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Howdy from a frustrated, retired computer tech

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#1 zookeep44


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:46 AM

My name is Linda an I moved from employed to disabled about 5 years ago.  Nothing worse than someone who instructs others on how to fix computer issues only to find that technology has moved on without me  :nono:

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

Welcome to BC !


Don't worry too much abou being a bit behind the times, very few of us are at the cutting edge !  Believe it or not there are devotees of Win 95 and DOS on BC as well as even older OS !


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:16 PM

I spend some spare time at the local community college and you wouldn't believe the rigs these kids are building.  I got caught up real quick.  It is easier with google to inquire on specific chips and processors.  Each individual manufacturer likes to do certain things their own way but the off the shelf gear is the same pieces but they go faster and are losing chip counts on the main boards as more and more control is done internal to the processor and fewer external chips are needed.  Some nifty parallel processor setups are going back to the the old backplane architecture but with fiber optic for any external inputs or outputs.  Fans are cool but water and oil cooled heatsinks  work better but can yield a bigger mess when things go wrong.

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