New Computer, at Last!

Last Update: November 07, 2016

I've been inactive here at WA for quite a few months due to a couple of issues. As most of you know my mother got very ill which has taken up a lot of my time, but also due to the fact that the computer I've been using since joining WA was so old it was painful to use! It ran so slowly that it was like torture trying to get anything done.

I went for a Win 7 system, I just couldn't bring myself to go with 10 yet, So I stuck with what I'm more comfortable with. So hopefully I'll be able to be more active both here and with my sites, they are feeling pretty neglected :)

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DLansing Premium
Hi Jay, been quite a while :-) Well, I am also not that active due to my new job. But I still held on to my WA account because I still believe in this.

So you have a new computer now Jay? That's great to hear my friend. Hopefully your work can be done much faster easier and faster now my friend :-)
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jaytech Premium
It's such a joy to have a computer that doesn't take 30 minutes to open my own website lol. I'm hoping to get back into it soon, I'm not feeling very well atm so taking it easy. Maybe in the New Year I'll get stuck in :)
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DLansing Premium
Same here too Jay :-) I hope you get better soon my friend. So what computer are you using right now Jay? Just wondering that's all
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jaytech Premium
I purchased a custom rig, it is a Win 7 machine with a 4.4 MHz CPU. It's the fastest system I've ever owned, and what a difference it makes not having to wait ten minutes for websites to load!
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DLansing Premium
Whoa, that is one heck of a fast computer! My trusty laptop is like only half of that power lol! I have recently increased the RAM of my laptop, and that improve my laptop performance significantly as well. Enjoy your new blazing fast computer Jay!
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jaytech Premium
I also have 8 gig of ram which i intend to upgrade to 16 and a 4 gig Graphic Card, because I enjoy gaming. I know it all sounds a bit excessive, but I intend to use it for video and music production and it requires a very seriously powerful system.
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DLansing Premium
Your computer is already powerful as it is with 8 Gig RAM and 4.4Mz CPU. But if you are into gaming and music production, you will need as much power, speed and RAM that you can get of course. Computer lag is a frustrating thing of course as you know very well hehe.
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jaytech Premium
Fortunately there is no lag with my new system as yet. But I've not really tried to push her, yet ;)
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Swangirl Premium
So good to have you back Jay!!!!!
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jaytech Premium
Thanks Jess, I was going stir crazy, but it was impossible getting anything done on the old system, it was so slow!
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Swangirl Premium
I just had a computer problem myself the other day. I was halfway through my final exam and it suddenly decided to do a restart without warning me! I was then locked out of the test online since you only get one try.

It was due to Windows 10 and their darned automatic restarts!! It is awful.
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jaytech Premium
Thats exactly why I purchased a system with Windows 7, it does everything I need without the hassle.
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stn67 Premium
We will never be finished. This is shown to do the main
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jaytech Premium
True, but it's nice to get started :)
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DreamAngel Premium
Hope your Mom is better Jason! Gad you got a new computer! That will make things easier! Windows 10 is actually easy to use! I put it off for a while too but finally gave in! Hope you have a great week!


Barbara
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jaytech Premium
I had a bespoke system built and specified that I wanted Windows 7, it does everything I need just fine :)

My mother is coming along ok, she has started back with her art recently which is a pleasure to see.
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MKearns Premium
A good move Jason!
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jaytech Premium
Indeed, it was holding me right back!
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DaleOdom Premium
Glad to see you back!
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jaytech Premium
Hey Dale, great to catch up my friend, hope everything is ok with you?
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MPollock Premium
Congrats, and good work.
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Donnie58 Premium
That's awesome Jay! Glad to hear it!

I went with an upgrade to W10 on my pc and I don't really like it. So, you're not losing anything.
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jaytech Premium
I found a company that builds PC to the clients spec. So I made sure it had Windows 7 on it. It works perfectly fine, all these new releases are just bells and whistles that I can live without :)
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DennisD1 Premium
I can appreciate not going with Win 10. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
BTW I like your site.
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jaytech Premium
Thanks a lot Dennis, I have tried Win 10 on a friends laptop and they can keep it :)
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Heidi56 Premium
A good computer is essential for this work. Otherwise you get super stressed and frustrated. I have a super good one now - and I am HAPPY with it!
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JeffDolson Premium
This is great news, enjoy your new computer and good luck.
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DanielF1313 Premium
Awesome, new computers are always fun! Windows 10 isn't all that great. 7 is a bit simpler in my opinion, 10 is cool.
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StepChook Premium
Looks like you have some catching up to do. Best of luck!
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KMeyer Premium
You and your family are in my prayers.
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Karax Premium
The right goals can be achieved with the right tools. :)
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WilliamBH Premium
Great Jay!
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Loes Premium
The world is opening for you....
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Toshmack Premium
Good going, good luck.
Cheer, Tosh :)
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JudeP Premium
Great news Jay :)
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Ivine Premium
Hi Jaytech, welcome back. Irv.
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