Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Another windows computer heads south
It's too bad they cant make a computer that will never break down, never be outdated, never crash or give error messages and never slow down. Yeah right, like that's ever gonna happen in this life time. I got a call from my wife last week while I was at work telling me she has bad news. I can only imagine what it was. Apparently, the desktop computer she uses got an error message saying "fan failure". Urgghhhh. Not again. We had issues with this in the past and since it was under warranty, we took it to the shop for them to repair but they didn't do too well so I had to take matters into my own hands this time. I'm a firm believer in that old quote "If you want something done right the first time, do it yourself". I replaced the CPU fan and added new heat sink grease to the new fan. It ran quieter and better for a month or two before she started having problems with it again recently. I'm assuming the motherboard was heading south because its about 6 years old and has been having other issues with speed and performance even after I tuned it up, scanned it for malware, viruses, and some other checks. I knew this day was coming soon. The 22" flat panel monitor we bought lasted about 3 years and we were using an older flat panel monitor from my mom's computer. So we had to break down and buy a new computer. I decided to go with my gut feelings and purchase an Imac computer even though I had no idea how to use one. A few days later after using it, I find myself constantly searching on the web about how to do this or how to do that, frequently visiting the apple support page for help. They say that when you get to learn how to use an Imac, you won't ever want to go back to a windows based pc. Right now I have to disagree with that expression since my wife and I are both struggling just to learn how to perform basic functions but maybe that answer will change once I get to learn how apple likes to run the show. And that doesn't include the fact that I'm also trying to transfer all the documents like word, excel, photos and other important documents from the windows based computer to the Imac. This in itself has become a quite a chore. This new computer could be better or could be worse, but only time will tell. Do you own a windows or apple computer? What do you is better? Your thoughts or opinions are always welcome.