Ivan, Here's how it went: I was needing a computer upgrade to run AutoCAD 2000 (I had a old Dell 233Mhz). The IT person says I can get him a Compaq IPAQ for XXX dollars (I concerned I can't get a more expensive Dell, but getting any hardware can be difficult and figured they knew what they were doing). I get the new Compaq and it is fast but I get crashes (stripped screen crashes). The Mother board gets replaced. Later I get more RAM and I replace the 4 Gig with a 40 Gig IBM hard drive. I now continue to get the Protel and AutoCAD crashes before mentioned.
I don't have a high opinion of Compaq (HP doesn't appear very smart either). I have a high opinion of Dell. Jeff Adolphs Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. Westerville, Ohio, USA -----Original Message----- From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:07 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Another Compacting Design Question >I have a Compaq IPAQ x86 Family 6 Model 6, 196meg RAM, Norton AntiVirus, Stop right there! The Compaq may be your problem. I had a Compaq Presario 4640 once. What a piece of junk! I swore I would never buy another Compaq product again. Only Compaq would take a perfectly good Pentium II CPU and marry it to proprietary RAM modules (only 48MB) and a slooow hard disk, with a chipset that didn't support ECP/EPP parallel port. Oh, and the DVD drive died after 4 months. That's the first, last, and only time I ever bought a PC from a retail outlet. If I had been able to get better info before buying, I never would have bought it. But at retail outlets, the salesperson's "DUH" factor is quite high. Isn't the IPAQ the model that doesn't have parallel and serial ports, only USB ports? >From what we have seen with Protel, you need the most solid hardware you can get to run Protel with no problems. Using a piece of junk is asking for trouble with Protel. I really don't mean to insult you, anyone can make a mistake like this. I did, and I consider myself a sharp cookie (most of the time). Since you mentioned an IT person, maybe you didn't have a choice - maybe they gave you an IPAQ and said "use this". If so, I sympathize with your plight. Why HP would want to buy such a loser competitor is beyond my comprehension. "We are experiencing a decline in sales and revenue, so let's buy our competitor who makes stuff that's worse than ours. This is the path to growth and profitability." Sorry, Carly. I've got my fire extinguisher handy for the flames that must surely follow... Best regards, Ivan Baggett Bagotronix Inc. website: www.bagotronix.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Adolphs" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:24 PM Subject: Re: [PEDA] Another Compacting Design Question Thanks Abdul-Rahman, Tony, and Dennis! I have a Compaq IPAQ x86 Family 6 Model 6, 196meg RAM, Norton AntiVirus, and I do have the latest Service Packs. I think the Video Card is on the Main Board of this computer. I mention the above info. in case you have any advise from it. I have an IT person but he has been unable to find anything wrong. I will show him your emails to see if it will give him some ideas. The IT person tells me not to run Protel by itself, and AutoCAD by itself which has not helped. Thanks again! Jeff Adolphs Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. Westerville, Ohio, USA * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://email@example.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *