Desktops forum

General discussion

Buying a new computer

by MiserableJoe / August 14, 2010 7:49 AM PDT

I am going from an 5 year old AMD Athlon 64 3000+ to either an I5 or I7. I am not a gamer or video editor. Because I am going from an IDE hard drive to SATA Best Buy says I must use a device called Black Widow to transfer my files. Is this true? I tried the online backup system but all it did was bang my hard drive every few minutes. Any comments on I5 or I7 would be greatly appreciated. I am not really Miserable, but I couldn't use any of my usual names to sign up and there used to be a guy who came to a bar I went to and we called him Miserable Joe.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Buying a new computer
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Buying a new computer
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
your new pc will most like have an ide port
by ramarc / August 15, 2010 8:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Buying a new computer
Collapse -
LapLink PC Mover
by MiserableJoe / August 15, 2010 8:48 PM PDT
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?