|I have a nice new computer... Nothing cutting edge, but still an improvement on the one that doesn't like videocard drivers and generally just doesn't work right...|
Unfortunately, it doesn't have a damn AGP slot for a card to go in, just an on-board Intel "Extreme Graphics" thing. Never knew 64mb was extreme. However, it still works with the games I need as the CPU is good enough to make up for it.
I assume PCIE can't be installed on this thing, but yeah... No AGP slot. There is, however, a space for one. Should I bother getting some guy in a shop to install this...? If I'm lucky he'll break it and I get a brand new one with PCIE and DDR2... It is now my dream to own a PC with those...
Now I have an eMachines 2240 with Intel Celeron or whatever... 2.6GHz crushes my old proccessor which could only achieve that if heavily overclocked.
But I think overclocking is out of the question for this computer. Not that I want to, but it seems to run at a much higher temp than my old one. Is 60*c bad? I reckon not since it's a CPU. But I did expect lower considering it has a crazily good fan over it as well as an extractor fan at the back.
But that's one of my main questions... The fan on this thing acts oddly. I assume it's just part of it's feature, but for some reason it spins REALLY fast every now and then. Loudly. Which ends up cooling it down to about 50*C. Is this some sort of technique of it's to up the fan power, only when needed?
The only problems are that it always does this while playing games and it's a little annoying. I can deal with it, but I want to be sure that even though it is an intended feature, it's not doing it because the CPU is too hot or anything... I want to be delicate with this until I set up stuff to earn money for a superduper one. lol.
And another thing... The real annoying part of this computer is the bootup. It's fast once it gets past the BIOS stuff, but what is with
"Auto-detecting USB devices" (or w/e)...?
It takes ages and if I have my phone plugged into it when booting, it stops there. Maybe it's not stopped, maybe it's just taking a long time to find out what it is... But jeez... How do I deactivate this thing? It has built-in memory-card reader which accounts as 4 of these USB devices, so it has to load them every time... Not too slow with them, but still...
I've tried turning off "Detect USB Bootable Drives" or w/e, but that didn't work. What is the point of this feature anyway? How often does someone boot from a mobile phone? Or a wireless dialup dongle?