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Windows 7: Upgrading the Right Way

10 Jun 2011   #1
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Upgrading the Right Way

Interesting article for you to ponder over...........
5 PC Upgrades Almost Everyone Does Wrong (and How to Do Them Right) | PCWorld


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10 Jun 2011   #2
theog

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Yes,interesting article.
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10 Jun 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Yes,interesting article.
the article is titled "5 PC Upgrades...", but i could only count 4...it briefly mentions graphics cards, but has no upgrade advice for them.

it also mentions antistatic bracelets - i've never used one in all my years of mucking around inside pc's - does anybody else here actually use them?
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10 Jun 2011   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post

it also mentions antistatic bracelets - i've never used one in all my years of mucking around inside pc's - does anybody else here actually use them?

Nope, never use them. Just discharge myself before tinkering. Never burned out anything with a static discharge myself.
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10 Jun 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

last time i changed my ram i used my wifes marigolds (rubber dish-washing gloves)
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10 Jun 2011   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Yes,interesting article.
the article is titled "5 PC Upgrades...", but i could only count 4...it briefly mentions graphics cards, but has no upgrade advice for them.

it also mentions antistatic bracelets - i've never used one in all my years of mucking around inside pc's - does anybody else here actually use them?
MM,
I use my wife's Life Alert bracelet when working on my computer.
Just push the button and all your neighbors come over to see what a mess I've made.
It is blue in color which match my eyes before I get shocked. hehehe
Have a great week end.
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10 Jun 2011   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I use the static band when I think of it. Usually after I already started and then I have to find it.

Except when I built this last August. First build.
Always had it on when dealing with electronic components except the cooler.
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10 Jun 2011   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I use the static band when I think of it. Usually after I already started and then I have to find it.

Except when I built this last August. First build.
Always had it on when dealing with electronic components except the cooler.

Mike,
Don't you wear one when opening a can of your favorite brew or are one of those
that drink from the box?
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10 Jun 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've never worn one, either, in well over a decade of building computers and working on them. I do always discharge myself before beginning though. That sounds much dirtier than it is...I mean I touch something metal, like the workbench.
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10 Jun 2011   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Never worn one myself. I have one, and even a mat that it attaches to. Looks impressive, but I find it useless.
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