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    Re: How long do your laptops last?

    Last 4 laptops I've had have been 2nd hand thinkpads...
    R50p - purchased 2011, died 2015
    X201 - purchased 2015 in good condition, sold for parts 2017 (random stuff like speakers/ethernet stopped...
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    Re: Dell Optiplex 9010

    Does it beep at you if you try booting with no RAM installed? if not then the motherboard probably is no good
  3. Minimum GPU needed to output 1440p at 165hz?

    I've just ordered a new 2560x1440 165hz monitor and want a new GPU to take advantage of the full 165Hz refresh rate.

    I currently have an Intel Core i5 4570 which can output a max resolution over...
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    Re: Favorite old PC World articles?

    His series on programming a video game with Delphi back in the early 2000's was what got me into programming, I now earn my living as a software developer - thanks Geoff
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    Re: Videos are choppy and stutter on Facebook

    Try a different browser? Could be some chrome update which has caused your issue?
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    Re: Dell Vostro 1015 battery

    It should be fine, and as you say it would give you a few minutes of grace in case of being unplugged
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    Re: Improving battery life in Win 7?

    I have checked power consumption of the screen by comparing wattage (using vendor's battery info app) with screen on high and low brightness and the change is from ~10 to ~8 watts. Only about 20%...
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    Improving battery life in Win 7?

    I have just picked up a 2nd hand laptop with a fresh copy of windows 7 and am trying to improve the battery life / performance.
    Eventual plan is to buy new battery and an SSD, but first I am trying...
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    Re: Recommend me a PC

    Also, when buying WIn7 OEM, do most stores enforce the rule where you have to buy a piece of hardware to go with it (thus fulfilling the OEM requirement)?
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    Re: Recommend me a PC

    Thanks Strommer that is the kind of advice I'm after

    The PC has been in use for 10 years, it has a hyena power supply and if I recall correctly the caps on the mainboard are bulging, I'm surprised...
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    Recommend me a PC

    Looking for a new PC for my dad
    Mainly used for home business type stuff (email and so forth)

    Currently still using a 3GHz P4 w/ 1gb RAM and Windows XP
    So as you can tell performance is not a...
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    DVD duplicators

    Wanting to buy one of those tower DVD duplicator things with 10 DVD writers so I can make lots of copies of some DVDs

    The content will mostly be video recordings

    Can someone point me in the...
  13. Re: Looking for computer builder in Christchurch

    playtech.co.nz had some good systems for very reasonable prices last time I looked
  14. Re: Whats the most unusual PC error you have seen

    I've seen a few tongue-in-cheek errors spit out from the Linux kernel... just can't think of anything specific right now...
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    Re: stolen courier package...

    It was a cell phone, in its box I think - wouldn't have been overly obvious what was inside I wouldn't have thought...
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    Re: stolen courier package...

    I think you have a point there The Error Guy, I live in quite a rough area and the courier guy may have been making it look like the package was stolen by someone
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    Re: stolen courier package...

    This is New Zealand Couriers though, not courierpost...
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    stolen courier package...

    Got something off trademe, which was delivered by NZ Couriers...
    The parcel (no signature required) was left in the letterbox, and someone has come along, opened the parcel and taken the contents
    ...
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    Selling a car

    Trademe wants about $50 to sell my car! which is a pain since the car is only worth about 1.3k.
    All they have to do is store a few photos on their servers and serve up a few page views!!!

    Are...
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    Re: New cellphone

    Nokia 603 looks nice, clearblack IPS lcd, don't sell them in NZ unfortunately
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    power company?

    Location = new brighton, christchurch
    House = big, 4-ish student-type people, log fire heating
    Not sure how much power we're going to use.

    What is the cheapest power company / plan to go with?
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    Re: PC BUILD Compatibility

    The old school Price Spy was a work of art, an elegantly laid out site by which many of the seasoned pro's swore. One day, behold - a new Price Spy appeared in its place. Such was the wrath of the...
  23. Re: old vodafone sim card - freebies/swapsies anyone?

    Well yeah the problem is because they are $30 new, they go for $20 on trademe. Maybe you can find a used one for which the promotions you get when buying a new one are gone?
  24. Re: old vodafone sim card - freebies/swapsies anyone?

    ha ha ha
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    Re: Need to delete account ???

    What about changing one's user name?
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