My first post on Got Apex.
First : Discovered the site accidentally, and find it fantastic. Hope to learn from it and contribute to it.
Things on top of my head now:
I am shortly going for a brand new machine. Either assembled by myself or from Dell. But until then, I am copiing up with my old HP Pavilion 8670, 700 Mhz, 128 MB Ram etc. Lately, the CPU fan has been making a lot of noise, infact too much to drive me insane. Tried to take if apart, but only partially successful. Can't remove the motherboard (no expertise). Anyways,I will try to figure a way out. But where should I be buying a fan? Online or at Best Buy? And what kind of fan should I get?
Also, I am thinking about making it my second machine, to run a small little website, run some database etc. I guess I will need to upgrade memory to a reasonable 256 at least, more if possible. What sort of memory should I get? and from where? And, after upgrading the memory, should I just leave the machine as it is, or update BIOS?
Any help from gotapexers is more than welcome. i appriciate your responses in advance.