Tech Talk

Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions for CFnet Staff' started by Mike01075, Nov 15, 2003.

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  1. Mike01075

    Mike01075 Member

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    I think it would be a great idea for use to have a Tech Talk thread here, where we all can talk or discuss anything from PC problems, Viruses, home repair, X10 technology, cell phone issues, Satelitte TV, or any other technical items. I believe it would be a helpful forum for all. From previous posters, it seems I'm not the only one that has had PC issues. :oops:

    What do you think?
     
  2. Vic C.

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    Nice idea and one we have pondered before. In the meantime, we could use the Suggestion Forum.
     
  3. Pearly Gator

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    I agree on the idea to ad a tech area. Perhaps it would be better termed an OT area.

    I'd also like to see an area for Christian musicians to discuss our area of ministry and worship, performance, gear, etc.

    Suggestion area? Here I go!
     
  4. I think this is a good idea, we have one at another board that I moderate and though I don't visit it frequently, it is a good place to ask advice, offer suggestions and just have a chat about fave OS and so on.
     
  5. saved4life

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    My computer is possessed by a demon and running on Satan's most diabolical perpetration yet: Windows XP
     
  6. Mike01075

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    Unfourtunately, we have the same, and now we have a virus that will allows us to start windows, but immediately log us back off. I guess we need to re-install windows. :oops: :sad :oops: :sad :oops: :sad
     
  7. I can relate, I have XP too. The only troubles I have really had though was the blaster worm and this is what I felt like then:

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  8. Vic C.

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    Aah! 2000 Pro and Norton Anti-virus here. (always updated, of course) Don't leave home without it! :lol: I never shut the PC down either. I leave it up and running 24-7. Believe it or not, it cuts down on wear and tear of the PC's components. Hard drives take the most abuse when they are either spinning up or down. It may cost you about another $170.00 per year in electric, but worth the lack of agrevation of down time.
     
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  10. Logan

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    This is some great ideas. I am going to move this thread to our suggestion forum. I will add a tech forum this week. Also, the forum idea for Christian Musicians is a good idea to. Anyone else interested in adding this?
     
  11. Pearly Gator

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    I'm gonna invite these people to the 123christian forum. http://www.tdpri.com/viewforum.php?f=16&sid=c665692420d0bb716b6b6ef296df090c That's because a lot of posts that discuss faith are deleted. (See "Sunday Morning Superstars @tdpri.com)

    Thanks, & bless you, Logan!
     
  12. baylok

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    Been away for a while, and was wondering where the tech forum was located, or if it has yet to be created.

    I am trying to get a Win 2000 and an XP machine to share files, printers, and the like, and have hit a wall.

    Also thinking of building a new PC to serve as a media center, and would like to discuss components (haven't built a PC in a few years, and haven't kept up on the latest and greatest components).
     
  13. Vic C.

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    Hey there Baylok! I may be able to help. Exactly where are you having the problem and how are the pc's connected to each other?

    Go Intel! I have been having problems with AMD processors burning out. Three in the last 9 months. Fortunately, they were all under warranty. ( I manage a PC network) ATI graphics, of course! :wink: Motherboards...well I'm partial to Soyo's but there are a lot of decent M/B's out there. WD or Seagate drives are my choice. Oh, I could go on forever! :lol:
     
  14. baylok

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    Thanks Vic. Here's the setup:

    Cable modem into Linksys Wireless Router
    Laptop (w/wireless PCMCIA card) running Windows2000
    Desktop (w/wireless PCI card) running Windows XP Home

    Both PCs belong to the same workgroup, and the printer is attached to the desktop box via USB cable.

    I have turned sharing on for a few folders on both boxes, and have also set the printer up for sharing. When I am at the desktop box, and click on the network neighborhood icon, I can "see" my laptop, but I cannot access anything. When I do the same from my laptop, I cannot even see the desktop box. The laptop does not see the printer either.

    There are no username/passwords on the desktop machine, for I am the only one using it. The laptop is also my work PC, and I have a username/password that must be supplied when I want to use it. I was wondering whether that had something to do with it, but did not have a lot of time to investigate.

    As for the TiVO/DVD box, I was following an article that I read on the web. It is a few months old, and was wondering whether there are some better components out there. It has been at least 5 years since I built my last PC, so I have not been following chipsets and new "advancements" too closely. So far, the grocery list is:

    Antec Sonata case (380 Watt power supply, and supposedly very quiet)
    Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB
    Intel 865PERL motherboard (it was the one the article recommended)
    ATI All-inWonder Radeon 9800 video card
    Maxstor 250 GB SATA HD spinning at 7200 RPM
    SoundBlaster Audigy Platinum Pro sound card

    Still looking into DVD burners. I was wondering about the motherboard, video card, sound card, and memory. I want to put in a minimum of 1Gb of RAM, but am getting a little lost in the acronyms. When the article was written, the Radeon 9800 had just hit the market, and the GeForce 5600 Ultra cards were not out yet. Those cards are now available, and I noticed that the cards running GeForce chips had more memory than the ATI ones (256Mb as opposed to 128Mb).

    Any networking advice and equipment advice would be helpful!
     
  15. Logan

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    I have now setup a new tech talk forum! Feel free to use it for any discussions you have!
     

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