My search terms were different
by hikergirl - 6/8/12 3:13 PM
In Reply to: If I google by R. Proffitt
Mr. Proffitt: My search terms were "cap" and "computer". I had no idea for what I was searching. My search results lead me to find the term "jumper caps". When I replied to your post, my question was: "Are you talking about the jumper caps for the motherboard?" I was not trying to introduce a new topic in this discussion - I do know better than that.
If I knew about the Web site, badcaps.net, I would have read up on it. It is very interesting - I have only one symptom, so this may be a warning. So, thank you for that.
The $$ comment was really directed toward Willy.
I really do appreciate your suggestions of "freecycle" and the "free area of craigslist" (CL). As a matter of fact, I had already checked CL. I'm happy to report that I am not one to "whine" about "watch the lists", or "go pick it up", or "old Pentium 3 or 4". I will assume the Pentium 3 or 4 does not have much RAM, like my current CPU. (I found out, accidentally, it's why my videos do not play back well.)
What I learned on badcaps.net is, if I should get (purchase used or free) another CPU, there will be a charge to transfer the license of my MS XP Pro to another motherboard. I have no idea what that transaction would run in $$s. Because I bought this system used from a computer store, I had no reason to believe I would be scammed - and it was my very first computer. It came with a volume license on MS Office, which means the guy had no license to distribute it; so, I lost that whole program. Thankfully, the XP Pro is a retail copy, so I'm OK there. All that is to say that I am really gun-shy about getting anything computer-related, free or low-cost used.
I have been given the name of someone who supposedly knows lots about computers. Whether that means he knows about only the hardware and software is one thing; but he may not know about the inner workings and/or how to repair. I'll find out.
Again, thank you for your suggestions.
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