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

From: Doc <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Thu Jan 10 22:08:19 2002

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 jpero_at_sympatico.ca wrote:

> Not second-fiddle, they were modified with different firmware. Major
> name makers can't have second fiddle parts, silicon only works 100%
> or nothing (magic smoke gone). Dell doesn't want none of seconds
> that almost works (bad smoke-filled). :-)

  Not exactly. The Dell version of that card, modified 3c589 if I
remember right, is infamous among the Dell service folks here for losing
the "latch" on the dongles. The Dell version used a cheaper PVC compund
in the dongles, and the shoulder wore off the catch early. I've not
seen that in 3Com originals.

> Compaq is infamous with Seagates drives that has compaq's firmware
> that were slowed down to meet compaq's specs.

  Yup. I have several of those, still under warranty. I'm trying very
hard to thrash them.

  Bah! twice more. ;)

Received on Thu Jan 10 2002 - 22:08:19 GMT

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