Final (?) decision on a new PC
After reading and absorbing all the help and suggestions here for a couple months, I think I have finally made a decision on a new PC, to replace my 6 year old HP Media Center that was freezing up a lot.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 quad-core processor [3.0GHz, 6MB Shared Cache]
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ No secondary hard drive
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ 6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics [DVI-I & DVI-D, DX 10.1]
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ SuperMulti DVD Burner
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Integrated (Gigabit) Ethernet support, No wireless LAN
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB 3.0, audio
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ No additional security software
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ No TV Tuner
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Beats Audio (tm) -- integrated studio quality sound
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ HP keyboard and optical mouse, plus new monitor
I have always had HPs and have found that most problems I've had were caused by the PITC.*
EmmaR and DA, you have replied to my concerns and I know you are HP users. You mentioned ordering the Recovery Disks. Did you order from HP? I don't remember seeing them on their site.
*PITC= Person in the chair.