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By anonimouse (Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 11:28:50 AM EST) (all tags)

Mr Minimouses PC is a bit anemic so...


...I bought  a 1TB drive and a ATI5770 Graphics Card (I did momentarily consider a 6950, but thought it might be a bad case of overkill for an AM2 system), and a new PSU (old one has no PCIe output)

So I installed the devices, powered up and found...

it had caught a virus whilst I was away (one of those Antivirus pop up types).
Removed that, but ...
Seemed that a number of the services had been buggered. cant copy and paste files amongst other things..

Looked like it was time to get the XP disks out and reinstall -

Damn they're scratched and it won't install

Windows 7 Family pack time next week

At least World of Warcraft runs at between 25 and 65 fps now

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Have you considered Linux by dmg (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 09:13:03 PM EST
I hear it is ready for the desktop... 
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It may be ready for the desktop by anonimouse (4.00 / 2) #2 Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 01:28:58 AM EST
...but I'm not sure it's ready for my sons game catalogue


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Linux comes with a free C++ compiler... n/t by dmg (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 06:40:43 PM EST
 
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Impose your paternal authority. by Tonatiuh (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 05:21:02 PM EST
Tux Racer or the telly...

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Time by Phage (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 04:51:52 AM EST
to lose XP anyway.
A 6950 ? Very much overkill ! I have a 2nd hand 6850 in the stepson's and that is bottle necked by an X4 640.

The plan was by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 09:15:50 AM EST
The motherboard would be swapped out (without Mrs Mouse knowing) and hey presto - shiny machine with lots of gaming umph!

However I think the revised plan is to make this a system for Miss Minimouse and get Mr Minimouse a better machine with a 6950 or its NVidia equivalent.....


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Sandy bridge ? by Phage (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 11:04:20 AM EST
There are some great specials at the moment. Check out the Scan "Today only" bundles.

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