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Jtaylor83

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Micro Management Systems Called
« on: March 15, 2010, 05:07:25 PM »
The people at Micro Management Systems called and said that my computer needs to be rebuilt, this time with a new 600 MB RAM instead of 256 and a new hard drive (which probably may have more disk space). So looks like I'm going to have to start over from scratch. The cost is said to be $130.

It appears that the whole system was failing.
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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 05:17:24 PM »
Maybe instead of spending money on an old system it might be time to
invest in a new computer. ???

Remember, an upgraded (old) computer is still only an old computer.
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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 05:38:38 PM »
Well I don't know where they are going to get 600MB of RAM as 512MB would be the nearest new stick size, unless they are going to add a 128MB stick and I doubt that would be a modern piece of RAM as I don't think they build them that small now ;D

If the whole system is failing, as Bob said it is effectively false economics to keep patching an old system. I'm surprised they didn't mention the CPU.

I have to say I would be suspicious of this quote, RAM seems to work flawlessly until is fails (usually it fails/doesn't work when first installed), there doesn't seem to be any middle ground. A hard disk is much the same, you may get some warning of a failing hard disk. Both of these replacements aren't difficult and most users with care can do them and probably get a better deal on parts and no labour charges.

You can probably get a reasonable recent second user system for not much more than what they are suggesting to replace two components. Or you could get a new system which is much faster than the one you have without paying ridiculous money.
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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 03:49:45 AM »
They may have mentioned the mobo as well, i think. After I used an air compressor can I bought at Wal-Mart for $4.99 (I think) unless the air compressor can was not made to dust out a desktop. Last time, they replaced the whole power unit after the old one burned out.

The whole system was manufactured by Selectronix in Hazlehurst, GA.
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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 04:06:33 AM »
If they did mention a mobo as well you are virtually replacing the system less the CPU, so there really is little point in doing that use this as a prompt to get a newer one (for not much more than this repair) or a new system (at a price point that isn't unreasonable), both of which will give you better performance for the cost of repair.
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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010, 09:49:00 PM »
My PC returned from the shop and they removed PC Tools Firewall, SpywareBlaster, and SuperAntiSpyware, saying I have too many anti-viruses.

That's irrelevant. PC Tools Firewall, SpywareBlaster, and SuperAntiSpyware are not anti-viruses.

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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 10:14:30 PM »
What a bunch of plonkers.

Nothing there is classed as an anti-virus, which just shows their level of competence or lack of it.

SpywareBlaster is inert so gets in the way of nothing.
PC Tools Firewall, stating the sodding obvious is a firewall.
SuperAntiSpyware is as it says on the tin an anti-spyware application and even if the Pro version (which  have) doesn't represent any conflict. Especially if it is the free version which is on-demand.

If these so called technicians had removed any software of my system they would have felt the sharp end of my tongue. That however, would have been unlikely as I wouldn't have taken it in there in the first place.

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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 10:29:02 PM »
 ::) maybe they don't investigate what the effect of that important security software
or maybe they don't like it :D
or maybe they cannot enter scripted files to your system :D

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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 10:30:42 PM »
Hopefully you didn't pay them.  >:(
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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2010, 10:38:32 PM »
Well like you said I should be investing into a new computer but it will have to wait until the next tax refund comes which will be by the end of January 2011, because my parents just got a laptop (an Acer to be exact) and it has Windows 7.  By the way, My Parents' PC's CPU has been overclocked since we had a power surge last night while my younger brother was over for a visit. It had an error something like this at bootup:

"Cmos Checksum error"

"Warning! CPU has been changed or CPU ratio change failed. Please re-enter CPU settings"

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Re: Micro Management Systems Called
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2010, 10:46:39 PM »
 :D memory battery cell run out of power, drive it to change all the settings. :D
including chip set setting