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Never underestimate people's ignorance of technology.
Had a buddy clean his comp out once then complain it was crashing, come to find that he had removed his HSF and cleaned the "gunk" off the bottom too.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Never underestimate people's ignorance of technology.
Had a buddy clean his comp out once then complain it was crashing, come to find that he had removed his HSF and cleaned the "gunk" off the bottom too.


I remember there was one comedy episode (don't remember the show) where a tech support is faking enthusiasm of her job, and putting up with a variety of stupidities.

1. "I washed my computer, and now it won't turn on anymore!"

2. "No, I have no cleaned out my computer for the past nine years. How should that be causing the crash?"

3. "How do I download more RAM?"

4. "The power is out, but why isn't my computer booting?"
Edited by A Bad Day - 3/2/13 at 11:27am
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Never underestimate people's ignorance of technology.
Had a buddy clean his comp out once then complain it was crashing, come to find that he had removed his HSF and cleaned the "gunk" off the bottom too.


That isn't so bad.. At least he can get the HS/F off and such, I've had people ask me what brand of PC is faster..
And a SALESMAN yes, a salesman try to tell me that an i7 2630QM is "The fastest CPU Intel has made to date". It may have been a higher binned chip even but still..
 
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Your friend is trolling you, and now you made a thread to troll us.
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Money doesn't buy brains my friend.
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I'm a firm believer in letting people do dumb stuff if they want to. Plus there will be a potentially hilarious conversation down the road when he starts complaining that it doesn't work or the performance is awful
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I decided to give him my family's 11 years old P4 desktop so he doesn't have to waste his time scrapping together an ancient rig, though I've inspected the PSU and noticed that the caps are starting to go bad. I believe the CPU's clock rate is 1.5 GHz.

I've also advised him to first get Windows 7 and the WARP10 working before springing for a "better" CPU. Might take him some time to figure out that the only VGA port is on the desktop's unknown Nividia GPU card (no model identification on the circuit board or through GPU-Z). There's also no heatsink on the card, which is a rough indicator of how powerful it is.
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I decided to give him my family's 11 years old P4 desktop so he doesn't have to waste his time scrapping together an ancient rig, though I've inspected the PSU and noticed that the caps are starting to go bad. I believe the CPU's clock rate is 1.5 GHz.
Willamette, the first original netburst disaster biggrin.gif I was glad i didn't upgrade from a PIII but into a Athlon in those days
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