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  1. Intelligence is God given; Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!!
  2. Here is the memory that is recommended by Crucial Memory: https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/aSUS/transformer-book-flip-tp550ld This is what it says about the memory: Memory Maximum Memory: 12GB *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory. Slots: 1 (1 bank of 1) Standard Memory: 4GB non-removable It appears that the original 4GB is non-removable, but that there is another slot that can be populated for a maximum of 12GB. I suggest that you check before buying new memory.
  3. I hope you enjoy your 5500's! I decided rather than upgrade to a new sound card ($200) (using on-board sound) and a new set of 5.1 speakers ($200) (have Polk Audio AMR 150), I will buy a set of Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speakers ($349). They connect to the computer through a USB port. They sounded great when I listened to them in Best Buy. Of course, I won't buy them from BB, I will get them from Newegg.
  4. I voted XP, but I actually have two drives. The main drive has XP Pro and the secondary drive has Ubuntu, Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS 64-bit installed on it. I would be using Ubuntu solely if I wasn't a gamer. I don't like using programs to allow game playing.
  5. I voted (2). I use "Adblock Plus" and "Forecastfox".
  6. Looks to me like you have a darn good rig. The only thing that I would have done differently is go for a full case.
  7. You hit the nail on the head, Ex. When my avatar showed up on the Street, I swore that Angry had been having me followed. It fits me to a tee. Maybe it is the fact that he knew I was an old_geekster and 50's rocker. I don't know. If I remember correctly, you have taken on a new face. It is becoming, however.
  8. Glad to see all of the old faces (Avatars) and the new ones as well. I couldn't get rid of my old "bobble-head", it looks too much like me. It actually keeps time to my 50's rock. It appears that we are going to have a good mix from the Street here at OCC. I look forward to helping.
  9. Thanks to all of the "OCC" members for the warm welcome! Yes, we all like to get our hugs! We got so used to it from our leader at DIY-Street, Angry_Games. He was always quick to hold our hands and give us a big hug. Hopefully, this site will grow at the same rate that DIY was growing. However, I was not routed to OCC from the DIY site. It showed the URL, but didn't bring me here. Here's to OCC and all of its members, new and old. Hooray.
  10. I voted no way. Personally, I have no reason to go to a website that collects premiums. There are too many that don't with the same info.
  11. Well, I guess I live right. Shortly after making the post above, I used MS Update. Of course, there it was --- SP3. I couldn't just let it sit there, could I? Nope! So, I hit the button and zap it began the update to SP3. I am now typing with my new updated system. Glory be.
  12. I don't even tell the wife when I screw it up any more. She just shakes her head, shrugs and says ---"What's new", when I do tell her! I will try SP3 in a month when I get back from my trip. I don't have time to reinstall everything at this point.
  13. I agree with rado. I have the 226BW and use it with XP Pro and Ubuntu, Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS. It is a great monitor and with 2ms response time, it makes gaming fun. You can see things in games that you missed without it. Old games seem new.
  14. With your setup, I would highly recommend an "OCZ" GamerXStreme GXS 700W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341002 I would give you more than enough power for now and in the future. It is also reasonably priced.
  15. Just two: My sig and an AMD Athlon 1.4GHz HP Pavilion.
  16. Techno hit the nail on the head. I voted yes that a woman could run the country. However, not Hilary. She is the most dishonest politician in Washington. She took first when her husband retired. Just as a point of clarification, I am not a right-wing loon. I am an "Independent" thinker and voter. I follow both sides of the aisle very closely and hold all of their feet to the fire.
  17. I have C: (OS and apps pertaining to the OS), D: (Games, docs) and pagefile: on my first drive. I have Ubuntu, Hardy Heron on my second drive.
  18. You done good, boy. Every time I look at my old HP case, I think "How ugly". Well, ski, you have inspired me to begin thinking on how to make it look great. I will first begin with cutting the large HP out of each side panel. This will allow for some cooling or other goodies. I think some flames would be nice to help cover the bland silver. Spoken like an old_geekster, of course. Once the case is complete, then it will need some new components to bring it up to speed. I want it to look as cool or better than my Cooler Master "Wave Master".
  19. I have had exactly the same experience on the forums that I frequent. One that comes to mind is HP's Business Support Forums. The majority of threads are about downgrading to XP. We tell them that it is an upgrade. These are computers supposedly built for Vista.
  20. I have used OO Suite for several years. The thing that I like about it is, it recognizes MS documents; although MS doesn't recognize OO docs. MS wouldn't want to admit that there is a suite as good or better than theirs.
  21. Got me. I guess I am too slow. Must be my age. LOL:p
  22. I am an avid gamer. I bought the Samsung 226BW (22"). The color is perfect in Ubuntu, Gutsy Gibon 7.10 and XP Pro, using my 7900GTX. I recommend it highly. Any problems that there may have been in the past, appear to have been fixed.
  23. If all I have to use is "Vista", my next computer will come in an "Apple" shaped box. (Microsoft). I am seeing the rebellion first hand on other forums. The folks purchasing HP/Compaq computers are leaving "Vista" by the droves. These computers are supposed to be built with Vista in mind. What a joke.
  24. Oclock, here is a link to the problem that I had when I first bought my DFI board: http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread...ht=old_geekster This link will show you that I am not making my statements without some assurance. I believe that it is your PSU. Once I replaced mine (OCZ Powerstream 520) and my memory (both OCZ), I haven't had a problem with my rig (see sig). I hope this helps.
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