How computer savvy are you?

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  1. WorldofWarcraft

    WorldofWarcraft Holy Paladin Banned

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    I used to be very computer savvy back during the windows 98 through the Windows XP era. I've built my computers since then.

    I have a high end gaming PC that I built early this year, but I bought a small Dell mini PC yesterday. Took me all afternoon to figure out how to network the two using Homegroup. Had them both share a folder containing my Popcorn Time movies. I bought the Dell for this specific reason.. to access movies from my gaming PC upstairs to the living room downstairs... streaming devices like the PS3 ain't cutting it. I needed an actual PC I could install Media Player Classic with the CCCP codec pack. I had such a hard time figuring out how to put the two in the same Home Group, I almost quit trying. Turns out my VPN was the cause of the problem because Windows considered it as a secondary network and wouldn't allow me to create a Homegroup on my gaming PC.

    This morning, I bought a blue tooth keyboard and a stick of 8GB of RAM to replace the 4GB on the new PC. I could not get either to work. PC won't start up with the new 8Gb stick, even though it's the same type as the old one. A SO-DIMM DDR3, but with a different frequency, 1600 mhz instead of 1333mhz. I know enough that it wouldn't matter as it would just under clock itself to match the Front Side Bus.

    As for the blue tooth keyboard, I didn't write down the pairing code... had problems with the installation as the PC wouldn't recognize the key presses I did... so now, I give up. I'll return both items tomorrow. I'm losing my touch with PCs these days. I had such a hard time dinking around Windows 8.1, trying to find where everything is since I'm used to Windows XP/Windows 7 style of UI.
     
  2. Iroh

    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    I am an internet pirate, savvy?!

    I've never assembled my own PC, but I'm contemplating it for FO4.
     
  3. Thai Otoshi

    Thai Otoshi Gold Belt

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    I assembled my own PC like 10ish years ago, though now ain't nobody got time fo dat.

    Now I just buy decent base towers and upgrade what needs upgrading. I do all of my own installations and tech support. Thankfully I've managed to avoid being the "free tech support" for my friends and family due to me not being the only reliable computer person in my circle.
     
  4. markulous

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    I'm alright. I work at a help desk and have a CCNA: R&S among other certs.

    Have you tried different slots with that RAM? Sounds like it could just be bad if you put your 4 GB back in there and it doesn't work.
     
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    From 1 to 10, with 1 being illiterate and 10 being hacking genius, I would say about a 4. I can assemble my own PC and fix some minor issues by looking up guides, but that's about it.
     
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    Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation Banned

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    I used to be pretty good in the 90's and then drugs and alcohol made me lose interest.
    Now I am lucky to be able to log in to sherdog and report my fellow posters.
     
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    Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    I forget my own passwords
     
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    Palpatine Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Madmick routinely PMs me for advice. You tell me.
     
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    Me fixing my computer = me turning it off and back on again.
     
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    FierceRedBelt Red Belt

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    Only as savvy as I have to be at the moment. I had a clunker in the late-90's and I knew her pretty intimately because I was either stuck with her or nothing at all.
     
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    WorldofWarcraft Holy Paladin Banned

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    It's a mini PC and only has one RAM slot. There are virtually no upgrade options for this PC. I can probably put in a bigger HD and that's about it.
     
  12. dabausplaya

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    I've done some light programming, database work. I enjoy using mobile devices more so than a desktop OS. I always get the new Nexus phone, except the 6 (it's too big).
     
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    Savy is an interesting term. I work with a much older guy with is an old school database guy who basically is a retard when it comes to what most of us would consider just being computer literate. Not shitting you but he had to ask me how to make a smile face in Outlook. This is a guy who makes 100k+ a year from a computer. Now mind you he is very proficient at reading SQL and data warehousing concepts but any kid working at a Best Buy Geek Squad could run rings around him for everyday computer usage. Difference is those skills don't pay shit.
     
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    That's like half of IT right there. Seriously.

    The other half is Googling a problem that doesn't get fixed after you turn it off and on again.
     
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    Various certs and 13 years in my IT career. Started as a programmer, now a Sys Admin. Jack of all trades, master of none.
     
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    I know enough to know what I can do and can't do. I leave what I can't do to those that do it for a living.
     
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    Well then, I have the perfect product for you!

     
  18. Satsui Ryu

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    Funny how things work that way. I was just talking to my wife about how my old roommate was an engineer, but couldn't diagnos a simple car audio issue.

    I used to be more interested in computers. I've built them and used to do some coding in VBA and Python. Now outside of work, email, social media, and porn I don't use computers for much else. No need to be savvy to do that stuff.
     
  19. I have zero hardware/component sense but I am a programmer by trade so I really know my way around the computer from a user stand point (terminal, coding etc). I give zero fucks about hardware to be honest though.
     
  20. gespenst

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