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Old 02-15-2015, 07:16 AM
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Why do people say windows xp is out dated and no longer supported? Hell i just did another update the other night on my XP. Lol and all my games and software still run on it..the only issue i have is a hardware issue, my Adobe video production software wont run on the graphics card i have lol.

Anyway, not gonna run Apple either, all my software i have is for Windows. And i just hate Apple anyways lol

My current desktop has an intel pentium 4 processor, 3ghz, with 1G Ram. Im not familiar with these new i5/i7 processors. I know how to build a computer, ive just been out of the loop on the new tech.
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Windows XP support has ended
Why is this happening?
Windows XP is 12 years old—that’s pretty old for an operating system.
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:21 AM
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I know...but why do i still get notifications that updates are available...? Lol. The other night when i went to shut it down..it installed updates before shutting off.

And i dont care if its no longer supported...it still works.
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:23 AM
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I know...but why do i still get notifications that updates are available...? Lol. The other night when i went to shut it down..it installed updates before shutting off.

And i dont care if its no longer supported...it still works.
And that is fine. More to the point, you won't be able to buy it on any new computer or buy the software to put on one you build.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:44 AM
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:30 PM
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Are you able to build your own? You mentioned Alienware and last I knew they only made cases. If you are the least little bit handy you can do it. Newegg.com is a good resource and I'd start with the processor you want. AMD makes some good and powerful ones for less than the comparable Intel. The processor will determine what motherboard you need to get, and these will influence the case choices and vice versa (the case you want might not come in the form for the motherboard you need for the processor you want). Newegg sells motherboard and processor combos together, as well as also with cases and power supplies.

From there you can build your system with RAM and storage drives. I just bought a new laptop (HP) and got an AMD A8 processor and a 500 G SSD, with 4 G of RAM, and a good graphics card and audio/video cards.

If you do it yourself you'll spend a little more than buying one already put together (the companies buy the components in much greater bulk and therefore get a better per unit price) but you'll get exactly what you want.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:12 PM
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Got my new desktop.
It has Windows 8.1 with a free upgrade to Windows 10 when that comes out like next month.
AMD 4.7GHZ Processor
120GB Solid State Drive
2TB HD
16GB RAM
RADEON 2GB Graphics card
Liquid and air cooled.
Plenty of expansion options

Got my new desk work bench under construction, still have more shelves to put in.
Got my triple monitors set up.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:46 PM
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:09 PM
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Got my new desktop. It has Windows 8.1 with a free upgrade to Windows 10 when that comes out like next month. AMD 4.7GHZ Processor 120GB Solid State Drive 2TB HD 16GB RAM RADEON 2GB Graphics card Liquid and air cooled. Plenty of expansion options Got my new desk work bench under construction, still have more shelves to put in. Got my triple monitors set up.
Do you have cable broadband internet/modem ?
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:27 AM
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Do you have cable broadband internet/modem ?
I have 5MB DSL thru Century Link
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:05 PM
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:23 PM
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I have 5MB DSL thru Century Link
I'm sorry
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:02 PM
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I have 15 MB cable modem.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:31 PM
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I have 5MB DSL thru Century Link
My sympathies. This is on my phone. Background apps running and in my basement.

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I have 15 MB cable modem.
I miss my cable modem. I was getting 37 on a bad day
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:51 AM
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I haven't found a game yet I can't play with others online, as long as they also have a fast modem speed.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:26 AM
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5MB is more than enough for what i need. And its a stepup from the 1.5Mb i had before.
I live in a small town 8 miles from one larger town of 6,000 people and 15 miles from a larger city of about 15,000 people.
So living in a small town of 200 people has its drawbacks, so im still dam lucky to get 5MB out here.
I can stream movies on Netflix just fine, havent had any issues playing xbox360 online or any other pc games.
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