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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Robslash, May 16, 2015.

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  1. Robslash

    Robslash Thread Starter

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    So, I am goin away to college this year, and actually to the college's summer experience program. I need a new computer. My current one, from all of my memory, has windows 7 professional, 720 GB storage, 8 GB of RAM and a quad core intel i7 processor. My computer goes through a crash dump at least 2 times a month, and at really random moments. It takes about 5 min to turn on and log on, while after the dump, takes about 10 min, sometimes 15 when it goes to the system recovery screen. my parents think i could hold out with this til christmas and they can get me any computer i want. my graduation from highschool is comin up, and with all my relatives, i could easily get between 1-2 thousand.
    My college recommends this:
    PC Laptop Operating System: Windows 7 or higher
    Processor: Multicore Intel or AMD processor. 64 bit.
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 or higher
    RAM Memory: 16GB
    Hard Drive: 500GB+
    Should i wait and listen to my parents, or should i get myself a computer?
    If you think i should get a new pc, can you give me some examples that would help with this?
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    What I would recommend is that you post back when you are on the existing computer and we sort out the problems on that one
    When you are on it copy and paste to your reply the info in the white box having run our system info utility
    http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe


    When you do post back - I will arrange for your topic to be moved to another forum - rather than random discussion
     
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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8139 Mb
    Graphics Card: Radeon (TM) HD 6770M, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 697554 MB, Free - 255876 MB; D: Total - 17545 MB, Free - 1919 MB;
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 17FB
    Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
     
  4. Macboatmaster

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    Is Norton paid for or the free version


    The first job is to uninstall Norton
    It is unfortunately, whilst recognised as a reasonable AV - equally renowned for being the cause of many problems.


    If it is the free version you do not have any difficulty with uninstall it in programs and features from Control Panel and then REBOOT
    and run the Norton tool
    https://support.norton.com/sp/en/uk/...rProfile_en_us


    REBOOT and test


    Even if it is the paid for version I still recommend its uninstall HOWEVER ensure you have the means then to reinstall using whatever details were provided with the provision of the paid for version.
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