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Is Capital One going to Capital Own me?

Are Capital One "card upgrades" for real? [more inside]
posted by melvinwang on Aug 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Can I replace my dead old Thinkpad HDD with a generic one?

I have an ancient Thinkpad 570, and the hard drive finally died. Hardware not recognized. I've pulled out the old one (it rattles ominously) and am wondering if I can replace it with a new generic laptop drive, rather than having to go with overpriced proprietary stuff. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 31, 2008 - 10 answers

What qualifies one for an "iPod customer" upgrade price with AT&T Wireless?

For AT&T, what counts as being a 'previous iPhone user' as far as upgrades to 3G iPhone go? I am a fairly new AT&T customer, who got a Blackberry through them in May. Because of that, I'm not eligible for a $199/$299 3G iPhone through them -- I'd have to pay $399 or $499. However, they are giving current iPhone customers the lower price. If I were to acquire an old iPhone from a 3rd party, and activate it under my current AT&T account, would that make me an iPhone customer for purposes of the upgrade? Or did I have to buy an iPhone directly through AT&T to qualify for this price?
posted by mef613 on Jul 18, 2008 - 10 answers

To buy or not to buy; apple forces consumer to make decisions

Looking to buy a MacBook through Apple's education store. I need it for the upcoming school year. I'm stoked on the free iPod-touch but heard an upgrade is coming very soon. Is it worth it to wait for the new line of laptops? Does anyone know when this is expected to happen? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Jul 15, 2008 - 17 answers

I want an iPhone for $199...

Will activating a current iPhone for a day make me eligible for the $199 iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by Rowgun on Jun 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Dual core processor question

If I have a dual core processor at 2.40GHz that is running software that isn't designed to utilize both cores (such as some older games), would this be equivalent to running it on a single core processor at that speed (all other things being equal)? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jun 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Unzipping Shell Extension and Vista

Where can I find an unzipping program for Vista that has a shell extension for Explorer? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Jun 3, 2008 - 11 answers

XPSP3AMD6440003GBetc.

Games PC CPUFilter: Is it worth upgrading from an Athlon64 3500+ Venice to a 4000+ San Diego? (plus a bonus question on 3GB RAM in XP and dual channel memory). [more inside]
posted by boosh on May 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Please help two drives co-exist

SATA I or II? Hopefully very simple question about hard drives [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on May 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Upgrade! (To contined obsolescence)

Budget upgrade: Will my PC game performance improve more from upgrading my Athlon 2100 XP (1.7 Ghz) processor or my GeForce 6600GT (256mb) AGP video card? [more inside]
posted by Annon E Moose on May 8, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me Geek Squad these laptops!

2 used laptops: what to do with them? One will be new to me (from my wonderful girlfriend), one will be new to my grandma (from me) [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Apr 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Help with Palm V

I've recently bought a old Palm V with OS 3.1. I like its elegance, simplicity and feel. I'm not interested in the email function, but I see there are upgrades available. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 24, 2008 - 4 answers

what do I upgrade?

Hello you beautiful Meta-Mac-Geniuses. Please tell me how much and what kind of memory my Macbook will hold. I am hovering at 16 free GB of HD space and 160 mb of memory and do not know what kind or how much to buy. Should I upgrade or just buy an external HD? details inside. [more inside]
posted by meeshell on Mar 6, 2008 - 16 answers

Can I upgrade my motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Vista?

Can I upgrade my motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Vista? [more inside]
posted by adi on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Need for speed

I want my computer to work exactly the same, but faster. I can't add any more RAM. Motherboard/CPU upgrade? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Mar 2, 2008 - 16 answers

Upgrading a video card vs. upgrading a CPU for gaming?

I just got a relatively new PC secondhand. What should I upgrade first in order to most successfully play games? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Feb 9, 2008 - 18 answers

possible upgrades for an old computer

Potential upgrades to my aging desktop system- some advice from geeks would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Jan 21, 2008 - 14 answers

Can't a girl get her upgrade?

Is the iPod touch update out in the UK yet? Because I can go to it on the itunes store, but it seems to be completely greyed the *((&! out! [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jan 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Upgrading Hard Drive beyond PCs recommended capacity?

Would upgrading my hard drive again be pushing my luck? I'm already beyond my laptop's specifications. [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jan 12, 2008 - 11 answers

can my mac handle leopard?

Yet-another-Mac-Leopard-upgrade question: Should I do it on my older machine? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Dec 21, 2007 - 13 answers

Upgrade to XP Pro or buy more ram?

I bought a refurbed Emachine for my kids. I've put 1.5 gb ram into it, but it came with Vista and feels sluggish. Should I upgrade to XP Pro? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Dec 21, 2007 - 24 answers

I recently added 2 gigs of RAM to my PC but Windows Task Manager/System properties do not recognize it, while BIOS and Crucial.com do. What could be causing this issue?

I recently added 2 gigs of RAM to my PC but Windows Task Manager/System properties do not recognize it, while BIOS and Crucial.com do. What could be causing this issue? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Dec 20, 2007 - 11 answers

How much memory can my computer hold?

How much memory can my computer hold? My computer specs: Dell XPS 600 OS: WinXP Professional 5.1 SP2 (Build #2600) CPU: Intel Pentium D , 2.99 GHz, 1024KB Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (1920x1200x32bpp 60Hz) I went on crucial.com and their scanner said my computer can have up to 8 gigs of memory but a friend of mine told me that XP can actually only hold 3 gigs of ram. How true is this? I currently have 2 gigs of ram and I was looking to go as high as 5 mainly because I work with After Effects a lot and rendering is a pain in the ass. Thanks in advance everyone.
posted by cheero on Nov 25, 2007 - 14 answers

Should I put Leopard on my G4s?

I'm concerned about making my computers sluggish by "upgrading" them. Should I install Leopard on older G4 Macs? [more inside]
posted by Phatty Lumpkin on Nov 5, 2007 - 9 answers

dual-display & more RAM vs. new iMac?

Which would be more beneficial for a Photoshop user: dual-display + more RAM, or a new iMac with a faster processor? [more inside]
posted by blastrid on Nov 2, 2007 - 18 answers

Leopard ate my Apache

Upgraded to Apache 2.2. Then I upgraded to Leopard. Suddenly Apache isn't working. What can I do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Nov 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Leopards and Tigers and Bears, Oh My

Mac Leopard upgrade trouble: So I took your advice and got an IMac and I'm happy as a pig in shit. I even got a Leopard upgrade disc for $10 for buying at the wrong/right time. I put the disc in, click what I have to do, it closes and restarts and then... [more inside]
posted by jennydiski on Oct 31, 2007 - 14 answers

6400 "Black Edition" the end of the line?

I have a Dell Inspiron 531 desktop that came with an Athlon X2 64 5600+ processor. I have heard that the last in this line of processors (and the last socket AM2) will be the 6400 - did I lock myself into a dead-end CPU upgrade path? Or will I be able to upgrade in the future to AMD's next line of processors, whatever it is?
posted by nervestaple on Oct 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Did I break my computer?

MacBook Pro Upgrade Failed: Bad memory or bad user? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Oct 11, 2007 - 7 answers

How to get my Thinkpad into workable condition?

I've got an old IBM Thinkpad G40 circa something like 1998 that runs Pentium II and I want to get it running as fast as possible while spending as little money as possible. [more inside]
posted by alona on Sep 10, 2007 - 8 answers

What video cards should I get?

I'm looking for recommendations for a couple of video cards. One for an older PC, PCI only, driving a 1680x1050 display. The other for a newish PC driving a 1980x1020 HDTV. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Sep 6, 2007 - 1 answer

Where to send Macbook Pro for Hard Drive upgrade?

Where to send Macbook Pro for hard drive upgrade? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Sep 6, 2007 - 18 answers

Should I get a new PC or a 360?

Bioshock is looking awsome, along with several other games, but I will need an xbox360 or a PC upgrade. Which would the hivemind recommend? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Aug 17, 2007 - 26 answers

'Network' management improvements for a small business needed.

Suggestions to improve 'Network' management for a small business? See for more details. [more inside]
posted by wylde21 on Aug 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Firefox 2.0.0.6 is Making Me Cranky!

Firefox 2.0.0.6 doesn't work with most of the extensions I'm using, including Greasemonkey. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Aug 1, 2007 - 16 answers

Can't I just swap them over?

Can I upgrade my laptop's optical drive? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jul 16, 2007 - 5 answers

DDR2 in DDR1 slot, same pin count

Can I use 200-pin SO-DIMM DDR2 RAM in a 200-pin SO-DIMM DDR1 RAM slot? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jul 2, 2007 - 9 answers

How to activate Vista with an uprgrade key?

Windows Vista Activation: can I move from and un-activated install to Home Premium Upgrade in one fell swoop? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Jun 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Windows Vista full versions, can you upgrade with them?

I want to upgrade to Windows Vista, although I've got a few important questions I can't seem to find answers to... [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Jun 11, 2007 - 3 answers

If my memory serves me ...

Upgrading memory - is the price difference between DDR PC3200 and DDR PC4000 worth it? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 31, 2007 - 10 answers

Gaming PC on the cheap

Yet another PC upgrade advice question. [more inside]
posted by squidlarkin on May 23, 2007 - 8 answers

How to upgrade to a larger hard drive in Windows Vista???

Does Windows Vista have a built-in application to migrate or ghost a hard drive? [more inside]
posted by chaosscontrol on Feb 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Upgrade? Downgrade? I just want it to work.

How do I solve this Windows installation problem? It's not a software or hardware problem exactly, more like a logistics problem. Anyway, there's.... [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Feb 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Making the switch: iBook to MacBook

Upgrading to MacBook... how do I move my email and especially my applications over from my iBook? [more inside]
posted by missed on Jan 31, 2007 - 9 answers

How to redeem XP upgrade to Vista on home-made PC?

Last month I built my own PC from components purchased from Newegg.com including Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM What do I enter as my "PC-Model" and "Serial" at the upgrade site listed on the upgrade redemption certificate since my home-rolled PC has neither a manufacturer model number nor a serial number? [more inside]
posted by drinkspiller on Jan 30, 2007 - 6 answers

Powerbook Hard Drive Upgrade

What should I know before I upgrade the hard drive in my Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jan 22, 2007 - 14 answers

When to buy a MacBook

When will the next MacBook update happen? I know Apple doesn't tell, but could someone give me an educated guess based on product lifecycle? I'm about to upgrade, but I always buy right right before they update.
posted by Dag Maggot on Jan 20, 2007 - 14 answers

How to find the case wire pinout arangement for an old MoBo?

What's the spec for the pinouts to the case switches/LEDs on an ATX motherboard? [more inside]
posted by Four Flavors on Dec 17, 2006 - 7 answers

Stop me before I kill (my computer) again

Calling all Linux-minded MeFites: Please answer several questions related to kernels, upgrades, and Slackware 11. The last time I tried this I was left with a dead server. Help me do it right this time 'round. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Dec 11, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me trick out my PC far beyond any reasonable need.

What's the next upgrade I should perform on my PC? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 14, 2006 - 13 answers

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