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"Damn PC World"

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Fri 26/07/02 at 17:10
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I decided to get my Club 77 PC upgraded, from a quite slow 500Mhz to something with a little more Ooompf! I rang the PC World Technical support number a few days ago and they said I would be able to get it upgraded to a 1.5Ghz Celeron with 256Mb Ram and a 64Mb Graphics card, with the addition of a new motherboard for around 250. Upon arrival at my nearest PC World today, i was told by a man there that they didn't even sell 1.5 Celerons, and it would certainly cost more than 350. They advised buying a new PC altogether which really annoyed me as I had a years warranty left! They said to play games I would need 1.7Ghz at least, over 256Mb Ram an really expensive motherboard etc. I think that is far too extreme. So what do you guys think I should do? Where do you get you PC's upgraded? Should I buy a new one or should I complain to the PC World Tech department? Thanks
Fri 16/08/02 at 00:59
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"Eff, you see, kay?"
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Plus the filesystem needs space to be a filesystem too.
Thu 15/08/02 at 23:14
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When you format a hard drive it uses part of the drive's space for it's file allocation table so it will never be exactly the size you purchase it at.

c.b.
Thu 15/08/02 at 22:55
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Rickyfire

Most large drives wont be exactly what they claim to be and may be a few gigs out, usually depends on how they where formatted, and different stages in the manufacture seem to affect it.
Thu 15/08/02 at 22:36
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u need 1.7ghz to play games what BS.
Thu 15/08/02 at 22:30
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GasMask wrote:
> Mm, best thing to do. Is just stay away from PC World.
>
> Dont buy anything from them. Especially pc's.
>
> They lie. Told my parents that this box was a 300Mhz Cyrix II. What is
> it? a 233Mhz. 3Gig HDD? No, 2 actually.
>
> Probably lied about the screen size too.




I had a similar prob with my PC, I ordered 80Gb HDD, and recieved a 76.2Gb HDD. They also supplied a different wireless KB and Mouse to what I ordered.
Tue 13/08/02 at 16:14
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"Eff, you see, kay?"
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True. The glass is 14" but you never see all the glass.
Tue 13/08/02 at 16:06
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Depends how you measure it.
Tue 13/08/02 at 00:54
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"Eff, you see, kay?"
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They did, 14" screens aren't 14".
Sun 11/08/02 at 11:23
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Mm, best thing to do. Is just stay away from PC World.

Dont buy anything from them. Especially pc's.

They lie. Told my parents that this box was a 300Mhz Cyrix II. What is it? a 233Mhz. 3Gig HDD? No, 2 actually.

Probably lied about the screen size too.
Mon 29/07/02 at 22:42
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I recommend you take a look at novatech.co.uk as they have a decent range of products, and are also reasonably cheap ;)

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