Well, I found this great website while looking for a 'fix' to my XP Pro system.
I've been in and around comps since the mid '80's, so I have 'grown' with them, fighting every step of the way.
First comp was a Commodore 128 (no such thing as a hard drive then) with TWO 5.25" floppy disk drives and TWO cassette drives! Yeah, always power-hungry! LOL
Eventually found a real hard drive that was HUGE! ...20MB!! ...and it cost me about $500.00 for some of my software to be 'adapted' so it could be used on the comp and the hard drive! Oh, and the HD cost $934.00, plus another $65.00 for a cable and an update disk! *ouch*
Later, after things had gotten 'cheaper' in the mid-'90's, I built a BLEEDING-edge system with the very newest, fastest, latest stuff that cost around $7,000. It took around 6 months to dial everything in so it ran kinda nice and fast. Oh, and connected by the newest and fastest U.S.Robotics Sportster 56k modem!!
By then my friend had bought a very similar system from Dell that cost him around $2,300!! *OUCH - again!*
Anyhoo, here I am, with my 1+ year old Dell XPS Gen3 dual chip RAID 'monster system' suffering with HORRIDLY loud fans whenever any processing is going on.
I will get into the main reason I signed on to the discussion group in a specific forum ASAP.
So, after this rather long-winded 'Hello!'...