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Why do people list the spec of their computers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by VernWozza, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. VernWozza

    VernWozza

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    Hi.

    Just a quick question. I see on forum posts that people list the spec of their computer after their posts.

    Why do people do this?
     
  2. Dave R

    Dave R

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    A lot of developers visit this page to help with problems/issues. It's handy for the devs to see what you are running on without having to ask you. At least that's my guess
     
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  3. Andy Jackson

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    But normally as a form of bragging. (look what I have spent) I doubt many developers read your sigs.
     
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  4. VernWozza

    VernWozza

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    Ah interesting. Find it odd if it is about bragging. Each to their own I guess.
     
  5. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium

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    I need someone to donate a state of the art PC to me.
    Currently running:
    PROCESSOR
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8500 at 3.16GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 6M Cache
    COOLING
    Vigor Cool BlastTM Cooling System with Triple 120MM Case Fan
    POWER
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro nVidia-SLI Certified 850Watt Power Supply
    MB CORE LOGIC
    Asus P5Q-E Intel P45 DDR2 w/1600MHz FSB & Gen 2 Crossfire
    MEMORY
    8GB Kingston HyperX KHX8500D2K2/4G CL5 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 X 2048MB)
    DATA HARD DRIVE 1
    320GB SATA II 7200 RPM Hard Drive
    VIDEO CARD #1
    nVidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB Xtreme Plus Edition @700MHz, DVI and TV Out
    OPTICAL DRIVE 1
    SONY/NEC Internal AD7200A 20X Dual Layer DVD+/- RW + CDRW Rewritable Drive
    SOUND
    Digital High Definition 3D 7.1 8-Channel Sound
    NETWORK PORT
    Onboard Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) PCI Network Card
    I/O PORTS
    1 Parallel, 1 Game/Midi, 1 IEEE 1394 Firewire and 6 to 10 USB
    MONITOR
    Asus VW246H 24" HDMI Widescreen 1920X1080 1000:1 2ms Gaming LCD Monitor
     
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  6. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    I agree with this one :D
     
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  7. Andrew

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  8. Joseph Wright

    Joseph Wright
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    Yes I don't know why people have specs in their signature

    vvvvvv
     
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  9. Azure Flare

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    I don't because mine doesn't fit. :p
     
  10. Stig Bidstrup

    Stig Bidstrup
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    Some smooth talking You tuber have probably started it by listing the specs under a video--then it runs like a Australian bush fire thru the ranks...
     
  11. Stig Bidstrup

    Stig Bidstrup
    Jarek Says- "900 degrees of rotation" Premium

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    :cautious: