Best Gifts – Sideline
So after my recent pc issues, I thought I’d give this little side about PCs when it comes to getting something for your freelancer. For some of you, getting the standard retail PC may work perfectly well for your freelancer, but for some, you may find that building a PC is a better alternative because you can put whatever you want in your system.
Recently, I got an upgrade on my monitor thanks to my roommate’s mom’s monitor going out. Through awesomeness and a mistake purchase, I ended up getting the near exact 24 inch monitor I’d been looking at for months. While awesome, this did in turn cause some issues with my system, despite my rebuilding of it only a little over a year ago – the problem? Well, long story short, Windows 32 bit apparently does not see memory above 4GB. So basically, the 8GB of RAM I originally built this with wasn’t being used, which caused me to think that my RAM had gone bad.
Again, luckily I was able to get a refund on one of additional sticks I bought and with store credit, got another speaker set.
Word to those of you that are thinking about building your freelancer a PC – make sure that your OS is going to work with your system. Without realizing it and just doing what I would normally do, I had reformatted Optimus Prime here with the 32 bit edition instead of the 64 bit; the good news is that the product key works with both editions so if you’re lucky like me to have both 32 and 64 bit Windows 7, you can use the same key for both.