I Got A New Computer!

JHDK

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Mine is still doing fine.
It did an update a while ago, and the touchscreen stopped, but I haven't gotten around to updating the driver yet.
Was it the creators update? Eventually my computer had enough of me putting it off and updated on its own w/o prompting me to accept of deny.

If my touchscreen stopped working it would take months for me to notice. Matter of fact, as I'm typing this I made a point to check it. It still works.
 

JHDK

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I think it was before the creator update.

I almost never used the touch screen, so it's not a big deal.
Hey Hectic, just wondering how much free space you have on your 1 TB hard drive? I save a ton of movies and TV shows to mine so yesterday I went through and separated the wheat from the chaff to free up a few gigs. For some reason I feel most comfortable having 120 GB or more. After my curation yesterday I'm back up to 130 GB.
 

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Hey Hectic, just wondering how much free space you have on your 1 TB hard drive? I save a ton of movies and TV shows to mine so yesterday I went through and separated the wheat from the chaff to free up a few gigs. For some reason I feel most comfortable having 120 GB or more. After my curation yesterday I'm back up to 130 GB.
The real question is, how much porn do you have on your hard drive?
 

JHDK

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The real question is, how much porn do you have on your hard drive?
I know you were joking but here is the breakdown:

I've a total of 691.4 GB's of movies and TV shows. A modest 11.4 GB's of that is porn. No real need to have a hard drive porn collection with all the free websites.
 
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HecticArt

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I've got a little over 615 GB free.
I have a 4TB NAS that I archive everything on. (There's about 825 GB free on that.)
I've got about 80 GB of active music, & photos on my C drive that will make it to the NAS at some point.
 
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JHDK

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Well I forgot to do my October Annual Update. :(:oops:.

So it's February computer update time! My computer is still running well. Except for one big thing that happened about 2 months ago. I run a Spybot Search and Destroy scan at least twice a week to make sure I rid my machine of all possible harmful shit.

The big thing had to do with the cooling fan. One day I tried to turn on the computer and it gave me a message saying the fan wouldn't spin. It let me boot up anyway and when I researched it I found out that even without a fan it has a fail-safe where it will shut itself down before any damage if the processor gets too hot. I was freaked out. I looked into fixing it and it's about $100 to have someone do it. At this point, 3 years in, $100 repair charge isn't really worth it. So a day or so later I had the idea to blow into the exhaust vents. One good blow did the job (as it does for all things in life) and I guess it blew loose some dust or whatever and now the fan has been working fine for the last 6 weeks!

Beside that issue, my $420 computer that is now 3+ years old, is running fine. I keep it on almost 12 hours daily and DL a ton of media and it's great! At this point I feel I got my monies worth. All the extra time it gives me now is great! Hopefully it will make it another year...we'll see. And I haul this thing around a lot. It goes from my place to my dad's place in my backpack, sitting in the car for 8 hours while I'm at work, multiple times per week.

I am very happy with my base-model, Best Buy, off-the-shelf, HP PC. See you for another update next year...or in October if I remember this time around.

Hey Hectic, hey Bylons, how are your computers holding up after 3 years of use?
 
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My lapper is still holding up pretty well. The touch screen doesn't respond anymore, but I never used it anyway. I think it's due to a bios update or something.

Your fan issue reminds me that I do a decent job of backing up my important files, but should do a better job of backing up the whole thing.
 
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