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    New Computer!

    I got an early Christmas gift this weekend in the form of a new computer...which was DESPERATELY needed. I'm embarrassed to share with you the specs of my old computer, knowing I was trying to run a website on it and edit photos.

    Photo-wise, the big stuff for me is my 8gigs of RAM, GeForce GTS250 video card, and my 23" Acer monitor. This makes sites like Anet and JP an entirely different experience. I can see the faults in my photos now with my old monitor, which had a green cast over everything. I'm even enjoying my own photos much more! My old monitor made everything look different than reality. I'm almost relieved.

    Also, this means I can now safely install and play Flight Simulator, and Flight Simulator X and a new Cyborg X joystick is also here with me.

    I'm sorry if I sound like bragging, but I'm very excited. Some can attest to the near-tears moments during frustrating times on my old computer while waiting 8 seconds just because I clicked on a different window. If anyone wants to come over and play FSX or edit your pics, let me know!

    If anyone knows an org or school I can donate my old computer to, please let me know. It's not too good but I figure someone could get something out of it.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Re: New Computer!

    If anyone knows an org or school I can donate my old computer to, please let me know. It's not too good but I figure someone could get something out of it.
    Congrats Phil! I wouldn't bother donating your old one. From your story any school would probably refuse to take it. :mrgreen:
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    Re: New Computer!

    don't feel bad about bragging, i did the same for almost a month after getting my thinkpad.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: New Computer!

    Wow, 8 gigs is a MONSTER! sweet!


    And considering how its utilized for the site, it should count as a good tax write off to take advantage of.
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    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

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    Re: New Computer!

    I can only write it off if I paid for it, but this was a gift. It is quite a beast, though.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Re: New Computer!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    I can only write it off if I paid for it, but this was a gift. It is quite a beast, though.
    Ya, That's what she said :lol:

    SORRY SORRY SORRY. I couldn't resist at all!

    Anyhow congrats Phil, it does indeed seem like quite a beast and a great working computer! Enjoy it and crank the bass up when you flight sim!

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    Re: New Computer!

    Thanks. I loaded 40gigs of 25,997 airplane photos from a stack of DVDs onto my comp. Yikes.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Re: New Computer!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    Thanks. I loaded 40gigs of 25,997 airplane photos from a stack of DVDs onto my comp. Yikes.
    Phil, you need a server :)...

    Makes things so much easier, always avaliable, and most importantly...you don't need a sharpie to write on each disk.

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    Re: New Computer!

    You have to be running 64 bit version of an OS, hopefully Windows 7. Just remember that when you are looking at software. The software will work but in 32 bit compatability mode so you won't get the full use of the OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    Thanks. I loaded 40gigs of 25,997 airplane photos from a stack of DVDs onto my comp. Yikes.
    Thats it?
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    Re: New Computer!

    Quote Originally Posted by emshighway
    You have to be running 64 bit version of an OS, hopefully Windows 7. Just remember that when you are looking at software. The software will work but in 32 bit compatability mode so you won't get the full use of the OS.
    Yes.
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    Re: New Computer!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    If anyone knows an org or school I can donate my old computer to, please let me know. It's not too good but I figure someone could get something out of it.
    Door stop? Boat anchor?

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    Re: New Computer!

    Quote Originally Posted by moose135
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    If anyone knows an org or school I can donate my old computer to, please let me know. It's not too good but I figure someone could get something out of it.
    Door stop? Boat anchor?
    Phil... New Server!!! Add Redundant harddrives...a linux based operating system or even Windows Home Server... ba da bing!

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    Re: New Computer!

    Alternatively Phil, Dave Pascoe over at LiveATC.net is always looking for old hardware for donation.....I donated an old desktop a while ago to him....
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    Re: New Computer!

    Quote Originally Posted by mmedford
    Quote Originally Posted by moose135
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    If anyone knows an org or school I can donate my old computer to, please let me know. It's not too good but I figure someone could get something out of it.
    Door stop? Boat anchor?
    Phil... New Server!!! Add Redundant harddrives...a linux based operating system or even Windows Home Server... ba da bing!
    He is right. File Servers don't need to be big workhorses. You just need harddrives.
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