One thing that frustrates me is when something isn’t working, something I use all the time, and I can’t do anything to fix it. When it comes to computers, I’m useless. Any idiot can run a forum or write a blog or teach themselves basic html, but where this idiot falls down is hardware.
I have a computer which is pretty up-to-date. a 3.2 mHz Pentium 4, 1024 DDR RAM, some ATI video card… I recognise these basic components and I know that in the broad scope of things it’s a pretty decent machine. So… Why oh fucking why is the damn thing so slow?
I’ve ran virus scanners, every spyware killing program under the sun, registry editing things, and it still lags terribly when using, wait for it, Media Player. Shit, if it was Doom III on the highest possible settings I could understand some lag, but Media Player? That’s just retarded. Trying to run Firefox, Outlook and Media Player at the same time is becoming tedious. It’s almost making want to not be here right now typing this. So frustrating!!
When it comes to computer hardware I’m pretty much useless. I figured that it isn’t down to any spyware or virus that it’s slow, so that only leaves the possibility of some malfunction with the physical components. Is the Processor broke? Over-heating? I have no clue and I don’t know how to fix it. So, time to call the experts. I’m going to admit defeat and tomorrow call someone to take a look at it. To figure out what the bloody problem is and, if necessary (or possible) fix whatever damn peice of kit is causing the prblem. Processor? Motherboard? I’ll pay to get it fixed, because if I keep this up for any longer I’ll be going out next weekend and buying a new machine. I want to avoid that expense. I can think of better things to do with a credit card.
I guess it isn’t worth me waiting for a miracle, so I’ll see what ‘the experts’ have to say.