Anyway the 1st PC was a P4 3.0, and the 2nd one a P4.2.8 ( a little cheaper)
I kept the 2nd one, and kept the monitor and keyboard, mouse, etc; so he got my 1st one with the k board, screen etc of the 2nd one. No problem so far.
Here are a few problems/curious things:
Ist PC, I could connect online (modem) at 52.6appx. 2nd PC I can only connect at 42.6 most of the time. And i do notice the difference. Everything is the same; same phone leads, etc.
So is there aproblem in the PC or Modem I wonder? Should I ring Dell?
I am a bit suspicious about the PC; when I opened the box, it was actually dusty. Also it makes a strange soft whirring noise (appx. 1 second) appx. every 10 minutes. At the moment it has stopped, but I went online tonight and the noise came at 23.44pm, 23.54, 0.04, 0.14, etc EVERY 10 minutes. Weird or what?
Last night 6 times, every 10 minutes exactly!!!! It's a soft, whirring, slightly grinding noise, and a bit like a disk drive working.
I saved files from the last PC into a folder, and wrote them to CDRW. Opened the CDRW tonight, was browsing through the folder, and had to leave for about 2 hours. When i came back, it had frozen. Ctrl-Alt-Delete didnt even work, I got a mainly frozen screen. it would attempt to close but in the end I just had to press the ooff switch.
When browsing, I occasionally hear a 'click', like the noise you get when you click on a link. But Im not actually clicking. IS there something in the background, I wonder?
Sorry for long post, do your best please!
In general, I think the other PC was faster, but surely the difference between 2.8 and 3.0 is nothing?
So have I bought one of the duds? I hope not!