I'm about ready to buy a new computer. Any major differences between HP vs Dell? What in the hell are the differences between Intel processors vs AMD Athlon processors? I am so confused. All I want is the ability to do basic computer stuff with speed and to effortlessly stream porn with the occasional download. (Maybe more downloads if I have a big enough computer.) And BTW, I love big geek cock! Really I do!
Help DL Computer Geeks!
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 78||09/19/2013|
Dell is crap, and will come preloaded with a lot of useless crap.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 1||04/25/2010|
Why don't you buy an Apple?
WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU BUY A REGULAR PC!!?!?!?!?!?!
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 2||04/25/2010|
HP is better than Dell.
Intel is better than AMD Athlon.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 3||04/25/2010|
Be careful with the HP's. Depending on the model, some HP's are made with recycled plastic and they wind up literally falling apart.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 4||04/25/2010|
AMD processors aren't as fast, but they're a lot cheaper.
From the sounds of things, either will be fast enough for what you want.
Are you interested in a desktop or a laptop?
If you're considering a laptop, I'd suggest you check out your latest Best Buy, Fry's, or other location that sells them, and get some hands-on experience. I recommend Toshiba laptops.
Whatever you get, make sure you get Windows 7 Home Premium, and avoid any pre-installed anti-virus software... instead, the moment you get your PC/Laptop home, download "Microsoft Security Essentials". It's free and better than any other packgage I've seen. Also download "Windows Live Essentials" to get a very good mail client, great photo management software (with the best panorama creation feature of any software out there), and a lot of other good, free, and essential stuff.
Also, if you can find one that comes pre-installed with "Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition", you'll get the best price for the most used collection of office applications.
Most laptops and desktops will stream video and play back DVD video just fine these days.
You'll have to be more detailed about what you want to do, what software you want to run, etc., for me to be any more precise in my recommendations.
If you have specific questions about specific models, I can help there too.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 5||04/25/2010|
I knew an Apple, tinymeat bitch would chime in. I am not an Apple fangurl.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 6||04/25/2010|
I have an HP and it's great.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 7||04/25/2010|
Don't buy Dell unless you don't mind buying a new computer every couple of years. I work for a cheap bastard who thinks it makes sense to replace our Dell PCs every time they lock up.
I've had a PC with an AMD Athlon processor for over 10 years. It was sold as a special gaming edition and it has three fans. I have not replaced the original hard drive. In fact, the only part I've replaced is the power supply.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 8||04/25/2010|
r5 is right. If you want a PC laptop, Toshiba is pretty sturdy and a good price.
I have a Toshiba but....my next laptop will be probably be an Apple.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 9||04/25/2010|
OP, in answer to your original question, the difference between Intel and AMD Athlon is brand name. Some of the Intel processors have been very good, some not so good.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 10||04/25/2010|
I love R5! For all others, don't be discouraged. I am more than capable of taking in more than one. Thanks for all the comments. Keep them coming.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 11||04/25/2010|
Since I bought my laptop (a 15.4") I almost never use my desktop any more.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 12||04/25/2010|
Stop enabling the OP! He's a whore!
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 13||04/25/2010|
If you get a laptop, off the shelf is the way to go.
Desktops - I've always had mine built locally by an indie shop. No problem to call or take it in for any issue. I can make sure the power supply and fans are sufficient for the unit (a common problem with big name machines).
It's a huge advantage to me that the machine isn't tripled layered with marketing crap and that I get a real Windows disk rather than some often-useless 'recovery partition'.
Disadvantage is that you usually can't get a "free" version of Office, although a discounted OEM version can be added of course.
Has never cost me any more than big box crap and they last and last and last and are easily upgraded. However the cheapest, slowest big box crap would be cheaper, if money was the deciding factor.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 14||04/25/2010|
Back off R13! This is my thread and I am loving all my big dicked geeks! Thanks for the helpful information. I love you all. Right now, I am leaning toward a HP with the Intel thingy.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 15||04/25/2010|
I agree with R14. My 10 year old PC was an Indie-built machine. As I said, the only thing that has failed was the power supply, and it went about 3 years in.
I'll probably build my next one.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 16||04/25/2010|
Sorry, R16 was also a post from me.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 17||04/25/2010|
Ok, flame me, but QVC has a great HP laptop deal with fast, big storage, etc. It gives you a payment plan.... give it a look, it's been on a lot today. AMD processor but supported by a ton of memory and HDD space.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 18||04/25/2010|
Best buy is really pushing the Expersky anti-virus software -- do they have a contract with them or something???
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 19||04/25/2010|
Dont' take it.
Just wait until you get home and download MSE.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 20||04/25/2010|
Whatever you do don't buy a Gateway. My piece of shit crashed after 9 months and their support was from hell.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 21||04/25/2010|
Kaspersky is actually very good. Nothing wrong with it.
If you get Windows 7, you can use the windows firewall. It's good. Otherwise, I've been happy with Outpost Firewall (free version)
Avast is a good antivirus (free version for home users).
Norton has been getting very good reviews although I refuse to use them after having awful customer service problems with them.
Regardless which PC you get, download the program PC Decrapifier. It will help remove all the crap and trialware that manufacturers install.
Use the MVPS HOSTS file. Run spyware blaster, which updates security settings but doesn't run constantly and won't bog down your system. Also, use the limited user account in windows for your day to day activities, especially surfing and downloading porn.
Another good program to check out is Sandboxie. Use
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 22||04/25/2010|
Microsoft Security Essentials is better than any of those, less naggy, better and more simple UI, affects performance less, and finds just as much stuff and protects as well or better... all for free. NO reason not to use it.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 23||04/25/2010|
I am so loving me some big dicked geeks tonight! R22, why should I use the limited user account for my porn? Where do I find the limited user account?
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 24||04/25/2010|
The normal account is an administrator account.
You can go to the control panel, users, and create a new user that is not an administrator or power-users. This is a limited user account. Then you log out and log back in as the new user you just created.
Now you're just that much more protected against viruses and trojans.
IE8 Win7 MSE Limited User Account = just about as safe as you can be.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 25||04/25/2010|
[quote] Regardless which PC you get, download the program PC Decrapifier.
That's the funniest thing I've heard all year! I'm rolling on the floor, laughing!
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 26||04/25/2010|
The older Dells 9100s are great...I have 10 running 24x7 full trottle as servers for two years. I bought these off ebay.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 27||04/25/2010|
I've been running my HP laptop pretty much 24/7 for over the past year with Windows Vista without any problems. And TV shows and porn display perfectly.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 28||04/25/2010|
I got an HP at Costco - abou, $700 and it works just fine - no complaints, except that it's kind of heavy - not really the best choice if you're going to be carrying it around a lot.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 29||04/25/2010|
Upgrade to Win7! I upgraded my laptop from Vista to Win7 three months ago, and it's been great.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 30||04/25/2010|
I have a question about Microsoft Security Essentials. Will MSE also cover my use of Firefox and Chrome or do I need something else for them? I tend to use Chrome more often than IE and Firefox.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 31||04/26/2010|
It's the cheapskate that pays the most in the long run.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 32||04/27/2010|
Would anybody else with a Dell like to share? Does getting a non Intel video card help? What about this newfangled i3 i5 stuff?
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 33||04/27/2010|
I have a Mac. And a 9" dick.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 34||04/27/2010|
I could be converted to the Mac side, R34. Or at the very least, I could have a Mac affair, at least once.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 35||04/27/2010|
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 36||04/28/2010|
MSE works for all browsers, OP.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 37||04/28/2010|
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 38||04/29/2010|
Any suggestions on discount sites like Dell outlet?
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 39||05/02/2010|
[quote]Norton has been getting very good reviews although I refuse to use them after having awful customer service problems with them.
Good reviews for catching viruses, yes, but poor reviews for performance, ease of removal, and customer service (as you note). IMO they also overcharge for definition updates.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 40||05/02/2010|
OP...I have been using a Dell for 1 year now, and it's been working smoothly for me. My first pc (HP Pavilion) was nothing but a headache for me. I use the Trend Micro Anti-Virus Pro, and it works wonders for my pc!
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 41||05/02/2010|
Just bought an HP PC over the phone with them: $749 before taxes, free 2-day shipping, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HD, Windows 7 (I actually paid for overnight delivery). LOVE it. Comes with new mouse and keyboard, also.
I still need a TV Tuner to copy from the TV, but I think this was an awesome deal.
I love QVC deals, but their computers come loaded with software I don't want.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 42||05/02/2010|
P.S. It's an HP Pavilion Elite.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 43||05/02/2010|
Question here: Found an old laptop at my dad's house. We tried to get on the internet using wifi, but it won't connect to the internet. The browser says "you are not connected" I see that it hasma WLAN card, and we can see my sisters router signal is present saying "excellent signal".
There is a popup message in the system tray saying "D-Link Airplus Card not found". I googled and see that this is a router, but he doesn't know where the router is. If I disable the software for this router, should the laptop then pick up my sisters router signal? My laptop just picks up available wifi signals, so I'm confused. If not, what would be a solution?
Thanks for all help.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 44||07/12/2013|
Ironically the best Windows PC is a MacBook Pro running Windows 7. The hardware is great but you pay for it.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 45||07/12/2013|
OP, don't buy a new computer until they find an anecdote to windows 8.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 46||07/12/2013|
Haven't you been reading the news? The PC market is dying. Get a Mac.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 47||07/12/2013|
[quote]OP, don't buy a new computer until they find an anecdote to windows 8.
I'm sure there are a lot of anecdotes about W8, but as of yet no ANTIdote.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 48||07/12/2013|
Until the last few days, I had no problem accessing my Word documents. Now, I get a message that 'the Microsoft Office product necessary to open this file is not installed on your computer'. Then I'm asked to select from either 'I already purchased Office 2010' (whereupon I'm asked, in order to activate, to provide an unknown 25 character Product Key) or the choice to make a purchase. The cheapest option is an Office 365 Home Premium for $99.99 a year. What's going on here? I'm pretty computer illiterate so I don't know if I already have Office 2010 (if it matters, I have a desktop purchased in 2012).
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 49||09/16/2013|
Dell is crap. Especially the Inspiron 7720 laptop, the so called 'Special Edition 17R'.
Avoid this laptop at all costs. The motherboard does not work with the nVidia graphics card. Everyone is reporting overheating leading to total system failure. Dell's answer is to send out techs with refurbished motherboards (which will also fail) until your warranty is up, then tell you to fuck off.
They are also stringing some poor bastards on the Dell forums along by saying a software patch will be released 'soon'. Fat lot of good that does a confirmed hardware issue. If Dell had any pride in its product it would recall these POSs, but that's not going to happen.
Avoid Dell. Avoid Dell. Avoid Dell.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 50||09/16/2013|
R49 Download and install the free, open source, OpenOffice.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 51||09/16/2013|
AMD processors have been known to have heat problems.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 52||09/16/2013|
R49, this was likely caused by recent updates... there have been reports of some Office users having similar issues. I see two possible solutions listed... try these and see if they work for you:
1) It seems to be caused by recent updates. Right click the orange icon of a Word or Excel Document, open with, choose default program, and select Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler. This is the Click-to-Run program.
2) Uninstall the recently installed patch. Or just wait for a new patch to fix the problem.
Alternately, you can try right-clicking on a Word file while holding SHIFT, and select "Open With...", and then select "Word" from the list, and make sure the "always use this file" option is checked. Click OK, and see if that works and fixes the issue.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 53||09/16/2013|
Thanks so much, R53, your first option worked. Much appreciated!!
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 54||09/16/2013|
Bullshit as discussed by R53-R54 shouldn't be perpetrated on a customer by a computer company.
Shit like this is just HEINOUS!
And yet, Windows users apparently think this treatment is OK.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 55||09/16/2013|
R55 apparently wants toys.
Anything that is powerful and flexible is going to be complex.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 56||09/16/2013|
I have a wonderful Dell 27" XPS all-in-one desktop with Windows 7 and Microsoft Security Essentials for anti-virus.
They had to replace a Inspiron 23" one I had that crashed after 60 days and couldn't be repaired -- they first gave me W8. I protested big time and they finally gave me the this one.
I'm not down in DELL or any of these manufacturers, I'm down on Microsoft for Windows 8.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 57||09/16/2013|
How do I get rid of the paragraph symbols that show up on my screen documents?
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 58||09/16/2013|
Windows 8 is awesome, especially on the Dell all-in-one touch PCs. You don't know what you're talking about.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 59||09/16/2013|
In office, go to the little p looking symbol on the home ribbon. Click it. Should clear it up.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 60||09/16/2013|
Windows 8 sucks. Windows 8 destroyed PCs.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 61||09/16/2013|
Thank you R60, that cleared it up.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 62||09/16/2013|
No, R61. And the latest Win8 PCs, Laptops, & Convertables are among the best ever. Great hardware, battery life, features, and OS.
But, you know, keep on parroting that lie you heard... the rest of us will be happy and productive, running faster and more secure than ever.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 63||09/16/2013|
Shill is baaaack!
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 64||09/16/2013|
I'm not a fucking shill. I'm just calling you out on your ignorant bullshit. I use Win8 every day, so I know you're full of shit. Jesus. (rolling eyes)
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 65||09/16/2013|
And your point is? You proved what?
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 66||09/16/2013|
R65, do you have Aspergers? Excluding sex, I've never seen someone so fixated on a topic if they weren't getting paid.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 67||09/16/2013|
[R55] apparently wants toys.
Jesus. (rolling eyes).
[I didn't type a thing, just cut and pasted your b.s.]
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 68||09/16/2013|
The only thing better about W8 is how fast it starts up and shuts down.
The Metro interface is rubbish and they know it. They are no longer trying to push it on people. It will disappear soon enough.
Thank god it's easy to bring back the Start menu and do other tweaks to make W8 into W7. Even with 8.1 coming out in October, most articles you see online these days are about how to roll back to W7, mostly because software vendors have been in no hurry to make their shit W8 compliant. Also, PC makers didn't do enough to ensure that their hardware didn't have problems. In both areas it's mostly glitches, but it's enough to warrant returning to W7.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 69||09/16/2013|
[quote]The only thing better about W8 is how fast it starts up and shuts down.
That's one of the many better things.
[quote]The Metro interface is rubbish and they know it. They are no longer trying to push it on people. It will disappear soon enough.
Completely untrue in every way.
Like the rest of your post.
Windows 8, even from just a keyboard/mouse on a desktop user's perspective is significantly better than Windows 7 ... as better or more than Windows 7 was over Vista.
I'm so sick of people who don't know what the hell they're talking about blathering on like this, parroting nonsense that simply isn't true. I know it's not true, because I use Windows 7 and Windows 8 every single day.
On desktops. With mice and keyboards. And once you get used to the changes, Windows 8 is better in most ways than Windows 7, and you don't even miss the stupid fucking start menu (talk about making a mountain out of a molehill).
It makes me wonder about people who not only cannot seem to adapt to even straight-forward and simple changes, but who seem so LOUD and PROUD about their REFUSAL to adapt under ANY circumstances or expend ANY effort in order to reap the available benefits.
I guess people love to bash me when I call them out for their bullshit on threads like this because they are far more in love with their bullshit (comfortable, easy, familiar bullshit) than they are with reality (which actually requires they alter their perspective just a bit). And you think *I* have Asperger's? Interesting.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 70||09/17/2013|
R53, sorry to be a pain, but I'm receiving the same message - 'the Microsoft Office product necessary to open this file is not installed on your computer' - when I attempt to open or download an incoming attachment. What do I need to do?
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 71||09/19/2013|
Did you follow the steps outlined in R53's post?
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 72||09/19/2013|
R70 = ass or aspergers, can't decide.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 73||09/19/2013|
Why do you want a pc? lol. Mac is much better!
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 74||09/19/2013|
R73, I think the words you're looking for include "experienced, knowledgeable, factual, completely willing to help, but frustrated by idiocy and fanboyish-bashing."
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 75||09/19/2013|
Apple's iWorks Office Suite can open all Microsoft Office Suite files: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
And documents, presentations, and spreadsheets can be created in iWorks and saved as the corresponding Microsoft Office Suite file.
Easy, greasy, et voila.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 76||09/19/2013|
IT is still here.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 77||09/19/2013|
[quote] Did you follow the steps outlined in [R53]'s post?
I did, & they worked for the problem I then had - accessing my existing Word documents. I'm now having issues opening or downloading incoming attachments on my desktop & R53's directions don't help me with this problem.
|by Geek Size Queen||reply 78||09/19/2013|