My Dell Inspiron had a major video card problem, Dell tried everything and determined that I had a software problem, which wasn’t covered under my plan. I’m technically clueless (see above) but I wasn’t convinced it wasn’t a video card problem. So back to Alfa I went. They took it in overnight, ran some tests and confirmed it wasn’t software. He took an extra step and took a picture of the screen error get got with his cell phone and sent it to me. I picked it up and with his assessment and documentation I called Dell back and now have a new video card AND motherboard. He charged his flat rate fee of $45.00. A very small price to pay.
Before I left with the Dell we did talk about the option of buying a new laptop from him, he took the time to hear what I wanted and made a recommendation. I never felt pressured, and he offered to roll the $45 into the new purchase.
For PC support or a new purchase I’ll be visiting ALFA computer. Thank you Tan!
We take pride in building high performance gaming computers, components are chosen based on performance, reliability, quality and appearance. The case in this particular system is a Corsair Carbide R500 mid-tower, it’s roomy to allow plenty of ventilation, 3 120mm super quiet fans with speed control, 1 300mm fan on the side cover. The front LED lights can be turned off or left on.
For data storage, we picked a Samsung EVO Pro SSD and a 2TB WD Caviar Black hard drive and a LG Bluray/DVD burner.
Many of our customers told us they leave the side panel of the case off to show off how “awesome” the machine looks, both outside and inside. We routed the wires neatly hiding them where possible yielding a pleasing look and allow optimum airflow to cool down the monster video card and main board.
If you are looking for a custom built gaming computer, head right over to Alfa Computer or give us a call, you’ll be glad you did.
Just in the past month, a new virus named CRYPTOLOCKER has surfaced making security experts scrambling for solutions. What does it do (Payload): Cryptolocker virus encrypts most data files on your computer including shared locations that you connect to i.e. network folders, external drives. Once encrypted, your data can not be opened in applications, you will either get an error message indicating that the files are corrupted or you will receive a message from the virus creator demanding that you send $100 or $300 cash card in order for the files to be decrypted.
How does it get into your computer: So far, the virus is transmitted using low tech methods, you might receive an email with subject “USPS Tracking”, “Dunn & Bradstreet rating” or similar topics, a small Zip or Rar file is attached to the email which contain the virus.
Solutions: We are able to remove the virus efficiently but as this article is written, there is no way to decrypt the files without the encryption key which is kept on the virus maker’s server. Therefore, restoring from a recent backup is recommended (You DID backup your data, right?). If you don’t have a good backup, data recovery is the next solution.
If you are infected with virus, please call us for consultation before making any drastic changes to your computer or server, this will help with data recovery should you need it.
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