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Computer has finally died :(



Cookson

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk1 Audi TT 3.2 V6
Had a "new" motherboard installed about 5 years back. It's been getting slightly slower recently and today went all blue screen of death. Restarting it only led to it trying to boot up/repair to no avail.

Took it to the local PC shop who said the hard drive is showing 98% and its shagged. He recommended throwing a SSD 120GB in and he will put Windows 10 on it for £140.00. He then checked the processor and said it is an i3 costarica dual core, so probably not worth fixing. He had a "rebuilt" tower with a quad core, 120gb ssd and 1tb normal drive he could let me have for £150 but theb I'd need a graphics card if I really wanted to run dual screens.

Really don't know what to do now.
 

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Cookson

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk1 Audi TT 3.2 V6
Update - Lad I know managed to slip me in an SSD at 240gb and put windows 10 on for me. All fixed for the princely sum of £50. Massive thanks to @Yorkshire Pudding for the offer, really appreciate it bud. When ripping it apart, I found out it's running an I3 dual core costarica CPU. I didn't bother upgrading that just yet, because it's not really getting used for anything hardcore. Although it is on my mind whether to change it out..... I should probably slap a bit more thermal paste on there too.
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He also sorted out the wifes laptop and put Windows & on that because it was still running Vista :LOL: Only thing now is I need to find the external HDD that I backed hers up to with all the baby pics etc on it. I could have sworn it was in the laptop case :unsure:
 

Cookson

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk1 Audi TT 3.2 V6
Glad you got it sorted mate, if you need any bits drop me a message. I've got a full drawer unit in my office at home full of stuff😂
I don't know whether I will still need a graphics card if it starts doing that fuzzy screen s**t again. My monitors currently run DVI and VGA and both work fine, just sometimes it goes all weird, but I think I might be overloading it with youtube or something.
 
I don't know whether I will still need a graphics card if it starts doing that fuzzy screen s**t again. My monitors currently run DVI and VGA and both work fine, just sometimes it goes all weird, but I think I might be overloading it with youtube or something.
I've got a couple of 1GB cards, let me know what motherboard you've got and I'll see if it'll work when I'm back
 

GiT

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane R.S. CUP IV
SSD + windows 10 £140??? WTF is he smoking!?

LGA1150? Drop a 4770k/4790k in there ffs.
 

Cookson

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk1 Audi TT 3.2 V6
Ahhh, I see.

I mean, is it really worth upgrading the CPU to run a remote work system and watch a bit of youtube? I don't game on it, I don't stream films on it at night time etc, it's literally sat in the office during the day and then doesn't get touched.

And, if I did swap the CPU out, can I just swap the CPU myself for one that fits? Or would I need someone to do anything else, settings, files and s**t like that?
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
Out - in. But for what you do, probably over-kill.
I'd be a little concerned at the cooling efficiency of an i7 in there. I know they aren't exempt from laptops, but for a system designed to cool a little dual-core i3 - it's a big step up.

He'd probably have a laptop sounding like Concorde the instant he opened Google up.
 

Cookson

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk1 Audi TT 3.2 V6
I'd be a little concerned at the cooling efficiency of an i7 in there. I know they aren't exempt from laptops, but for a system designed to cool a little dual-core i3 - it's a big step up.

He'd probably have a laptop sounding like Concorde the instant he opened Google up.
My tower case has 6 fans on it 😂 it s**t my secretary up the other day when I fired it up
 

Jeff simply

ClioSport Club Member
SSD + windows 10 £140??? WTF is he smoking!?

LGA1150? Drop a 4770k/4790k in there ffs.
Doesn't sound bad for a computer drop off service IMO

If you're selling services to strangers you can hardly offer pirate versions and that's very much like saying "£150 to change brake pads on a Clio?!?! WTF". It's a service and services cost money.
 


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