Thursday, September 15, 2005

Upgrading myself

Hmmm Finally I decided to purchase a computer and brought one today. Yaa I know its bit too late but I was always waiting for a better thing to hit market. As the saying goes "Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget”. And the same is applicable to my PC. My initial configuration was supposed to be the latest & fastest among the breed and ended up purchasing second next to the best. : - (There is always a possibility of upgrading. Unfortunately whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition depriving us of the possibility of up gradation.

Deciding my configuration was pain stakingly difficult and I was researching for the info from past one week. It became so complicated that I had to make use of advanced logic which of course is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. Finally I stuck to my instincts & zeroed in on the present configuration. Hence I suggest you to draw your curves first and then plot your reading. That will save u lots of time and the decision will also be a reasonable one.

I was very much against floppy drives the day since I first saw a computer. If you're in a hurry, your floppy needs a format, a floppy drive wont work, or your files will be erased. Any way, you're screwed if you have a deadline. So I decided to exclude floppy drive from my configuration. Unfortunately the very important file that I wanted was on a floppy disk. There it goes again. I decided to borrow my friend's drive for a day or two. Well fate was totally against me and we were unable to remove the screws holding the floppy drive no matter what we did. This is called getting screwed in the wrong time. Finally I had no other option other than purchasing a floppy drive.

At last I rigged up every thing and installed Windows XP. "Ahhh this is how you spell relief" I think I told that a bit too loud and early. I restarted my comp to see a message " ENCOUNTERED A FATAL ERROR”. Millions of people believe they are animals, but I have yet to meet one that believes in Windows' stability. Even human stupidity has limits ;-). So I had to install a fresh copy all over again crossing my fingers. Finally comp is up & running and the onboard graphic card is above expectation. I'm able to play most of the games with reasonable frame rate excluding Half-life II.

Well finally No matter what problem you have with your computer - Its Always Microsoft's fault. Corollary: If it’s not their fault - Blame them anyway :-)


Vishi said...

Care to share the configuration??

Praveen said...

yeah.. whatz ur configuration dude!? Well, I had pretty much the same experience when I bought my laptop! Well..went for the newest 64 bit processor that had just then been released to the market!What do you know?! Now the freaking thing is available for a much lesser price! *deep sighs*
This particular blog of yours was really good! Gave me quite a bit of laughs!! *still grinning*

Chandan said...

My configaration follows.Things that are not mentioned are standerd components found in almost all recent computers.

AMD Athlon 64 Bit 2800 +
MSI K8MMV- Special Edition with SATA & RAID Support
512 MB DDR Ram 400Mhz

Will be upgrading shortly with a 128/256MB Geforce based graphic processing unit

Praveen said...

Dooode!!! sakkat alla.. naMdU AMD 64 bit processor!! market nalli modalu adE release aagiddu. make yaavdu? HP na? Dell.a?