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

From: jpero_at_sympatico.ca <(jpero_at_sympatico.ca)>
Date: Thu Jan 10 12:54:52 2002

> 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.)
> -Toth

While others vent their disgust with cause on oddball Dell's PSUs, I
will say for sure that I have seen few Dells
with same thing on old P5's all the way to very recent tiny towers
that opens up like small carry-on suitcase w/ internal green handles
(shades of IBM-style stuff).

Other than that PSU fuss and dreadful drive rails, their
documentations, drivers is good even on old machines, just look for
s/n ID and call up the dell website's tech support, punch in info,


Received on Thu Jan 10 2002 - 12:54:52 GMT

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