a PC.
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
16x DVD+/-RW Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Integrated Graphics GPU
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Dell USB Keyboard and Dell Optical USB Mouse
No Floppy Drive Included
56K PCI Data Fax Modem
Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD
1Yr In-Home Service, Parts + Labor, 24x7 Phone Support
6 Months of America Online Membership Included
Mouse included in Dell Wireless Package
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Award Winning Service and Support
Windows Vista™ Premium
Last edited by veronica; August 2nd, 2007 at 23:01 PM.
August 2nd, 2007, 23:47 PM
I think your new PC is real nice ! Hope you enjoy it
August 3rd, 2007, 00:06 AM
Thats a very nice system indeed,was just looking over the specs and it sounds like a very solid system.Also cant beat that price either!
August 3rd, 2007, 00:52 AM
Old and Cranky
It should do you just fine lil Lady.
August 3rd, 2007, 11:01 AM
Thank you all.
It just occured to me, that I probably should have got a
company online to assemble a PC for me with name brand
parts, but it seems real expensive. I would not have got a
deal. Dell seems fairly solid. They test thier PC's out.
I hope I didn't make another mistake.
August 3rd, 2007, 11:51 AM
For $399 you didn't make a mistake, Dell is good
August 3rd, 2007, 12:03 PM
My Name is....
Aye, definately a good buy. Sounds like a great system there for you Veronica
August 3rd, 2007, 15:03 PM
Thank you both.
August 9th, 2007, 03:54 AM
Very good choice. The DELL should be working really well for you, how do you like it so far? Plenty of power and quick response?
Hope you're having fun!
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August 10th, 2007, 00:33 AM
@ cash_site, Thanks. I have not got to it yet. I was
preocupied with other things. I have to set it up next to my
present PC & move files from 1 PC to the other with a USB
cable in a 10' by 10' room. I have to install PCMover on both
PC's. I have 250 bookmarks & email to transfer.
August 24th, 2007, 20:51 PM
I think it's the Vista
Originally Posted by cash_site
OS that makes it slow & unresponsive. I think Vista
consumes all the power. It's as slow as my old XP
machine. I can't multi-task either. If it had XP on it, it
would probably be ok. I advise against buying Vista.
August 25th, 2007, 00:51 AM
The hardware specs are good and the name brand is excellent.
Vista does in fact consume a huge amount of resources, but the machine
has 2GB RAM, so I doubt that is the reason why it is slow and
You said earlier that you were going to use a USB cable to transfer
files. Are you reporting that the machine is slow and unresponsive
with or without being cabled to the second machine? If it is cabled
are you using a USB 1 or USB 2 cable?
BTW, if all you have are bookmarks and email to transfer it would be
easier and less complicated to just burn the data to a CD and copy the
data into the correct folders.
You can't muti-task? That would happen if you are cabled to the second
machine with a USB 1.0 cable. After the transfer is complete the
machine's resources should return to normal. I am assuming it is
cabled, but if it is not cabled you might want to give us more
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August 25th, 2007, 01:32 AM
I think its Norton that's slowing your computer and consuming a lot of memory at idle.
Originally Posted by veronica
August 25th, 2007, 02:58 AM
Succeded in braking Windo
Actaully my uncle bought a Vista and he felt it was really slow as well (I did too) but it is because it gives you the screen way before is done loading. My Uncle bought a 2200 VAIO so it was loaded, and still takes about 7 minutes to be completely ready (my XP machine takes 10)
Anyhow, I uninstalled Norton and replaced it with Avast, turned off Indexing, and removed some useless aplications (Like Office trial) and other stuff that just consumed space and it was better. It is fast after it finishes loading, but slow to respond while still loading.
My suggestion for trasnfering files is, as long as you knwo what you are transfering just do it over the network. 100MB cat5 trasnfer is better than 480MB UBS2 because of the actual CPU use of the USB transfer. Bookmarks can be easily exported from Internet Explorer and Firefox and imported in the other PC.
Also, you would not have any problem with the cables since Cat6 supports up to 100 meter (or 328.08399 feet)
I am a big fan of wired networks, and mainly cat6
August 26th, 2007, 02:15 AM
 I got a message that I didn't have enough memory to do what I wanted. It was using 666 MB of memory out of @ GB.
Originally Posted by MSNwar
 I didn't use a cable to transfer files after all. The cable was $14. I transfered with a CD.
Thanks for replying.