Continuing on with the “Why I use the parts I do”, this article I wanted to cover the motherboards we at Ward Computers use for desktop computers and workstations. Interestingly, my first technology review back in March 2005 was of a Tyan motherboard. That article has since gone dark and is only in the bowels of my hard drive.
Over the decades I have used many different brands of RAM. Most because of a lower price compared to others, a few because of reviews and that they are “faster” than other brands. RAM was like coffee to me, the brand and where I bought it didn’t matter so long as it got the job done.
Recently I started to write about the technology products and brands that I use and why. That got me thinking just as much as why I do what I do. You see, I’m not just a “computer guy” or “IT” dude.
Over the years, there have been only two major CPU / processor manufacturers. Yes, there have been others, they just have not been dominant in the computer and server industry.
I have used both of these manufacturers, AMD and Intel, in the past, however I decided to exclusively sell Intel in 2007.
Recently I built a couple of new computers for a client. On one of the computers one and one website for that computer, the drop down menus would not work. The side fly out menus and click boxes worked just fine. All other computers in the office worked fine on that site.
After much scratching of the head, resetting Chrome, checking and double-checking of security exemptions in ESET, Malwarebytes and Super Anti-Spyware I was going nowhere. I emailed the support site of the problem web site. Their response is one I would have not thought of probably ever. Continue reading