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Hello from an old newbie

By macx
Sep 11, 2005
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  1. My latest sojourn has been into the world
    of home video and getting it burned onto
    DVDs.

    I'm not very computer literate, though I
    did learn a lot a few years ago upgrading
    an old, basic desktop. New motherboard
    (a whole weekend's challenge), then hard
    drive, memory, cpu, pci cards, etc etc.

    Had it pretty decent for home use.

    Then came the video to DVD scene.

    Found out my trusty old 850 coppermine
    and 133 mobo just weren't going to
    cut it.

    So, back to researching the latest tech.
    Wanted something I could use my
    drives and pci cards in, yet needed
    a significant speed increase.

    Ended up with an Asus P4C800-E Del,
    a P4 2.8 x 800 FSB Northwood cpu,
    and 1 g of Samsung dual channel ram
    per the compatibility list. So all my existing
    stuff will work, but now I've got
    1000 ethernet, USB 2.0, and something
    that ought to breeze thru the video
    thing with my new Nero software.
    Even found a rather avante garde
    case with see thru side, fancy colored
    fans, bubble lights (and I'm 58!!) and
    a temp readout display!

    That simple little video project turned
    into a major operation! But it's fun!

    I'll probly be posting questions - and
    likely some basic ones - because I'm
    only fairly computer literate on
    a couple applications that I frequently
    use at work.

    Glad I found this "spot"!
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    no such thing as an old newbie, you would be an oldbie ?
  3. macx

    macx TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 743

    See what I mean?

    I've got a lot to learn about all these technical terms :unch:
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    just remember, everything on this site explains how to make the flim-flam attach the whodiggy to the whatchmacallit at shiznitz speeds.
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