Computer Upgrade

January 19th, 2006

Yippppppppppppeeeeeeee!!! yahhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooo!!! im dancing here. reason?? Its obvious…i upgraded my computer yesterday….and its flying now. Here is the upgraded configuration.

1. Added another 512 MB RAM to make it 768 MB. But my motherboard won’t allow that :(. So, it had to be 640 MB. Nevertheless, the speed increase has been quite significant. Able to run both VS2005 and Netbeans 5.0 simultaneously.
2. Upgraded my existing 40 GB HDD to 120 GB….Its cool now…lot more space…enough to have a full family sleeping 😛
3. A brand new APC UPS after the UPS burst. Haven’t tested this yet. But atleast now, the computer isn’t getting switched off after power cut (Phew!!).
4. An experimental purchase of the new iBall optical mouse. Its good too.

Above all, im having original windows server 2003 😉 because my college is having MSDNAA. But its human nature that, how much ever we have, we crave for more. Most of the time, the grass on the other side looks greener. So, heres my wishlist.
1. DVD Writer
2. A 1GB USB flash drive.

Oh…ya, i haven’t stopped dancing yet. The system is quite fast, and that too with broadband internet connection, i left the computer switched on through the night to download netbeans 5.0. First time, its running for a full 24 hrs. 😀 😀 The new year has been great till now. I’m enjoying every bit of it. Hope you are doing the same !!!

13 Responses to “Computer Upgrade”

  1. smiley Says:

    Hi
    What broadband connection are you using? I also feel great when my computer is upto date. Actually I am waiting for flash harddisks so that we can get the best of it.

  2. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Hi smiley, im using BSNL dataone connection.

  3. smiley Says:

    Good, 1GB? is it enough or do u exceed the limit? I am planning to get broadband, waiting on VSNL where it is 64K unlimited for 500rs

  4. sudar Says:

    Cool… Nice way to start the new year.

  5. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @sudar:
    thanks a lot :-)

    @smiley:
    1GB is not enough…computer is switched on most of the nights to download something or other…

  6. Yuvi Panda Says:

    Fancy what ? I’d love to get them as well! Think I might be able to gently Coax my Dad into buying me an extra pair of 512 mB ram chips with the DigiCam, but I think that’d have to come at the Expense of CF Cards for the Cam…

    But, then, Don’t worry Aswin…I had almost 40 GB Free off my 80 GB HDD Before the Nightly downloads started.. Now, I barely have 7 GB…

  7. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @yuvi:
    ha ha yuvi…another 40 GB should be fine for u.

  8. Yuvi Panda Says:

    Yep. I’ve been on a Cleaning Spree, with lots of stuff on my System going on to CDs. Now, I’ve run out of CDs, and with Ubuntu Live, Mono-Live and Ubuntu Install, I fancy that I’d have to get some more CDs soon, since I think I’d rather go for a higher Quality Camera rather than get a poor quality Camera with 512 MB more RAM…..

  9. Yuvi Panda Says:

    And, BTW, best of luck to you for filling up your HDD with “Stuff you’re not using now, but might need in the Future:P”. Well, it happened to me, and I think It’ll happen to you as well:P

  10. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @yuvi:
    ha ha yuvi…u always surprise me..

  11. unknown Says:

    Ashwin,
    periayvankala akka kutta seri..chinnavangala thankainnu kuppiduviyo…appadi matuum kutta unga life big?….intha akka solrathai kettuko..lol

  12. Known Stranger Says:

    great.. thatz sounds pretty great.. i wish i change my laptop to toshiba’s latest version. THat is amazing man..

  13. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @ammu:
    I do have some younger-than-me cousin sisters..but i dont call them thangai ;-)…lol..akka, neenga sonnatha kandippa try panren..he he

    @known:
    (whistling)…