Club409

The best damn waste of time!

Calling on you computer nerds

Drew
Total posts: 4722
I picked up this hp gaming laptopfrom Wal-Mart (it was $479 which seemed a good price for what it is), plan on throwing another 8GB stick of ram and replacing the hdd with ssd

So the main reason for the upgrade from my budget laptop circa 2012 is to get better performance when running some heavy duty music software, I'm up to like 200 GB of samples

My question is, aren't there like 4 different types of ssds now? Which one is the best? I figure a 500 GB ssd should leave plenty of room to grow
Drew
Total posts: 4722
I saw somewhere that some ssds get lame if they're over half full or something, forgot what type

Also, money is an option here so I'll have to be somewhat reasonable
Drew
Total posts: 4722
Anyone else while working overnights come up with a 30 step plan for buying hardware and updating their computer and installing everything once they get paid?
Drew
Total posts: 4722
Q: how much nerd street credit do I lose if I let the hp assistant decide what drivers I need to install instead of finding them myself after a fresh windows install?
mwinter
Total posts: 4157
The fact that you "remember when" automatic device discovery and driver acquisition was a pipe dream is a fair stand-in for any nerd cred lost in taking advantage of the technology. Don't be salty that today's kids have it easy; just be sure to remind them of the hardships you endured to get where you are, every time you frag them de_dust.