Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 22:32 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Misery, heartbreak, sorrow, and despair. No, I'm not talking about adolescence; I'm referring to what happens when you're stuck with a PC from Hell. Systems that were overpriced and underpowered, parts that failed two days after the warranty expired, marathon phone calls with brain-dead tech support staff - over the years we've suffered more than our share of ills, and so have millions of other innocent PC users. But picking these 10 Worst PCs of All Time wasn't as easy as it sounds."
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RE: Dell Dimension 4600
by jpkotta on Sat 24th Mar 2007 19:40 UTC in reply to "Dell Dimension 4600"
jpkotta
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2007-03-24

Weird. I'm typing this on a Dimension 4600. It has given me zero hardware trouble. I keep the thing on 24/7. Sometimes I rip 2 CDs at once, so essentially every component (except the floppy drive) is drawing power, and I'd guess that would stress the power supply a bit. I had no idea that it had such a reputation. I guess I'm lucky.

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RE[2]: Dell Dimension 4600
by 1c3d0g on Sat 24th Mar 2007 22:46 in reply to "RE: Dell Dimension 4600"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

You're *very* lucky. Perhaps you got one of the revised PSU's, 'cause I had one too and it failed spectacularly. Right now I'm still using a Dell (it's a solid Dimension E520), but this Dell really is 10x better than the machines they built 3-5 years ago.

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