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New PC vs old

81 lb monster? Meet your 32 lb replacement. The old PC was a Core 2 Duo with two 150 GB…

That’s all I can take!

After my complaining and moaning for months my Dell XPS 720 refuses to boot up this morning. Again. That’s the…

Generally, I am a satisfied Dell customer

I am a repeat Dell customer. I’ve been buying their equipment for years and I have always found that they…

Raw NEF files and WD’s MyBook

I take pictures in Nikon’s raw NEF format because I can use Photoshop Element’s raw importer to tweak the exposure,…

XPS 700 to XPS 720 upgrade

Today the service technician arrived to do the scheduled upgrade of my XPS 700 to XPS 720 mother board. It…

Dell called back about the free upgrade

I just received a call and an e-mail confirming my free upgrade and installation of the Dell XPS-720 motherboard (I…

Dell XPS free motherboard exchange

Found out about this on Engadet this morning. This is cool: go here are read this and maybe this link…

XPS 700 BIOS update

Version 1.1.6 of the Flash BIOS is out and can be downloaded here. This version supports 64 bit operating systems….

Swapped out the system board

Earlier this week I received the replacement system board from Dell for my XPS 700.
The old system board was not always starting up. Sometimes it would take 4 false starts to get it to boot up; it…

Dell still can’t get it’s act together (updated)

Update : 12:30PM 9/2/2006
After calling their 800 number, I got a gentleman who really knew what he was doing. It’s the system board. They are sending me a replacement system board.
The support…

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