On February 9 my house caught fire in the living room where I had my computer(s). The cause is not known for certain, but could be due to a power strip that overheated. I lost all my computer gear.
I need recommendations for a service that recovers hard drives from fire and water damage.
Also, I have acquired a Dell Dimension 3100 rig that temporarily gets me back online. I am wondering if anyone can make recommendations for upgrading the RAM on this system. It came with 512 Meg RAM, but is running sluggishly, suggesting the need for more RAM. The site www.crucial.com
has a RAM identifier for this system. I've been to Best Buy and have been shown a PNY upgrade kit that comes with 2 sticks of 1 Gig DDR2 RAM which should work for the Dimension 3100. If anyone knows which RAM upgrade makes the most sense I would be grateful to have that information.
On the fire: I nearly extinguished the fire with a kitchen fire extinguisher. Unfortunately the extinguisher "ran out" just short of getting the fire "out". Anyone reading this post should be advised to check the electrical circuit(s) you have your gear plugged into and to have a larger capacity extinguisher and/or have more than one extinguisher.
Thanks for any information/recommendations/ideas on what may be useful in this situation where a computer has been destroyed by fire damage (and subsequently water
damage, as the fire department extinguished the blaze).