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Message 1081311 - Posted: 25 Feb 2011, 21:32:58 UTC

Hi JC, QG, SV, KB, T, etc.

I and my family have bought Dells for over 10 years now and generally found them to be fairly reliable. The one drawback is that they are hard to upgrade or tweak. This is because they use custom made motherboards from Intel that are locked, and they are fussy about which memory you can use.

Also unless you buy the full size tower case versions, you cannot fit a double width X full length video card because of the shroud around the CPU. But having said that, I reckon that they are generally OK.

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Message 1081324 - Posted: 25 Feb 2011, 22:13:31 UTC

At the places I've worked they have had a mixture of machines, HP, Dell, Apple. Drives failed a bit, but you can't blame the maker for that. I think I've only had two true MOBO failures one on a HP and one on a Dell. On the HP, running as a file server, about a month before if totally died it started returning w/u's that did not validate. Then one day we came in and it was flashing the keyboard lights and quite dead. Four years later the drive still lives in an eternal case at my house. The Dell was bought used and then put into a dusty environment and never had the dust bunnies blown out.

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Message 1081325 - Posted: 25 Feb 2011, 22:18:24 UTC

Four years later the drive still lives in an eternal case


Lovely slip of the tongue !

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Message 1084227 - Posted: 5 Mar 2011, 23:56:40 UTC

Just realized I past 6 million total credit! Whoop!

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Message 1085075 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 16:45:59 UTC

You passed it and are not past it!

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Message 1085081 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 16:51:16 UTC - in response to Message 1085075.

You passed it and are not past it!

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Thanks Chris!

*Passed* I knew that.. :)

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Message 1085126 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 23:04:44 UTC - in response to Message 1085081.
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You passed it and are not past it!

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Thanks Chris!

*Passed* I knew that.. :)

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Message 1085132 - Posted: 8 Mar 2011, 23:24:31 UTC

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Message 1085154 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 0:53:35 UTC - in response to Message 1085126.

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Thanks Chris!

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LOL! Careful there.. Squirrels tend to go for the nuts.

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Message 1085172 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 1:41:38 UTC
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Had to fight back the tears on this one. and I lost the fight

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Message 1088905 - Posted: 20 Mar 2011, 21:28:54 UTC

I just had it explained to me that global warming due to excess carbon dioxide is making it snow harder this winter. Go figure.

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Message 1089107 - Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 17:15:34 UTC - in response to Message 1088905.

I just had it explained to me that global warming due to excess carbon dioxide is making it snow harder this winter. Go figure.

You get up to the Ski area's up in the sierra's lately? They have a lot of new snow, the skiers and snowboarders are just loving it.
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Message 1089411 - Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 22:08:08 UTC - in response to Message 1089107.

Most years I worry about not enough snow; this year it may be too much. Certain roads are closed or require chains.

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Message 1089514 - Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 3:50:59 UTC - in response to Message 1089411.

Most years I worry about not enough snow; this year it may be too much. Certain roads are closed or require chains.

LOL Isn't that the truth! And more is coming, they are saying another 1-2 feet of new snow at about the 6500-7000 foot level, with obviously more than that with the next storm coming in tonight. I hate when I have to travel to Sacramento during the winter, as I hate putting chains on, and the fact that not very many people are smart when driving in the snow, causing accidents.
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Message 1096450 - Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 7:19:13 UTC

I ate well, and had lots of fun, but didn't get to ski much. On the other hand, no injuries this year.

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Message 1099736 - Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 18:19:59 UTC

Very quiet around here ?

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Message 1099851 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 1:31:50 UTC - in response to Message 1096450.

I ate well, and had lots of fun, but didn't get to ski much. On the other hand, no injuries this year.

That's all that matters! Glad you had fun. And glad you weren't injured. Still a ton of snow up on the mountains.
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Message 1099908 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 7:13:54 UTC - in response to Message 1099851.

I'm already counting down to next year.
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Message 1101121 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 20:41:30 UTC - in response to Message 1099908.

I'm already counting down to next year.

I'm hoping we have winter storms like we did last year, sure would be nice to stay out of a drought for more than a year or 2. LOL
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Message 1103933 - Posted: 6 May 2011, 18:16:19 UTC - in response to Message 1101121.

I'm already counting down to next year.

I'm hoping we have winter storms like we did last year, sure would be nice to stay out of a drought for more than a year or 2. LOL

Just got my plane tickets for next year, but I won't start looking at snow reports until August. (I do, however, peek at the Northstar webcams on occasion; there's still lots of snow up there.)

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