OT: DELL SUCKS! Re: PC Gamer, best 50 classic games issue?

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Thu Jan 10 17:31:26 2002

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Eric Chomko wrote:

> The only Dell systems that I have worked with are older desktop
> units that are 133 - 266 MHz. They tended to be okay. The
> power supplies are proprietary and I never planned on using
> their customer service, nor any one else's for that matter.
> I hate having to teach them their job and wasting my time in
> the process!

I will agree with you that these machines were well made, but Dell's
quality has gone way down since then.

The real bitch with Dell's proprietary supplies are that they use a
connector that looks just like the one on ATX spec supplies. If you plug
an ATX supply into a dell board, expect fireworks. They use a totally
different pinout, and you'll end up with a dead power supply and or board.
(I've never done this myself, but I know a few folks who did.)

Received on Thu Jan 10 2002 - 17:31:26 GMT

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