The MoBo was far beyond the expertise of the local shop down the road. They also noted that the display dies after starting. We moved on to a used BioStar, which I realize is a very ... hmm ... economical sort of product, but they had it there and it was Socket 775, accepting 4 gig of DDR2 rammy-whammy, and I was content to grab it at 1600 pesos or $35 US roughly. Sadly, of course, my Operating System refused to boot with the new MoBo,so I was sucker punched and forced to grab another HDD to run my newly installed, kinda not legal yet, OS while I wait for the legal key to show up from the States.
I did not want to overwrite/reformat my old HDD and install the OS again over it. I have tons of download crap, well, kilos of it, and I wanted to avoid the tedious hours of pulling the software and so forth down again. Which is working pretty well. Most stuff is re-installing quickly. However, my bloated, Stay-Puff giant of an install for World of Warships. That I have not so much hope for. 20 gigs at 2 megs that are variable at best means hours and hours of download to get the game playable again. Damn and double damn as they used to say!
My 2nd MoBo is still in the USA but will start its way to the Philippines next week. I look forward to putting it in the other computer and having 2 functioning units that, if not current, are slightly less of a boat anchor than they were.
Thank you all for your good advice and thoughtful comments.
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Better speeds are available, though 5 to 10 is the top numbers I hear mentioned, and they are both more expensive by some and require a much longer commitment. The possibly refreshing typhoon in internet service that is due to arrive as I leave is an Aussie group that want to bring 1st world speeds and at very reasonable prices. They have linked up with a big player - San Miguel Corp, the people that make the ubiquitous national beer. Apparently the brewers also own a few smaller internet providers with appropriate licenses and may make a good team with the Aussies. I hope so. But I doubt that the current primary providers who have managed to guide the Philippines into a neck to neck tie for last place with Afghanistan (or so the rumor goes) will sit idly by, clapping at the foreigner's initiative. Given the amount of corruption here, I suspect that some of the big boys in government will have new Land Rovers and maybe a bakers dozen mistresses after that money starts get thrown around.
Pretty sure we will still have better internet speeds in the US, you could move to Kansas City to get Google Fiber :P
Sadly, of course, my Operating System refused to boot with the new MoBo,so I was sucker punched and forced to grab another HDD to run my newly installed, kinda not legal yet, OS while I wait for the legal key to show up from the States.
Ouch.... I probably could have got that working for you...
You might have been able to boot into safe mode and get the correct drivers installed to fix the boot.
Or it might have even been a BIOS setting...
Either way... you got it up again, so congrats on that, and get back to gaming!
the internet there is hopeless. its slow and not the advertised speed. not a place for gaming really. if you have dsl the speeds are still unreliable unless you are in big cities. when i was there i use 4g internet from smart using an unlocked modem that gave me 20-30 mbps solid. some weird going on in the phil, i had an unlimited internet in my phone for a year because i was able to glitch the system and i dont even know how i did it lol. i heard too that telstra is gonna invest in phil with partership to san miguel to be an ISP and thats what the country needs right now. and man, the corruptions, sheesh dont even get me started.
He *kind of* got it to work xD
Sort of but the internets is turd-like xD
Internet has nothing to do with the functionality of his computer
It'll take forever to get back to 100%, because he has to download a ton of stuff xD
It functions. It works.
But usage is limited to what apps are installed.