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Forum: Dell Computers May 29th 08, 05:34 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By [email protected]
CPU Fan

Hi!

Sorry about the "Idol" vs. "Idle". LOL

Oh, I wasn't trying to be picky or anything like that--no need to be
sorry. I just wanted to make sure that I understood what you were
saying...
Forum: Dell Computers May 29th 08, 04:08 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By [email protected]
CPU Fan

Hi!

I tried to Flash the systems BIOS again but Windows would not
allow it, saying that version 1.0.12 was already installed.

I have written them back several more times but no reply.

At...
Forum: Dell Computers May 28th 08, 04:35 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By [email protected]
Dimension L566cx BIOS Level A06

Hi!

I've had generally positive experiences with Intel boards, going
back to the earliest Socket 4 Pentium. Nothing exciting
about them, one way or the other.

The only real trouble I ever...
Forum: Dell Computers May 27th 08, 09:46 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By [email protected]
Dimension L566cx BIOS Level A06

What an adventure...

I downloaded the bootable version of BIOS A14 (the system was at
A01!), put it on a diskette and started the system up. It went right
into the flash utility, asked me if I...
Forum: Dell Computers May 27th 08, 08:28 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By [email protected]
Dimension L566cx BIOS Level A06

A Dell Dimension L566cx has found its way into my collection of Dell
systems, and I'm trying to figure out why it would see two (known
working) low density 256MB DIMMs as being only 64MB of installed...
Forum: Dell Computers May 24th 08, 04:45 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By [email protected]
XPS 4 any good?

Hi!

Obama country g ????

(Keep in mind that it is absolutely NOT my intention to take this
discussion off into (uggh!) politics.)

Yep, it's *that* Illinois. :-)

William (not a fan of...
Forum: Dell Computers May 24th 08, 04:43 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By [email protected]
XPS 4 any good?

Hi!

If that's the case, why not get another hotmail acct or get a
gmail account ?

I have a usable e-mail account...the wct atsign walshcomptech dot
com that I mentioned above in my reply to...
Forum: Dell Computers May 23rd 08, 04:26 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By [email protected]
XPS 4 any good?

Hi!

Thanks for taking the time to look this up. I do appreciate it. Since
this would be a project machine, I wouldn't mind a minimal
configuration that I can build up later as I see fit.

If you'd...
Forum: Dell Computers May 23rd 08, 02:29 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By [email protected]
XPS 4 any good?

Hi!

Mostly 8300s, three 8400s, one 8200, four 8100s (3 RIP), a
couple of others not as notable... Ben Myers

I'm looking for a Dim8400 as a project. Is there any chance you might
sell (and ship)...
Forum: Dell Computers May 22nd 08, 03:56 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By [email protected]
XPS 4 any good?

Hi!
along with some lesser and older systems.

If you don't mind my asking, what kind of lesser and older systems?

Any Dimension 4600s in there?

William
Forum: Dell Computers May 21st 08, 04:00 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By [email protected]
College Computer --- Vista -vs- XP Pro

Hi!

I am inclined to go with XP Pro, as I know it well, and
have heard of numerous Vista problems. But SP1 is out,
so perhaps those problems are history.

I see no reason not to listen to...
Forum: Dell Computers May 17th 08, 03:59 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By [email protected]
Vista does work better w 4GB RAM

Hi!

If 4GB is installed, does Vista benefit from the
extra 1 GB that isn't reported?

No, because it is completely hidden from the OS. The area where that
memory would normally be has to be kept...
Forum: Dell Computers May 16th 08, 07:26 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By [email protected]
Is it an overheat or power supply problem?

Hi!

charter.net

Ben, you might want to know about:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/15/charter_and_nebuad/

temperature, say somewhere in the 120's Fahrenheit.

My Latitude D800 at 100% CPU...
Forum: Dell Computers May 16th 08, 07:16 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By [email protected]
Wireless adapter: need a new one

Hi!

But cant you buy a PCI card that has external antenna
connection so that you could do same thing?

Absolutely. I've never seen a PCI wireless card that did not have a
detachable antenna. The...
Forum: Dell Computers May 16th 08, 07:13 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By [email protected]
Wireless adapter: need a new one

Hi!

Do you have any specific advice on routers that do they
above? advice on brands/models to buy for laptop or
desktop use?

I have really, really been impressed with the Buffalo brand...
Forum: Dell Computers May 16th 08, 05:58 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By [email protected]
Wireless adapter: need a new one

Hi!

I find the opposite because I can place the antenna higher.
The PCI cards have the antenna behind the system unit.

I wasn't going to bring that up, but since you mention it... :-)

I find...
Forum: Dell Computers May 16th 08, 03:33 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By [email protected]
laptop battery rebuilding

Hi!

You could do the battery replacement yourself. However, this will
require some skill and equipment. The batteries in these packs are
often times soldered or tack welded together. (The heat from...
Forum: Dell Computers May 16th 08, 02:48 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By [email protected]
Wireless adapter: need a new one

Use a PCI wireless card if at all possible.

I've found that flaky behavior from USB wireless adapters is a usually
result of too much power consumption.

William
Forum: Dell Computers May 15th 08, 03:48 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By [email protected]
Service Tag No no longer listed on Dell

Hi!

I just checked my Dimension 2100's (and L550r's) service tags. Both of
them went in just fine. The details returned were accurate when the
systems were built.

Might be something to do with the...
Forum: Dell Computers May 14th 08, 05:47 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By [email protected]
SP3 Avoidance?

Hi!

Avoiding it otherwise seems to take some extra steps and
mental care that may not be available at the time.

For at least twelve months of Service Pack 3 relief,...
Forum: Dell Computers May 14th 08, 03:29 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By [email protected]
Computer sometimes turns on by itself?

Hi!

First thing to do--look for a setting in the BIOS that pertains to
behavior after a power loss. If the system is losing power (because of
a loose cord, undiscovered switched outlet, or something...
Forum: Dell Computers May 9th 08, 07:14 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By [email protected]
XP Home service pack 3???

I did the install last night after upgrading a Lenovo 3000 N100 series
machine from Vista Home Premium to XP Home.

SP3 installed perfectly.

William
Forum: Dell Computers May 8th 08, 08:48 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By [email protected]
XP Home service pack 3???

Hi!

Has anyone installed this?
Any problems?

I've done several installations of SP3 on XP Pro systems and will do
one with XP Home tonight. The systems varied from fresh installs to
ones that...
Forum: Dell Computers May 8th 08, 08:47 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By [email protected]
Dell did not fix my Latitude D800's fan...

Hi!

(OT) Need any more 101-key IBM clicky key keyboards
for your stable of PS/2s?

Not right now at least. I've got *boxes* of them from the area school
system. Whenever I need one, I just pull...
Forum: Dell Computers May 8th 08, 08:30 PM Posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By [email protected]
Well, that's different... (Dim2400 built in video behavior withadd-in PCI card...)

Hi!

I never did do anything fancy with the 4400
that turned up the problem(s) William Walsh is
experiencing, but then I'm a "plain vanilla" kind
of PC user.

A simple "William" would do....
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