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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 is Making Me Cranky!

Firefox 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

Is Vista right for me?

Is Vista for me? There's a lot [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Nov 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Do I have a Ghost of a chance?

4 Bigshot users. Highly customized profiles. All getting new (different) hardware. How do I get the new machines "the way I had it before" for them without spending a week re-doing all the software customizing that they can't tell me how they did in the first place? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Nov 6, 2006 - 11 answers

USB upgrade?

Need advice about upgrading the USB ports on my computer. [more inside]
posted by I Am Not a Lobster on Oct 23, 2006 - 8 answers

Looking for advice on upgrade from AGP 6600GT

I am trying to figure out what are my options for a AGP video card to upgrade from XFX 6600GT AGP for gaming purposes. I am a newbie at gaming and have been recently dabbling with Quake 4. I installed this card when it was considered to be one of the better cards out there. But at that time I never played anything! So now it got me thinking what AGP card could I upgrade to for higher quality rendering, without breaking the bank. Its a AMD +3200 System with 1GB ram. Quake seems to run ok at full native resolution of the Dell 2001fpw monitor at High quality. With Ultra quality setting it starts to choke. I know if I had a PCI-e system i would have many options. But right now I am not planning on a new box. Looking for some advice from more experienced folks than myself. many thanks
posted by flyby22 on Oct 3, 2006 - 9 answers

iTunes problem

I recently upgraded an old Mac G4 733mhz to iTunes 7. Yeah, big mistake. Beachballs galore. Is there a way to switch back to the previous version? Or could I install a faster processor (If I had read the system requirements it called for 1 ghz chip or faster)? This is a secondary computer that was basically used as a music player, so some light tinkering would be acceptable.
posted by vronsky on Sep 28, 2006 - 13 answers

$1099 Macbook: am I selling myself short?

Will I be at any disadvantage if I buy the most basic of the Macbooks? What would I NOT be able to do that I might have to do? This would be my first laptop, I'm on a limited budget (less than $1300), and I live both inside and outside the United States, so I have a few (sub-)questions. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Sep 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Vista: worth it yet?

Windows Vista RC1: worth the upgrade? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Sep 21, 2006 - 29 answers

Upgrade from W2K to XP

I want to upgrade my laptop from Windows 2000 to XP. How can I preserve my Outlook settings between the upgrade? I ask because I connect to an Exchange Server with settings on Outlook which have been tweaked heavily over time. Also, will the XP install give me an option to preserve my previous system? In case everything goes pear-shaped, I'd like to be able to roll back to my previous state. If it goes right, can I delete all the data needed to roll-back after to optimise disk space? Thanks in advance.
posted by samstarling on Aug 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Please help a friend choose the right laptop

Please help recommend a solid, mid-range laptop for a friend with excellent tech support options and good longevity. [more inside]
posted by hamster on Aug 15, 2006 - 26 answers

Old computer - need more performance - low $$

Socket 478 CPU upgrade question: I have a P4 1.8 GHZ in an Abit TH711-RAID mobo. Will this board take a Celeron chip? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Aug 1, 2006 - 4 answers

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