Question by ASDF: How likely is a laptop to have problems or break down within 1 to 3 months?
Reading reviews online really scare me, but is it really that common?
For example, I want to get a refurbished Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B but I’m afraid something might happen to it in 1-3 months and I can’t return it anymore. BUT, I have the warranty to Samsung.
I heard about bad touchpads, it’s either a hit or miss or maybe dead pixels, blue screen, doesn’t power on? How often will that happen to people.
I’ve had 2 laptops my whole life. A old Compaq with lasted me 2 years before the harddrive failed, so I just decided to buy a new laptop. Now I have a Toshiba Satellite 17.3 inch laptop. I haven’t really had any problems with it, but I read online it has clock issues (I’m free of those problems).
Reading amazon reviews make me paranoid. I need a new laptop that is very light for college when I transfer. My 17.3 is great but I am not lugging that around.
@Ben This Samsung Series 9 is an open box one, so it should still be pretty new. They of course tested it and guaranteed me that it works or else I get a full refund (but 14 days is not going to let me find out of there are internal problems). There is Samsung warranty still active as well. So if anything goes wrong, Samsung should be able to fix everything I assume.
Answer by that guy
if you have little kids around you, you’re clumsy, careless, give your laptop 1-1.5 years. if not, and you’re a careful person, you can easily go up to 4-5 years…
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Question by Hugh: Performance problems surfing after IP v6 installed in XP?
After installing IP v6 in XP Pro sp3 I have found websites that display a significant performance hit when loading. Ironically, the first one I found was the Microsoft Update page. This page takes over 5 minutes to load before any testing to check my current software versions (in the past, it took 10 seconds or less). I have a validated 3 mb download DSL speed.
I haven’t yet found any information on tuning XP network configurations to take advantage of this protocol. Is Microsoft’s implementation still “buggy” or are there additional configuration steps that must be performed after installation to remedy the performance issues?
I know I can simply uninstall the protocol, but due to internet security problems with DNS, the whole net is moving toward v6, so I would like to get this working correctly.
I have the following items displayed in the properties of my Atherios network card:
Client for Microsoft Networks
VirtualBox Bridged Network driver (currently disabled and unconfigured)
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
QoS Packet Scheduler (set at factory defaults on router)
Network Monitor Driver
Microsoft TCP/IP version 6
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
The VirtualBox driver is necessary as I am learning Joomla and have to have a virtual host setup. I was experiencing the performance hit before installing this software. I have a healthy system (Core 2 duo running at 3.25Ghz with 4 gig of memory, 512Mb video card, Gigabit ethernet, etc. I am using the most current driver for the ethernet card from Microsoft. Everything was snappy until installing the TCP/IP v6 protocol.
Thanks for the help …
Answer by johntrottier
“moving toward” v6 is not the same as “v6 is now the universally accepted standard”
Most home routers, many web routers, most switches and many LAN cards all have major issues with v6.
v6 is slowly being adopted, but from the top down, (backbone routers, top tier switches as they upgrade these systems)
v5 will be the standard own here on the “home front” for a long time yet
Welcome to the “bleeding edge” – you just got a cut
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Question by : Heat problems with AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ClawHammer ?I?
I have bought this Amd processor the same time I built my first pc (a specialized company made it for me-I mean the assembly), about a year ago. It worked smooth but now it shows me an idle temperature of 49-51 degrees Celsius. I think the guys that assambled the pc knew what they where doing, but the cpu is too hot for my taste. Is this normal? Should I replace the box cooler? I live in Romania, a temperate climate country, and it gets pretty hot outside, and no ac. At an environment temperature of about 30+ celsius is this processor going to fial or what. Keep in mind that it’s a Clawhammer on 130mm. I ran CPUZ and that is what it showed me. To change the cooler and heatsink or not? Don’t propose water cooling cause is too expensive for my budget. I have 2 fans in the back of the case, one on the side, and one in the front. So I have a good air circuit. What’s the matter?
Answer by Falcoln0014
That sounds about right to me. I’m running a solid copper Thermaltake heatpipe cooler with a 92mm vantec tornado. It’s on a 3400+ newcastle core A64 and I get about 49-50 C most of the time. Thats not really very hot for a CPU. My old dual palamino setup ran MUCH hotter. The guys running pentiums usually run hotter as well, but they also run much higher clock freqencys.
Yea, I wouldnt worry about it.
You might also make sure the heatsink is clean of debree. Mine has a tendency to run hotter when its dirty.
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Question by Jordan Summers: SMTP problems on Joomla?
On Joomla, I am attempting to use an e-mail account from another host service to the one my site is hosted on. Can you do this?
I am pretty sure all the details that I have entered are correct, and even if they aren’t I’ve tried a lot of combinations to check any details I am unsure of (such as the security and authentication). Is this a problem with me, my host, or Joomla?
Answer by j k
Your first order of the day is to contact your host and see if they allow what you are trying to do. They may not.
I would test to see if it works with your hosted domain email first. If that works, then move on to what you want to do – because you know your host is working properly. You may end up having to use a forward from the hosted domain/joomla to the external email addy.
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